WSSSRPIII is part of a wider EU-supported WASH programme. It addresses the issue of water sector governance, poor access to safe water supply and basic sanitation services in three Nigerian States — Adamawa, Ekiti and Plateau. It focuses on improving water governance — water policies, laws, institutional framework and capacity — and access to safe and sustainable water and adequate sanitation through improved service delivery in each of these states. Human Dynamics, as a consortium leader, has been engaged to deliver the small towns/urban areas part of WSSSRPIII (with UNICEF responsible for rural areas).
WSSSRPIII includes five main groups of activities: (1) facilitation of the water and sanitation sector reform process; (2) implementation of programme activities in small towns and urban areas; (3) improvements to information processing and monitoring; (4) improving project management capabilities; and (5) increasing coordination in the sector.
The implementation of WSSSRPIII adopts a “lessons learnt” approach and building upon synergies with related projects (e.g. WSSSRP II and NDSP-WS) in order to facilitate the promotion of a programmatic approach for the water and sanitation sector in Nigeria. While the participating States are at different stages in implementing the on-going reform process, the project team are working to ensure cross-state information and experience sharing. To enhance coordination between rural/urban/small town developments, the team work closely with UNICEF.