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In the Partnerships project, Akvo aims to support the implementing agencies of the Dutch WASH Strategy 2016-2030 to improve the transparency of their work; to maintain old partnerships and develop new partnerships between Akvo and national, regional and global actors and to contribute to global fora on open data and innovation.
In 2018, the activities in this project will firstly focus on aligning Akvo’s activities with the updated Dutch policies on development cooperation, specifically where linked to migration and migration countries, based on the ‘beleidsnota ontwikkelings-samenwerking’ expected in spring 2018. On the international level, Akvo will align its work with the activities of the UN High Level Panel on Water.
Secondly, Akvo will work to improve the transparency on the work of major actors in the international water sector, specifically those which also contribute to the objectives laid down in the Dutch WASH sector. In 2018, we will promote the results of the last five years of water point mapping in WCARO to other interested countries; we will work to ensure the European Commission Trust Funds working on the refugee crisis monitor and report their projects online and we will support other organisations, including WIN; WSSCC and Young Water Solutions to include a Data to Decision approach in their work.
Thirdly, Akvo aims to work together with the WHO and JMP to ensure efforts on national water quality monitoring are compliant with global SDG monitoring. One national or regional monitoring effort is foreseen to be implemented in which WHO and JMP participate to make sure the methodology used is compliant with SDG monitoring.
Fourthly, Akvo will work to include the D2D approach in DGIS agricultural programmes, by enabling a combination of remote-sensed data with “groundtruth” data. Agricultural programmes include G4AW, CILSS and programmes with the Netherlands Space Office Worldbank and the Food and Agricultural Organisation.
Lastly, Akvo aims to develop upscaled projects based on the expertise developed in the UDUMA project on guaranteed service delivery by private companies, on guaranteed smarter WASH management in Ghana and on service sustainability in the WCARO region. Project proposals will be developed with partners and presented to several potential funders and partners, including the Global Innovation Fund.
Specific objectives 2018
A1. To provide general support to DGIS and DGIS partners A2. To align the activities of Akvo with the new Dutch development policy, including focus on migration and migration countries and with the work of the UN High Level Panel on Water A3. To support applying the D2D approach in DGIS agricultural programmes (FAO, WB, CILSS, NSO, G4AW) A4. To enhance transparency in the EU Trust Funds for Africa, specifically related to migration. B1. To maintain and develop new partnerships with national governments and international organisations and contribute to global fora relating to open data and innovation. B2. To involve WHO and JMP in national water quality monitoring efforts to ensure these efforts are compliant with SDG monitoring. B3. To support Water Integrity Network and WSSCC B4. To promote the results of last 5 years of waterpoint mapping in WCARO with other regional or national authorities. B5. To support Young Water Solutions, including by presenting their portfolio of activities online in RSR. C1. To maintain and develop new multilaterial (regional) partnerships and partnerships with the private sector. C2. To contribute WCARO service sustainability knowledge to the design of the sub-Saharan Wash programme C3. To develop (in cooperation with Aqua4All and SNV( a project proposal on guaranteed service delivery by private companies (based on UDUMA) to present to the Global Innovation Fund and other potentially interested funders C4. To develop a project proposal on guaranteed smarter wash management (Ghana) and present this to potentially interested funders