Looking for funding for the renovation of a composting and a sludge treatment facility in Adjumani, Uganda

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Looking for funding for the renovation of a composting and a sludge treatment facility in Adjumani, Uganda

Dear all,

In the name of the Town Council of Adjumani, Northern Uganda, I am looking for funding for the renovation of two derelict sanitation facilities that are both belonging to the town council:
  1. A manually operated composting facility and
  2. a small, artificial wetlands based sludge treatment facility.
Total costs are estimated as follow:
  1. 57,000,000 UGX for the composting, about 14000 Euro,
  2. 116,000,000 UGX for the sludge treatment, about 29000 Euro.
For details, please check the attached concept notes.
Hanns-Andre Pitot
M.Eng. Environmental Pollution Control
presently in Seesen, Germany

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Re: Looking for funding for the renovation of a composting and a sludge treatment facility in Adjumani, Uganda

Dear all,

I am seeing a lot of views but no responses - what is wrong?

In the meantime, I have reviewed the two concept notes and made some improvements - please see the attachments.  Note that I have had to slightly increase the renovation costs for the composting facility to 60 000 000.- UGX (Ugandan Shillings).

I am also attaching a paper I have once presented at a WEDC conference (of Loughborough University, England) which is outlining the overall sanitation approach that was followed (A 'Two-track' Approach to Sanitation and Waste Management in Adjumani, Northern Uganda).  I think this approach is truly innovative, and just for that reason, I would very much hope that funding is going to be made available.  Note, also, that I have stopped counting the private ecosan toilets that were constructed by residents during the course and immediately after of the original project at more than 100.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hanns-André
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Re: Looking for funding for the renovation of a composting and a sludge treatment facility in Adjumani, Uganda

Dear Hanns,

This is a great initiative you have taken in exploring potential opportunities for renovating the sludge treatment facilities within Adjumani, Northern Uganda.

However, I would like to find out if you (and/or the mandated authorities) have considered any immediate funding options available within the Ugandan municipalities? Are there any provisions in the government budget structures for these sort of interventions?

Out of curiosity too, have you considered approaching donor organisations to work towards meeting the objective of your project?

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Re: Looking for funding for the renovation of a composting and a sludge treatment facility in Adjumani, Uganda

Dear Chaiwe,

Thank you very much for your interest in this project and for your questions.

Regarding the first one, I would prefer to wait for the town clerk of Adjumani to respond - I have informed him about your question.  Only so much from my side:  Adjumani is a country town of about 35000 people in the border region with South Sudan.  In the region, there are few resources except basic agriculture, and there are many refugees from South Sudan.  Remember also that at least the sludge treatment facility has for various reasons never been completely finalized, as outlined in the concept paper about that facility. 

Regarding donors, I have contacted a few directly, including GIZ, the organization that has given the initial funding (as the then DED, before it was merged with GTZ).  I am still waiting for a positive response.

Kind regards, H-A
Hanns-Andre Pitot
M.Eng. Environmental Pollution Control
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