Posted on September 30, 2019 by Karina de Souza
|Authoring Organizations:||Pacific Institute|
2030 Water Resources Group
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
|Last Updated||May 28, 2020|
Focus on the longer-term outcomes needed, like behaviour change or new livelihoods, not just outputs like infrastructure or training. Even well-designed projects may encounter previously unseen challenges or opportunities and will require a flexible approach. A project or partnership that retains some adaptability within its structure or design will be in a good position to benefit from unplanned changes.
Retaining flexibility in your project design may allow your project to:
The Chambeshi Water Security Partnership in Zambia was established in the same local catchment as an ongoing SNV Netherlands Development Organization sanitation improvement project. Another non-government organization, World Vision, was also supported through the Chambeshi partnership to create community-based water supply and sanitation systems. SNV joined the Chambeshi Water Security Partnership and restructured their sanitation project to align with the partnership’s broader focus on water security.
The local catchment has abundant water resources but access to adequate clean water and sanitation remains an issue. Using water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) as a platform to engage local communities strengthened the Chambeshi Water Security Partnership supported by IWaSP in terms of core stakeholder participation. By joining the partnership, SNV accessed a greater range of interested and decision-making stakeholders and new potential resources beyond the local communities.
Karina de Souza
Based in north-east Zambia, the Chambeshi Water Security Partnership (CWSP) was created in 2017 to ensure continued sound water management in the region while agricultural activities are intensifying. The partnership aims to ensure that water resources are governed, protected, and ... Learn More
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