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For 2017, Akvo West Africa is planning to extend its partnership with ministries in the region, for both water, agriculture and cross-cutting theme such as irrigation; It will also focus on bringing more tools to the existing partners, such as Caddisfly and Lumen.
National WASH monitoring and SDG’s
The objective is to improve data collection to improve decision for WASH planning. We are planning to work with various WASH ministries on improving data collection for improving decision-making. We will focus on:
• Burkina Faso Water and sanitation ministries to collect data for water and sanitation,
• Mali DNACPN to collect sanitation data • Ivory Cost, Guinée to introduce Lumen, where Flow was already used.
The objective for 2017 is to develop a few case studies around IWRM and Akvo tools use. We will contact new partners in this area to develop pilots together. We also plan to have a pilot and field test with the new sensor around water level. We plan to introduce Akvo Caddisfly to our existing partners: MEA in Burkina Faso and DNH in Mali.
Water and Food security
The objective is to develop more partnerships in the agriculture sector in 2017 in West Africa. Akvo will plan pilots together with irrigation units from various countries, and continue discussion and input on M&E framework for the PARIIS, a program funded by the World Bank and covering Sahel region : Mauritanie, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Tchad.
Specific objectives 2017
A1. To support on-going effort in Burkina Faso for the ministry of Water in the pilot water point exercice. A2. To support Flow use at national scale by organising knowlede exchange with various governments (Guinée, RCA, Bénin, Ivory Coast). B1. To support uptake of water level sensors in Mali and Burkina Faso. C1. To build on expertise developed in other hubs on agriculture within the activities of the West-Africa hub. D1. To pilot data collection for irrigation mapping in Burkina Faso and Mali. E1. To support the set-up of the PARIIS project.