Development of two river beds for Gbango and Pendao and construction of two tanks for the retting of cassava in the villages Gbango and Gbangola

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Project ID

CAF/SGP/OP4/CORE/2010/07

Project Title

Development of two river beds for Gbango and Pendao and construction of two tanks for the retting of cassava in the villages Gbango and Gbangola

Type

Freshwater Water Supply and Sanitation

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Financing

Total: $11,717; Sources of Financing: GEF SGP

Timeframe

1/2011 - 1/2012

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Description

The population of the villages Gbango and Gbangola use water from the streams Gbango and Pendao. Unfortunately, these streams are used for multiple-purposes by the communities: 1) doing laundry, 2) as water for drinking and cooking, 3)as water for bathing and 4) water for retting cassava. Today the river is running dry and (this) could lead to the disappearance of the villages. The most harmful practice is the retting of cassava peels that were abandoned at the bottom of the river and make the water very acidic (hydrogen cyanide). The project accounts for two wells for the villages to avoid the pollution of the streams and to enable the villagers to have drinking water. The streams will be developed and placed to protect the wildlife and to restore plants

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Project Details & Results The population of the villages Gbango and Gbangola use water from the streams Gbango and Pendao. Unfortunately, these streams are used for multiple- purposes by the communities: 1doing laundry, 2) as water for drinking and cooking, 3)as water for bathing and 4) water for retting cassava. Today the river is running dry and (this) could lead to the disappearance of villages. The most harmful practice is the retting of cassava peels that were abandoned at the bottom of the river and maks the water very acidic (hydrogen cyanide). The project accounts for two wells for the villages to avoid the pollution of the streams and to enable the villagers to have drinking water. The streams will be developed and placed to protect the wildlife and to restore plants.

Notable Community Participation In the implementation of the project, the association involving traditional chiefs, the mayor and the deputy prefect of the town. Their involvement will facilitate environmental awareness among communities.

Capacity - Building Component The association Groupement Dè Mon Wara is local and has little expérienec. CAOPP in contrast , (is) a very active national NGO in the country and has undertaken activities and conducted projects along the same lines as the one funded by the GEF / PPS.

Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods The actions for purifying the streams by the development and construction of retting tanks, will have a significant impact on the lives of the communities. The water from the constructed wells that is used for activities will be of better quality and the rivers will be cleaner.

Gender Focus The project has no gender restriction. However, the main users of project outputs (sinks and fermentation tanks) are women.

Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples the project is run by a local association with the support of a national NGO, the CAOPP.

Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment Put out to improve local awareness, all stages of implementation and the impressions of the actors will be put into a documentary, which will be widely distributed.

Policy Impact The problem of the drying out and the pollution of rivers is a general phenomenon in the Central African countries. This phenomenon is increasing year by year. Such a project will be easily appropriated by other communities with the support of local leaders.

Inovative Financial Mechanisms The project is once closed in the ownership of local communities. The maintenance of the facilities, which are very durable, is easy.

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