CMP news archive

Stories from the field, partners and media about CMP implementation and scaling-up.

CMP artisan trainees interviewed

Tarekegn Elias, Dinku Fantu and Lidetu Teshome are three newly selected artisan trainees of the Gumay woreda in Jimma zone, Oromia region. They applied for the artisan training that was advertised by the Woreda Water Office and with 5 other men and 2 women they passed the qualifications and are now ready to start thetheoretical and practical trainings. The training is part of the Community Managed Project (CMP) approach that was initiated in the woreda this year.

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Water Safety Planning to be integrated into the CMP approach

The very first Water Safety Planning Training of Trainers' (ToT) training in Ethiopia was jointly developed by the Community-Led Accelerated WaSH (COWASH) project and World Health Organization (WHO) during February and March 2013. The total number of 26 participants of the ToT training consisted of COWASH Federal Technical AssistanceTeam, COWASH Regional Support Units' staff members and Water Quality Experts from Regional Water Bureaus from Amhara, Tigray, SNNPRS and Oromia regions. The training was conducted on March 20-26, 2013 in Woliso.

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Regional governments channel funds to institutional sanitation through micro-finance institutions

In 2005 EFY the regional governments of Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray have showed remarkable commitment towards improving the status of the institutional sanitation in their respective regions. Altogether the four regions allocated approximately 8,050,000 ETB for school and health institution sanitation from the regional block grant budgets. This specific budget allocation is to be implemented using the Community Manager Project (CMP) approach.

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The research theses on the Community Managed Project (CMP)

After the results of the three M.Sc. theses and the one B.Sc. thesis were presented in a research workshop in Addis Ababa in last October, all the theses have now been finalized and published for wider audience. According to the research results, the CMP approach seems to be as efficient as the project reports from Amhara and Benishangul-Gumuz have shown. However, all the researchers are proposing several improvements to be taken into account in the future development of the CMP approach. 

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The Community-Led Accelerated WaSH (COWASH) Project Document revised

A workshop to discuss the revised COWASH project document on the implementation of the CMP approach was organized on November 28, 2012 in Addis Ababa. 41 participants from federal ministries, Embassy of Finland and from all 5 regions of Amhara, Tigray, SNNPRS, Oromia and Benishangul-Gumuz participated in the discussions.

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Engineering students from Finland learn about the CMP approach

In May this year, 17 environmental engineering and water resources engineering students from the Aalto University of Finland familiarized themselves with the Ethiopian water sector and the CMP approach in particular.

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Micro Finance Institutions collaborate in WASH

A workshop on WaSH / Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) / Multiple Use Services (MUS) was conducted in Addis Ababa on 21.9.2012. Around 25 participants from several MFIs, NGOs and governmental organizations (Ministries of Water & Energy, Agriculture) participated in this interdisciplinary workshop.

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Regional maps on CMP woredas available

All CMP woredas of Ethiopia can now be easily located geographically. The current CMP woredas have been visualized in regional maps that can be found under each region's site:






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CMP related research project (ReCMP) at full speed

The CMP related research project (ReCMP) supported by the Finnish Society of Soil and Water Technology (Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry) was launched in the beginning of 2012 and is now proceeding at full speed.

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Q & A

The CMP approach, its implementation and success factors usually raise many questions. Have a look at the most commonly asked questions.

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