2017-2021 (Mali) Sustainable access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation in Bamako, Mopti and Koulikoro

This programme focuses on drinking water, sanitation and water for agriculture in the district of Bamako and the regions of Koulikoro and Mopti. Previous programmes have already shown that working on improving access to these facilities only is not sufficient. In the next five years we will focus more on sustainability.


Een leerling gebruikt de latrine van een school in de gemeente Kewa. © Protos
  1. More infrastructure for water and sanitation is available for Commune I and Commune IV in Bamako and in the municipality of Mountougoula  (region of Koulikoro).
  2. The inhabitants of these communities and of the municipality of Kewa (region of Mopti) have established good hygienic practices regarding the use of drinking water and sanitation.
  3. Water resources are used according to the principles of IWRM, in Mountougoula and in the municipalities of Ouroubé Doudé and Konna (region of Mopti).
  4. The management of the drinking water and sanitation services has improved in the municipalities mentioned and also in Korombana en Fatoma (region of Mopti).
  5. The experiences are brought together and are used for exchanges in the water sector, for lobbying at a local and national level. They are also useful in sensitization of the public.

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Grupo meta
  • Drinking water: 189.000 people (improved services)
  • Sanitation: 345.000 people (improved services)
  • "Clean schools": 9.700 students
  • Agriculture, improved yield: 1.325 farmers
Financiamiento / presupuesto / período


  • DGD
  • Via Water NL via A4A
  • Flemish administration flamande, Farys and Antea Belgium through VPWvO
  • Willemen Groep through Entrepreneurs pour Entrepreneurs
  • Herbosch-Kiere
  • VPK papier
  • Ecobeton Water Technologies
  • Famille et amis Elise Delsaerdt
  • Lindemans vrienden
  • Association Sud-Nord


  • Universiteit Antwerpen


  • 2017-2021


Actividades & resultados

1. Infrastructure

  • drinking water points, kiosks
  • sets of latrines in schools 
  • a small sewerage network with 100 connections
  • a treatment plant for faecal sludge


  • construction or rehabilitation of infrastructure for drinking water
  • 10 sets of latrines in 5 schools 
  • redevelopment of areas for horticulture 

2. Hygienic practices 

  • organize sensitization
  • training of the social organisations in sensitization activities
  • sensitization and further training regarding risk behaviour (water and sanitation) 

3. Integrated water resources management (IWRM)

  • research: what are the  obstacles for exploitation?
  • support for farmers' groups (cultivating techniques, organizing plots for agriculture,...)
  • training in IWRM for municipalities, village chiefs, farmers' organisations
  • elaborate local conventions on management of the water resources and follow-up

4.  Improved management of the infrastructure

  • training and guidance for municipalities, service providers, civil society and social organisations
  • follow-up of the projects for capacity building 

5. Lobbying

  • elaborate a communication strategy
  • collect experiences
  • disseminate results/experiences and use them in exchanges, for lobbying (at local and national level) and to inform the public
  • AMASBIF - Association Malienne Pour La Sauvegarde du Bien-être Familial
  • ADeCB - Association pour le Développement des Communautés à la base
  • Commune I (District Bamako)
  • Commune IV (District Bamako)
  • ONG Action Mopti
  • Commune Rurale de Mountougoula

¿Quieres ayudar a apoyar este programa? Por favor, póngase en contacto con : johan [dot] slimbrouck [at] protos [dot] ngo