Angola: Governance of Water and Sanitation in Angola’s Poor Neighbourhoods
This Joint Programme's aim is to promote sustainable access to water and sanitation for poor neighbourhoods in Angola by enhancing the governance of the sector.
The model of governance entails promoting a network of autonomous units of small utilities, with the local government confining its role to monitoring the network, regulating the sector, pushing for the autonomy of communities in the management of their water scheme. The programme's goal is to bring safe drinking water to 120,000 people initially, and another 400,000 thanks to the multiplier effects.
To achieve these ends, the project seeks to: (i) establish an institutional framework guided by a rights-based approach; (ii) set-up a regulatory framework to ensure equity and an inciting environment to private providers; (iii) reinforce the capacity of local administrations to monitor the network, mobilize resources and fund community water projects and (iv) put in place an accountability system.
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- More than 100,000 individuals now benefit from better access to drinking water within walking distance from their home, thanks to water ponds that were renovated or built by the Joint Programme in the 6 participating municipalities.
- Populations have received support and training in order to be able to manage the ponds at the community level.
- The most vulnerable population groups are receiving support to create income-generating activities to increase their resources, which will in turn allow them to contribute to the efforts to maintain the ponds.
*as of June 2012 programme reporting period