Project title: Transforming rural livelihood through WASH in climate vulnerable areas in Southwest Bangladesh

Goal: Reducing WASH deprivation among the poor, marginalized and disaster vulnerable households living in ‘Dacope’ Upazilla of Khulna district in southwest Bangladesh in 21 months ensuring their access to safe drinking water and better sanitation and improved their hygiene and healthcare practices.

Objectives:

  • To build adaptive capacity of households in vulnerable communities in Dacope Upazilla for promoting sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene
  • To strengthen institutional capacities in promoting services and assistance to the vulnerable communities, especially the women and children towards their access to safe drinking water, sanitation and improved hygiene and health care
  • To undertake advocacy and awareness for improving hygiene behaviour of the community vulnerable to climate change impact towards access to safe drinking water, sanitation and health

The timing and duration of the project April 2015 to March 2017

Project Budget:7,12,45,650

Funded by : WaterAid Bangladesh

Project Location: Dacope’ Upazila of Khulna district in southwest region of Bangladesh

Beneficiaries:

Water Facilites: 30,200        

Sanitation Support: 60,150

Hygiene Promotion: 85, 550  

Project outputs:

  • Vulnerable people gained access to locally appropriate and sustainable climate resilient WaSH technologies, knowledge and skills having access to adequate and safe water, sanitation and hygiene support and reducing time for collection of drinking water by the women, adolescents and students.
  • The planning and implementation capacity of WaSH among the hygiene promoter groups, student groups, DMC, Union Parishads and Upazilla based line agencies improved
  • Awareness on Climate Change impacts ensured response and participation of the community to initiate improving their livelihood through using safe water, sanitation and hygiene practice

The project is intended to achieve five specific changes as follows:

1) Average water collection time and water scarcity reduced at household level;

2) Number of households using hygienic latrine increased in target communities;

3) Proper hygiene practice among household members and school children improved;

4) Governance orientation of the Union Parishads and community capacity to demand increased; and

5) Household awareness on climate resilience and water safety compliance improved.