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Strengthening the Agriculture Sector in Niger

Through the Irrigation and Market Access Project, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is partnering with the Government of Niger to improve irrigation infrastructure, including the rehabilitation and development of large and small-scale irrigation systems to increase crop yields, sustainable fishing, and livestock productivity. 

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Creating a Roadmap for Sustainable Water Service Delivery in Haiti

When the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, the country had just undertaken a massive reform of its water sector. The recovery from the initial disaster and subsequent cholera outbreak shifted the focus from structural reform to disaster response. An outpouring of international assistance helped Haiti dig itself out of these disasters and rebuild its infrastructure.


UNINE - Water and Sanitation Engineering from Emergency Towards Development - March 2020

The main objective of this course is to train qualified and motivated engineers and scientists who are active (or intending to become active) in the wash-sector in humanitarian contexts. The participants should be able, at the end of the course, to plan, implement and monitor water and sanitation emergency programs and design an emergency response in the context of a humanitarian operations as well as to better understand the institutional context of humanitarian situations.

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Water Security

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Strategy & Guidance Materials

Under the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy, USAID seeks to increase access to sustainable water and sanitation services, promote key hygiene behaviors among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, billions of whom remain unserved or underserved, and enhance the effective management of the water resources that are essential for the sustainable provision of drinking water, as well as for other objectives such as food security, nutrition, resilience, education, and economic growth.

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USAID helps build the resilience of vulnerable communities by increasing their ability to navigate droughts and floods and better preparing them to handle other water-related natural disasters. USAID investments in building resilience help share and shift the responsibility for managing risk, with the overriding aim of reducing costs of recurrent crises.

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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction encompasses efforts to prevent or mitigate damage inflicted by earthquakes, floods, droughts, and storms.