Updated: Tuesday 05 May 2015

Rural Water Supply Operation and Maintenance Management Strategic Framework and Manual Workshop held

RWS O&M Manual and Strategic Framework

The consultant has submitted the draft documents of all the manuals and strategic framework. Therefore a workshop to discuss these documents thoroughly was organized by COWASH on April 28-30/2015 in Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa. A total of 39 participants, all male, attended the workshop and the participants were from all the regional water bureaus except Diredawa and Somali (although these two regions were also invited), representatives of federal level WASH stakeholders (WaterAid, UNICEF, CRS, MWA and JICA), private consultants, the national WASH consultants & relevant experts from MoWIE and COWASH staff. The first day of the workshop was organized to discuss the strategic framework, the second day for discussing selected parts of the manual in group works and the third day was for presenting the results of the group work and discussion on the groups’ comments and recommendations.

The workshop was very participatory and discussions were hot. Based on the workshop results the consultant will now revise the Strategic Framework and manuals for finalization.