1986: Formation of Kigezi Diocese Water Department (KDWD) has ensured water projects addressing lack of access to clean water, water borne diseases and burden of travelling long distances in search for water.
1986 – 1995: Emphasis on provision of water supply infrastructure.
1995 – 1998: Health, Sanitation and Maintenance increasingly emphasised.
1998 – 2000: On-going (or follow-up) support increasingly emphasised.
1999: Identity change to Kigezi Diocese Water and Sanitation Programme (KDWSP).
2000 – 2009: Increasing focus on poverty alleviation, accelerating service delivery through rainwater harvesting technologies training, information/experience dissemination and advocacy.
2007 – 2009: Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS, environmental protection, food security and family planning
2009 – 2011: Emphasis on integrated development, while maintaining mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues
2011-2015: Emphasis on sustaining access and ensuring that water stressed communities also access clean water. Integrated water resources management using community participatory approaches to ensure sustainable water quality and quantity. Emphasis is also on promotion of rain water harvest as an appropriate technology to populations living on hilltops, gravity flow schemes and protected springs for communities in valleys and low lying parts of the ridges.
Kigezi Diocese Water and Sanitation Project
Rt. Rev. George Bagamuhunda,
Bishop Diocese of Kigezi
Rev. Can. Reuben Byomuhangi