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Advisors: Dr. Workineh Nigatu
Keywords: environmental development
Copyright: Jun-2007
Date Added: 2-May-2012
Publisher: aau
Abstract: Water is a common property resource and is critical for sustainable livelihoods. All households need water for domestic use, i.e. for drinking, food preparation, washing, cleaning, etc. Access to adequate, clean water will greatly contribute to improved health and better productivity. Water supply and sanitation coverage in Ethiopia is one of the lowest in the world, which is 39.4 percent and 11.5 percent in 2004 respectively. To change the situation the government of Ethiopia has launched a Universal Access Program for water supply and sanitation in 2005. The objective of the program is to reach 100% coverage of water supply and sanitation services through out the country until 2012. The respective regional governments have prepared strategic plan to implement UAP in their region. This study is carried out to identify major issues and challenges in the implementation of UAP in SNNPR, with particular reference to Mirab Abaya woreda. Primary data is collected through KID and FGD at regional and woreda level. Totally 34 key informants are interviewed and two FGDs are carried out. The data is analyzed and interpreted qualitatively with the help of some quantitative methods (percentage). The SNNPR water bureau and MAW water office have prepared strategic plan for the period 2006-2010. The plan preparation process, the participants of the planning process, the time and resources allocated for the preparation of the plan and availability of data are analyzed. Stakeholders in the sector include NGOs, Donors, GOs, private sector and community, Water bureau being the major responsible body in the region. Their coordination and integration is very weak. There is no defined line of communication among the stakeholders (e.g. water bureau & NGOs). Some of the existing means of communications are not being implemented consistently. 9 Material and Human resources available to implement the strategic plan are mapped and analyzed at regional and woreda water sectors. The woreda water office is well capacitated to implement the program. Monitoring and implementation, evaluation management, of the etc) different are processes examined. The (planning, plan and programming section in the bureau is not well equipped with necessary equipments and adequate man power. Lack of standard indicators and formats is one of the problems. At woreda water office there is no responsible person to carry out M&E.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2101
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