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 2011-2019. 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.
The gender dimension of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene is critical. Women and girls bear the main burden for collecting water in households where water is collected from some distance. The time and energy devoted to perform this task is considerable that could be applied to productive and personal development activities. Inadequate or no access to sanitation affects women and girls in many ways: they have to wait until dark to go to toilet and this leaves them vulnerable to attacks. They eat and drink less to avoid the need for day time toilet use. IN the absence of water and sanitation facilities, girls are most likely to miss classes if they are menstruating. Women also suffer during menstruation and pregnancy time. Access to water and improved sanitation services enable women and girls to lead healthier and dignified life.
Read here more on how are the women empowered in COWASH:
Mohammed dichotomizes his likes for COWASH in two as personal and community. “Personally I have got a lot of things especially in areas of capacity building…I attended various training that enhanced my knowledge on WASH in general and community led accelerated WASH in particular….I like COWASH more because it is community centred and its programmes have a full buy-in from the community.” He added “COWASH increases ownership and hence the schemes are properly utilised and maintained; but what I feel to be the most important is creating community satisfaction is a bigger deal in COWASH.”
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SNNP was the first COWASH region to finalise its 2010 EFY annual report.
CONGRATULATIONS to SNNP COWASH. Well done!
You can enjoy and read the report here:
New International Water Strategy of Finland was published in August 2018. The strategy suggests that Finland is
in a unique position to provide sustainable water solutions for our partners worldwide. Finland is committed to achieving all global water targets of the 2030 Agenda and to promote policies and take actions to reach the targets in time. Therefore, the international water strategy of Finland from the year 2009 has now been revised and enhanced to match the ambition and aspirations of the 2030 Agenda. The updated Strategy introduces the concept of the Finnish Water Way. The Finnish Water Way is an approach where we all work together as a society
– from the grass-roots level to the national level – towards sustainable water management. This Strategy forms the framework for Finland’s water-related ambitions and actions until the year 2030 and provides guidance on the implementation of SDG 6 through international collaboration.
You can read the Finnish Water Way here: