Water is Life: putting ideas into action
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Right2Grow and Davis & Shirtliff both put communities first. They believe that where the problem lies, the solution can be found. This is their starting point: local communities should be engaged in decision-making processes, so that together policies and intervention can be co-created that will do what these were envisioned to do.
Right2Grow engaged communities and conducted consultations (Uganda (51 people), Mali (8 people) and South Sudan (21)). What was re-discovered: interlinked problems ask for interlinked solutions. Communities face a myriad of issues which are complex and connected, but what stands out: water is seen as the starting point of lifting people out of poverty by kickstarting an upward spiral effect of positive benefits.
To do so, essentially WASH infrastructure implementation needs to be accelerated. Together with communities Right2Grow and Davis & Shirtliff will explore the benefits of solar powered water management – as a green source of energy – could have for them.
Right2Grow will ensure that the way infrastructure and corresponding interventions are realised is well-tailored towards the needs and priorities of people. As a locally rooted civil society network is well positioned to play that role. Specific focus will be on pricing, frequency of payments, operation and maintenance ,sustainable use, equitable access to cater for ability and willingness to pay aspects .
The collaboration will also seek to offer trainee- or internships to youngsters living in the communities they are working with. Thereby (1) increasing career potential by uplifting skillsets & (2) alleviate burden on water management, as skills can be transferred on technical knowhow within the community.
1. Solar power is a reliable water source at any time that can be used for drinking, sanitation, small scale vegetable production around the households.
2. The Solar powered systems give an opportunity to reach the last mile with more households having increased access closer to them. This is key especially in addressing the time constraints women and children face while walking long distances to access water .
3. Provide an opportunity for climate change adaptation and mitigation
1. Right2Grow is a collaboration between: Save the Children, The Max Foundation, the Hunger Project Uganda (THP), Action Against Hunger (ACF), World Vision, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG), Centre for Economic Governance and Accountability in Africa (CEGAA), Food Rights Alliance, The Movement for Community Led Development Uganda, (MLCD), Nutrition Society Uganda (NSU),Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)
2. Davis & Shirtliff
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection
Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries
Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources
Additional financial resources mobilized for developing countries from multiple sources
Assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries to reduce debt distress
Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries
Number of countries that adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for developing countries, including the least developed countries
Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism
Fixed Internet broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, by speed
Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed
Total amount of funding for developing countries to promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies
Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology
Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
Dollar value of financial and technical assistance (including through North-South, South‑South and triangular cooperation) committed to developing countries
Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization, including through the conclusion of negotiations under its Doha Development Agenda
Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020
Developing countries’ and least developed countries’ share of global exports
Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with World Trade Organization decisions, including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access
Weighted average tariffs faced by developing countries, least developed countries and small island developing States
Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence
Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development
Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
Number of countries reporting progress in multi-stakeholder development effectiveness monitoring frameworks that support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
Amount in United States dollars committed to public-private partnerships for infrastructure
By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts
Statistical capacity indicator for Sustainable Development Goal monitoring
Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding
By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries
Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration
SDG 14 targets covered
|17.14||<p>Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development</p>|
Deliverables & Timeline
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Communities we serve initially in Uganda, but with intention to scale up to other Right2Grow countries in which Davis & Shirtliff also has a presence like Ethiopia and South Sudan.