INCREASING ACCESS TO CLEAN AND SAFE WATER IN DUQAAQO TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE
By Deegaan Bile Project with Duqaaqo Village
Using a participatory community consultation process, the Duqaaqo community elected to prioritize responding to the water crisis that is urgently affecting the entire district as a result of the drought as well as poor water infrastructure in the area.
Duqaaqo is in the Mudug region of Somalia, about 80 kilometers from Galkayo. It is a village that relies mainly on livestock. The approximate population of Duqaaqo town is 500 inhabitants, mainly from the host communities.
The water kiosk will assist in supporting the borehole structures. It will contribute towards the communities receiving an adequate supply of water. The immediate outcome is that Duqaaqo can access clean and safe water. By enhancing access to reliable water, the communities will be able to live in peace, and strengthen /overcome drought-related shocks.
The effects of climate change are visible at village level. Water crises and other climate induced shortfalls continue to affect the village.
The Duqaaqo community has shown great interest in participating in the Deegan Bile matching grant project, which supplements funds raised by the community at a set ratio. The community has no previous experience in initiating, co-financing and financing projects but, they have shown the idea as suitable to Duqaaqo. For the matching grant with Deegaan Bile project, Duqaaqo community proposed to have a water kiosk, with the matching grant ratio to be 1 to 4. The community contribution expected is $5000 with the project matching $15,000. Hence the total initial cost of the community project will be $20,000.
The water kiosk was identified as a top a priority project through inclusive participatory community planning conducted in Duqaaqo. The implementation process is government-led, and community-owned bringing together representatives from different socioeconomic groups in the community to jointly assess their location including mapping resources, understanding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the community, and to identify the priorities of the communities
Thank you for contributing towards improving access to clean and safe water in Duqaaqo through additional water kiosk that will co funded by the community and the Deegan Bile project in response to climate change impacts.