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Depuis 2006, Emmaüs International met en œuvre le  projet Citoyens solidaires pour l’eau à Nokoué. En 2011, la 2e phase du projet d’un cout de plus de 3 milliards FCFA  a été lancée. C’est un projet d’accès durable et de gestion participative dans le secteur de l’Eau, l’assainissement et  l’hygiène  (EHA) dans 9 villages de So Ava où les populations participent à la construction de 9 réseaux d’adduction d’eau, avec 12 forages, 154 bornes fontaines et 139 blocs sanitaires comprenant chacun 4 latrines, 2 douches et 1 lavoir. Le projet comprend la construction d’un dispositif de traitement des eaux usées et des déchets. Ici, environ 10% de la population a accès à l’eau potable et moins de 2% a accès à un dispositif d’assainissement. Parfois les équipements et les services rendus aux communautés ne sont pas durables. Une maniere d'enrichir le processus d'évaluer la livraison de service est de savoir la satisfaction d'utilisateur d'eau.

Votre soutien financer me permettra de me déplacer dans quelques villages afin de prendre des photos et  faire des interviews aux parties prenantes (populations, autorités locales, associations locales, Emmaus).  J’écrirai ensuite un article illustré racontant leurs initiatives de gestion participative de l’EHA.
Posté au nom et en représentation de Pacôme Tomètissi (tometissi@gmail.com) journaliste du Benin.

The water-carriers
 
Since 2006, Emmaus International has started the " Citoyens solidaires" water project in Nokoué, Benin. In 2011, the 2nd phase of the project at a cost of more than 3 billion CFA FRANCS has been launched. It is a project of participatory management and sustainable access in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene (EHA) in 9 villages of So Ava where populations are involved in the construction of 9 water supply networks,  12 boreholes, 154 street fountains and 139 sanitation units comprising each 4 toilets, 2 showers and 1 wash house. The project includes the construction of a device for treatment of wastewater and waste. Here, approximately 10% of the population has access to drinking water and less than 2% has access to sanitation device. In many cases facilities provided to communities  are not sustained they do not last. One way to enrich the process of tracking service delivery is to look at water user satisfaction.

Your support will allow me to move to villages,  take pictures and interview stakeholders, local authorities, local associations, Emmaus and measuring the sustainability of the project. I will then write an article with pictures on the lessons learnt on community management on Water and Sanitation.

Posted on behalf of Pacôme Tomètissi (tometissi@gmail.com) journalist from Benin.

You can find a description of the Lake Nokoué project on the Emmaus International web site and in a short video “Nokoué: the Water Companions“.

 
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