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Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Tajikistan

Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Tajikistan


Countries: Tajikistan
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: WPO “SAFO”, Agency Support Development Process Nau
Issues: Energy & Climate, Water & Sanitation, Biodiversity & Food
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010

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Project proposals

Organisation: Agency Support Development Process Nau
City: Khujand
Project title: Fair access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation via community mobilization in Northern Tajikistan

Issues & short description:

ASDP Nau's mission statement is: "It is not correct to giva a fish to the poor, it is also not enough to hand over a fishing rod and teach them how to catch the fish, if in most of the cases they do not have access to the river".

ASDP Nau works on sustainable development and the increase of the social economic status of the population. The aim of this ELA project contemplates to provide a fair access to pure drinking water and assist in creating safe sanitary hygienic conditions in the target communities of Northern Tajikistan through:

  • Increasing the awareness level of communities in the sphere of sanitation and hygiene: applying alternative approaches in community mobilisation
  • Implementing a number of infrastructural projects on modifying the sanitary situation through the introduction of alternative technologies (ecological sanitation in particular)
  • Disseminating of experience on applying new technologies and promotion of approaches based on community participation in solving the problems regarding sanitation and access to safe water.

Organisation: WPO “SAFO”
City: Khujand
Project title: Participation-Improvement-Promotion

Issues & short description:

  • Water and Sanitation: Community mobilization by PHAST, construction of 60 household dry urine diverting toilets and 16 toilets at institutions.

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