Wednesday, 15 April 2015

AfDB jointly supervises the Darfur Water Project with UNAMID

AFDB team meets UNAMIDFrom April 4-9, a team from the Sudan Country Office of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the project management staff of Darfur Water Project (DWP) for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, undertook a Mission to Darfur to supervise the Darfur Water Project. The team was joined by technical staff from the United Nations African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The objective of the mission was to determine the progress in the implementation of activities, including rehabilitation of priority works, water sector investment study and community training workshop on sustainable water resource management.

The DWP is financed with 3.3 million euros from the AfDB’s African Water Facility. The project was conceptualised in 2011 during a donors roundtable organized by UNAMID. The project implementation has progressed largely as a result of close coordination with the government and all the implementing partners.

The support of UNAMID has been instrumental through the provision of security, logistical and technical support. This has contributed to successful construction of boreholes, elevated water tanks, laying out of water pipelines and rehabilitation of water points in nine localities in the five Darfur states. Read More...

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