Southern Africa Regional Programme (SARP)
IRC's focus in the Southern Africa region is to strengthen intermediate levels (province, district, municipality) capacities of the various actors involved in pro-poor WASH governance taking place in a local Intergrated Water Resource Managment context.
The Southern Africa Regional Programme (SARP) consists of two main components:
- Enhancing regional knowledge networking, so as to facilitate and support organisations and networks to effectively address the key WASH issues;
- Knowledge development, innovation, documentation and sharing, mainly in South Africa and Mozambique but also in other countries in the region, on a number of prioritised thematic areas.
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IRC has been active in Mozambique for over a decade, intensifying its work in-country since 2009 with the launch of WASHCost Mozambique. IRC’s total financial engagement in Mozambique through WASHCost, Water Services that Last, DGIS and Technical Assignments with the National Water Directorate (DNA) between 2009 and 2016 is approximately half a million Euros. In Mozambique IRC is working with various partners on a range of themes including water financing, governance, knowledge management and transparency and accountability.
IRC is working with various partners in South Africa on a sector wide approach and on local governance so that the water sector has more impact on the water and sanitation Millenium Development Goals.
Overview of ongoing and recent initiatives of IRC in the Southern Africa region.
Building the water sector in Southern Africa through collaboration by involving key stakeholders and using the sector wide approach (SWAp). The Southern Africa regional team is sharing lessons about SWAps in the water sector with other countries on the continent.