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Project Fact Sheet for YW003-03

Project / Programme Title
Acess to Urban and Peri-Urban 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. The Access to Urban and Peri-Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Project will aim at increasing by 20 per cent the access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in the municipalities of Maputo, Nampula, Beira, Quelimane and Mocuba by the end of 2006. Specifically, assistance will be provided for municipal authorities to undertake an assessment and analysis of the causes of cholera and diarrhoeal diseases, and to engage in a consultative process to develop an action plan to improve access to water, sanitation and improved hygiene practices. An important element of this project will be the involvement of the private sector in sanitation and hygiene promotion activities with a view to improving access to safe water and excreta disposal facilities. Activities will focus on capacity building within Municipal Authorities to enable them to issue and manage the implementation of contracts and training private sector activists in sanitation and hygiene promotion methodologies. In 2006, the project will further build the capacities of the 5 municipalities to coordinate, plan and supervise all water, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities focusing on the improvement of the informal settlements in each municipality benefiting the most vulnerable population. The project will support the construction of water and sanitation facilities in 20 schools and the establishment of 60 child-to-child sanitation committees promoting hygiene education in their schools. It will promote communication activities in the same municipalities to reinforce safe hygiene practices and complement the construction activities. In addition, in Chicualacuala district, 23 schools will be supported with safe sanitation facilities, 4 schools with rain water harvesting, and 46 schools with hygiene education. 30 schools will be equipped with play pumps, while another 30 will receive AFRIDEV pumps. Furthermore, 25 water shemes will be initiated benefiting 12,500 people;2,500 latrines will be constructed; 60 activists will be trained on hygiene promotion and artisans trained on how to build latrines to promote sustainability in the municipalities.
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
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
2002-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
National / Regional
Type of Implementation
Project Contact Person
Manuel Freitas | 082 327 328 | 
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
Sector Program
Type of Funding
On/Off Budget
Off Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
2,281,256 EUR
3,167,549 EUR
886,292 EUR
Historic Funding
2,392,314 EUR
3,321,758 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements 1st Quarter
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
Disbursements 4th Quarter


Channel of Delivery
  • Municipality of Momba
  • Municipality of Nampula
  • Municipality of Quelimane
  • Municipatily of Beira
  • Municipio Inhambane
  • Child Mortality
  • Environment
Focal Regions