Somalia WASH Service Delivery Improvement Program (SOWASDIP)

Project Brief Durations: 4 years (2019-2023) Funded by SIDA 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.

Project Overview

A considerable population in Somalia is still underserved in the delivery of water and sanitation services. This program focuses on ensuring 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.

Project Goal

Improved health and environmental conditions due to sustained access to WASH services contributing to reduced poverty and improved economic status of Somali people

Target Group

The program focuses on underserved areas, targeting the socially excluded and vulnerable communities in rural, peri-urban and or urban slum settings. Approximately 350,000 will be reached through this program.

Project Location

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).

Project Outcome

Outcome 1: Strengthened enabling environment and governance structure supporting delivery of appropriate, equitable and affordable WASH services.

Outcome 2: Increased access to sustained, equitable and affordable safe water through well managed water supply systems in rural, peri-urban areas and urban centres

Outcome 3: Increased access to improved, adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene services in rural, peri-urban and urban areas

Outcome 4: Improved economic performance of local livelihoods reliant on improved access to WASH services

Project Approach

Strengthening of WASH Sector Governance;

Promoting Climate Resilience and Water Management;

Advocating and Upholding Human Rights;

Addressing Consumer Rights;

Encouraging Gender Sensitivity;

Ensuring Conflict Sensitivity in Program Management;

Ensuring Good Water Quality and Laboratory Testing;

Promoting Hygiene Education;

Strengthening and Supporting the Somalia NGO Consortium (SNC) to Promote Resilience in WASH-Based Programming.