Agenda for Change members working on systems approaches
Please note this is a summary of information. You can learn more on the WaterAid website.
WaterAid launched its program in Colombia in early 2016 after joining forces with Aguayuda Inc., a small but committed organization with ten years of experience in the region. WaterAid Colombia places a particular focus on working with the isolated and impoverished Wayúu people in the department of La Guajira, expanding on work started by Aguayuda.
Systems strengthening activities
WaterAid builds alliances with diverse stakeholders, local and departmental governments, national government entities, NGOs, universities, research centers, and the private sector to coordinate efforts and improve the WASH situation in marginalized communities in Colombia. They work together to foster local, sustainable, and resilient development in the department of La Guajira and plan to expand into the department of Putumayo soon.
Entities of the Central Government
Local and departmental governments
Aguayuda, universities, research centers, private sector entities
How strong are the systems?
To determine how well systems are working, we rely on data derived from Building Blocks, which are manageable ‘sub-systems’ that can be supported and strengthened. Certain building blocks may be more strongly developed or applied at district or national level. Interactions between building blocks are essential.