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Ethiopia joined SWA in 2010. The main instrument for the government for achieving the SDGs WASH targets is the One WASH National Programme (OWNP) . The main purpose of the programme is to contribute towards improving the health, well-being and economic growth of both rural and urban populations by increasing water supply and sanitation access and adoption of good hygiene practices in an equitable and sustainable manner. Through the OWNP, the WASH is addressed as integrated package (one plan, one budget and one report) between government , Development partners and the community. The First phase of the OWNP was concluded on June 2019 and the second phase (2019-2024) envisaged with five major components, Viz., Rural-WASH, Urban-WASH, Institutional-WASH, Climate Resilient - WASH and Capacity Develoment in WASH Sector, is on progress as of July 2019 aiming to address unserved population and improve service delivery efficiency to meet the SDGs. The Climate Resilient WASH (CR-WASH) service is aimed at acclerating access to sustinable water supply and sanitation services to people and livestock in arid and semi-arid parts of the country. Ethiopia has also officially launched an Open Defecation Free Campaign (2020-2024) which will increase access to basic sanitation facilities and help eliminate open defecation in the country at the end of 2024 on Nov. 2019. Integerated City-wide sanitation services provision and urban greenary projects are another category of grand projects on progress to promote urban sanitation.

Commitments by the government

Progress Report April 2020

Establish clear and concrete strategic milestones for the establishment of the regulatory agency.
Reviewing progress
Establish country-wide, coordinated, inclusive, well managed, standardized and monitored school and health facility WASH implementation package.
Reviewing progress
Improve the enabling environment for the private sector and build its capacity to provide high level technical water supply solutions.
Reviewing progress
Increase the water supply financing from the current financial status in order to achieve the set targets of GTP II and SDG requirements and standards. Also, diversify financing modalities (3ts – taxes, tariffs, transfers, blended financing, climate and humanitarian nexus funding).
Reviewing progress

Commitments by partners

By 2021 WaterAid commits to work towards identifying Climate resilience knowledge gaps and providing the sector with replicable approaches for CR WASH planning and implementation.
Reviewing progress
WaterAid commits also by 2021 to support and strengthen national and district level platforms that work for the inclusion of marginalised and vulnerable groups into all levels of WASH programming.
Reviewing progress
WaterAid will continue to take a holistic, sustained systems building approach to capacity development in selected districts, utilities and at national government level to bring transformative changes in government systems by 2021.
Reviewing progress
Mr. Abiy Girma
FDRE, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity
Bethehem Mengitsu
Seifu Kebede


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