CMP news archive

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

Recognising 2019 Menstrual Hygiene Management Day

Please find attached the COWASH’s Statement on the recognition of MHM day 2019

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New Post in IRC-Ethiopia

IRC-Ethiopia is seeking Research and Policy Advisor. Please download the post advertisement from here:

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Visit to Abichu Gnea Woreda

COWASH Ethiopia together with the Oromia Regional Support Unit, (RSU), hosted a successful field visit to Hanna Ojanperä, Team Leader, Horn of Africa, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. We also had the privilege to have the company of Ms. Marjaana Pekkola, Advisor, Water, Land Administration, Agricultural Growth, and Arto Valjas, Desk Officer, Trade and Development, from Embassy of Finland. We were thoroughly briefed on the Abichu Gnea WASH activities by the Woreda Officials. Read the whole story here:

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Personal Story, Bertukan

Story of Bertukan Asmamaw, COWASH Office Manager and Accountant

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Job vacancy open in IRC WASH


Interested in latrines and partnerships? IRC Ethiopia is seeking a facilitator who is passionate about sanitation

Please read more of this from here:

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Amazing news in Disability Inclusion

We like to share here a story of integration of disability inclusion into Woreda level training; a case story of Hulet Iju Enessie Woreda, Amhara region. 

COWASH Federal team is excited to hear such news from the field (woreda level) and looking forward of hearing similar news from other COWASH woredas as well. Please be active.

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Happy World Water Day 2019

2019 World Water Day Fact Sheet can be downloaded from here

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Rest In Peace Ato Mulugeta Asfaw

Farewell News on the pass away of Mulugeta Asfaw, 11 March 2019

It is with regret that we hear the tragic accident on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302/10 March 2019. Now, it is confirmed that the accident has claimed the lives of 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board.

We, in COWASH, are very much saddened to inform you that our Regional staff, Ato. Mulugeta Asfaw, from Southern Nations and Nationalities Region, has passed away in this tragic accident.

Mulugeta was our Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in COWASH Regional Support Unit, (RSU) in Hawasa. He joined the RSU team last year as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. He was on his way to an advanced capacity building project management training to Kenya.

Mulugeta was born and raised in Addis Ababa. By training he is an Economist and obtained his Master’s degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University.

Mulugeta is married and father of three boys.

COWASH Federal team is in deep shock and we express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives yesterday and to the family of Mulugeta in particular.

We ascertain to stand with the family in this difficult time and we once again wish rest in peace to the deceased and consolation to the family.

News of the incident is available at

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Commission on the Status of Women

Commission on the Status of Women has prepared draft conclusions for "Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls."

The draft contains a dedicated paragraph on WASH with special attention to be given to accountability frameworks and parity in leadership.:

“Guarantee the availability of clean water and safe sanitation for women and girls, including for menstrual hygiene management, in homes, schools, health clinics, transportation hubs, refugee camps, government offices, work sites and other public places; (E/CN.6/2019/3,”

(ff) “Promote the full and equal participation and leadership of women and women’s organizations in policy dialogues and decision-making relating to social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure; (E/CN.6/2019/3, para 43, (ff))”

You can find whole draft Conclusions here:

(gg) “Create and strengthen gender-responsive accountability mechanisms, such as

gender audits, and include beneficiaries and users in the evaluation of social protection, public

services and infrastructure projects; (E/CN.6/2019/3, para 43, (gg))”

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Save Water - Secure Future

Please read (Amharic) article written by Meaza Kebede on water saving and how women can play important role in securing their future.

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