Mali | Anka Jiko

Tackling open defecation in communities is a starting point for improved health. Ensuring the drinking water sources are clean is another. USAID works with local artisans in communities like Anga to repair or rehabilitate artesian drilling, such as this one, as an incentive to become ODF-certified. Photo credit: CARE Mali

The goal of USAID Anka Jiko is to improve the quality and sustainability of rural water and sanitation services by building the capacity of key stakeholders in rural Malian communities to construct, maintain, and sustainably manage safe and reliable water systems, as well as to plan and implement commune-level Economic, Social, and Cultural Development Plans (PDSEC) and Sanitation Strategic Plans (PSAs) in the Sikasso, Bougouni and Koutiala Regions. 

The project will identify and support 60 communes in these three targeted regions. The project aligns with the U.S. Government’s Global Water Strategy, which aims “to increase the availability and sustainable management of safe water and sanitation for the underserved and most vulnerable, in alignment with U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.” 

This goal will be accomplished by two complementary/reinforcing approaches:

  1. The provision of technical assistance and capacity building to Government of Mali counterparts
  2. Supporting commune governments through the design, construction, and contracting of service providers for water and sanitation infrastructure, including community-level potable water systems, water systems for productive use (i.e., community gardens), and Fecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTPs). 

Find Anka Jiko project documents on the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse.

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2020 - 2027
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