To be part of the Dutch WASH Alliance (DWA) means making a concrete contribution the Millennium Development Goals together.
To be part of the Dutch WASH Alliance (DWA), is to be part and parcel of a bigger network working globally on improving sanitation, hygiene and water conditions of rural communities all over the world. It means, making a concrete contribution the Millennium Development Goals together.
The partners within the Ethiopia WASH Alliance (EWA) have extensive and complementary experience in the WASH sector. Our expertise lies in providing WASH services by implementing the hardware part of the projects. These projects provide multiple services both for domestic and productive uses of water, known as Multiple Uses of Water Services (MUS), using harvest rain, spring and ground water.
In addition, we are a skilled action research body that addresses different practical problems of the WASH sector. Our action research is directly applicable in our projects either through project planning or different other activities, including capacity building and innovative approaches such as 3R (re-charge, re-use and retention) or GLoWS (Guided Learning on Water, Sanitation & Hygiene).
Ethiopia WASH Alliance Partners
In Ethiopia, we work together with seven partners, with expertise in different aspects of WASH in Ethiopia:
AMREF (African Medical Research Foundation) – sanitation & hygiene for health impact in pastoralist communities and CLTSH
RiPPPLE (Research Inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia) – WASH related action research, policy engagement and waste management
WaterAid – WASH project implementation, advocacy, media training
HCS (Hararghe Catholic Secretariat) – provision of WASH services for multiple purposes (MUS) in Eastern part of Ethiopia
HOAREC (Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center/Network) – environmentally sustainable WASH in Rift Valley
MetaMeta (MM)- capacity building and 3R (Recharge, Re-use and Retention)
AFD (Action For Development) – Rainwater Harvesting implementation (sand dams, sub-surface dams and Birkas) in water stress areas