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Community participation in rural water supply and sanitation projects, gender roles and realities: a case of ward 22 in Chipinge district, Manicaland province, Zimbabwe

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:09 by Luckson Katsi
This paper shows how addressing gender in water supply and sanitation projects can improve the well being of society at large. The study was carried out in Ward 22, Chipinge district in Manicaland province, Zimbabwe. Interviews and group discussions were held with community people, Rural District Council personnel and UNICEF personnel. Community-based Management of water supply and sanitation in the Ward was a success because of the meaningful contribution of both men and women. This led to empowerment of women, effectiveness and efficiency, increased coverage, community development among other positive impacts. This paper concludes that meaningful participation of both gender groups in community water supply projects is quite pivotal in ensuring effective development and should be encouraged at all levels.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WEDC Conference

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KATSI, L., 2008. Community participation in rural water supply and sanitation projects, gender roles and realities: a case of ward 22 in Chipinge district, Manicaland province, Zimbabwe. IN: Jones, H. (ed). Access to sanitation and safe water - Global partnerships and local actions: Proceedings of the 33rd WEDC International Conference, Accra, Ghana, 7-11 April 2008, pp. 394-398.

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2008

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:12662

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