Promoting Sustainability for WASH
COFORWA is promoting sustainability of its achievements through encouraging use of local and affordable materials and organizing technical trainings of local masons through MOL (main d’oeuvre locale, local workforce) approach.
Also in the area of WASH, COFORWA is promoting ownership by the beneficiaries who are encouraged to integrate public and private partnership (PPP) management of water and sanitation infrastructures. Therefore, water managers, cooperatives and other community based groups are being strengthened and accompanied through this process, while water users are encouraged to pay for water for its sustainability.
Water technicians posing after closing their training
- In partnership with PENEAR, COFORWA trained water providers from 10 districts on PPP.
- Successfully mobilized water users to integrate PPP through creating water management cooperatives and paying for water in Kiyumba, Rongi, Rugendabari, Cyeza sector from Muhanga district
- In Northern Province, COFORWA trained and technically supported the PPP approach in Burera, Musanze, Nyabihu in partnership with SNV in the context of WASH project and in Gakenke, Rulindo, Gicumbi, Rwamagana, Ngoma and Kirehe.
- As an outcome, in all those areas, water systems are owned by local cooperatives and the community is paying for water.
- At the National level, trainees on PPP created FPEAR, a national organization that aims at strengthening water private managers.