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Foundation for Civil Society

Foundation for Civil Society

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Respondent: MiDA Tanzania
Time Submitted: 16 Aprili, 2012 08:49 EAT

Utangulizi

Mass Initiatives Development Association Tanzania
MiDA Tanzania
Empowering the Village Water Users Committees in Gunyoda Ward
REF: FCS/RSG/11/307
Tarehe: 1st January,2012Kipindi cha Robo mwaka: 1
Raphael Ami
P.O. Box 41,
Mbulu-Manyara
Phone: 0784635824/0767635824
raphaelami@midatanzania.org
admin@midatanzania.org
Website: www.midatanzania.org

Maelezo ya Mradi

Sera
MiDA Tanzania had two key results areas which are:-
1. Conservation and management of water sources in Gunyoda ward is enhanced by end of March,2012
2. Coordination of major water stakeholders in Mbulu district are strengthened by end of
March,2012.

Regarding the first key result MiDA Tanzania organized number of trainings to the Village Water User Committees in Gunyoda ward about their roles and the responsibilities, various techniques of managing water sources, and the The National water policy and the water sources management by-laws established.These trainings were conducted by experienced water and environmental officers from the Mbulu District Council and last but not least the village water users committees were taken to Karatu for exposure visit to one of the successful water projects in Tanzania called GYEWASU. This is one of the registered water boards in Tanzania owned by the community in Bashay village and it is operated by the communities themselves. The VWUC's in Gunyoda ward learned how the water bodies and/ or committees are established and do their responsibilities adequately. It is in this regard that the key result number one is adequately addressed by the project.


Another Key results areas MiDA Tanzania addressed through implementation of major activities is coordination meeting of major stakeholders in Mbulud district which was conducted in the district. This meeting brought together number of institutions namely Mbulu District Council heads of departments, Diocese of Mbulu Development Department, Mbulu Environmental Society (MBESO) and ALIDO (Agriculture and Livestock Development Organization) and the village leaders of the respective villages where the project was to be implemented. Through Stakeholders meeting we shared experiences, looked at the challenges together and planned together how we can tackle the water sources management challenges as this is a cross cutting issue. The institutions that were involved in the coordination meeting agreed that this forum is very important for exchange of ideas regarding environmental and water resources management in Mbulu districtand promised to continue holding similar sessions regularly. It is in this regard the conservation and management of the water sources in Gunyoda ward is enhanced hence achieving key result area number two of this project.





MkoaWilayaKataVijijiIdadi ya Wanufaika
ManyaraMbulu Gunyoda Gunyoda2,983
Qaliyeda 2,199
Gedamar 2,525
Silaloda 4,739
 Walengwa wa moja kwa mojaWalengwa wasio wa moja kwa moja
Wanawake136,552
Wanaume245,984
Jumla3712,536

Shughuli na Matokeo ya Mradi

1.1 Twenty four members of VWUC’s are aware of their roles and responsibilities and have acquired water sources management techniques by end of March, 2012.
1.2 Twenty four members of VWUC’s are aware of National water policy by end of
March,2012.
1.3 Forums for waters stakeholders in Mbulu districts established by March,2012

1.1.1 Two day training on the roles and responsibility of 24members of VWUCs in
Guyoda ward by February, 2012
1.1.2 Two day training to 24 members of the VWUCs on techniques of water sources
management by February,2012.
1.1.3 Two day exposure visit to Bashay village in Karatu by February,2012
1.2.1 Three day training on National water policy in Tanzania by February,2012
1.3.1 Coordination meeting of 3 major water stakeholders in Mbulu
district.(MBESO,DMDD,MDC) by January,2012
1.3.2 To conduct general assembly in 4 villages in Gunyoda Ward by January,2012
1.3.3 To prepare water sources management by-laws draft by March, 2012
1.3.4 To approve water management by-law in the general assembly’s in 4 villages by
March,2012
1.3.5 To enact water management by-laws by March,2012
1.3.5 Monitoring and Evaluation

Three training were conducted between January,1, 2012 to March 31,2012 to 24 VWUC's in Gunyoda ward and involved the the ward and village leaders namely the ward executive officer, 4 villages executive officers and 4 villages chairpersons. The total number of beneficiaries for the training was 32 participants from Gunyoda ward. Trainings were facilitated by the officials from the Mbulu District Council namely the Environmental officer and Senior water officer. The major topics covered during the training include:
-The training on the roles and responsibilities of the village water committees(VWUC's)
-The training on the techniques of water sources management to (VWUC's)
-The training on the National Water Policy(NAWAPO) to (VWUC's).
-Water sources management by-laws was established.

Another activity which was conducted by MiDA Tanzania was the exposure visit to Karatu. The VWUC's visited one of the successful water board in Bashay village in Karatu district in Arusha region. The project in known in the name of GYEWASU which stand for Gyetigi Water Supply. The team from Gunyoda had a opportunity to see how water projects are run sustainably, the roles of the the water body and /or Water User Committees and especially Silaloda Water User Committes had copied a lot of things as they have the project very similar to the one from Bashay.

Coordination meeting is one of the activities that was implemented by MiDA Tanzania. The activity attracted number of organizations within the district namely relevant departments of the district council, Catholic diocese of Mbulu water department, Mbulu Environmental Society(MBESO) and Agriculture and Livestock Development Organization (ALIDO). The activity was meant to establish a forum for discussion for water and environmental stakeholders. These stakeholders plus those leaders who came from the targeted villages where the project was to be implemented had a chance to exchange views on the subject matter.

The last major success of MiDA Tanzania was the formulation of bylaws at the ward level. The bylaws were formulated by the water users committees in collaboration with the district water and environmental officers, the village and ward leaders were also involved in formulation of the the bylaws which were then taken to the general assemblies by the Village executive officers and the committees to be approved and enacted. The activity came up with the tools that is very useful at the village level. The bylaws for each village are at the moment at different stages of approval by the general assemblies of the respective villages.
The major differences is that village and ward leaders were not foretasted during planning and budgeting of this project. It was later found out that the ward and village leaders are the most important people to participate in these trainings as without them no decision will be taken in the ward and villages. So they were involved for each training and they really gave us the great contribution of their experiences.

Secondly most of the committees did not exist in the villages. The exercise of reviving the committees took the organization a bit of time and efforts. This is because some committees members did not even know that they were the members of the particular committee. This is the fault of the village governments as they did not define water committees as one of the key committees at the village level. This is a lesson that was learnt by the organization especially when implementing a new project it is important to work beforehand with the village governments.
Description
Two day training on the roles and responsibility of 24 of VWUCs 850,000.00
Two day training to 24 VWUCs on techniques of water source mgt 886,500.00
Two day exposure visit to Bashay in Karatu 1,000,000.00
Three days training on National water policy in Tanzania 1,258,000.00
Coordination meeting of major water stakeholders in Mbulu district 900,000.00
To conduct general assembly in 4 villages in Gunyoda Ward 200,000.00
To prepare water management by-laws draft 473,000.00
Printing and Binding of 40 copies water sources by-laws 180,000.00
Monitoring and Evaluation 52,000.00
Administration cost 1,635,000.00
Total 7,511,700.00

Mafanikio au Matunda ya Mradi

-Three water catchment areas are conserved by end of March,2012
-Number of trees planted around water sources by end of March,2012
-Number of abandoned farms around water sources by end of March, 2012
-Number of water stakeholders participating in water management forum in Mbulu district by end of March,2012
Outcome 1
Conservation and management of water sources in Gunyoda ward is enhanced by end of March,2012
-The bylaws are formulated by the villagers themselves and discussed in the general assemblies to protect the water sources in four villages of Gunyoda ward.
-The committees are aware of their roles and responsibilities regarding water sources management
-National water policy is known to all the committee members in Gunyoda ward
-Various techniques of water sources conservation are well known to the committees in Gunyoda ward

Outcome 2
Coordination of major water stakeholders in Mbulu district are strengthened by end of March,2012
-The platform for discussion is established in Mbulu district.
-There is strong relationship among the NGO's dealing with water and environmental in Mbulu district.
-The district council has provided the technicians to do the training and in this regard opening an opportunity for collaboration with the NGO's in Mbulu district.
-Quarterly plans are set to continue with the coordination meeting of the water stakeholders in Mbulu district.
-Three catchment areas are conserved using bylaws drafted as a result of this project.
-There is a dialogue among the water users regarding those human activities around water sources
-The forum for water sources management at the district level is established and lively
-The farms around water sources are not yet abandoned because the farms have crops and can not removed before they are matured.
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Mambo Mliyojifunza

Maelezo
The lessons we learnt from the implementation of the project is that the water users committees was not known to be one of the important committees at the village level. It was one of the neglected committees in villages. The roles and responsibilities of the committees were not known to the village governments and to the communities themselves.It took the organization efforts and time to make the village governments and communities understand that this is an important committees to be strengthened in their respective villages.
Exposure visit is one of the important training methodologies. This is because most of the adult learners are not in the position to go through a formal training sessions it was an appropriate training methodology for adults. MiDA Tanzania had a chance to experience this during the exposure visit to one of the successful projects in Karatu. Most of the committees were awaken when they learnt that they are one of the important committees at the village level.They were able to see from the successful water board that is GEYWASU. The water board could charge a fine even to the district commissioner as long as he/she does not abide by the water management bylaws at the village level.
MiDA Tanzania also learn a lesson during the coordination meeting. That there was no forum for exchange of views among the water and environmental stakeholders in Mbulu district. The forum was seen to be important platform for discussion and exchange of views of water stakeholders.
The issue of bylaws is also another lesson. All village governments did not have the bylaws that are approved and enacted at the village and district levels. It was for the first time that MiDA Tanzania introduced the water sources management bylaws that are known by the communities at the village level.

Changamoto

ChangamotoNamna mlivyokabiliana nazo
The village governments were not prepared for the project some of them did not know the committees so it took a bit of time and efforts to bring all the committees on board.Sensitization of the village governments and communities was done to enable the committees to participate in the project.
Some of the water committees did not know their roles and responsibilities so it was really starting from the scratch. Exposure visit to a well functioning water board was used to enlighten the committees through seeing is believing strategies . It was important to use the learning by seeing approach because some committee member were so new to their functions.
The approval of the bylaws is another challenge. This is because the drafting of the bylaws involved the committees at the ward level. MiDA Tanzania learnt that each village was relatively different so it was a challenge to have one bylaws document for the whole ward.Each village participating in the project allowed to review the bylaws to fit their needs. MiDA Tanzania provided assistance to each village to come up with its bylaws though a little different but responding to their needs adequately.
Last but not least challenge was during the coordination meeting. The event was agreed to be done quarterly and MiDA Tanzania was agreed to be the organizer of the event the challenge was the resources to organize the quarterly coordination meetings. MiDA Tanzania had a project for only one quarter but the coordination meetings are planned for 4 quarters. MiDA Tanzania has requested other organizations to volunteer their assets such as Hall and personnel to organize coordination meeting. MiDA would do the technical work while the material part will be shared among the stakeholders who will participated in the coordination meeting. Catholic Diocese of Mbulu Development Department was earmarked to provide the hall and other stakeholders will provide tea and other resources during the coordination meeting.

Mahusiano

WadauNamna mlivyoshirikiana nayo
Mbulu district Council -Mbulu district council was involved during coordination meeting represented by the heads of a departments
-The council provided the trainers from water and environmental departments
-MiDA Tanzania plans are incorporated in the district plans.
Catholic Diocese of Mbulu
Development Department
- sharing of the experiences in water sector development.
-Visiting projects implemented by Catholic Diocese of Mbulu(GEYWASU) in particular.
-Sharing of existing working documents.
MBESO -Sharing of experiences
ALIDO-Sharing of experiences
GYEWASU

Water Board in Bashay -Karatu
-Exchange visit and learn from the successful project in Karatu
-Water Committees shared experiences in operating water projects
-The experience of bylaws formulation and enactment was an important subject that was learned by the members of the water committees
-GYEWASU was very similar with the committees in Gunyoda ward because GYEWASU was serving 4 villages while Gunyoda ward has four villages that is serving and Silaloda Vilage in Gunyoda ward had similar water project.
-The exposure visit was again a platform for exchange among the village, ward and organizational leaders.
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Mipango ya Baadae

Shughuli ZilizopangwaMwezi wa 1Mwezi wa 2Mwezi wa 3
The second quarter is set aside for planning of a new project that will be submitted to The Foundation for Civil Society in July, 2012. This is because MiDA Tanzania had a project only for one quarter, from January to March, 2012.Final Reports submission in Marchk, 2012
Exploration of other funding opportunities.

Walengwa Waliofikiwa

    Walengwa wa moja kwa mojaWalengwa wasio wa moja kwa moja
Wajane na WaganeWanawake(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Wanaume(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Jumla(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Watu wanaoishi na VVU/UKIMWIWanawake(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Wanaume(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Jumla(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
WazeeWanawake(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Wanaume(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Jumla(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Watoto YatimaWanawake(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Wanaume(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Jumla(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
WatotoWanawake(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Wanaume(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Jumla(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Watu wenye UlemavuWanawake(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Wanaume(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Jumla(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
VijanaWanawake(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Wanaume(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Jumla(Hakuna jibu)(Hakuna jibu)
Watu wengineWanawake136,552
Wanaume245,984
Jumla3712,536
MiDA Tanzania being a new organization did not manage to monitor the details of the beneficiaries to teh level of the details provided. The organization only managed to capture the details of the beneficiaries to the basic level. In the future the new project will capture the details as stipulated in this report.

Matukio Mliyoyahudhuria

Aina ya TukioLiniMambo uliyojifunzaHatua zilizochukuliwa
Training December, 2011Manage your grant training MiDA Tanzania reviewed its grant application and fitted it according to the requirements of FCS while keeping its objective
Training June, 2010Project Design MiDA Tanzania lost the first application in 2010 and was later on invited to participate in the project design training. The organization refined its application and in 2011 we filled the application forms and submitted to FCS and we got the funding for 2012 project which is the one MiDA Tanzania is currently report on.
Training 19th March, 2012Fundraising and resource mobilization training Project Coordinator from MiDA Tanzania is invited to participate in the resources mobilization training the results of the training are used to come up with a fundraising plan for the organization.

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