“RAINWATER HARVESTING IS AN IMPORTANT CHOICE TO IMPROVE WATER AVAILABILITY”

Major Objectives

 

  • Promotion and implementation of rainwater harvesting techniques;
  • Policy Advocacy;
  • Addressing socioeconomic issues affecting the promotion of RWH;
  • Strengthening networking and partnership;
  • Development of information management and communications systems for promotion of RWH;
  • Institutional development.

 

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Field Assessment with CFPA Staff
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Field Assessment with CFPA Staff
Presentation to CFPA

Main water related activities that are being/to be carried out for the realization of the objectives

  1. Promotion and implementation of rainwater harvesting techniques:

Ø  Distribution of RWH publications;

Ø  Conduction of RWH trainings and workshops for stakeholders and members;

Ø  Conducting cases studies and assessments on experiences in RWH for agricultural production;

Ø  Producing and distributing manuals on RWH to stakeholders;

Ø  Facilitating national stakeholders workshops and ToT trainings on RWH;

 

           2.     Policy advocacy:

Ø  Conduction of assessments on policy and strategic gaps on RWH issues (done once but needs reinforcement)

Ø  Participation at national and international forums to carry out advocacy activities towards narrowing the gaps in RWH policy issues (e.g. SearNet Conference, WASH Fair, etc.)

Ø  Participation in the Policy Advocacy Working Group of the WASH Forum under CCRDA;

Ø  Organization of dialogue  forums on RWH

 

   3.    Addressing socio-economic issues affecting the promotion, replication or scaling up of improved RWH practices:

Ø  Introduce or integrate micro-financing systems with RWH projects (future direction)

Ø  Action research to identify cost-effective RWH options affordable by the end users- communities and households (future direction)

Ø  Pursue water quality management  as an integral part of RWH schemes initiated by ERHA (future direction)

 

              4.    . Development of information management and communication systems for promotion of RWH:

Ø  Publication of thematic and case-study articles (on SearNet Newsletters as well as on local magazines and newspapers);

Ø  Participation on water-related exhibitions and publicity events;

Ø  Broadcasting radio programs and interviews;

Ø  Compilation of RWH Stakeholders Directory of Ethiopia (planned);

 

              5.    Construct different types of water harvesting schemes;

Ø  Ferro cement RWH schemes with different size (50m3, 25m3, 10m3 etc.);

Ø  Underground WH schemes with different volume;

Ø  Construction of sand dams subsurface dams.

Ø  Participate in the natural resource management activities

              6.    Working on capacity building.

Ø  Production of training manuals/technical guidelines;

Ø  Conducting Training of Trainers Trainings(TOT);

Ø  Skill up training for practicing artisans;

Ø  Production of publications, manuals and technical improved designs (booklets, newsletters, journals … etc;

              7.    Working on Awareness Creation

Ø  Experience exchange visits to members of the community;

                     Ø  Preparation of awareness building materials on RWH prepared in different languages (English, Amharic, Oromiffa, Tigrigna, and Somaligna)

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