CMP news archive

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

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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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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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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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.

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CMP Management Training in Benishangul Gumuz

Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) Federal TA Team has conducted the Community Managed Project (CMP) approach training for four employed RSU staff, bureau staff, woredas (districts) and two zones of Benishangul Gumuz (BG) region from 15th to 20th December 2014 in Assosa, the capital city of the regional state. The training event was also a launching workshop in which each district and zone was represented by heads and experts from all concerned offices. Raising awareness about CMP and its implementation procedures was the major objective of the training.  

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COWASH Organized TOT

Community-Led Accelerated WASH (COWASH) conducted a training for trainers (TOT) that focuses on the establishment and election of water, sanitation and hygiene committee (WASHCO) from March 30 – April 1, 2015 in Bambasi town of Benishangul Gumuz National Regional State. 

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