Project Running
Project implemented

 

                                                                 

Donor :

GOB-DANIDA US

Area :

11 Upazila of Naogaon District

Agreement :

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)

CDF(no)

HH(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.

  1. Explained the background, goal, objective and working areas of HYSAWA project.
  2. Explained about the stakeholders, their role and linkage among themselves in the project.
  3. Explained the Sub-Project, its preparation and implementation steps.
  4. Assistance and help for implementation of the project activities.
  5. Explained about hygiene, sanitation and safe water supply system in HYSAWA project.
  6. Assistance to the UP Secretary for financial transaction, record keeping and for preservation of all documents.
  7. Explained about procurement and its processes.
  8. Obtained knowledge on different steps of Contractor selection process.
  9. Arrangement of UP WatSan committee meetings and helped to write the minutes and
  10. 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

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Title of Project:
Water Supply and Sanitation Programme Support, Phase-II     (WSSPS-II) Support Organization for Hygiene, Sanitation and Water     Supply (HYSAWA) Project, Local Govt. Support Unit (ISDCM-HCL Consortium)