Updated: Friday 07 December 2012

The "ReCMP" research project is producing interesting results

The results of the three M.Sc. theses and the one B.Sc. thesis were presented in a workshop in Addis Ababa on the 17th October. 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 approach. The presentations of the workshop can be downloaded from the following links below.

  1. Nabin Sharma, Community Managed Project in implementing rural water supply in Amhara region of Ethiopia, TUT (MSc student)
  2. Ahmed Muhumed, Sustainability of Water Services Implemented Using CMP Approach, HAMK (BSc student)
  3. Meron Mebratu, Assessment on CMP Approach in Developing Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes: A Case of Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, AAU (MSc student)
  4. Yewondwossen Tesfaye, A Comparative Study on Woreda Managed and Community Managed Rural Water Supply Projects, IGOU (MSc student)
  5. Matthew Hurst, Water Quality in Rural water schemes, University of Bahir Dar (PhD student)
  6. Beshah Mogesse, Ways for sustainability of RWSS in Ethiopia, research plan, TUT (PhD student)

The aim of the workshop was to train the students to give oral presentations, to demonstrate the audience the importantance of developing the CMP approach, to create discussion about the ReCMP research project, to give the PhD student some advice on his doctoral studies/research (group work) and to give a proposal on how to develop the CMP approach (group work). The ReCMP research will still continue for a couple of years. Ato Beshah Mogesse is completing his Ph.D. studies at Tampere University of Technology in Finland. Thus, the results of ReCMP so far will get a deeper analysis within the coming months.

It is worth noticing that the ReCMP has promoted some other research activities too. Mr. Matthew Hurst from Cornell University (USA) is conducting his research on water quality in rural water schemes and households. He has completed his field work in Amhara and that is why he is dealing with the CMP approach as well. On the other hand, Ms. Linda Annala is starting her Ph.D. studies at at Hanken School of Economics in Finland and her research will focus on the supply chains of rural WaSH development in Ethiopia.