COWASH-hanke on vuosina 2011-2020 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 and institutional sanitation 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 2011-2020. 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.
Latest COWASH Brochure can be downloaded from here:
The Community Managed Project implementation modality addresses the demand of speeding up the development of sustainable rural WASH services. CMP delivers on integrated, participatory and decentralised approaches by enabling communities or institutions to initiate, plan, implement and manage their own WASH projects. In order to build community capacity, ownership, transparency & accountability and ensure sustainability of the projects the approach has its own distinct processes. Each step is important in achieving the results of sustainable project. Each step is equally important and non- skippable. Read more on this from here:
In COWASH, Artisans training is part and parcel of the CMP project for many reasons. First and foremost to create job opportunity in WASH sector with involvement of the private sector. Secondly to ensure sustainability of COWASH constructed water schemes through a local capacity available at the community level. Now, there are different types of private sectors involvement in Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) project. One of the approaches is the use of artisans in the construction of water schemes and institutional latrines. There are very few artisans trained by other WASH projects in Ethiopia. However, in COWASH, Artisans training is one of the key deliverables to meet the project objectives. Read whole article from here:
Ms Atti Muriricho, COWASH Intern from the University of Copenhagen, completed her assessment of menstrual hygiene management in Ethiopia and in COWASH. Please read the nice report from here:
Ethiopian Water and Energy Week Papers published on COWASH web site
Please visit and investigate what was discussed during the three days on June 17-19, 2019