According to bank documents, the Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in North and South Kordofan in the Republic of the Sudan strategically aligns with the Bank's Strategy for Addressing Fragility and Building Resilience in Africa (2014-2019). The project also addresses the objectives of the Bank's Second Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP2) by promoting adaptation priorities in the water sector as defined in the country's Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). This is an investment project targeting institutional capacity development and construction/ rehabilitation of infrastructures. The project will improve water supply and sanitation service in selected areas of North and South Kordofan states and benefit approximately 435,000 people. It will be implemented over 54 months with a closing date of September 2024 with a total cost approximately UA 25.218 million. The project benefits include: (a) improved reliability of the water and sanitation services; (b) increased water availability for economic activities; and (c) overall improvement of the public health situation.
The objective of the project is to improve households' livelihoods and resilience against climate variability and change in the project areas through provision of reliable water and sanitation services, including those of nomadic communities. Project outputs include: 1) Water service improvement to address challenges of water shortage in the target areas; 2) Sanitation and hygiene to promote good sanitation and hygiene practices for improved health; and 3) Capacity development aimed at economic empowerment of communities as well as ensuring sustainability of the investment.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/