Objectives and structures of the partnership
The core aim of the partnership was to develop cross-sector collaboration to address water and sanitation problems in the Municipality of Moreno. The partnership broker, IIED, initially sought to build capacity among the partners so that each understood the need for the partnership, and was equipped with the necessary skills to make the delivery of infrastructure sustainable. Central to this is community involvement. Specific objectives included:
i) The establishment of a Joint Management Unit (Unidad de Gestin Asociada / UGA) with representation from each partner
ii) Performing a participatory assessment (diagnostico) of the nature of water and sanitation services provision across Moreno
iii) Organising awareness-raising on water and sanitation issues and capacity building workshops for different groups working in the community
iv) Partners obtaining funding for a pilot project
v) Producing a series of transferable operations and management tools to be used at local, national and international levels, in other municipalities, and other areas where AGBA operates.