Scaling universal access to safe and climate resilient water services in Rwanda, with focus on small towns (SCALE).
The Government of Rwanda [GoR] has set ambitious targets for provision of water and sanitation services to achieve 100% access to water services in all of its urban areas by 2024. WASAC being the main provider of (Urban) water (and sanitation) services in Rwanda, sought partnership with VEI to support them in pursuing these ambitious water supply targets by strengthening WASAC’s capacity. The support is through a Water Operators Partnership (WOP) project titled Scaling universal access to safe and climate resilient water services in Rwanda, with focus on small towns – SCALE.
In addition to VEI and WASAC, the SCALE project partnership includes WaterAid Rwanda and the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda (MININFRA). While WaterAid brings, to the partnership, vast experience in pro-poor water supply, the Ministry of Infrastructure, advises and supports WASAC to achieve project objectives and align them to the vision of the Government of Rwanda.
SCALE project is 60% co-funded by the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) under the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On behalf of the Dutch Government, the project is managed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). The project started in January 2019 and is expected to be completed by 30th September 2024.
SCALE project programs are being implemented in two target branches of WASAC namely Rwamagana and Nyagatare. The best practices in the two target branches shall then be shared (replicated) in the remaining 12 (upcountry) WASAC branches through a benchmarking framework.
The project SCALE comprises of six components referred to as Work Packages (WPs), as described below:
VEI Experts with WASAC’s Karenge WTP staff in Rwamagana Branch