World Water Day 2019: Focus on SWIFT’s behaviour change experience around payment for water
To celebrate World Water Day 2019, here is the video the SWIFT Consortium presented at the IRC WASH Symposium on March 14th in the Hague.
The topic is payment for water and how Oxfam partner AVUDS is working to encourage behaviour change around this challenging issue in a fragile context such as DRC. This pilot experience sparked a lot of interest from the 70 participants who attended the session.
Since 2014, the Sustainable WASH In Fragile Contexts (SWIFT) Consortium has been working to provide access to water and sanitation and to encourage the adoption of basic hygiene practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in Kenya.
Various partners implement SWIFT’s actions in both target countries, in collaboration with governments as well as water providers, including utilities. The consortium is led by Oxfam, and includes Tearfund and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as global members.
The SWIFT programme is funded by UK aid from the UK government under a Payment by Results (PbR) contract.