Bread of Life undertakes City Wide #WASH survey in #Lagos State

Bread of Life Development Foundation is undertaking city wide survey to document Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (#WASH) service levels in  Lagos State.

The exercise is taking place under the Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH); a five-year programme financed by United States Agency for International Development (#USAID).

#LUWASH aims to increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve Lagos’s governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions. The overall goal is to expand and improve urban water and sanitation service delivery to many unserved and underserved households residing in Lagos.

LUWASH is implemented by Chemonics International in consortium with organisations including WSUP Advisory and Athena Infonomics; while the city-wide WASH survey is being conducted by Athena Infonomics working with its local partner- Bread of Life Development Foundation.

Bread of Life in a signed by the Survey Coordinator, Dr Babatope Babalobi, stated that:

‘The LUWASH City Wide survey will document key WASH data, including access to water services, access to sanitation facilities, customer socio-demographic information, area vulnerability, indirect wealth assessment, faecal sludge and septage management, expenditure on water and sanitation facilities and services, access to complementary services, and willingness to pay. A situation analysis of utility operations, network mapping, and the private sector landscape, and a market landscape analysis of WASH service providers will also be undertaken’.

The city-wide survey will be undertaken through condition based questionnaires using mWater app administered on selected households, institutions as well as formal and informal WASH service providers and operators across metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.

WASH Data will also be collected through transect walks to record inspections, while pictures/videos of water and sanitation facilities will be obtained through observational assessments.

The study will be carried out between January 8 and 26, 2024 in 16 Local Government areas of Lagos State: Agege, Ajeromi-Ifelodum, Alimosho, Amuwo Odofin, Apapa, Eti-Osa, Ifako-Ijaye, Ikeya, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Mainland, Mushin, Ojo, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu and Surulere.

For inquiries about the survey, contact: [email protected] or +234 8035 8974 35

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