Building Urban Resilience with Unicef

Name of programme: Building Partnership for Urban Resilience

Details of Programme:

  • Donor: Unicef
  • Town:  Chipinge & Gwanda
  • Start Date: July 2019
  • End Date: March 2020
  • Number of CHC: 14
  • Number of CHC members: 331 in chipinge (91% women) 272 in Gwanda (93% women)
  • Total Number of beneficiaries: 46,065
  • Vehicles: 3
  • Budget: USD210,328
  • Cost per beneficiary: US$4.5

Objective of Programme

To strengthen the Chipinge urban initiatives, through training of the communities in financial literacy and marketing in order to contribute to sustainable operation of their livelihood activities, as well as further strengthen WASH led economic activities, through establishment of water kiosks, and pay toilets which are manned and operated by Health Clubs in partnership with urban local authorities.

Achievements to Date:

Result 1:
Immediate improvements in urban environment to build practical evidence of access to basic public services, employment, livelihoods opportunities for youth in underserved urban areas improved.

Result  2:
Responding to the Cyclone IDAI effect in urban Chipinge

Water Supply
• 2 Water Repair Kit provided to the local authority.
• 1 Road Show conducted including sign language on Cholera Prevention
• 5 Operatives trained on Operation and Maintenance of pumps.
• 15 Water Point Management Committees trained in maintenance
• 15 water points with water quality assessment conducted.
• Local Authority staff and 6 CHC members were trained on water quality monitoring.
• 15 boreholes repaired and installed with inline chlorinators

Training on Effective responsive service delivery and customer care
Training was conducted over a period of 2 days. The target group was the WASH Local Authority personnel on middle management and representative from the people with disabilities.

U reporting – Web based reporting system on WASH service delivery was provided for users.

Refurbishment of Public Toilets
Four public toilets are being constructed and will be managed by the CHC in each town (see above)
LED Workshop with Youth, Women in CHC: A one day workshop was conducted through the assistance from Boost district officer. The attendees were drawn from the women in CHCs, youth in CHCs, Private Sector, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Municipality of Gwanda, Zimbabwe Sunshine Group and Environmental Management Agency. It was realized that there was a lot of opportunities from using waste products for making a living including providing employ-ment opportunities for the Gwanda communities. This will be followed up applying some of the training in Street Business at a recent training in Uganda.

Borehole drilling
The drilling of the borehole for the water kiosk was done during the month of October when the water table is at its lowest to ensure all year water supply.