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Project Fact Sheet for YW003-02

Project / Programme Title
Access to Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion
Brief Project Description
The water supply and sanitation situation in Mozambique is characterised by low coverage levels, poor service delivery and weak sustainability. Diseases, such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, and malaria related to poor water and sanitation services and hygiene practices are common and account for a large proportion of morbidity and mortality in the country, particularly among children under five. In addition, one of the most striking problems facing the sector is the glaring disparity in access of the rural and urban populations. Between 2002 and 2006, in the provinces of Zambezia, Nampula and Cabo Delgado UNICEF will aim to develop provincial capacities so that provincial authorities may assume responsibility, authority, accountability and control in decentralised planning and implementation of integrated rural WSHP actions. In addition to supporting capacity development, UNICEF will provide financial and technical support for the implementation of projects that will have an impact on the time and energy demands involved in the collection of water, hence creating opportunities for the improved well-being of women and girls. A special emphasis will be placed on the development of a “School Hygiene” programme, incorporating integrated water, sanitation and hygiene promotion interventions in schools together with support for the provision of latrines and hand washing facilities. In 2006, the project will contribute to developing the technical capacities of Zambezia province and district staff in planning, managing and monitoring water and sanitation projects. It will also support the construction of bore holes and wells with hand pumps reaching around 95,000 people, the construction of 5,000 household latrines with the focus on the most vulnerable population; the construction of sanitation and hygiene facilities in 27 schools benefiting 10,000 children and in 25 health centres in the districts of Chinde, Inhassunge, Lugela and Nicoadala. In addition, hygiene promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention activities will be supported in the districts of Chinde, Inhassunge, Lugela and Nicoadala through the provision of information, education and communication materials reaching 120,000 people, the training of 60 activists and the establishment of 42 sanitation clubs at schools. In order to mitigate emergency situations, the project will support the construction and rehabilitation of low-cost water facilities benefiting 165,000 people and the construction of 5,000 household latrines in 155 communities vulnerable to drought, floods and cholera in the provinces of Gaza, Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Tete. The project will also contribute to the Child Friendly School Initiative by increasing access to sanitation and hygiene facilities in 101 schools in Maganja da Costa, Morrumbala and Nicoadala benefiting around 35,000 children. Safe water facilities will be additionally provided to 50,000 people in the above districts.
Donor Agency / UN Agency
Government Counterparts

Project Information

Project Status
Mozambican Project Number
Fonte de Recurso
Actual Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Planned Start - End
n/a / n/a
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
National / Regional
Type of Implementation
Project Contact Person
Manuel Freitas | 082 326 309 | 
Project Internet Link
UNICEF currently operates in Mozambique within the framework of a five-year Country Programme (CP) of Cooperation with the Government of Mozambique (2002-2006), which is fully aligned with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the same period. The CP is articulated around five programmes: (1) Nutrition and Health; (2) Basic Education; (3) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion; (4) Special Protection; and (5) Social Policy, Advocacy and Communication. The planned budget for the 2002-2006 CP is US$ 86.3 million, comprising of US$ 36.3 million in core resource (Regular Resources) and US$ 50 million in non-core resource (Other Resources). Other Resources are subject to availability of funds and are raised by UNICEF at global, regional and country level to implement the CP from various sources, including Governments and private sector (National Committee for UNICEF). In addition to RR and OR, UNICEF also receives Emergency Funds to support emergency response activities, which are mainstreamed across all programmes in the CP. UNICEF resources are used in Mozambique according to three broad categories: cash (cash given to Government or Civil Society Organisation to implement the CP), supply (supply procured for the Government and Civil Society Organisations to implement the CP), and Technical Assistance & Staff costs. Cash represents about 55% of the resources used, while supply represents about 20% and technical assistance about 25%. Financial figures reported here include all these three categories and refer to RR, OR and Emergency Funds for the period 2002 to 2006. Details about the specific use of funds can be provided by UNICEF Office in Maputo upon request. In the spirit of alignment and harmonisation, the United Nations Country Team in Mozambique has fully aligned the content and cycle of the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) with the PARPA II, developing a three-year framework for 2007-2009. Within this framework, UNICEF developed a new Country Programme of Cooperation with the Government for the period 2007 to 2009. The planned Budget for the three-year new CP is US$ 88.6 million, comprising of US$ 22.6 million RR and US$ 66 million OR. Under the new Country Programme, UNICEF will build upon the strengths of the current CP to support national efforts in the priority areas of Young Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and HIV/AIDS. Two other areas of Child Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships for Children’s Rights will also form the core of the new CP. Particular focus will be given to accelerating activities to support children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and also to the piloting of integrated initiatives on 'childfriendly' schools and support to orphans and vulnerable children, aimed at providing sustainable models for national scale-up. The new CP will be implemented by Government line ministries at the national and subnational levels, in partnership with multi-lateral and bilateral partners, NGOs and communities, in order to reduce existing disparities and ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised children are reached. Details about the new CP will be included in the database starting 1 January 2007.  

Funding Information

Aid Modality
Type of Funding
On/Off Budget
Off Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
881,241 EUR
1,435,840 EUR
554,599 EUR
Historic Funding
924,141 EUR
1,505,743 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements 1st Quarter
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
Disbursements 4th Quarter


Channel of Delivery
  • National Directorate for Forestry and Wildlife, MADER
  • Provincial Directorate of Cabo Delgado
  • Child Mortality
  • Environment
Focal Regions