The Netherlands WASH SDG Programme-WAI Uganda Sub-Programme

WASEU is an implementing partner under the WASH Alliance International-Uganda sub-programme, under the Netherlands WASH SDG Programme a consortium of WASH Alliance International (WAI), SNV and Plan International. The WASH SDG programme is built on three core strategic objectives, namely (1) improving behavior change interventions, (2) improving the quality of service provision and by (3) strengthening WASH governance and institutional framework. Gender and social inclusion. The goal is to promote WASH interventions that boost gender equality and social inclusion beyond the WASH sector. The project is being implemented in the Agago sub-catchment, Aswa I sub-catchment (which covers large parts of Otuke and Alebtong districts, small parts of Abim, Amuria districts, and very small parts of Agago, Pader, Lira districts). WASEU is working with other partners to build the supply chain for sustainable and inclusive WASH products and services in Agago district.

Sustainable WASH in schools’ project

WASEU in partnership with Water Aid and GIZ is Piloting Sustainable WASH in Schools for Enabling Better Health, Hygiene and Environment in the Karamoja region of Uganda.  Through this project, we are offering trainings to pupils in over 30 schools in the region on engagement in the maintenance of WASH infrastructure for sustainability. Trainings will also be offered to groups of students to start and run WASH enterprises, that meet school needs.

Toilepreneurs project

WASEU’s toilepreneurs project trains toilet caretakers in the cleaning and maintenance of public toilets. In addition, they are equipped with skills in sanitation marketing, hygiene promotion, advocacy and the performance of small repairs on their facilities. This enhances their productivity and profitability. This project is being implemented in the 5 municipalities of Kampala district.

Sanitation Innovation Accelerator programme

The Sanitation-Accelerator, seeks to accelerate impactful WASH startups through an intense programme of entrepreneurial and technical mentorship. This programme is the first “sanitation” accelerator of its kind and it is designed to guide sanitation entrepreneurs with innovative solutions in the rural and urban WASH ecosystem in Uganda, along the complex path to improved revenues and financial sustainability. This 24 week programme will bring together experts on accelerating innovations in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in low-income countries like Uganda.

Appropriate technologies in WASH (APTEWASH) programme

The APTEWASH project with financing from UNICEF and the Government of Uganda seeks to introduce, innovate, diffuse and scale up low-cost appropriate technologies for sustainable WASH service delivery to small towns and peri-urban areas in Uganda, in consultation with key stakeholders (government, private sector, development partners and research institutes).

WASH Business Experts Network

WASEU is setting up a national network of WASH experts, entrepreneurs and business experts who can act as mentors for young WASH entrepreneurs countrywide.

WASEU Institute

The WASEU institute was established by WASEU to help people working at the different levels of the WASH value chain to better understand the business aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene. By demonstrating the business opportunities in the WASH sector, our hope is that more people will be empowered to launch new business ventures.  Using our expertise in delivering custom designed training, we organize practical trainings to equip participants from various backgrounds with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to create and sustain innovative WASH business ventures.

Upcoming trainings

  • Sanitation business models in practice
  • Technologies and Business Development in Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Entrepreneurship development programme in the WASH sector
  • Waste water recycling and purification
  • Decentralized waste water treatment system (DTS), faecal sludge and septage management (FSSM)
  • Pit-latrine construction
  • Sanitation marketing and behavioral change
  • Sustainable urban sanitation and waste management
  • Sustainable WASH in schools
  • Governance and leadership training for hand-pump mechanics
  • Sustainable sanitation for refugees and displaced persons
  • Training for health inspectors on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)
  • Microfinance for improved WASH access
  • Rain water harvesting as a business
  • Managing public toilets as a business