|Reporting Organization:||WaterAid Canada|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 2,100,000|
|Timeframe:||January 8, 2019 - July 31, 2022|
|India - $ 2,100,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Gender Equality (50 %)|
|WASH (50 %)|
The project aims at improving the quality of life of marginalized communities in two districts (Gaya and Madhubani) in Bihar, India, through community and institution-led sustainable and equitable access to WASH services. The two districts were chosen as they face significant challenges in safe and sustainable access to WASH services, with Madhubani being a flood-prone district with a rich groundwater index and Gaya being drought-prone with chemical contamination in its groundwater.
The project will demonstrate community-managed WASH services in the targeted districts, including piped water supply, water quality monitoring, Social Art for Behaviour Change, and measures towards sustaining services by establishing entrepreneurial models of services and supplies. We will support district and state administrations to promote community managed models through training and capacity building. In addition, the project will support the government to assess and improve the functioning of water quality labs. The project will aim at influencing critical WASH behaviours such as menstrual hygiene management (MHM), handwashing with soap, safe waste management that contribute to poor health outcomes (particularly for children, adolescent girls, and women).
|Gender and age:||Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys|
|Total Direct Population:||250,000|
|Enhanced capacities of agents of change and local authorities in influencing the practice of key WASH behaviors in identified settings of target communities|
|Psychosocial conditions for the practice of key WASH behaviour(s) in target groups of target communities improved|
|40||GPs of Madhubani and Gaya villages with improved access to WASH infrastructure|
|40||GPs of Madhubani and Gaya with increased capacity of local government officials and frontline functionaries on sustainable WASH services and facilities|
Increased access to safe, sustainable, inclusive and gender-sensitive water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in communities, including in health centers and public places. Strengthened knowledge and skills of key local, district and state stakeholders to provide and manage safe, inclusive and gender-sensitive water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Improved WASH behaviours in target communities and institutions, promoted and sustained through a Social Arts for Behaviour Change (SABC) model, building capacity of Agents of Change (trained youth, cultural groups folk and social artists, etc.). Increased use of new technology for water and sanitation services.