The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) Madagascar project will lead to better health and cleanliness through improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
This project will benefit more than 450,000 people in the cities of Antananarivo, Mahajanga, and Toliara and contribute to the Government of Madagascar’s goal of achieving universal access to WASH services by 2025 and eliminating open defecation. The project is implemented by Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), with principle funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) and USAID, who are supporting WADA project activities with a combined investment of more than $5.3 million.
The WADA-Madagascar project focuses on building the capacity of national institutions and local communities to effectively deliver and manage water and sanitation services. WSUP works with JIRAMA (the national water utility), national and city governments, and local communities to provide water for low-income areas with limited water services. These efforts will improve people’s lives by increasing the number of hours and quantity of water supplied each day, improving water quality and pressure by building new infrastructure, and finding and repairing leaks in current systems to reduce water loss.
The WADA-Madagascar project is also funded by U.K. aid from the Government of the United Kingdom, Dubai Cares, Cartier Philanthropy, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), and The Halcrow Foundation.