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Nairobi Inclusive Sanitation Improvement Project

Background: The project rationale is premised on the need to increase access to safe, sustainable and inclusive sanitation and hygiene, with improved management of sewage and faecal sludge for people living in deprived urban communities in Kenya. The project forms an integral part of Government efforts to improve access to sustainable sanitation in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030, the Big Four Development Agenda, and the SDG Sanitation Targets.

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Feasibility Studies and Detailed Designs for Faecal Sludge Service Chain Management in Un-Sewered Urban Centers in Uganda

Background: The rationale for the project is the need to increase access to safe, sustainable and inclusive sanitation and hygiene, with improved management of faecal sludge for people living in deprived urban communities in Uganda. The project forms as integral part of Government efforts to improve access to sustainable sanitation in line with the National Development Plan (NDP II) and Implementation Strategy (2017-2020).

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Darfur water project for conflict resolution and peace building

January 2012 – The Government of Sudan received a € 3.3 million grant to finance the preparation of bankable investment plans to leverage the US $100 million in financing required to meet the medium and longer term water and sanitation needs of the inhabitants in 15 to 20 small rural towns in Darfur, as well as neighbouring pastoralists and nomadic peoples.

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Scaling up integrated rainwater harvesting and management and complimentary livelihood systems in semi-arid districts of Kenya

July 2012 - The Kenya Rainwater Association (KRA) received € 690,000 grant to mainstream rainwater harvesting and management (RHM) in response to rural development challenges posed by climate change in drought prone regions of Kenya.

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Kawempe urban poor sanitation improvement (KUPSIP)

January 2013 - The Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) received a € 1million grant to provide sanitation facilities for households, schools and the public or urban poor areas.  This intervention will promote principles of sanitation marketing, offer a pro-poor sanitation financing mechanism for accessing affordable and improved sanitation infrastructure; define a sustainable faecal sludge management and safe reuse strategy; and develop strategies, information, education and communication tools to promote sanitation demand and promote better sanitation practices.

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Integrated transboundary water resources management of lakes Rweru, Cyhoha, and Akanyaru

December 2009 - the Nile Basin Initiative/NELSAP received a € 770,000 grant to reduce poverty and reverse environmental degradation in the Bugesera region, principally in the area surrounding the lakes Cyohoha and Rweru and the Akanyaru marshlands, through the development of Integrated Management and Development Plans for the Rweru and Cyohoha lakes and the Akanyaru marsh.

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Utilization of solar and wind energy for rural water supply in Ethiopia

January 2009 - The Government of Ethiopia received a €2 million grant to promote and pilot the use of solar and wind energy for water pumping in rural areas of Ethiopia, and initiate development of a long-term investment in these technologies under the Universal Access Programme (UAP) where they are appropriate and most suitable. The project is expected to result in an increased and sustained supply of water at lower financial, economic, environmental and social costs than with fossil fuel powered pumping systems for rural water supply in Ethiopia.

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Arusha Strategic sanitation plan

November 2007 - The Arusha Municipal Council received a €654,000 grant to formulate a Strategic Sanitation Plan Development intended to close the sanitation services and investment gaps by providing the Council and its partner -the Arusha Urban Water and Sewerage Authority - with guidance for the continuous improvement of sanitation in Arusha on an incremental basis, based on the principles of dynamic financial planning which matches developments to available funding.

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Water harvesting for water supply and agriculture in rural districts of the Republic of Djibouti

January 2008 - The Government of Djibouti received a €1.9 million grant to pilot innovative run-off water harvesting technologies for drinking water, irrigation and livestock uses in two rural districts of Digri and Obock. The project is expected to improved access to water for multi-purpose uses by the rural nomad populations in the project zone. It will also result in improved knowledge of the hydro-geologic conditions in the project area and increased investments through scaling-up of the new technologies in water harvesting at the country level.

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Kenya social business and branded toilets

January 2014 – The Athi Water Services Board of Nairobi,Kenya, received a €2.9 million grant to introduce sanitation services in Mukuru and other informal settlements through social business ventures. The project will improve livelihoods of the urban poor by providing affordable sanitation services and jobs. The scheme will promote mainly female entrepreneurs to embark on branded toilet provision ventures as well as provide business training. 

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