In Uganda, about 11 million people have no access to safe water and proper sanitation facilities. The government of Uganda, civil society and other development partners have invested significantly in improved water and sanitation services. While there has been an improvement in water coverage as a result of the above efforts, operation and maintenance of safe water and sanitation facilities remains one of the biggest challenges in the country.
SNV is implementing a community empowerment programme in partnership with five district local governments (Arua, Lira, Kasese, Bundibugyo and Kyenjojo), UNICEF and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands. The programme aims at improving the health and livelihoods of 172,000 primary school going children in 268 schools and 36,400 households through interventions in water, sanitation and hygiene. Our focus is in ensuring equity of WASH services and sustainability of infrastructure and accelerating progress at scale in sanitation. Specifically, we aim to contribute to three development objectives:
In Uganda, SNV implements the following wASH programmes.