Somalia - Water Infrastructure Development Program for Resilience in Somaliland

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Jun 2016
Signature Date 04 Oct 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Mar 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 5,371,785.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Water Infrastructure Development Program for Building Resilience in Somaliland is broadly aimed at sustainably strengthening the resilience of the water and sanitation sector, and at developing water and sanitation infrastructure in the high priority areas of the country. It is an autonomous institutional strengthening and investment program, funded by the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund (RWSSI) and the Facility for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSSI) and Transition Support (FAT). It contributes directly to Somaliland's current efforts to strengthen water security and improve community livelihoods. To achieve this, the program takes an integrated approach, combining small- and medium-scale water storage facilities and the use of well water to increase the quantity and availability of water, facilitate adaptation the consequences of climate change and build resilience. Its total cost is estimated at UA 6 million. The program is structured around the following three components: 1) support for water and sanitation infrastructure to strengthen resilience; 2) capacity building; and 3) program management.

Project Objectives

The objective of the program is to contribute to sustainably strengthening the resilience of the water and sanitation sector in order to improve the livelihoods of the population and enhance resilience to climate change and hazards.


The program will benefit Somaliland's rural population, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the peri-urban areas of Hargeisa and other cities. Directly, the program is expected to benefit a total population of 250,000 (50% women) and livestock. The water vocational training institute in Hargeisa will also benefit from the program. In addition, 20 public institutions (schools, markets and health facilities) are expected to benefit from sanitation interventions, including rainwater harvesting. Indirectly, the program will provide employment opportunities for local populations, including youth, as well as service providers, including consultants, NGOs and contractors. All residents of the program area and beyond will benefit from the promotion of hygienic practices through the local media and the mobile phone platform.

Participating Organization

Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources en Eau du Somaliland
Transition Support Facility
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation


IATI identifier 46002-P-SO-E00-001
Last Update 27 Mar 2023


Contact Details


Geographic Location

Country Somalia
Coordinates Location Name
7.75 48.33333 Haud
9.66667 48.0 Sol Haud