WASH-SDG Programme Summary

Project Areas:

Under Barguna district, Bargun Sadar Upazilawith 6 unions namely BargunaSadar Union, Naltona, Dhalua,Gaurichanna, Badarkhali and Phuljuri Union and 2 municipalities namely Patharghata and Amtali will be project areas for WASH SDG consortium programme in 24 months. Among the areas SLOPB will be working in 3 Unions of Gaurichanna, Badarkhali and Phuljuri. However, DORP will act as a lead to implement activities and coordinate among different stakeholder for fullcoverage in terms of geographical location. DORP engagement will be in 2 ways such as direct implementation and capacity building to follow up with local Government Institutions ensuring commitment for 10 years from or after the project period.

Stakeholder analysis:

Public Sector

Municipalities as and UpazilaSadar, (All Union Parishad and Paurasova members and Secretary) Members of Paurasava and Union Education, Health and Family Planning Standing Committee; UpazilaHygiene, Sanitation and safe Water Committee, Union Sanitation Water Supply and Sewerage Standing Committee and Union Development Coordination Committee. These public sectors structures are very much relevant to the WASH SDG program as a public representative they are accountable to listen to the community and meet their WASH need. However, all these existing structures have their influence and capacity in relation to implement their roles which are written in various acts as well as manuals. Activating many of these existing committees will be a useful initiative to improve governance.

Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE): They are the main service provider for WASH in hard to reach areas so their involvement in the project is very essential and they could ensure government plans on WASH at rural level through work according to policy and planning. DPHE is the responsible government authorities for rural WASH and Municipalities

Upazila Parishad is the authority of disbursing ADP budget to unions and also responsible for coordinating different governments department. A committee for WASH titled “Public Health, Sanitation and Pure Water Supply” from 17 standing committees also exists at Upazilachaired by Upazila Vice-Chairman. This committee can influence in decision making of Annual Development Plan-ADP allocation. They will attend in different coordination meeting and monitoring the implementation of policy and regulation for improving situation in particular for water and sanitation. Ward committee will forward the demand of community people to CSO who will compile the demands and consult, influence, lobby with Upazila Parishad.

Municipality is the authority for allocate budget for citizen. The representatives of municipality will attend different meetings thus trained on WASH issues, budget tracking and policies regarding WASH. They will acknowledge the need of municipal citizen and allocates need based budget for WASH.

School Management Committee (SMC) is the decision makers for school related any development within their capacity and under the guidance by Ministry of Education. School WASH is a neglected part within the decision making process of SMC. Lack of understanding of resource tapping within the Upazilaand Union level is a barrier for not improving School WASH. Government has issued a circular with 11 directives to follow by the Schools, but it is not happening. This project can take initiatives to operationalize the circular and engage SMC in the resource tapping process for improving WASH facilities at Schools.

Role of Partners:

Considering our contribution to theory of change, we would like to get support from other Dutch WASH alliance partners RAIN foundation andSimavi. Ms. Sara Ahrari, Senior Programme Officer of Simaviand Mr. AlokMajumder, Country Coordinator, WAI, Simavican support us in content development of coaching on social and inclusive gender responsive issues, and Sustainable services. Water Aid Bangladesh can provide support on advocacy strategy in cooperation with Country Coordinator WAI where DORP will be involved as country implementing partner for sharing their advocacy experience both at national and local level. The budget Simaviwill be Euro 4000.The budget for RAIN will be Euro 5000.The budget for Practical Action (PAB) for giving FSM training to DORP and SLOPB staff is BDT 200000.Simavi will guide us for proper implementation of program activities as well as monitoring. Specific roles of partners are as follows,
Simavi: As the lead of WASH-SDG program and as an expert in WASH sector, Simavican provide technical support in 2 Strategies, 1.Improved demand and use of equitable and sustainable services, and 2. Increased participation of women and socially included. We would also like to get their support for linking various path ways of our proposed strategies.
RAIN Foundation:RAINFoundation can provide their technical knowledge to DORP’s staff through training, so that we can use that knowledge in activation of the“Disaster Management Committee” of Municipalitiesand Unions to expedite their role and responsibilities. RAIN will conduct training sessions for staffs of DORP and SLOPB on climate resilience on WASH.
HP-ASA: Since ASA has long experience of facilitating local entrepreneurs training, so, ASA will provide the training to the LE’s as per plan and ASA will be playing a vital role as MFI by providing the loan to the entrepreneurs for expanding their business.
Practical Action: Since Practical Action has expertise on the waste/sludge management, so, they will provide the training to waste collectors for waste management to make sure they follow the appropriate process as environment friendly.

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