Connecting the systems dots:...
Connecting the systems dots: SNV at the #AllSystemsGo symposium
In Ethiopia 20-30% of the people have no access to clean water at reasonable distance (1.5km). However, in Tigray region access to clean water supply at reasonable distance (1.5km radius) remained about 70% unlike the national effort to reach to 100%. According to a baseline survey made in 2015 by ‘Restoring Water Systems Functionality in Tigray’ pilot project, maintenance service requests took an average of one month before getting proper response. Another baseline line conducted in 2017 in six iWET project implementation woredas reveals that out of 240 respondents 50% have indicated that, on average, their water point remained non-functional from two weeks to more than three months per year.
iWET project aims to contribute to the improved health and productivity of rural communities in 12 project woredas of Tigray region through dynamic private sector engagement who play a key role in post-construction support services. Over 800,000 people will benefit from the project.
This project, from 2017 to 2021, will
iWET is financed by AFAS foundation through Woord and Daad (project lead), while SNV Ethiopia (leading the implementation), The Well in Action (TWA), Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Tigray region Bureau of Water resources, Bureau of Health, Bureau of Small and Micro enterprises, Bureau of Youth and Sports affairs, Bureau of Education implement the project.