CMP news archive

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



WASH for all: reaching the most vulnerable group of people

Berhane Daba is one of the founding members of EWDNA (Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association), a national Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) that works for the empowerment of women with disabilities in Ethiopia.

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Social, Environmental and Climate Risks Screening and Management ToT Conducted

Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) conducted a Training of -Trainers' (ToT) on Social, Environmental and Climate Risk Screening and Management from 22-23 November 2016 in Bishoftu city, Oromia National Regional State.

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Ethiopia and Finland Launches a 960 Million Birr WASH Project

The Government of Ethiopia and the Government of Finland are launching a 960 Million Birr safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project that runs from August 2016 to July 2019. The project, Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH), is going to continue WASH implementation in 76 districts of 5 national regions.

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COWASH Project Launches Third Phase

Such projects have become especially important in light of the recent outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea

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Community involvement is key in the development of water and sanitation services in rural Ethiopia

MSc (Tech) Beshah Behailu conducted field research on rural water and sanitation services in Ethiopia and explored possible means to enhance their sustainability. His study revealed that community involvement is key when developing rural water and sanitation services.

 

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Tigray COWASH Conducted Annual Review and Planning Workshop

Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) project in Tigray region conducted annual review and planning workshop from 13-14 October 2016 in Mekelle, the regional capital city. The annual workshop was organized to review the 2015/16 performance and plan activities for 2016/17.

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COWASH-BG held a Performance Review and Planning workshop

Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) project in Benishangul Gumuz National Regional State organized a workshop from September 28th to October 1st 2016 in Assosa, the regional city. This was an annual workshop to review and evaluate the 2015/16 performance reports of the four COWASH districts, the two zones and the regional COWASH sector bureaus; as well as to plan activities for 2016/17. 

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Ramboll Finland Selected to Provide Technical Assistance to the Community-led Accelerated WASH Project in EthiopiaNew article

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland and the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia (MoWIE) have selected Ramboll Finland in partnership with Niras Finland to provide technical assistance services for Phase III (2016-2019) of the Community-led Accelerated WASH (Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene) Project in Ethiopia, otherwise known as COWASH.

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Finnish MPs visited Ethiopia

A team of eight Finnish Members of Parliament (MPs) led by Mr. Mika Niikko, along with the delegation which was led by H.E. Sirpa Mäenpää, Finnish Ambassador to Ethiopia, paid official visit to Amhara National Regional State of Ethiopia on 6th and 7th of April 2016.

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World Water Day was marked

Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity in collaboration with water sector actors marked World Water Day on 22nd of March 2016 in Addis Ababa. The event, which was celebrated with the theme ‘Water and Jobs’, aimed at facilitating discussion and action towards safe water provision and job creation.

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