• Human Development

DGIS WASH project

In Rwanda, the five year project for "the acceleration of water supply, sanitation and hygiene towards reaching WASH related Millennium Development Goals" was launched in 2009.  This WASH project is one of the ventures to support the Government of Rwanda's ambitious target to provide safe water to 100% of its population by 2017.  It targets four districts in the North-Western part of Rwanda, namely Burera, Musanze, Nyabihu and Rubavu districts.  

Over a four year period, the WASH project has reached a majority of the targets: more than 500,000 people in the 4 districts have access to a potable water source, 127 schools and 27 health centres are connected to a potable water source, 139 schools and 29 health centres have access to improved gender friendly sanitation facilities and 200 schools and 1,400 villages have active hygiene clubs and committees which ensure sustainable hygiene practices and maintenance of WASH infrastructure.