Operationalize Actions for MDG Acceleration, Sanitation

What is the project about

Photo: Sanitation as part of MDG Acceleration Framework, UNDP Belize, 2012
Photo: Sanitation as part of MDG Acceleration Framework, UNDP Belize, 2012

An extension of the Applying MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) Project, the "Operationalize Actions for MAF, Sanitation" Project focuses on increasing acceptable sanitation coverage in Belize and heightening awareness of effective sanitation practices in the achievement of MDG 7c. Often sanitation is overlooked as opposed to the provision and access to potable water, therefore this project in collaborating with the applying MAF project collectively addresses MDG 7c.

The objectives of the project are: a) Indigenous and climate vulnerable communities in central and southern Belize have access to improved sanitation service delivery systems and benefit from culturally acceptable sanitation and hygiene technologies; and b) Indigenous and climate vulnerable communities in central and southern Belize have capacities to conduct regular monitoring and reporting of sanitation standards in their communities.

What have we accomplished so far

1) Communication materials aimed at altering hygienic practices have been disseminated in consultation with UNICEF Belize.

2) An inventory of sanitation facilities has been compiled based on the World Health Organization's Communication For Behavioural Impact Methodology to ascertain sanitation practices and to assist in determining culturally acceptable facilities which would be introduced to communities in the Belize and Toledo Districts.

3) Community have participated in the determination of the design and functional features of sanitation facilities to ensure cultural and social acceptability.

Funding



Major sources of financing (including all sources providing more than $100,000).

2011 to 2012
Donor
Amount (US)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $79,370

Delivery in previous fiscal years

Total delivery up through the most recent year for which UNDP’s financial books have closed.

2011
Donor
Amount (US)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
$12,000
Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
2011
Estimated End Date:
2012
Geographic Coverage:
Toledo and Belize District
Focus Area:
Poverty Reduction and Human Development
MDG
1
Project Officer:
Ms. Jay Coombs
Partners:
Government’s Cooperating Agency is represented by the Ministry of Economic Development; Implementing Partners: The Ministry of Labour and Local Government and Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF)
Related documents
Project Document:

Operationalize Actions for MDG Acceleration, Sanitation

Report:

MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) Report, Belize