E-WASH Innovation Grant Fund in Nigeria for Improved WASH Services
E-WASH Innovation Grant Fund: Strengthen Policy, Institutional & Regulatory Frameworks for Improved WASH Services – Nigeria.
RTI has launched the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for the E-WASH Innovation Grant Fund to strengthen policy, institutional and regulatory frameworks for improved WASH services (including establishing accountability mechanisms) in Nigeria.
E-WASH is working to create a favorable enabling environment for urban WASH sector reforms in select states, focused on policy, legal, institutional and regulatory frameworks.
As part of this, E-WASH is aiming to have select SWBs ready for investments (“finance-ready”), which requires not only utility-level reform but also transformation of the environment in which they exist.
Sustained sector reform requires strengthened policy, legal, institutional, and regulatory frameworks; and a shift in mindset of both politicians and the people they serve: the consumers.
E-WASH is working to establish or deepen accountability mechanisms between the State government and the service providers through both supply and demand-side accountability measures.
Furthermore, interventions under this activity will include efforts to better understand how sanitation is addressed (or not addressed) in the states. So far, under E-WASH support, all participating state water utilities are mandated to handle sanitation (i.e. sewage/wastewater).
There may be opportunities to help utilities achieve economies of scale and incorporate urban sanitation into the regular operations of the State’s water utilities.
Award(s) will contribute to one or more of the results below:
Result 1: A new or innovative approach to increasing or improving the policies, laws, agreements, regulations, or investments (public or private) that promote access to improved water supply and sanitation.
Result 2: There are increased numbers of private operators trained and are providing urban sanitation services as a result of E-WASH intervention.
Results 3: There is an increased percentage of the targeted population using safely managed sanitation services.
Applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for funding under this REOI.
- Be legally registered as a non U.S. non-governmental organization or for-profit private entity and having capacity to operate in Nigeria.
- Have a physical office in Nigeria.
- Have demonstrative success in the proposed area of intervention and other WASH related solutions.
- Preferred to have been active for at least 3 years’ operating within their sector and respective state.
- Have three (3) or more full time or part time staff.
- Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, not acting as an intermediary/consultant.
- Be willing to comply with all technical and financial requirements for participation in the program, including reporting and documentation of project activities, communication strategy and capacity development opportunities.
- Be eligible to receive funded awards from the United States government.
- Organizations that do not meet the criteria above will not be considered.Apply by 22nd June.
For more information and application details, see; E-WASH Innovation Grant Fund in Nigeria for Improved WASH Services