Description/achievement of initiative
LVWATSAN Mwanza is a multi-dimensions' infrastructure project targeting the expansion and upgrading of a significant part of Water supply and Sanitation in the cities of Mwanza and 3 satellites Towns (EIB financed) and Bukoba and Musoma (AFD financed). The project is complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share expertise and financial resources, to support the achievement of the SDGs. The project is financed through a combination of loans (total cost of EUR 104 million), grants (EUR 10 million), provided by International Financing Institutions, the European Commission, and national government. This project benefits from a concessionality element (interest rate subsidy).
UN-Habitat’s value added will be to mobilize international and local expertise and knowledge of best practices. This will contribute to the preparation of the Sanitation Design Manual by the Master Planning Consultant. The UN-Habitat Technical Support Team includes Experts with extensive ground experience on decentralized approaches to urban sanitation. Secondly, UN Habitat - responsible for the selection of the areas and schools for the sanitation pilot projects - will engage with the local authorities, MWAUWASA and the beneficiary communities to raise public awareness on the project’s impact and to identify long term options for operation and maintenance. The sanitation programme will be rolled out in Mwanza with local authority, NGO and community involvement. Capacity building and community engagement campaigns will form an essential part of the design of the project.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
During the implementation of the project, training and capacity building are focusing on the city institutions and the organizations (including community-based organizations) that will be responsible for regulation and management of the sanitation sub-systems and facilities. The training and capacity building will be done in three phases, first, a needs assessment, secondly, the preparation of Training and Capacity Development Plan and, thirdly, the implementation of this plan. A knowledge management system will be established to capture the experiences of the pilot phases. A key feature of the system will be a continuous feedback system involving Multi Stakeholders Forums and the beneficiaries. The experiences generated during the different phases of the project will be detailed in a “lessons learnt report”.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The project covers a broad geographic area with a wide spectrum of activities and stakeholders. It requires a structured integrated approach to project management. Project preparation and implementation is supported by a technical assistance totalling EUR 10m provided by both the EIB/AFD and the European Commission through the blending of funds from the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund.The Project Management Unit composed by members from MWAUWASA and from the Project Management Consultant is responsible for the entire coordination of the project and its several stakeholders. This is intended to deliver capacity building in all phases of the projects, from initiation, to implementation.Periodic monitoring missions on site are undertaking by the lenders in coordination with the EU delegation representatives in Tanzania.UN-Habitat is supporting the cooperation between the Mwanza urban authorities and MWAUWASA, including the creation of a coordination group for all main stakeholders for sanitation in Mwanza, In addition, UN-HABITAT is providing hands-on assistance for engagement of communities, schools and NGOs.
European Investment Bank: as co-financier. The Bank has allocated a EUR 45m loan for Water supply and Sanitation works in the city of Mwanza and 3 satellites
Agence Française de Développement : as co-financier. The AFD has allocated a EUR 45m loan to provide sanitation in the towns of Musoma and Bukoba.
The Promoters are the Ministry of Water Mwanza, Bukoba and Musoma Urban Water and Sewerage Authorities
The Mwanza City Council and líamela Municipal Council
UN Habitat: mandated by the East African Community under the LVWATSAN Initiative to provide facilitation and capacity building for sanitation.