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The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN-Mwanza) Project: Mobilization and Institutional Facilitation of Sanitation (UN-Habitat)
European Investment Bank (EIB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have partnered together with the Government of Tanzania and UN-Habitat in implementing a project dubbed “The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN-Mwanza) Project: Mobilization and Institutional Facilitation of Sanitation (UN-Habitat)” whose goal is to reduce the level of pollution flowing into Lake Victoria through an improvement in water supply and sanitation infrastructure in the urban centres around the Lake and a pilot initiative of up-grading low income informal settlements in this city.
The programme comprises interventions in water and sanitation. Implementation of the Sanitation Component is being done by UN-Habitat. A successful participatory community mapping and self-enumeration exercise was spearheaded by UN-Habitat in October 2016.
The aim was to understand and ascertain the prevailing water, sanitation and environmental conditions, actual structure and composition of the informal settlements of Mwanza; Kilimahewa, Kwimba, and Unguja through settlement census/ counting, and measurement as well as establishing the prevailing living conditions through socio economic enumeration via a questionnaire, house numbering, focus group discussions and participatory community mapping workshops.