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Sustain Darfur: Addressing the Root Causes of Crisis in Darfur

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Project Data Last Updated: 19/05/2020

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-41009723-NSU989


One of the main drivers of local conflict and poverty in the Darfur region in Sudan is availability of water. This project will contribute to improved well-being and health of people living in rural areas in Darfur. By improving access to and reliability of water, improving productivity and reliability of livelihoods and reducing conflicts, the project aims to give more people opportunities within Darfur, thus reducing the need for people to migrate to other areas. This project will be implemented by the Aqua4Darfur partnership, comprised of five Sudan-based (international) NGOs (ZOA as lead agency, International Aid Services, Practical Action, SOS Sahel Sudan and World Relief) and two Netherlands-based specialist organisations: Acacia Water, a company specialising in hydro(geo)logical analysis, and RAIN Foundation, an NGO specialising in rainwater harvesting. ZOA as Lead Agency will publish on behalf of this consortium.


The expected outcome of the project is increased availability of water for drinking and livelihoods, and improved sanitation and hygiene behaviour for communities in rural areas of Darfur. By reducing scarcity and improving water governance, the project will also contribute to reduction in tension and conflict over access to water between different community groups. By improving the reliability of water availability for people, livestock and crops, the project will contribute to enhanced resilience to climatic shocks and trends. The project has five outputs: • Output 1 Inclusive mechanisms for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) are in place in targeted catchment areas • Output 2 Sustainable access to safe drinking water. • Output 3 Behaviour change for improved sanitation, hygiene and nutrition practices. • Output 4 Sustainable access to water and improved production methods for crops and livestock. • Output 5 Action learning to promote replication of IWRM.

Target Groups

The project intends to benefit 250,000 people in rural catchment areas in the states of North, South and West Darfur.

Status - Implementation More information about project status
Project Spend More information about project funding
Implementing Organisation(s) More information about implementing organisation(s)
  • Acacia Water
  • International Aid Sweden (IAS)
  • Practical Action
  • SOS Sahel Sudan
  • World Relief
  • ZOA

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.


A comparison of forecast spend and the total amount of money spent on the project to date.

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