Masila Community Water Supply & Sanitation Project


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Masila Community Water Supply & Sanitation Project


Water Supply and Sanitation

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Project Partners


Total: $1,500,000;

Sources of Financing: UNDP $500,000, Canadian Nexen $1,000,000





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Fuad Al-Kadasi (UNDP Team Leader, Pro-Poor Economic Growth Team)



This project initiates the development and demonstration of a model approach to the management of rural water supply and sanitation coupled with essential measures for water conservation and environmental protection. The project is intended to represent a model approach for sound management of rural water supply and sanitation services, introducing essential measures for water conservation and environmental protection. It aims to improve institutional capacity at the govenorate, district, and community levels, to ensure sustainable water and sanitation management, and to develop a model for long-term, sustainable stewardship of water and sanitation services at the community level within the Masila Block 14 that potentially can be replicated throughout the country in the future. The project was designed in close cooperation with the UNDP supported Sustainable Water Resources Management Program assisted by the UN department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

Within the framework of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Compact initiative, the project provides a living example of a replicable model of joint UN-private sector cooperation. The project aims to achieve four complementary elements:

  • enhancing access to clean water for drinking and domestic use and conserving this scarce resource;
  • improving health by preventing the incidence of diseases caused by unclean water and poor hygiene;
  • promoting conformity with the principles and practices that ensure environmental protection and sustainability, especially with regard to the disposal of wastewater, effluent, and solid waste;
  • strengthening local institutions and capacity building, particularly at the Governorate, Local Council and community level, to operate effectively in support of the community-based development goals in general, and sustainable water resource management, supply and sanitation services, in particular.

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Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



See also

  1. Solid Waste management in Hawf Protected Area, Yemen
  2. Improving institutional capacities to promote and secure sustainable water and sanitation management
  3. Fish Offal’s recycling as organic fertilizer in Bier Ali, Shabwah Governorate, Yemen

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