As part of the U.S. Government’s (USG’s) efforts to address gaps in urban WASH services in Nigeria, United State Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria will improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance and financial and technical viability of six State Water Boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. These efforts align with the USAID Water and Development Strategy 2013/2018 Strategic Objective Improve health outcomes through the provision of sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). They also align with the USAID/Nigeria Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS):

  • Strengthened good governance
  • Improved responsiveness of selected government institutions
  • Increased capacity for civic advocacy, monitoring, and engagement

The E-WASH program will build closer coordination with the Government of Nigeria (GON), including the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR), select State Water Board (SWBs), and allied stakeholders, to advance broad-based economic growth and resilience through improved WASH services in urban areas. The overall objective of the E-WASH program is to expand and improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance and financial and technical viability of selected water utilities, improve access to water supply services, and the ability to regulate, manage, and expand sanitation services.

The E-WASH program will issue grants to support citizens’ engagement, citizens’ participation, advocacy, and mobilization of relevant government and WASH stakeholders to achieve the following mutually reinforcing objectives:

  • Create professionally managed and commercially oriented
  • Improve the financial and operational viability of
  • Strengthen policy, institutional, and regulatory frameworks for improved WASH
  • Build national and state WASH advocacy, coordination, and communications for

CFID is one of the 3 CSOs engaged in Taraba state to carry out these mandates in Wukari and Takum urban towns


Cross section of Participants during quarterly Coalition meeting with Community structures in Wukari Urban town on 20/01/2020


Community Leader Avyi/Pwadzu Ward Head Local Government Director General services, Wukari LGA making contributions during the coalition meeting


The Area Manager Wukari area Officer and Ibi Production manager presenting Issues around production, transmission and water distribution in Wukari Urban Towns during Coalition meeting


Cross-section of participants during coalition meeting in Takum


Women group leader and Gawetun Ward Head making contributions during Coalition meeting in Takum Urban town


Local Govt. Staff and Water Board staff making contributions during a coalition meeting


Community sensitization in Wukari

Town hall meeting in Wukarin14/5/2020


Town hall meeting in Takum 28/5/2020


Women group meeting in Takum and Urban WASH Customer Association Wukari


Menstrual hygiene sensitization in Takum

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