More than a third of Luandans do not have access to drinking water. The Angola Field Group had a good attendance last week as over 160 participants listened to Development Workshop (DW) director and founder, Allan Cain, as he told us about the serious challenges of Community Water Management. An audio recording of the presentation and PowerPoint are now on DW’s website at: www.dw.angonet.org/forumitem/1429
DW, together with the government, developed a policy of community management of water as part of the Angolan Government’s Water for All Program, called “MoGeCA”. MoGeCA promotes an approach involving local communities in the planning, construction and management of water points, as a basic strategy promoting local development. It aims to improve water supply to the population in a way that each actor promotes the sustainability and maintenance of water supplies.
A MoGeCA book has been published and printed as result of DW´s more than 30 years working in the water sector, together with government structures. The book is a manual on Community Water Management and has become the Angolan National Policy on sustainable water management. Download a PDF (in Portuguese) from DW’s website: dw.angonet.org/sites/default/files/online_lib_files/AGUA-MoGeCa_0.pdf
Training cards have been made to use in communities during campaigns and social mobilizing events. These cards work with drawings and are used in combination with community theater, to spread knowledge on (social) hygiene, water management and waste management. Download a PDF at dw.angonet.org/sites/default/files/2012%20MANUAL%20MoGeca.pdf
Mr. Cain also showed two short videos, a short video about Alice, a mother who watches her children play in dirty rain water on the street while inside her home there is not a drop of clean water for drinking: www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUW67t6I7C27Ycc6XW2Q29Cg&v=AiB_Ivg4c3k
The second short video shows DW´s work in Angola on the water access points they built that benefit over one million Angolans: