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Enabling and capacity development for community based rural water supply management in Gabiley, Somaliland

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:10 authored by Kamal M. Amier
Water supply, hygiene and sanitation service standards are poor in rural Somaliland due to inadequate service functionality and limited community capacity to play an effective role in the rural water supply management and their insufficient private sector involvement. In Somaliland, community role in rural water supply management is not clear in the national water policy and poorly regulated, this undermined the acceptability of the local community's willingness to participate meaningfully in the rural water supply system. Moreover, In terms of capacity development, different sectorial staff may have received several training workshops, but what often not done well is looking at impact of training workshops, seminars and short courses for local authority staff, NGO personnel as well as the village level committee members. This paper is aimed to discuss the current community managed rural water supply management option and strategies for capacity development. Therefore, this paper is looking at the generic management models and their relevance to Somaliland.



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AMIER, K.M., 2013. Enabling and capacity development for community based rural water supply management in Gabiley, Somaliland. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment: Proceedings of the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 1-5 July 2013, 6pp.


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