Somalia - Kismayo-Baidoa Urban Water Supply and Sanitation project


Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Jul 2019
Signature Date 27 Aug 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 8,627,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project objective is to contribute to improved quality of life, inclusiveness and resilience through the provision of sustainable water supply and sanitation services. The project focuses on increasing access to safe water, improved sanitation and strengthening capacity for improved delivery of water and sanitation services in Kismayo (Jubbaland State) and Baidoa (South West State) towns. The project will reduce economic and social exclusion of poor and vulnerable groups in the two towns, where an estimated65% of the population live below the basic needs poverty line and 70% of the population is younger than 30 years is often unemployed by improving access to safe and reliable water supply. The main beneficiaries are the approximately 200,000 urban and peri-urban people living in Kismayo and Baidoa. The project will improve access to affordable water supply and sanitation services in Kismayo and Baidoa, particularly for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) -who comprise 43% of the population, have contributed significantly to the growing urban informality in the two towns, and are facing great hardship in accessing clean water and improved sanitation. Water and Sanitation tariffs will be reviewed to incorporate lifeline tariffs, which often ensure that those in greatest hardship can afford water and sanitation services. Selected education, health and market facilities will also benefit from improved water and sanitation facilities and hygiene training and promotion. The project will cost an estimated UA 9.589million with the TSF Pillar 1 grant of UA 8.627 million covering 90% and the Federal Government of Somalia contributing10% of the total project costs. The project implementation period is 48months with a completion date of September 2023.

Project Objectives

The project objective is to contribute to improved quality of life, inclusiveness and resilience through the provision of sustainable water supply and sanitation services. Recognizing the limited resource envelope and the fragile situation in Somalia - where years of protracted conflict and increased violence has undermined service delivery; the project has concentrated on; (i) construction/rehabilitation of key urban water supply/sanitation systems to improve access to clean water supply and basic sanitation services for the underserved; (ii) ensuring complementarity with other on-going donor interventions and (iii) building the capacity of the MoEWR and the 2 FMS (Jubbaland and South West State) to enhance service delivery through innovative Public-Private Partnerships. The adopted approach will contribute to both improving the quality of life for the beneficiaries and build urban resilience in the two cities.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries are approximately 200,000 people urban and peri-urban communities living in Kismayo and Baidoa. The two FMS States of Jubbaland and South West State will also benefit from the support given during implementation of the infrastructure works. Community members will benefit from employment during physical implementation. Project activities are mainly construction and management of water and sanitation infrastructure including the provision of water-related services, and all these will create jobs contributing to some extent to SDG No 8, which addresses decent work for all. The project will improve access to safe and more affordable water supply and sanitation services in Kismayo and Baidoa, particularly IDP’s who are facing great hardship. Water and sanitation services tariffs and charges will be reviewed; and will incorporate features such as lifeline tariffs, to ensure those in greatest hardship can afford water services, bid documents will require contractors to adhere to core labor standards and carry out HIV/AIDS awareness training for workers and surrounding communities. Internally Displaced People and returnees in the project areas will also benefit from the interventions. Selected education facilities will also benefit from improved water and sanitation facilities and hygiene training and promotion. The project will also provide employment opportunities to an estimated 420 local people, including youth as well as service providers including consultants, NGOs and contractors. Livestock will also benefit from the water provided under the project. A total 350 youth (at least 30% women) from marginalized groups including IDPs and their host communities will be trained under the skills enhancement program. Thirty - five (35) interns will be attached to the project for them to acquire practical skills in disciplines such as civil engineering including project management. Indirect Beneficiaries: Population in the project area and beyond of an estimated 100,000 people will benefit from the hygiene promotion and women and young people will be the focus of efforts to deliver the planned activities through labour-based construction services.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Extending
Government Of Somalia
Implementing
Ministry of energy and water resources

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SO-E00-003
Last Update 20 Mar 2020

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Contact Details

Name SIFUMA John
Email j.sifuma@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Somalia