Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Introduction :

HYSAWA, established in 2007, is a multi-donor funding mechanism for large-scale delivery of WASH services in rural Bangladesh. As an autonomous financial institution HYSAWA provides grants and support to eligible and qualified Local Government Institutions (LGIs), in particular Union Parishads (UPs), to implement locally developed, community-based, hygiene, sanitation and water supply services and programmes. HYSAWA is supported by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and other donors, currently Danida, AusAID and SDC.

For improving hygiene, sanitation and water supply conditions for communities in rural and peri-urban areas of Bangladesh HYSAWA works with Local Government Institutions and partner organizations promoting decentralized service delivery and demand driven financing by Union Parishads the lowest tier of government. The ultimate goal is to contribute to poverty reduction through improved and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services. Since it’s inception in 2007 it has supported over 1182 Union Parishads and some of the most disadvantaged communities in Bangladesh.

Project Agreement Number: HYSAWA/85J/505(03)

Overall Objective: The HYSAWA Project is expected to contribute to all the WSSPS-II immediate objectives and long term development objectives.

Specific Objectives:

  • To improve hygiene behavior /practices
  • To promote community-led total sanitation
  • To increase coverage of safe water supply services
  • To strengthen the capacity of Local Government Institutions (LGIs) and non-government organization and other stakeholders at all levels in order to play their roles required to achieve the above three immediate objectives.
  • To promote greater devolution of administrative and financial authorities to Local Government Institutions (LGIs) in regard to hygiene, sanitation and water supply.


  • Respective GoB Offices (officers) in the district and upazilas are cooperating, supporting in implementing HYSAWA project activities
  • UDCCs or relevant upazila level committees are functioning and playing their role properly in implementing HYSAWA project activities as stipulated in the project document.
  • Participating UPs in the district are quite capable of managing including tendering WSS schemes supported by HYSAWA project.
  • Local participating NGOs are capable of assisting respective UPs and CDFs/Para Center in managing and implementing WSS activities as per HYSAWA project modalities.
  • All CDFs/Para Center are capable enough in identifying, planning, designing, cost estimating and implementing WSS related community schemes supported by HYSAWA project.
  • Private sector is capable in delivering demand responsive WSS services to the communities.
  • Coordination of stakeholders are ensured
  • Health and hygiene awareness raised to felt need level
  • Six monthly in-house auditing of UPs ensured
  • All installed water supply schemes and community sanitation technologies are functioning properly.
  • Water safety Plans introduced effected for all types of water supply schemes.
  • Periodical progress monitoring reports submitted to HYSAWA Fund on time.

Project Components:

  • Decentralization strategy,
  • Community capacity building,
  • Institutional capacity building,
  • Addressing cross cutting issues,
  • Sustainability
  • Long term development.

Major Activities:

  • Teacher Training
  • Orientation for Community development forum (CDF) on HP
  • Session at community & school level on HP
  • Issue based campaign (mass gathering, rally, cultural program).
  • Ignition session and mapping at community level on sanitation.
  • Installation of school and community/ public toilet, small scale drain, waste disposal system.
  • Provide technical support for installation of hygienic latrine at HH level.
  • Monitoring of latrine installation at HH level and eliminating open defecation
  • Mapping of existing water sources and identification of unnerved pocket.
  • Water point installation
  • Awareness session on use of safe water, water safety plan, operation and maintenance of water points.
  • Monitoring quality of water point installation, water quality and functionality of water points.
  • Demand based training for Union Parishad on participatory program planning, implementation & monitoring
  • UP training on implementation of community scheme
  • Demand based training on CDF on community mobilization for total sanitation and implementation of community scheme
  • Demand based stakeholders workshop on total sanitation (teacher, religious leader, GO-NGO representatives Children & Adolescent group, private latrine producer etc)
  • Training for LNGO staff on facilitation
  • Coordination meeting at different level
  • Monitoring & Reporting
  • Auditing

Project Participants (Direct):

Khagrachari is a district in South-eastern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, The total area of the district is 2699.55 sq km, and the total population is 524,961 according to 2005 census of which Muslim – 53.45%, Buddhist – 48.51%, Hindu – 16.69%, Christian – 0.27% and Others – 0.08. The district of Rangamati consists of 08 upazilas, 1 municipality, 38 union parishads, The upazilas are Khagrachari Sadar, Diginala, Mholchari, Panchari, Manikchari, Ramghar, Matiranga and Lakshmichhari. A brief information regarding WASH of the districts is presented below:

Project Duration: The duration of the Project will be from October 2012 to September 2015 (Expected

Financial partner (Donor): HYSAWA Fund

Implementing partner (if any):

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Madhupur, Khagrachari Sadar, Khagrachari.

Project Budget: 1,52,61,800 (BDT)

Number of project staffs and volunteers: Key Staff 08 person and no Volunteer

Contact Person: Khokan Chakma, Team Leader

Email:        Cell: 01822867713