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'Deepening' WaSH interventions in Ethiopia

Fecha publicación: 07/09/2015

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) provided funding under the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) for Millennium Water Alliance Ethiopia Programme (MWA-EP) partners to 'deepen' their water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. The extra support was used to experiment with new interventions to enhance the benefits of projects in existing programme areas.

One way this was accomplished was by extending projects to supply water for productive as well as domestic uses through an approach called Multiple Use water Services (or MUS). IRC have prepared a summary of experiences and lessons learned, supported by two more detailed case studies from southern and northern Ethiopia, to share findings and support the further development of integrated approaches to improving water and food security.

Lessons learned and recommendations cover:

  • Extending benefits to more beneficiaries
  • Planning for MUS 
  • Looking beyond local areas to understand linkages
  • Water resources and other constraining factors for multiple uses
  • Gaps in national policy and guidelines
  • Maximising impacts of MWA-EP/RAIN project pilots

The summary report and case studies are listed in the Resources section below.

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