Strategic Objective 2:
- IR 1: Increased sustainabilty
Increasing sustainable access to improved water supply is the cornerstone objective of RANO HP project. The project aims to achieve the MAP goal of 54% water coverage in all target communes by the end of the 2012. This ambitious goal will be achieved by contracting with our partner organizations Bushproof and Sandandrano to construct water supply infrastructure using a wide-range of appropriate technologies according to the conditions of each target community. The two most common types of infrastructure to be constructed during the RANO HP project are boreholes fitted with Village Level Operation and Maintenance hand pumps, and the construction or rehabilitation of large GFWSS.
- IR 2: Increased uses of water for livelihoods purposes
Additional productive uses of water will be identified during the initial commune assessments. These may include water for livestock, gardening, composting, fish farming, or other non-agriculture livelihood activities. In addition, water management committees, women’s associations and other community groups will receive training on the five skill sets including: successfully engaging with markets; group organization and management; internal savings and lending; experimentation and innovation; and natural resource management . The IP staff will be trained as trainers in the multi skill set approach and will offer short trainings to interested groups on an ongoing basis during field visits. Project staff will also identify specific opportunities for groups to receive additional livelihoods training as a part of the proposed Title II MYAP related to agricultural production and marketing, livestock, health and nutrition, Food for Assets (FFA), and environmental management.
- IR 3: ocal coomunities engaged in water resources management
The RANO HP project will also coordinate with existing environmental organizations and buffer communities to increase understanding of the linkages between environmental protection, water supply, and improved health. The project will specifically engage representatives of the Ankoay doré youth groups supported by C-CHANGE, KOLOHARENA, and COBA supported by the USAID Eco-Regional Alliance partners. The project will take stock of existing extracurricular environmental education radio programs and materials for youth, and use and adapt these materials to expand environmental education. The environmental linkages will also be strengthened through increasing capacity at the commune level for understanding the legal frameworks for environmental protection and watershed management.