Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
The EU Delegation to Namibia and the Namibia Red Cross Society launched a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project for the Kunene, Ohangwena and Kavango Regions.
This project is supported under the Water Facility of the 10th European Development Fund and is managed by the Swedish Red Cross, with its partners, the Namibia Red Cross Society and the Belgium Red Cross. The Namibia Red Cross Society will be implementing the project over a 4 year period. The total budget of the project is around N$38.5 million of which the EU is contributing N$25 million, the Swedish Red Cross N$8.4 million and the Belgium Red Cross N$$5.1 million.
The project is in line with the Water Supply and Sanitation policy of 2008 and it is implemented within the framework of the National Sanitation Strategy 2011-2015.
“This project aims to empower communities by giving them the tools, information and resources they need to become more resilient,” said Namibia Red Cross Society Secretary-General Dorkas Kapembe-Haiduwa. “Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Namibia Red Cross Society and the success of this project will rely on community acceptance and participation, led by a force of volunteers trained to promote improved hygiene practices in their communities.”