Amidst booming urbanization, particularly in Dar es Salaam, communities living in unplanned settlements require effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services (WASH) and Sewerage Management (SM) services provided by policymakers, donors, and civil society groups. Rural communities are also affected by water management challenges and require innovative frameworks delivering WASH mechanisms to their communities and schools.
As part of its WASH & SM portfolio, PDF partners with WaterAid to implement the Comic Relief UK-funded “Building Entrepreneurship for Water, Liquid and Solid Waste Management in Slums of Dar es Salaam in Temeke Municipal Council.” The project’s primary objectives are to: i) construct a 50m3 Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS), and ii) build entrepreneurial capacity within the water supply and off-grid sanitation business enterprises in five wards of Temeke, namely Kibondemaji, Kilungule, Mianzini, Kiburugwa and Charambe of Mbagala division. The DEWAT is managed by a sanitation entrepreneur who earns revenue from wastewater disposal fees and fertilizer.
PDF has also worked with UNESCO to conduct mapping of WASH facilities at schools across Tanzania and Zanzibar, as well as with UNICEF to build pit latrines for primary schools, including menstrual health management (MHM) facilities and services, in Njombe and Mufindi Districts. Please contact us for a full list of WASH & SM services and projects provided by PDF.