Urban water, sanitation and waste management

Practical Action Southern Africa

The objective of the programme is to achieve a clean and healthy environment for all urban and peri-urban residents by:

• Advocating for pro-poor WASHE legislation
• Increasing adoption of alternative evidence -  based sanitation technology
• Enhancing decentralisation of waste management services

Active Projects

Small Towns WASH Program:Hygiene Promotion & Capacity Development for Bindura

The  Project is implemented as a second phase to UNICEF interventions in Bindura following the ending of phase 1 in September 2013. Bindura is one of the 14 towns in Zimbabwe in which this software project is being implemented.

The major objective of the project is to reduce the incidence of diarrhoea following the 2008-2009 Cholera outbreak which claimed more than 4,200 lives country wide. Approximately 300cases and 4deaths were reported in Bindura.

Community led approaches complimenting sustainable service delivery for WASH actions in Gwanda and Mwenezi Districts of Zimbabwe

This project’s major objective is to address the lack of access to safe water, adequate sanitation and health and hygiene education in Gwanda and Mwenezi districts. Specifically it   will adapt and promote community led approaches as a model for complimenting other sustainable service delivery models of safe water, adequate sanitation and application of health and hygiene practices in the two districts. The project will further improve the situation of the beneficiaries by establishing a sustainable community led process that will promote the delivery of WatSan facilities and champion health and hygiene behaviour changes through community based planning and management.

Documenting the lessons Learnt of the ACP/EU Water Facility Programme in Zimbabwe

The water facility programme comes to an end in 2016 and it is therefore important to document its legacy in Zimbabwe at the same time improving the visibility of the EU actions.In addition the action will also document the ongoing work funded under the sanitation call which targets urban communities in Zimbabwe.

Completed projects

Small-scale Light Engineering

Provides an avenue for small-scale entrepreneurs to create economic self-reliance through hiring machine time at the Bulawayo Service Centre and selling capital goods through Business Shop situated in Kelvin North, Bulawayo.

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