The Project GoBenin is a EU-funded development project within the Call "Partnerships for Capacity Development in the ACP Water & Sanitation Sector EuropeAid/129510/C/ACT/Multi".
General objective To contribute to the promotion of a correct governance and effective management of water by transferring knowledge and sharing experiences that improve the local health conditions and support the social and economic development.
Specific Objective To carry out a study and a pilot action in the Municipality of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, including technical training of local staff, aimed to realize and test a technical manual for water resource management, thus proposing a model that can be adapted to the local governance system.
Activities GoBenin integrates and supports the implementation of the national water policy of the Republic of Benin, with particular reference to water governance and the management strategy at the local level. On these issues, the Beninese municipalities assumed a fundamental role following the decentralization process put in place by the government authorities. The transfer of skills and resources to the municipalities presented difficulties in its first phase of implementation. The project involves the implementation of a pilot action in the municipality of Abomey-Calavi with the aim of verifying and testing the application of national policy and drawing up a manual for technicians and administrators of local public institutions, in order to strengthen their capabilities, ensure the sustainability of the action and implement a more effective public water management. Hydroaid coordinated the training activity on the integrated management of water resources aiming, in particular, to strengthen the skills of technicians and administrators of the institutions of the municipality of Abomey-Calavi. The training model has two phases: a first frontal training in Benin followed by an internship in Italy, characterized by visits and technical seminars.
Partnership The project was possible thanks a partnership which included both private and public entities: