SWIFT programme overview
The SWIFT Consortium aims to deliver sustainable access to safe water and sanitation and encourage the adoption of basic hygiene practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. Led by Oxfam, the consortium includes Tearfund and ODI as Global Members, and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) as Global Associate, along with many implementing partners in the two focus countries.
By March 2016, the SWIFT Consortium had reached almost 850,000 people in the DRC and Kenya with safe water or sanitation, and hygiene promotion activities (WASH) – in some cases all three. It will continue to work with communities, local authorities, health bodies, utilities and radio stations until March 2018 to build capacity and ensure interventions are sustainable.
In March 2017, SWIFT started preparations for a second programme in DRC that will reach more than 700,000 people with WASH activities across the three provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema. The programme will be delivered in 20 months between May 2017 and December 2018. It will be followed by a 15 month extension phase, ending with the endline survey in March 2020.
The SWIFT Consortium is funded with UK aid from the British people under a ‘Payment by Results’ contract.