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Cooperation on Condominial Sewerage System, Waste Management Services and Public Health in the Municipality of Viana, Luanda, Angola
This Newsletter discusses the Trilateral South-South Cooperation (TSSC) between the IBSA Fund, the government of Angola and UNICEF, supported by the United Nations Office on South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). Implemented within the area of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), the initiative is focused on Condominial Sewerage systems, Waste Management and Public Health in the peri-urban municipality of Viana, Luanda, Angola. Through financial support from the IBSA Fund, this TSSC aims for innovation and change in the sanitation sector of Angola.
The Government of Angola and UNICEF jointly implement the initiative in partnership with four Government institutions of Brazil, namely the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the National Health Foundation (FUNASA) of the Ministry of Health, the Ceará State Department for Cities and the Ceará State Water and Sewage Company (CAGECE).
A Condominial sewerage system is a low-cost sewer system that is notable for the emphasis on community participation in all aspects of planning, management and maintenance of the system at housing block level. This shallow system collects wastewater in small-diameter pipes laid at fairly flat gradients that are located under front or back yards or the pavement rather than under a road as with conventional sewerage.