Biannual Report (July 1st -Dec.31
Community Development
1. Major Achievements.
• Trainings planned by woredas for experts and
WUA/IC members have continued in the
reporting period: IC management trainings
were organized and conducted at Goncha,
Wore Illu, Delanta, and West Belessa
• During the planning period, users’
participation in contributing labor and cash
for scheme operation and maintenance has
been replicated from the pilot level to other
West Belessa
• Tebtebta
• Dedha
• Hota
• sewak
• A consensus has been reached among various
stakeholders including ICs, regional level
IADP, and CPA with regard the
implementation modality and training of
irrigation technicians at pilot schemes level.
• All woredas and regional level PIs have
officially expressed their agreement on the
implementation modality developed by
• Based on the agreed criteria the recruitment
of trainees from the selected pilot irrigation
schemes has been finalized.
• IADP has also taken the responsibility to
develop a standard manual for the intended
• After the preparation of the training material
is completed, the training will be delivered
during the remaining planning period.
• Stakeholders’ consultative meetings have
been conducted at 11 irrigation schemes
(West Belessa, Wore Illu, Delanta and Goncha
Woredas) and totally 319 men and 22 women
were involved during the meetings
• The meetings have been organized with the purpose
of looking for improvement measures to enhance the
performance of the current ICs in the management of
schemes operation and maintenance.
• Guiding checklists were prepared and distributed to
all woredas.
• These meetings were facilitated by woreda CPA and
IADP with a full participation of IC management
members, Kebele administration, and the selected IC
members and non member water users
• During the meetings the bylaws of ICs were
reviewed and the effectiveness of internal
rules and regulations of the ICs were
evaluated and discussions were conducted
for further improvements.
• The concrete measures taken after the
meetings is yet to be assessed
• SWHISA engaged an international consultant in
Participatory Irrigation Management to undertake an
assessment of the current status of both planning and
development/rehabilitation of small scale irrigation
schemes and their management.
• A strategy paper on Participatory Irrigation
Development and Management (PIDM) has been also
developed and distributed to all stake holders.
• The strategy document has attempted to address many
of the shortcomings of the current IC performance and
• Following the development of PIDM strategy
document, 4 trainings were organized (Haik,
Woreta, Molale, Dangila) for regional, zonal,
woreda and kebele level staff of IDDP, IADP, CPA
and Koga Irrigation Project.
• Totally 77 (11 F) trainees were participated at
four training centers.
• These trainings were a good opportunity to
conduct detail discussions on outstanding issues
and exchange ideas among PIs with regard to
water users’ organizations.
• Based on the recommendations of the strategy paper and
as it was stated in the 5th year annual report, CPA has
been agreed to review the existing guideline on a scheme
basis and modify within the cooperative law to suit the
needs of WUAs and putting greater emphasis on O&M.
• Accordingly, a field level assessment has been undertaken
by CPA experts based on a checklist developed by
SWHISA and CPA jointly.
• A review meeting is planned to be conducted to modify
the current organizational guideline based on the result of
the assessment report and the recommendations stated in
the PIDM strategy paper.
• PIDM strategy, have brought a significant
attitudinal change among PIs experts at all
level to follow a participatory approach in
scheme development planning, designing,
construction and management phases.
• However, this needs extra effort in
institutionalizing of the strategy.
2. Challenges
• Incomplete /delayed Schemes
at selgi, Yedo, Azuari remained unresolved
This has resulted in dissatisfaction of both water
users and woreda PIs and for low performance
of schemes
3. Emerging opportunities
• CPA has shown flexibility to improve the
current Guideline based on the assessment
• Most of the recommendations of IPDM
strategy are being considered
• We need to keep the support to this effort
for a workable guideline
• Improvement in collaboration among CPA
and IADP both at woreda and regional level
• The recent GTP has given greater emphasis
for the promotion of water harvesting/
SWHISA: Progress review &
Preparation for 6th year SPR
Nov 2010
Meeting purpose
• Review Progress made and challenges faced
so far in the implementation of the 6th year
• Where are we in preparing the Semi-Annual
Progress report (SPR).
Progresses Review
• Are you guiding the activities you are
entrusted with towards the expected target?
• Which activities have lagged behind?
• What are the challenges faced?
• What do you have in mind that you plan to do
in the immediate future to meet targets for
the first half year.
Semi-Annual Progress report (SPR).
• Each expert is responsible for data collection and analysis for
the indicators for both Outcomes and Outputs in the
Performance Monitoring Framework that corresponds to
his/her responsibility area
• Results reporting is a longer term and more complex task than
that of activity reporting
• The purpose of this reporting is two-fold:
• Learning: a critical management function of reflection on the
impact we are having and the subsequent thoughtful
adjustment of our activities to better enable us to reach our
results goals.
• Reporting: our key stakeholders ANRS and CIDA want to know
the ‘impact’ of our work and not merely what we have done.
Five points for results reporting:
1. Create Action Plan for Preparing the Report
2. Collect data
• Represent Data
• Data collection tools
Created earlier; please check last year’s document by Steve
Collect data other than the indicator in the PMF
If any expert feels that other indicators or measures would
help to flesh out the success or failure of a given result, the
expert is free to gather, analyse and present this data as well.
3. Analyse the data
• The report is a continuation of the Annual progress
• our key stakeholders ANRS and CIDA want to know the
‘impact’ of our work and not merely what we have
4. Present to expert team
5. Submission of Results Report and Evidence
Semi-Annual Report – December 20
The submission of the reports should be accompanied by evidence
to support a subsequent project review or audit by the government
6. Format for results report (see Steve’s report)
Major Achievements and Challenges
Irrigation Research Team
Achievements (1)
• Development of Draft Research Strategic
Plan and its Implementation Strategy
• It recognizes ARARI’s changing roles in technology generation and
adoption continuum (people’s livelihoods, long-term sustainability and
overall changing conditions)
• It link research proposals and activities to the broader set of goals and
objectives so that research is not overlapping and resources are
allocated to priority activities
• It transcends program by unifying the efforts of multiple programs
and partners on mutual research questions
Achievements (2)
• Internally, It assist ARARI to work in an interdisciplinary fashion by
focusing on issue-based research this has built capacity to critically
analyze and think ‘beyond’ their own area of expertise
• Externally,
to collaborate and to ensure research resource are directed to
the most crucial research needs
Achievements (3)
• Development of Koga irritation research sub centers and
initiate new on station irrigation research programs
• Lack of adequate support staff to efficiently manage Kobo and Koga subcenter
• The capacity of the existing support staff in irrigation operation is weak
• The full potential of the sub-center would not be utilized in the absence
of an efficient farm operation and management unit
• Power shortage problem at Kobo is very critical to extent that pose
difficulties to run research activities as per the plan
• Vehicle problem particularly at Gonder to implement and follow-up on
farm trials
What in next 6 months?
• All out puts pertain to the team are in good progress, with the exception
of those under 4500, we have discussed this with SWD and prepared
contingency plan to accommodate within the remaining period
• Follow up a capacity development proposal submitted for establishing an
efficient operational and management unit at Kobo and Koga research
sub center
• Support the on going research activities through continuous field
21 January 2011
Communications Team
I. Communications Materials
1. Brochure
- Amharic and English
2. Newsletter and Posters
- sent to Addis for printing
- 2nd newsletter under preparation
3. Leaflets
- Farmers’ Field Day
- Crop Diversification to Yield Increase at
Irrigation Schemes
- Vegetable Production through Farmers’ Drip
System Using HH Harvested Water
- The Role of Watershed Management for
Water Harvesting and Irrigation Development
4. TV Programmes and Documentary
- Started work with AMMA
- visits made to 3 project woredas
- Programme was not up to par
(failed to depict project rightly, a jumble of
interviews, script described little)
- a radio programme on Top-It-Up transmitted
5. Manuals and Guidelines
- Albert Engel’s Hydraulic Structures Design
Guideline has been printed and distributed
- Not less than 6 modules of Hydraulic Design
Guideline are up for printing
- Amharic versions of 3 gender manuals will
also be submitted to printers
6. What to expect
- posters, first SWHISA newsletter
- hydraulic design manuals
- gender manuals
- a TV programme
- 2nd newsletter
- leaflets
Thank You!
SAPR presentation for WHIG
Year 2010/11
A.Major Achievements in the past 6
months, 2010/11
Output 2100 – Improved study & design of
sustainable irrigation schemes
Indicator i) Existence and use of participatory
study and design manuals for SSIPs
• The hydraulic deign manual fills the gaps
available in Pre-existing manuals and
guidelines at the BoWRD and the new manual
is adopted by IDDP since January 2010 in all its
designs and TOT trainings
Indicator ii) Existence and use of
• As a result of SWHISA capacity development efforts,
IDDP experts also developed training resource material
for the training of experts at the region (BoWRD &
BoA) and zone & woreda levels
• The capacity of woreda & zone experts improved
through number of trainings & manuals given by
SWHISA. Experts of Goncha, Menz, W/Belessa and
Delanta are now committed to undertake the design &
construction of springs and HDWs in this fiscal year.
Zone experts in N/Gondar and S/Wollo are also started
supporting woredas in design of small river diversion &
rehabilitation in Belessa and ground water
development in Delanta woredas
Output 2300 – Improved quality of rehabilitated &
upgraded irrigation schemes
• There will be additional land of 54, 22, 36 &
25 ha to be irrigated in this year because of
rehabilitation of Selgi, Yedu, Azuari, and Zana1 schemes respectively.
• Design of Menti in west Belessa is completed
and construction is under bid for this year
construction but it has budget contraint
• Design for upgrading of Maywuha spring and
additional rehabilitation works for Azuri is
completed and construction will start soon by
the WoA.
• The study and design of 7 SSIPs in 5 woredas
(except West Belesa) has been initiated
through outsourcing to external consultants.
Site selection for those sites is done by
woreda experts.
• Gula sand dam in addition to serving to the
community for domestic purposes and micro
irrigation with drip system, it will be a good
demonstration site for northern part of
Ethiopia in Amhara & Tigray and other regions
• The drain cleaning equipment will soon be
used to open clogged outlets of Atelekayna
reservoir. It may serve for other purposes.
Output 2600
• Six woredas have adopted HHWH guideline in
scaling-up program. In 2009/10 about 997
HHWHS constructed in six woredas and the
program of this year is early started in Belessa
woredas on 73 geo membrane lined ponds.
• Development of a strategy on farmer/rural
technicians for scaling up and sustainable use
of HHWHS has accepted by RIADP and its
implementation is continuing.
4100: BoWRD Organizational
functions, structures, systems and
outputs strengthened
• Continue on-going support is given to the
preparation of WRM guideline including
licensing, certification, allocation, contract
management, which is new to the region. It
will be the first model document to other
• The other new manual ( draft) is also prepared
on water quality standards and protection for
rivers lakes water quality test, water pollution
prevention methods, lab techniques and
operational guide lines for WRMP
(4200): # personnel trained in WR
planning and data analysis functions
• Numbers of trainings (short & long) as well as
equipments and materials delivered to BoWRD
have contributed to the improved design
capacity of IDDP. Short trainings given to experts
are highly appreciated by the trainees and the
training materials issued to trainees during the
training and the software are effectively used by
region and zone engineers in the design of SSIS.
• Six manuals on water resource engineering
prepared for woreda & zone engineers and
training has been given. These manuals will
be printed & distributed soon to concerned
organization to
serve as field manual for
design and construction of SSI projects.
B.Challenges faced in the period
• Construction quality problems have been
• staff turnover and replacement of office
heads & administrators by the new staffs
• Lack of staff on specific positions related to
irrigation engineering
• Poor O & M of HHWH and irrigation schemes
• Un availability of GPS, spare parts for pumps
and FDS and skills at village level.
C. Plan in the next 6 months(2010/11)
• Closely working with IDDP, RIADP, WRMP and
zone IADP & IDDP
• Invite freelancers to supervise on-going
construction projects and preparation of some
documents ( manuals, guidelines and so on)
• Implement Farmers technicians strategy in 6
pilot woredas
Watershed Management Group
Jan. 2011
Major Achievements
Implementation of biological conservation measures
 Plantation on: closed areas, backyards, bunds, gullies, etc.
Training for:
Farmers on watershed management and integrated
Experts (on soil mapping, GIS application, laboratory
analysis, environmental management, etc.
Experience sharing for farmers in different areas
Major Achievements
Joint monitoring has been conducted among
BoARD_NRDPUP experts
BoARD_PSNP experts
Zone OoARD_NRDPUP experts
Assessment of watershed area covered by
different SWCMS. Mapping of same.
Nursery activity is going on
-Farm bunds –
-Area closure –
-Gully reveg. –
-Irrigation -Hay making –
Area closure Farm bund Main road Gully control -
Area closure with physical
structures and plantation
Area closure without
Farm bunds
Gully treatment
Bund stabilization
Compost preparation and HHWHs by
Micro catchment treatment in HHWHSs
Seedling production
Joint monitoring
Catchment rehabilitation
Runoff is minimized
Major Challenge
Woreda experts in most of the time are busy,
which is difficult to accomplish the activities as
per the schedule.
Major activities in the next 6 months
Major watershed activities are to be performed in
the six 6 months
Model watershed plan shall be revised according to
the observation we have made
Joint monitoring will continue with PIs
Major activities in the next 6 months
 Impact assessment of the watershed development
 Survey on adoption of SWHISA methods in watershed
development by woredas
 Based on lessons learnt and impact assessment develop
guiding documents on watershed development
 Work with BoEPLAU on finalization of guidelines
Thank you
Agriculture Extension Group
• Achievements over the last six months
• Problems/constraints
• Envision the next six months
Major Achievements
• HHs skill to properly handle and operate WHS (land
preparation and seedling raising, drip installation and
maintenance…etc) has been improved in the six woredas;
 482 farmers (66%) trained on water management
 Experience tour organized to farmers 52 (25%)
Major Achievements (cont’d.)
• W-IADP capacity to plan and organize trainings and
experience share tours has shown improvement
 218 (75%) woreda experts, DAs, supervisors and
irrigation technicians trained
 264 (87%) DAs and irrigation technicians trained on
installation, maintenance and management of geomembrane, drip system …etc.
 101 (98%) woreda experts, DAs and supervisors trained
on FTC demonstration and management
Major Achievements (cont’d.)
• Institutionalization of irrigation extension functions by
W-IADP has shown improvement. These include; on
job training, planning and implementation of
demonstrations, mentoring of DAs and farmers…etc
 Implementation of vegetable demonstrations is
underway at 51 HHWH, 86 geo-membrane, 87 HDW
and 12 FTCs
 Implementation of irrigation demonstrations is
underway at 169 plots at 17 small-scale irrigation
Major Achievements (cont’d.)
• With R-IADP report on capacity gap analysis produced and
• With R-IADP three technology packages developed and
 8 vegetable packages,
 3 extension leaflets on IWM and
 irrigation extension operation manual
• R-IADP trained 26 (4 F) experts from four zones and six
woredas for six days
• Cost-benefit of the WH systems is currently underway by a
recruited external consultant
Major Problems/constraints
• Continued staff turnover particularly at woredas affected
sustainability of capacity development;
 demanding refreshment trainings and
 continued transfer of manuals/guidelines to woredas/keb
• Regular redeployment of woreda officials and DAs
affected timely implementation of planned activities;
 quarterly meetings,
 demonstrations
• Shortage of drip package components at woredas.
Envision the next six months
• Effort will be made to align project activities
implementation with the woredas GTP orientation and
• Woredas focus on GTP implementation and the
anticipated coordination problems may affect timely
implementation of project activities. Due to this,
increase availability at woredas to provide technical
support particularly at kebeles is important.

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