RWSSIRural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (Tunisia)
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These funds are in addition to a $20 million contribution to the RWSSI from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, announced in November 2011.
This was followed by the adoption of the RWSSI and AWF Declaration whereby some 300 participants, including African water and finance ministers, development partners and civil society representatives, reconfirmed their overall commitment to mobilise the required resources and make all necessary efforts to improve water resources management as well as to achieve the Millennium Development Goal targets for water supply and sanitation on the continent.
RWSSI has a furthest behind first strategy on the premise that every euro spent to improve sanitation in the poorest areas will have the biggest impact in terms of return on investment and improved quality of life, explained Mohamed El Azizi, Director of the Water and Sanitation Department at the AfDB.
Through its support for post-Ebola reconstruction, the RWSSI Trust Fund has yet again shown its commitment to achieving sustainable development by putting the furthest behind first.
RWSSI pursues a furthest behind first approach to meeting Sustainable Development Goal Number 6 by favouring actions in the regions where they are needed most.
The latest US $54 million funding for PEPAM program is funded by an AfDB loan of US $27 million, a Senegalese Government contribution of US $18 million, a RWSSI Trust Fund donation of US $7 million, and a contribution of US $1.
The RWSSI Trust Fund, together with contributions from the AfDB, bilateral and multilateral agencies, African governments and communities aims to accelerate access to drinking water supply and sanitation in rural Africa in order to attain the MDG targets in 2015 and the African Water Vision targets of 2025.
Son cout total est estime a 15,55 millions d%UC dont 10,43 millions d%UC du FEF; 1, 04 million d%UC du PBA, 4 millions d%UC RWSSI et 0,08 million d%UC de contrepartie du Gouvernement centrafricain.
The objectives of the RWSSI programme is to accelerate access to safe water and sustainable sanitation to contribute to the achievement of the national target and the Millinium Develpment Goals