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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).


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.


Reducing food insecurity, flooding and droughts in Uganda and South Sudan.

November 2014 – The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) has received a €1.97 million grant to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the Nyimur region of Uganda and South Sudan. The grant will support the improvement of irrigated agriculture and food production, fisheries, electricity generation and sanitation as well as the prevention of flooding and droughts in the region.


Water supply and sanitation services for the urban poor in Kagugube Parish - Kampala

December 2006 - The Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) received a €800,000 grant to undertake an integrated project of water and sanitation services to the mainly low-income community of Kagugube Parish, Kampala. The project is to contribute to poverty reduction and improve health outcomes. It also seeks to capture and shard lessons learned in the delivery of services to the urban poor, a major concern in Africa’s ever increasing slums created by rapid urbanisation.

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Roof catchment rainwater harvesting and management

May 2007 - The Network for Water and Sanitation, Uganda (NETWAS-U) received a €450,000 grant to conduct education, sensitization activities to promote roof rainwater harvesting (RWH) to provide relief to the most water stressed parts of the country through the implementation of this low cost solution. The system will provide safe water to the households for a period that will extend beyond the dry spells with aim to secure water supply all year round.