Empowering Water Governance as a Sustainable Solution for Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement

In Kiryandongo settlement, water scarcity poses a significant challenge, especially for production facilities. However, through collaborative efforts, we have seen a positive change.

Field visit to understand some of the water challenges affecting the refugee communities

Global Refugee Initiatives is proud to support 7 Village Savings and Loans Association VSLA farmer groups comprising 120+ members in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. With assistance from Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Self-Help Africa, we have installed a shallow well and a solar pump, ensuring access to water for production even during the dry season.

Guiding farmer group members on formation/drafting of water user committee constitution

But our commitment doesn’t stop there. We have established a Water User Committee, with 50% female representation, to ensure effective governance of this precious resource. Their responsibilities include setting up by-laws to guide usage, collecting maintenance contributions from the facility users, and managing a maintenance fund for long-term sustainability.

Farmer groups gathered to vote their group representatives on the water user committee.

Join us in overcoming water challenges in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. Together, we can make a difference.