Water and Sustainable Economic Growth in the Sahel Region (ECED-Sahel)

Sub-Saharan Africa - Burkina Faso

Client: Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Iamgold, One Drop Foundation

The Water and Sustainable Economic Growth in the Sahel (ECED- Sahel) is a four-year, CAD 17 million multi-sectoral programme (2015-2019) in agriculture, water and sanitation undertaken in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada, IAMGOLD, One Drop Foundation and the Ministry of Water and Sanitation. The project is supporting resilient economic growth in the region by achieving the following objectives: (1) Improving local livelihoods by supporting agricultural and livestock production for local producers and women’s groups; (2) Improving water supply and sanitation coverage through the construction of a drinking water treatment plant and sanitation and hygiene promotion activities; and (3) Reinforcing inclusive local governance to support economic development, water and sanitation service delivery, and promote women’s decision making in water management. At project end, over 60,000 people will benefit from improved access to drinking water supply, and more than 1 320 households will have access to sanitation infrastructure. Under the livelihoods component, more than 100 farmer organizations in 20 communities, directly benefiting over 350 households will benefit from the technical assistance to improve their livelihood activities. Women will benefit from increased revenues, employment opportunities, and access to services, while also playing an increasing role in water management committees and commune level decision-making.


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