Project Name: Hargeisa Water Supply System Expansion (RAIN II).
Project Status: Closed
Duration Months: 12 months
Start Date: April 2016 End Date: April 2017
Donors: Co-funded by the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation.
Description: Starting with a scoping phase (PHASE I) and in partnership with Terre Solidali (TS), RAIN Somaliland will work with the Hargeisa Water Agency (HWA) to develop a plan to improve service delivery in Hargeisa. The project will focus on extending and rehabilitating the primary and secondary distribution network and introducing a new computerised billing and accounting system. This scoping phase will focus on all five Hargeisa districts for the engineering component and will supply some essential building material to start reservoir construction. In addition to the expansion of the distribution network, the project will also develop a plan for reaching Internally Displaced Person (IDP) settlements, schools, markets, strategic kiosks, and low income quarters not currently receiving service.
TS will also develop a plan to increase the prevalence of rainwater harvesting throughout Hargeisa while simultaneously promoting youth empowerment. Upon successful completion of PHASE I,TS will start rehabilitating and expanding the distribution network, introducing the billing and accounting system, and engaging youth and other key stakeholders on the rainwater harvesting component. Ultimately the project will benefit nearly 700,000 people throughout Hargeisa.