2nd quarter 2019

Présenté par le Secrétariat Exécutif de EAA


Juin 2019




In the dynamics of the preparation of the 2019 Ordinary Council of Ministers, a speed has been given to the process of finalizing the organizational audit report and the completion of certain pending files.

In member countries, projects and programs implementation as well as actors supervision continued with intensity along with new contracts signature.

Covering the period from April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019, this report begins the shift towards the very close holding of the WSA Council of Ministers.

  1. Research-action for the development and promotion of technological innovations

Research-action on emerging themes and areas of concern continued during the quarter.

The overall situation of research in the different countries is as follows:

1.1.     Cameroon

- Study on households willingness to pay a tax on sanitation with a view to defining the self-financing strategy of a sanitation company: The process of selecting a Technical Study Firm is underway at the Responsible Ministry

- Joint research project on disaster management in case of floods and droughts (INTEWAR): Concept note validated with partners for the preparation of the detailed proposal

1.2.     Congo

Conduct of a socio-sanitary diagnostic study: implemented as part of the PEPS project, the aim is to fully grasp the socio-cultural and health realities of the target populations, as well as their current water supply conditions. Following activities have been carried out:

-        Elaboration and amendment of the survey methodology note

-        Validation test of the household questionnaire

-        Collection of administrative data in the project target districts

-        Mobilization meeting with neighborhood committees for their involvement in the data collection process

1.3.     Cote d’Ivoire

Two research themes are currently underway:

-        Innovative and sustainable method of fighting Swollen Shoot disease at a lower cost: a research protocol on the fertilization of cocoa plants with hygienized human urine was developed.

-        Energy valorization of effluents from attiéké factories and support for the sustainable conservation of attiéké: an initial survey to collect basic data was carried out in April 2019

1.4.     Sénégal

Experimental project for the provision of suitable and accessible latrines in peri-urban and rural areas of Senegal (PROELA): Research project fully funded by the European Union, in closing phase

1.5.     Chad

Project to supply bioenergy from household waste and agricultural biomass residues: project under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) with Detong Environmental Engineering Co Ltd. An amount of US $ 50,000 is needed to complete the feasibility study

2.Projects and Programmes implementation

Despite the delay in disbursement by some financial partners field activities have intensified in most country offices. Added to this are the new initiatives taken on board. Many calls for proposals have been submitted, as cluster of countries in some cases. While a number of projects were completed, new ones were signed and launched during the quarter.

The table below summarizes the overall situation of projects and programs in member-countries.

 Country Offices Portfolio Dashboard


Project title

Financial Partner




Burkina Faso

Study of school infrastructures adaptation for a better management of menstruations by girls in schools

To seek out

Provinces of Ioba, Kouritenga, Namentenga, Sanmatenga, Bougouriba, and Poni


- Analysis of the study data with the ODK-Collect Software and reporting for the NGO Plan International

- Presentation of the steering committee study of the PEASS-BF project "Promoting Equality and Safety in School in Burkina Faso"

Social housings in Bassinko/Ouagadougou Programme

Burkinabè State

Capital Population


Various meetings between the Ministry of Housing, WSA, IB Bank and Buiding companies for the repayment of 80 million FCFA invested in the construction of 50 social housing units

Environmental education, hygiene and sanitation project in schools in peri-urban areas of Ouagadougou

CEAS Switzerland

Schools of the   05 communes of the BOULKIEMDE province


Train pupils in an eco-citizen approach by empowering them to improve and respect their living environment



Burundese Sate

Target at least 2,5 million people


Continuing follow up on the process

CLTS approach in emergency situation


Areas at risk of epidemics in general and of Ebola in particular

Under negotiation

This project will be fast-tracked with the resurgence of cholera cases

Integrated household waste management project in the province of Bujumbura Mairie


Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock

12 months Project

Under negotiation

Implementation of the CLTS approach in the 6 Provinces of Burundi (Cibitoke, Bubanza, Bujumbura Rural, Bujumbura Mairie, Rumonge and Makamba)

On going exploration

Ministry of Public Health and the fight against AIDS

12 months Project

On-going follow up on the project



Cameroonian State

National Territory


Request for an agreement in principle of the Minister of Water and Energy to award contracts for the execution of 08 boreholes equipped with Human Powered Pumps in OTC mode. The high insecurity environment prevailing in targeted localities is not attractive to companies

The Female Leadership Support Project for the Management of Sustainable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Infrastructures and Sustainable Services (PALFISD-WASH)

Canada Funds for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

Women Associations

Under negotiation

Projet of 15 427 000 CFA

Under negotiation



CLTS and Promotion of Good practices in Lékoumou


Department of Lékoumou

6 months starting from juyl 2018

-35 villages over 40 certified ODF an average 88% enlisted villages

-Provision of ODF villages with sanitation tools and materials

- 150 students, 150 Parent-Associations members and 90 teachers were trained on the use, management and maintenance of handwashing devices ; the promotion of good hygiene and sanitation practices at school

Construction of ecological latrines Project

Brasseries du Congo/Congo Breweries

Primary Schools of Brazzaville

Under negotiation

Proposed construction of ecological latrines awaiting funding from the Heineken Africa Foundation

Construction of ECOSAN latrines and social engineering Project in Mossaka

Mossaka Malewu

Locality of Mossaka

Under negotiation

- Technico-financial proposal validated

- Awaiting financing

IEC Project for improved hygiene and sanitation practices in Brazzaville


Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics

31 months

Intensification of project activities in terms of education and training for better hygiene practices

IEC Project and outreach programme on hand-washing devices in schools in the department of Cuvette

African Oil Group Corporation(AOGC)

Department of Cuvette

Under negotiation

Financing under negotiation with AOGC

Hygiene and Sanitation Project in the Department of Plateaux


Department of Plateaux

Under negotiation

Construction of ECOSAN-type latrines blocks, showers and handwasing devices as part of the WASH emergency following the influx of refugees from the DRC

Cote d’Ivoire

Latrines building programme in schools and ODF villages

Government Social Programme

Department of Rural area sanitation at the Ministry of Sanitation and Safety


Contrat Under negotiation

Energy recovery of effluents from attiéké factories and support for the sustainable conservation of attiéké


Agricultural Cooperative "YEBO-EKON" (Commune of Daloa)

24 months from the date of contract signature

- development of the identified site to house the biogas production and attiéké  drying platform

- construction of the platform (stores, effluent and urine storage pits, biodigester, ...) for the launch of the biogas production activities

- holding of the project steering committee meeting

- conduct of a basic survey

- holding of a meeting of the Project Management Unit (PMU) composed of WSA Côte d'Ivoire, UJLoG and the Project Cooperative Company beneficiary

- working and information session with the FIRCA on the project finance management

Marketing of treatment products and promotion of new professions (Care International)


Cities of Bouaké and Katiola

Under negotiation

The call for proposals relaunched from June to July for insufficient offers.

WSA-Country Office will resubmit the offer


Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel - Strengthening Resilience (USAID/REGIS-ER)


Regions of Maradi, Tillabéry and Zinder


- Realization of 7 boreholes in the communes of Droum and Bandé

- Provisional acceptance of 8 boreholes in the Maradi region

- Training of project officers and GTC representatives on the determination of water service pricing based on operating costs


Project to improve the school environment and water coverage in the préfecture of Mbomou


Préfecture of Mbomou


One borehole was completed in addition to the 10 built in the first quarter

CTLS Project in Lobaye




- FDAL Process Engaged by Facilitators in 50 Target Villages

- Agreement negotiated and obtained for the realization of 3 additional boreholes in Lobaye

IEC for the building of 50 PSEPA boreholes


Bangui + 4 Préfectures


2nd phase of the project completed at the end of June 2019 and final report elaboration in progress  

IEC for the   CAR/DRC multinational electricity networks interconnection Project from the Boali 1 Hydroelectric System (PMIRE)


Préfecture of Ombella M’poko in CAR and the Equateur/DRC province

Under negotiation

Offer prepared and submited

IEC for the RWSSI/PSEPA project


3 Préfectures of the CAR

Under negotiation

Offer submitted for realization in 66 villages

Capacity Building in Manual Drilling Techniques Project


Child Soldiers and Unemployed Youth


- Two boreholes built including one at the women's prison in Bimbo, near Bangui

- Training on manual drilling techniques using the water bombing method or jetting


Sustainable Improvement of Sanitary and Socio-economic Conditions of Rural Populations Project (PADSER)

European Union

Region of Sédhiou


- Continued social mobilization and awareness

- Organization of competitions on Clean Schools and in-School sanitary engineering

Experimental project   for the provision of suitable and accessible latrines in peri-urban and rural areas of Senegal(PROELA)

European Union

Peri-urban and rural area


Closing project activities

Project to improve access to water and sanitation in the regions of Tambacounda, Sedhiou and Kolda (PEPAM)

European Union

Regions of Tambacounda, Sédhiou and Kolda


Achievment rate:

- 95% for Tambacounda/Kolda area

- 99% for Sedhiou area



Chad State

National Territory


Follow up on the disbursement of the State counterpart


Urban development Togo-Phase 2 Project (PAUT 2)

European Union


Ministry of Water and Rural Hydraulic


- production of a documentary film review on the project

- design of an inventory catalog on the project

- Continue raising awareness through the media

Water and Sanitation Notsè-Phase 2 Project (PEAN 2)

European Union

City of Lomé


Continue the awareness campaign in the neighborhoods of the Commune

Regional Program of Multipurpose Hydraulic Facilities for Achieving Food Security


Commune of Nagbéni


Intensification of public awareness, animation and communication on hygiene and sanitation for behavioral change and good management of facilities

3.Capacity building of actors

Apart from participating in workshops and other strategic meetings where WSA was one of the key actors, the institution continued to supervise students and trainees and was involved in the development of pedagogic sheets with training and research institutes. The institution has also been very active in its mission of influencing policies and strategies as well as the facilitation of exchange platforms and consultation frameworks in the WASH sector.

Although all country-offices have excelled in capacity building during the quarter, others below stood out in supporting actors.


Strengthening the knowledge of students from health clubs in Yaoundé and the surrounding area continued with the members of the association Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement /Young Volunteers for the Environment (JVE)

Cote d’Ivoire

- Participation in the training workshop of actors, experts and researchers on the new fecal sludge management toolbox (FSM Toolbox), on the initiative of the African Water Association (AFWA) and its partner "Athena Infonomics". This training is part of the project to build the capacity of African sanitation operators through peer-to-peer learning partnerships (Rasop-Africa)

- Participation in the validation workshop of the National Strategy for Rural Sanitation


-         By order of the Minister of Energy Development and Water Resources, WSA has been appointed member of the steering committee for the elaboration of the water policy and strategies document of the Central African Republic

-         WSA is part of the Water and Sanitation Working Group for the CAR Peacebuilding Recovery Plan (RCPCA) which is a flagship program document of the Government for the period 2017 - 2021

-         WSA had the honor and privilege to receive on its project sites the visit of the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. A visit during which she expressed her appreciation of the work done by youths trained by WSA in the profession of manual drillers.

4.Organizational performance

Apart from the strategic documents analyzed in the first quarter, group reflections were extended to work on files to be submitted to the next Council of Ministers. These strategically well thought and structurally well developed documents are key to the success in the Agency new institutional arrangement. Moreover, they will help strengthen the instruments of the long-awaited organizational performance. In addition, staff restructuring continued in the Country Offices in line with the reform plan. In the background, the basic functions of six (06) essential positions remain the reference; the rest of the staff can be deployed according to the projects.

4.1. Organizationnal audit

Main menu of all reforms, the report of the organizational audit submitted in first reading in the first quarter by the Africa Consult & Performances Firm has collected the management observations. The corrected version, currently under review in some states by experts, will be submitted to the next Council of Ministers for adoption.

4.2. Call for expressions of interest

As WSA leadership is recognized in the sector as a resource and referral center, the institution has recently been called upon to bid for calls for expressions of interest and calls for projects. In most cases, the agency was selected among the best for the final selection phase. With its strength in the field and its comparative advantages, WSA will continue to offer quality services and remain very active in the competition field.


For the third quarter, following results are expected:

-        Raising awareness of States for their massive participation in the next Council of Ministers

-        The accentuation of advocacy actions

-        The submission of proposals to calls for expressions of interest and calls for projects

-        The Experts meeting

-        The holding of the Council of Ministers

Ultimately, the institution influence in WASH sector is a reality as evidenced by the visit of senior figures of the United Nations and reports on WSA achievements by the international media, including French and British. The volume of tenders submitted or in the process of being submitted and the new financing ressources mobilized in the quarter are the result of a good institutional and organizational performance.

In this momentum, the quality of the results produced and their amplification through the media are trademarks of visibility to preserve and intensify. In addition, WSA will remain active in exchanges and meetings between stakeholders to share its experience and vision for the promotion and development of the WASH sector throughout the countries. To this end, custom-made trainings to be launched will serve as a platform for exchanges and capacity building to deliver quality services to the population.

Finally, as in the first two quarters, the third quarter will be even richer in activities. Among other things, the Council of Ministers, which has been postponed several times, may be considered during the period. In the meantime, the reform documents being finalized will be refined and widely shared by experts from different countries.