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    Fulton sda primary school

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    Nalotawa district school

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    Vatukoula Arya samaj primary school 2

    • by  Jeffrey Ing
    • Toilet renovation, hand washing station and water tank installation completed.

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    Navatusila primary school

    • by  Jeffrey Ing
    • Assistant teachers acknowledges unicef wash aid on behalf of head teacher. Husband and wife who are both teachers at the school have appreciated the efforts of unicef in cane belt affected schools.

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    Lewa sda primary school

    • by  Jeffrey Ing
    • Head teacher receives unicef wash aid. Acknowledges effects of unicef in the Highlands of ba.

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    Toilet of Krishna Bd. Sheestha almost completed

    • by  Action Nepal
    • Almost beneficiary of Dhola VDC have completed latrine construction. One of the beneficiaries is Mr Krishna Bd. Sheestha.

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    Laxmi invests more than project support

    • by  Action Nepal
    • ECHO/DCA is supporting to construst 125 HH toilets in Dhola VDC. Mrs Laxmi Shrestha of this VDC received 3 bags of cement, 7 bags of sand, 3 CGI sheets, 1 plain sheet and gravel from the project. She invested additional 8 bags of cement, 11 bags of sand, 5 bags of gravel, 140 blocks and constructed latrine with additional room for bathing space. She says, "constructing my latrine is my duty. What the project has support has been relief for us."

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    Jhakre Padhero is being rehabilitated

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    Lalit Bd thapa Magar is happy from the MC training

    • by  Action Nepal
    • Mr. Lalit Bdr. Thapa Magar received 7 days carpentry masonry training from SEACON project. He says he learnt earthquake resilient technology such as keeping bands, maintaining distance between door-wall-window, height length proportion of house, site selection and depth of foundation After the training he has constructed 4 houses. He says he could have use all the earthquake resistent features in those buildings he constructed. He adds, his work is pack for coming 6 months as well. He is satisfied from the training. In course of visiting field Basant Bhattarai talked in detail with him.

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    Water Monitoring Training

    • by  Michiel Voskamp
      VEI
    • On January 16th and 17th a valued training on water monitoring took place guided by Waterschap Zuiderzeeland (WZZ) and Waterschap Vallei-Velluwe (WVV), two Regional Water Authorities of the Netherlands. With examples from the Netherlands intertwined, the core of the training was focused on the ten steps of the Water Monitoring Cycle. This cycle includes steps such as information needs, monitoring strategies, sample collection, data analysis and reporting data among others. After each step, discussions in groups clarified the practical value of monitoring, and how to overcome problems that you can encounter. The findings were presented to the other groups, making it a very interactive training. Important findings were that, just like in the Netherlands, monitoring water along with other stakeholders, and sharing data is a quick and effective way to save time and money. Within S2TAB the potential to collaborate on the monitoring related issue is evident.. Furthermore, the training session created a good momentum to raise political and environmental attention to water related problems and find solutions to improve Water Quality in the Upper Awash. Lastly, water quality data of 2016 was presented by EPHI. And though the road to a healthy and safe Awash River Basin is still long, all stakeholders agreed that doing it together might take us a lot faster to a clean source of water.

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    Industries and other Stakeholders working on Water Challenges

    • by  Michiel Voskamp
      VEI
    • As part of the Source to Tap and Back project (implemented by Vitens Evides international) more than 60 representatives of industries, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders in the Upper Awash Catchment gathered for a workshop on raising awareness about the water challenges in the area. It was an atmosphere in which people from various disciplines, perspectives and organizations shared their thoughts on the topic and recognized shared problems. Speakers from MetaMeta, ESA, ORLAEPB, LIDI, AAEPA, DRWA showed the situation in the area. Degradation, urbanization and water loss (NRW) among others, cause water stress in the Upper Awash Catchment. For solving these problems, the importance of water quality standards was addressed, as well as more hands-on solutions, such as the best practices on cleaner production and waste water management in different industries. In the afternoon, participants of the workshops discussed in groups and came up with many recommendations on how to combine economic and environmental efforts for a sustainable water supply. It was concluded that next to voluntary action, collaboration and clean production, enforcement of quality standards, regulations and commitment from higher politicians are needed to sustain the water resources of the Upper Awash Catchment.

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    Industry Visits with Experts

    • by  Michiel Voskamp
      VEI
    • In the Source to Tap and Back project different actors work together on reducing industrial pollution of water resource. In the week of the 18th of april 2016, a delegation of experts from MetaMeta, EPHI, Water board Zuiderzeeland en Water board Vallei en Veluwe visited industries to work on emission reduction plans in cooperation with the following industries. A paper recycling plant, two textile factories and one tannery were chosen from a large number of industries interested in this project. While walking through the production processes, the experts noted down the waste streams and looked for processes that could be improved. Samples from the waste water streams inside and outside the industries were taken later in 2016, which helped the experts and industries in coming up with a good plan to reduce emissions. In these emission reduction plans, the focus will be on reducing emission. Furthermore, the plans will describe environmental impact and economic return in the production processes.

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    Diamond Collaboration: Integrated Water Resources Management

    • by  Michiel Voskamp
      VEI
    • In a unique collaboration between governmental and non-governmental actors, the Source to Tap and Back Project is working on Collaborative Water Resources and Environment Protection on Awash River. River basin systems are characterized by complexity and uncertainty, which requires far-reaching Integrated River Basin Management by key stakeholders. What we are doing today and will continue doing in the future, is establishing a, as the Dutch Embassy to Ethiopia has named it, “diamond model” between the academic, public and private sector. By bringing together . academic knowledge, policy practice and private development, we believe that major challenges in the river basin can turn into opportunities and a showcase of best practices in improvement of water quality in river basins Friday the 20th 2016, we have organized a collaborative workshop with higher management from the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, federal actors, Environmental Protection Agencies, regional authorities, academia, utilities and industries. This first workshop aimed to enhance the understanding of the natural and social systems associated with water resources issues in the Awash Basin. Bringing together different perspectives, interests and experiences is of major importance to avoid conflicts, risks and pollution and work towards sustainable water resource management. With difference in needs, values and expectations from actors with interests in land and water management, the workshop was of high importance to bring together these actors and let the diamond collaboration shine. Awash Basin Authority, Addis Ababa University and Vitens-Evides International (S2TAB project) bundled forces to organize this workshop on Collaborative Water Resources and Environmental Protection on Awash River Basin. The State Minister of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity is the inviting person and very supportive of this initiative. Dialogue and collaborative efforts are of increased importance, as there are many issues that could feed conflict on the precious Awash River. Presentations by academics, policy makers and experts showcased low quality of water, droughts and unfair distribution of the water resources. After the state of the river had been presented, suggestions were made on how to move forward. Best practices from other countries were presented and the need for collaboration became even more clear. Jan Willem Nibbering, representative from the Dutch embassy underscored the importance of common interest in water resource protection is needed. And Awash Basin Authority could bring the stakeholders together. “Communication is the easiest way to resolve conflict”, statement by Dr. Azage G. from Addis Ababa University presenting on the non-technical issues that could feed conflict in the Awash River Basin One of the ways forward is to find common interest in the economic value of water resource protection. Water Resource Protection is next to a societal and ecological goal, an economic one, for which a business case can be established. In the afternoon, a participatory discussion took place in which the various challenges ahead were addressed by different speakers. Awash River Basin Authority concluded that the collaboration will be exemplary for other Basins.

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    Atelier de pré validation technique des outils et modalités d'adaptation

    • by  Hervé DOSSOUMOU
    • Du 22 au 23 Février 2017, un atelier technique de pré validation des outils et modalités d'adaptation des pratiques communales de formalisation des foncières aux dispositions du code foncier et domanial s'est tenu à Klouékanmè. Ont pris part à cet atelier les Chefs services affaires domaniales du couffo et certains du Mono, certains SG des deux département, les représentants des CoGeF des deux Communes d'intervention, les ONG d'intermédiation sociale pour la prise en compte des droits des groupes défavorisés et les membres de l'équipe d'appui technique du projet. Il s'agissait pour les acteurs présents de travailler sur les outils proposés par les Chefs services en charge du foncier pour formaliser les droits opérationnels et pour se conformer aux exigences du code sur la période transitoire en matière de vente de parcelles. Les acteurs présents se sont donc penchés sur les outils et procédures proposés au regard du code. Ce atelier a été une occasion les participants de parcourir le code et de d'approfondir leurs connaissances sur les aspects liés à la formalisation des transactions foncières. Au terme de l'atelier, les outils et procédures ont été finalisés et seront soumis à la validation officielle des Maires lors d'une prochaine étape.

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    Drasa Avenue primary

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