CMP news archive

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



Climate-Resilient Water Safety Planning Training Materials Workshop

Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy in close collaboration with COWASH, WHO and some other relevant organizations in Ethiopia organized a six day long workshop to prepare training materials for the rural Climate-Resilient Water Safety Planning training. The workshop with 9-10 water safety planning professionals from Ethiopia is ongoing from August 10 to August 15 in Bishoftu Tommy International Hotel. Based on the result of this workshop intensive rural CR-WSP training of the regions can start.

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CMP draws attention in International WEDC Conference

Water, Engineering and Development Center (WEDC) organized the 38th international conference with a theme ‘water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015’ in Loughborough University in England from 27-31 July 2015. The conference that brought together 350 international WASH practitioners, researchers and donors from 47 countries, gave due emphasis on improving access and sustainability of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services. 

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Community Managed WASH Projects Inaugurated

The community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) supported community managed WASH projects in four kebeles of Bambasi district in Benishangul Gumuz national regional state were inaugurated from 28-30 July 2015.  Representatives from sector bureaus and offices at regional and federal level respectively including the Federal COWASH Technical Assistance Team and Regional Support Unit witnessed the official opening of six water points to the public.  

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SNNP COWASH Year End Workshop

The Water Resource Development Bureau of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) national regional states conducted a 2014/15 performance review and 2015/16 planning workshop on Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) projects on 18 July 2015 in Sodo town of Wolaita zone. Along with the stakeholders from Eight COWASH districts, three zones and regional sector bureaus and the federal technical assistance team, the annual workshop was graced by the presence of Samuel Tamiru, head of the regional Water Resource Development bureau. 

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CMP Training Impact Assessment report in Oromia and SNNP Regions is published

The Training Impact Assessment was carried out by of Tesfaye Zegeye Woyessa Management Consultancy in the second half of 2015. The report can be found here:

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GTP II

The English translation of Water GTP II was released by MoWIE on July 6, 2015.

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Planning Workshop Held in Benishangul Gumuz region

Benishangul Gumuz region has organized a workshop to review the 2014/15 performance and plan for 2015/16 regarding the implementation of Community Managed Project (CMP) from 23-25 June 2015 in Assosa. All concerned bodies from the regional sector bureaus, two zones’ and four districts’ sector offices participated in the workshop. 

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COWASH MTE Report

The Final COWASH Mid-Term Evaluation report was published.

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Evolution of Community Managed Water Supply Projects (CMP) from 1994 to the 2010s in Ethiopia

The first article of the  PhD Candidate, Beshah M. Behailu and co-authors of Arto Suominen and Tapio Katko is approved to b published in Public Works Management & Policy Journal. 

The paper discusses the evolution of Community Managed Projects (CMP) along with the global community-based management of water supply and sanitation services since the 1960s and particularly the evolution of Ethiopian water resources development in the last century. The study was conducted with intensive reviews of journals, reports, project documents and discussions with the people involved in CMP implementation including many Ethiopian government officials. The paper presents the various development phases of the water and sanitation sector in Ethiopia together with national and global influences. Currently, in the 2010s, the CMP financing mechanisms and the national development of water supply and sanitation are more organized and integrated and are in the stage of scaling up. The recently agreed national water, sanitation and hygiene strategic framework is expected to have significant impacts on the rural water supply and sanitation development in Ethiopia. 

 

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The Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene

The 4th AfricaSan was conducted on May 2015, Dakar, Senegal. As a result "The Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene" was adopted by the African Ministers responsible for sanitation and hygiene on 27 May 2015. See it here:

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