Community-managed Water and Sanitation

Speeches Shim

Duration: October 2014 – September 2020
Total Funding: $1.9 million


USAID’s Community-Managed Water and Sanitation project aims to improve water governance through the implementation of the model of community management of water systems (MoGeCa) to ensure affordability of water for consumers and the maintenance of water infrastructures. This USAID-funded model and adopted by the Government of Angola as its official water governance policy is based on three fundamental pillars, including decentralized management of water systems, community participation and cost recovery. An important component of this model is to create and empower community water and sanitation management structures through social mobilization and train national and local administrations in planning and implementation of the model. The Community-Managed Water and Sanitation project’s goal is to improve public health indicators of vulnerable Angolan families through increased access to sustainable and affordable water and sanitation services. It will also improve hygiene practices in rural and peri-urban municipalities in the provinces of Cunene, Huambo, Kwanza-Sul and Luanda.



  • Increased access to clean water and sanitation services.
  • Organize community water management committees.
  • Train national and municipal administrations staff on planning and monitoring.
  • Create sanitation sub-committees within each community.
  • Conduct health education campaigns in schools and communities.
  • Implement the Community-Led Total Sanitation approach in peri-urban and rural areas. 


  • 82.416 people with access to improved water services.
  • 464 water management committees established.
  • 5 communities certified as free of open defecation areas
  • 31,078 children in 31 schools with access to containers for hand washing as part of the hygiene campaigns.
  • 118 containers of hand washing installed in 20 schools.
  • 9,037 households participated in training sessions on health and hygiene
  • 22,119 households adopted good practices of hygiene and health.
  • 11,714 families benefited with door-to-door awareness campaigns on Community-Led Total Sanitation in rural and peri-urban areas.
  • 887 families with access to improved community latrines
  • Mapped 3,946 water systems in 17 municipalities
  • Provided 76 monitor equipment to water committees to monitor water quality.
  • 552 technical staff of the National Directorate of Energy and Water, Provincial Directorate of Energy and Water, Municipal Administration and Luanda Water Utility Company benefited with training and follow-on mentoring sessions on the implementation of the model of community management of water systems. 
  • 13,676 benefited with lectures on Community-Led Total Sanitation.
  • 172 families have access to improved community latrines
  • 561 technicians of the National Directorate of Water, Municipal Administration benefited with training on Community-Led Total sanitation