The Swedish Government Awards ADRA 68 Million Kronas to Improve WASH Services Delivery in Somalia

The Swedish government through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) awarded ADRA Somalia 68 million Swedish Krona (US$ 6.8 million) to implement a four-year WASH project in Somalia.

The project termed Somalia WASH Service Delivery Improvement Program (SOWASDIP) is aimed at improved health and environmental conditions due to sustained access to WASH services contributing to reduced poverty and improved economic status of Somali people.

The program will directly target an estimated 350,000 people in rural, peri-urban and/or urban slum settings by providing them with improved health and environmental conditions; increased access to sustained, equitable and affordable safe water through well managed water supply systems.

Focus of the project

The project will focus on increased availability and access to safe water for the underserved including socially excluded population groups in rural, peri-urban and urban areas, as well as delivering viable sewerage/sanitation services and hygiene promotion. The program will build on best practices, application of appropriate technologies and innovative market driven approaches and put them to scale to facilitate the achievement of the program goal within the country.

More Details

  • The project will be implemented in Puntland (Bari and Mudug); Galmudug (Galgaduud, Dhusamareb, Galinsor and Adado districts); South West State (Bay district in Baidoa, Bardaale and Dinsor district); Hir-Shabelle (Beletweyne and Mahas district); Jubbaland (Lower Jubba region in Kismayo and Afmadow districts), Banadir (Mogadishu); Somaliland (Awdal -in Zeylac, Lughaya and Baki districts; Sool).
  • The project will work with the following partners: Federal Government of Somalia (FSG); Puntland State Agency for Water Energy and Natural Resources (PSAWEN); NADFOR National Disaster Reserve Preparedness and Food Reserve Authority (NADFOR); Development Action Network (DAN) in Galmudug and Ministry of Water in all the states.