11 Upazila of Naogaon District
Contract Agreement with LGSU dated 19 February, 2008
Cost of Project :
|Cost of Project: BD. TK 56,792,000.00|
Description of the Project: Capacity building of local level institute i.e. Union Parishad, Pourashava, Upazila Parishad etc. on implementation of HYSAWA projects, Improve community Hygiene practices, Community behavioral change, Promotion of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and Coverage of Water Supply as per need assessment by Community Development Forum(CDF) .
Immediate Objectives are:
1. To improve the hygiene behavior/ practice.
2. To promote community-led total sanitation.
3. To increase coverage of safe water supply services,
4. To strengthen the capacity of Government, Local Government Institutions (LGIs), Non Govt. Organizations and other stakeholders at all levels in order to play their roles required to achieve the three immediate objectives.
5. To promote greater devolution of administrative and financial authorities to LGIs in regard to hygiene, sanitation and water supply.
The long-term development objective of the WSSPS-II was to contribute to poverty reduction through improved public health and sustainable environment.
The Support Organization would ensure capacity building of the LGI, local NGOs and other stakeholders like private sectors to implement HYSAWA Project.
Activities of ISDCM as a Support Organization (SO)
The over all responsibility of Support Organization(SO) was building capacity of the UPs, Communities (CDF), Ward WATSAN committees (WWSC), GOB staff(UWSC and relevant district level staff), Private Sector Service Providers and other stakeholders in planning, designing, implementing, managing and monitoring the WSS activities supported by the HYSAWA Project. The SO trained up these NGOs and UP Facilitators in order to effectively carry out their responsibilities. The ISDCM maintained a harmonies with the NILG and other training facilitating organization to ensure a coordination of planning and implementation of capacity building activities for the LGIs. The tasks were dissemination of project information, imparting training to different groups of people, community empowerment, quality control in implementation, engineering support, assisting in financial management, community scheme appraisal, preparation of contract document and monitoring
Capacity Building at Community Level(Community Development Forum i.e. CDF)
'HCL - ISDCM Joint Venture' organized and facilitated different types of training on capacity building of different community level groups to enhance their skill, quality installation of Water Options, Low Cost Latrine constructions and their maintenance. The Support Organization(SO) professionals facilitated the session s with the help of P-NGO, Ward Members and CDF leaders and trained up about 15000 community beneficiaries. Training Sessions are presented below:
Capacity Building :
Community Level / CDF Level
Joint Venture (JV) organized and facilitated different types of training on capacity building of different community level groups to enhance their skill, quality installation of Water Options, Low Cost Latrine constructions and their maintenance. The SO professionals facilitated the session s with the help of P-NGO, Ward Members and CDF leaders and trained up about 15000 community beneficiaries. Training Sessions are presented below:
SO Organized & Facilitated Trainings on Capacity building
Sl No Title of Training Venue (No) Participants Period Facilitated by Participants (No) Level of Participants Duration (days) Year 1 Mechanics Training on " Safe water and Water options/DSP" Union Prasad 188 Community People 2 2010 SO Professionals 2 Quality control Orientation on "TW Installation" Union Prasad 10,000 (Around) CDF members and User o TW 1 2010-11 SO Professionals 3 TW Caretakers Training Community level 12,244 Par TW 2 CT (1Male&1female) 2 2011 SO Professionals 4 Training on "Institutional development, Leadership and Rolls & responsibility CDF" Community level 1,701 Executive community members of CDF 2 2011 SO Professionals 5 Training on " Domestic solid waste management & Food hygiene" Union Parisad 810 Community facilitators 1 2011 SO Professionals 6 Basic Training for Union Facilitator Union Parisad 68 Union Facilitator 2 2011 SO Professionals Total 14,943 10
CDF Training on Institutional Strengthening
SO organized and facilitated a 2-days session of the Executive Members of CDF with a view to enhance their roles and responsibilities, development of their own Leadership, to develop the CDF as institution. Total 1701 members were trained taking 9 executive members from each CDF in 9 Upazilas and 189 Model CDFs. The major topics of the training were:
- Conception of CDF,
- Constitution of CDF and Registration,
- Leadership Development and
- Handover and Takeover strategy of responsibilities from the next elected incumbent.
About 10,000 CDF Members and Users were also trained by SO professionals
CDF Meeting CDF Training Health & Hygiene
Tube Well Mechanics Training
To strengthening the community technical knowledge on Tube Well assembling and dissembling and instant repairing, HYSAWA Project selected two private mechanics from each UP to trained up them as Tube Well Mechanics.
Status of Trained Mechanics
Sl No Name of the Upazila Enlisted Union (No) Working unions (no) Mechanics Trained (no) PTube Well Installed as of May'11 (no) 1 Sadar 12 12 24 520 2 Atrai 8 8 16 716 3 Raninogar 8 7 16 372 4 Badalgachi 8 8 16 390 5 Mohadevpur 10 10 20 459 6 Patnitola 11 11 22 686 7 Dhamoirhat 8 7 14 151 8 Manda 12 12 24 818 9 Niamotpur 8 8 16 844 10 Porsha 6 5 10 355 11 Shapahar 6 6 12 811 Total 97 94 190 6122
Source: SO, Naogaon
Training of Private TW Mechanics Demonstration of Private Mechanics Training
Selected 2 TW Mechanics from each UP were oriented orientated 2 days on assembling and dissembling of Deep Set Tubewells. Total 190 Mechanics were trained from 95 unions.
Tube Well Caretaker (CT)s Training
With a view to keep the newly installed tube wells functioning the two TW Caters (one Mail and One Female) were trained. The status of Care.
Caretaker (CT) Training
Sl No Name of the Upazila Enlisted Union (No) Working unions (no) Mechanics Trained (no) PTube Well Installed as of May'11 (no) 1 Sadar 12 12 520 1040 2 Atrai 8 8 716 1432 3 Raninogar 8 7 372 744 4 Badalgachi 8 8 390 780 5 Mohadevpur 10 10 459 918 6 Patnitola 11 11 686 1372 7 Dhamoirhat 8 7 151 302 8 Manda 12 12 818 1636 9 Niamotpur 8 8 844 1688 10 Porsha 6 5 355 710 11 Shapahar 6 6 811 1622 Total 97 94 6122 12244
Source: SO, Naogaon
Demonstration of Caretakers training Woman Caretakers' Effort
Total 12,244 Tube well Caretakers (One male and One female) were trained on instant maintenance of Deep set Tube Wells. So those resulting all TWs are functioning well.
Health Workers Orientation
To enhance the knowledge level of Govt. Health Workers on Sanitation, Hygiene practice, CLTS and Water Safety Plan (WSP) were trained and the concept of HYSAWA project. They were also trained on the mechanism of establishing linkage with the CDF during carry out of their duties and responsibilities
Sl No Name of the Upazila Enlisted Union (No) Working unions (no) Health Work Participated (no) Training Facilitited by 1 Sadar 12 12 45 So Professionals 2 Atrai 8 8 00 So Professionals 3 Raninogar 8 7 34 So Professionals 4 Badalgachi 8 8 00 So Professionals 5 Mohadevpur 10 10 42 So Professionals 6 Patnitola 11 11 00 So Professionals 7 Dhamoirhat 8 7 20 So Professionals 8 Manda 12 12 00 So Professionals 9 Niamotpur 8 8 29 So Professionals 10 Porsha 6 5 00 So Professionals 11 Shapahar 6 6 24 So Professionals Total 97 94 194
Source: SO, Naogaon.
Total 194 Health Workers from 94 unions. During the national election schedules of UPs in the District. SO directly organized a half day orientation course of Health Workers at UP level and facilitated the session by the professionals of SO. The facilitators clearly elaborated the concept of HYSAWA project, Role of Health workers, Mechanism of supporting sanitation and hygiene promotional activities at community levels, Linkage development with CDF through UPs and the Govt. Plan of Action up to December 2011. Total 194 Health Workers of those UPs were trained.
Union Parishad (UP) Level
The vital responsibilities and duties of Support Organization (SO) was capacity building of Union Parishads up to the mark that they can implement the WESS project assessing their needs and processing them through tendering. The UPs received the requests of appraisal of community schemes from CDF. The UPs then consolidated those community schemes and send to the to Upazila WATSAN Committee for validation. Once a community scheme is validated, the UP send the proposal to HYSAWA FMO with a request of funding. In all these activities SO assisted the UPs directly and indirectly for qualitative and qualitative performance of project activities and processing. Resulting the enlisted UPs boosted up the skill of tender processing of WSS schemes awarding and implementation.
The UP did not directly implement the community schemes but managed the implementation process contracting out the different elements of the community schemes to suitable Service Providers and like local NGOs for hygiene promotion, total sanitation etc and private sector for tube wells and other water options. Necessary support for execution etc of schemes were rendered by SO.
UP Level Training Sessions supported by SO
With a view to build up the capacity of UP personnel, SO ensured the participation in the above sessions actively and introduced the concept of Govt. plan of decentralization strategy and implementation procedure of of HYSAWA Project activities. These sessions were organized by LGSU and facilitated by national Professionals of NILG and RDA. More over SO organized for 1065 personnel Exposure Visit in 72 UPs to increase their capability in WSS effective implementation.
SO Assisted and Supported Training Sessions
Sl No Title of Training Venue (No) Participants Period Facilitated by Participants (No) Level of Participants Duration (days) Year 1 Training on "Project Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring; Procurement and financial Management". NILG 36 Chairman, Sec, 1 female and 1 male member of UP 5days 2008 NILG & FMO 2 Training on "Project Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring; Procurement and financial Management". RDA, Bogra 37 Chairman, Sec, 1 female and 1 male member of UP 3days 2008 NILG & FMO 3 Training on PNGO Selection Process DPHE, Naogaon 365 UP personnel's and Others 1day 2008 FMO 4 Exposure Visits Different places in Naogaon 1065 UP personnel's 1day 2011 SO/PNGO 5 Training on "Financial management and Record Keeping" Mousumi TC, Naogaon 94 UP Secretary 1day 2010 FMO 6 Refreshers Training on "Project Implementation, Documentation and Record Keepings" UDPS and TMSS TC, Bogra 327 Chairman, Sec, 1 female and 1 male member of UP 3days 2011 SO 7 Orientation & meetings on HYSAWA Project Implementation and Linkage with P-NGO staffs Upazila Health Complex 194 UP level Health assistants and UZ level other health personals 1day 2011 SO 8 Training on Selection of Contractor, Tender Procedure and Hard Ware Implementation UP Auditorium - UP Chairman, Members and Secratary 1day 2010 SO Total 14,943 10
Recruitment of Union Facilitators
As per TOR, SO was responsible for selection of Union Facilitators (UF) locally with the help of UP Chairmen. But subsequently the LGSU developed a new selection criteria. Accordingly, SO advertised vacancy notice in a Local News Papers and a National Daily, in Upzila Offices and UP in the Notice Board. SO formed a DSU Recruitment Committee involving one College Teacher, one Sub-Asstt. Engineer 2 SO District Professionals. They followed the prescribed selection criteria and accordingly selected 68 UF for 68 Unions. The name of selected UFs are given in the Annex-IV. Status of UFs recruited are given below:
Status of UF Selection
Upazila Total UP (no) Enlisted Union (No)
UFs Appointed (no)
UF’s Joining Dates Sadar 12 12 537 60,049 12 1st June 09 Atrai 8 8 403 42,320 8 1st June 09 Raninogar 8 8 405 42,151 7 1st June 09 Badalgachi 8 8 422 52,242 7 1st June 09 Mohadevpur 10 10 716 67,690 10 1st June 09 Manda 14 11 775 1,19,081 00 1st June 09 Niamotpur 8 8 575 36,295 07 1st June 09 Patnitola 12 12 695 43,457 00
10 join 1st June’ 09
1 join 1st Aug’09
Dhamoirhat 8 8 353 37,417 07 1st June 09 Porsha 6 6 272 22,389 04 1st June 09 Shapahar 6 6 229 32,352 06 1st June 09 Total 99 97 5382 5,55,443 68
Source: SO Naogaon
Basic Training of Union Facilitator (UF)
LGSU prepared a training module for two days long basic training on project implementation strategy, financial management and about the main roles & responsibilities of UFs. In addition LGSU arranged a TOT course for all support organizations to successfully implementation the training course at field level. Accordingly some of SO staffs (PC, PMO, UC, TCDO & AO) participated the session at LGSU Dhaka, In relation to the TOT Session, SO Naogaon arranged a training program from 28 Nov to 3 Dec, 2010 for 68 UFs to improve their knowledge and skill. The Training Session was organized and facilitated by the SO professionals and explained the following topics.
- Explained the background, goal, objective and working areas of HYSAWA project.
- Explained about the stakeholders, their role and linkage among themselves in the project.
- Explained the Sub-Project, its preparation and implementation steps.
- Assistance and help for implementation of the project activities.
- Explained about hygiene, sanitation and safe water supply system in HYSAWA project.
- Assistance to the UP Secretary for financial transaction, record keeping and for preservation of all documents.
- Explained about procurement and its processes.
- Obtained knowledge on different steps of Contractor selection process.
- Arrangement of UP WatSan committee meetings and helped to write the minutes and
- Collection of different types of report, preservation and also helped to submit and supply as and where require. All the appointed Union Facilitators actively participated in the sessions.
P-NGO Level Training.
In the selection process of P-NGO, deployment of Staff, capacity building of staff and to gain experience in HYSAWA project execution at community level, SO supported at each and every step. After deployment of P-NGO to boost up their capacity SO supported to organize the following training. Table-10 presents the list of different P-NGO level traing sessions.
SO supported P-NGO Level Training Sessions
Sl No Title of Training Venue of Training Participants Period Facilitated by Participants (No) Level of Participants Duration (days) Year 1 Training on "Sub-Project Preparation technique" for PNGO Staffs. Dabi, Naogaon 219 PNGO Staffs 2 2008 FMO 2
Training on "Community Led total Sanitation" (CLTS) for PNGO Staffs
Dabi, Naogaon 219 PNGO Staffs 2 2009 VERC 3 Training on "Community activities Monitoring" for P-NGO Staffs Dabi, Naogaon 219 PNGO Staffs 2 2009 FMO 4 Refreshers training on CLTS for PNGO staffs Dabi, Naogaon 219 PNGO Staffs 2 2010 FMO 5 Training on "Hand washing" for PNGO staffs Dabi, Naogaon 219 PNGO Staffs 2 2010 FMO 6 Training on " Domestic solid waste management & Food hygiene" Dabi, Naogaon 45 PNGO Staffs 1 2011 FMO Total 1,140 11
OUT COME OF CAPACITY BUILDING AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT
- UP learned how to give services and procure materials following PPR guide lines.
- Many UP Secretaries developed skill / capacity in preparing reports and sending those to appropriate authorities, Their skills also increased in Financial Management, Account keeping and documentation.
- Most of the UP members and the Care Takers learned how to identify the quality materials required for Tube Well and Community Latrines installation.
- Knowledge of Hand Washing, Serving food hygienically and dumping House Hold Waste greatly increased at community level.
- Knowledge on construction of HH sanitary latrines, their proper use and maintenance of latrine greatly increased.
- Coverage of safe water use and sanitation coverage increased.
- Knowledge of installation regarding new technology (Deep Set Pump) is now known to all UP members, beneficiaries, contractors and TW Mistry.
- CDF Members acquired knowledge on development of organiztion.
- Availability of Safe Water increased among the Beneficiary Families, Hard Core Poor and Poor.
- Adopting Participatory system in analyzing the WATSAN situations the CDF can now apprise need assessment and prepare Community Scheme