COWASH-hanke on vuosina 2011-2019 toimiva Suomen ja Etiopian hallitusten välinen kehistysyhteistyöhanke, joka tukee vesi- ja sanitaatioprojektien toteuttamista soveltaen yhteisövetoista lähetymistapaa (CMP) viidessa osavaltiossa ja 76 kunnassa. Tämä innovatiivinen toimintamalli on kehitetty Suomen rahoittamissa vesihankkeissa 2000-luvulla. Mallin mukaan paikalliset yhteisöt tai koulut ja terveysasemat hakevat rahoitustukea oman vesipisteen tai käymälän rakentamiseen ja vastaavat itse oman vesihuoltonsa rakennuttamisesta, hankinnoista ja hallinnoinnista. Tältä sivulta löydät tietoa suomeksi COWASH-hankkeesta ja CMP-lähestymistavasta.
This website provides information on the Community Managed Project (CMP) approach to rural water supply in Ethiopia. The approach includes important innovations in financing, putting communities at the centre of development and enabling government to support faster delivery of new services to more people. The approach is currently supported through Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) project that runs in 2011-2016. COWASH is to contribute to the achievement of universal access to WASH in rural WASH and it is currently supporting the implementation of CMP in 76 districts in rural Ethiopia.
By Benti Ejeta
In Zelale Dorpe village, Arba Minch Zuria district of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) region, most of the adults are said to have scars from burns on their bellies. Matso Macho, apparently in his mid-50s, courageously shows off such scratches on his abdomen. To date, his three cuts serve as a vivid reminder of what he and his community have gone through. These scars are not for beauty as someone might tend to think. Actually, they epitomize the severity of lack of access to safe water.
By Benti Ejeta
Zinash Abebe, 45, is a brave fighter. She has fought for a good cause. And, more interestingly, she has emerged triumphant in all accounts. The selfless combatant, a mother of eight, has made all the difference in the lives of her communities. “I am happy that we have made it that far. I really feel honored in serving my community. I am still committed to do more for them,” Zinash says proudly.
Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) conducted a disability mainstreaming the first round training of trainers (TOT) in Bishoftu from 16-19 July 2017. The first round TOT workshop brought more than 30 participants that also include a number of persons with disabilities (PwD)) from COWASH five regions.
Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) conducted Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) a TOT workshop for experts from sector bureaus of the project regions from 8-10 June 2017 in Bishoftu. The objective of the workshop was to introduce and enrich the project’s MSE development guideline and cultivate consensus on the forward.