Crisis Support for Solid Waste, Water Supply and Sewage Institutions in Aden and Mukalla Cities

Girls having to walk for miles fetch water but with UNDP's support, they are now able to provide clean water for the families. | Photo Credit: UNDP Yemen
Coverage Aden and Mukalla Cities
Target Groups Vulnerable communities and internally displaced persons in targeted governorates
Estimated Beneficiaries 800,000 people
Focus Area Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene and Solid Waste Management
Partners Public Works Project, Alatta for Relief and Development and  Nadha Makers Organization
Project Manager Fantahun Getachew
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Project Summary

Violence and instability have affected almost all Yemeni governorates, making it more difficult to access to basic services such as water, sanitation and waste management.  State institutions lack revenues and are challenged to pay salaries and running costs, while equipment and infrastructure deteriorates. Varying degrees of water availability, leakage, and irregular collection of waste contribute to the spread of serious diseases such as dengue fever, typhoid, ophthalmia, malaria and cholera.

This project helps responsible institutions to provide essential services in two major cities, to reduce epidemics, improve security and enable the people of Yemen to experience the advantages of peace. Project activities are expected to improve the quality of life by reducing water-related diseases; contribute to a stronger economy by increasing productivity; and, contribute to stability by allowing communities to enjoy the benefits of peace.


The objective of this project is to make two essential service institutions located in two major cities more resilient to the multiple vulnerability they are facing (financial, planning, maintenance and management of aging and reduced fleets). It will achieve this though the following outputs.

Capacity development: to improve the performance of Cleaning funds and Public corporation for water and sewerage for Aden and Mukalla.

Rehabilitation of critical infrastructure: rehabilitate and extend the water and sanitation system and restoration of physical assets.

Expected results 

  • At least 5 cleaning funds facilities rehabilitated 
  • At least 50 Trucks are maintained/ replaced
  • At least 2 sewage pumping stations replaced
  • At least 30% of Public Corporation for Water and Sewerage operational capacities in Aden and Mukalla restored
  • At least 67 staff of two institutions are trained in different areas of expertise
  • At least 1 monitoring plans in each governorate produced
  • At least 2 resilience and financial plans produced


Capacity development

Institutional reform

  • Revising organizations structure for the four target institutes
  • Preparation of key management documents, strategic, financial, resilience, and monitoring plans for the target institutes
  • Preparation of policy and guidelines for different departments
  • Preparation/review of a job description for key roles
  • Leadership training for at least 10 senior management staffs from each of the four institutes

Staff capacity development

  • Administrative training for HR, finance, and procurement staff, at least 12 from each of the four institutes
  • 38 customer department staffs receive TOT training on facilitation skill
  • Technical training for 27 maintenance department staffs in Aden and Mukalla

Introduction of an improved asset management system

  • Development, installation, and training  of GIS interfaced software for asset inventory for the four institutes
  • Introduction of preventive operation and maintenance

Community-level intervention

  • Establishment and training of Wash Committee in Aden and Mukalla
  • Empowering the community to plan and take community-level action
  • Strengthening the feedback mechanism to improve accountability

Wash committee starts serving as outreach worker between users and service providers

Rehabilitation of infrastructures and asset restoration

  • Rehabilitation and maintenance of 12 public latrines in Mukalla that provide access to basic sanitation for 250,000 IDPS, host community and people in the market is completed
  • Rehabilitation of Altawahi and Sirah (Aden) Cleaning Fund (CF) administration buildings is accomplished in two districts that serve each 160,000 people.
  • Rehabilitation Cleaning Administration Office in Dar Saad, Aden CF is complete.
  • Completion of the rehabilitation of Al-Ghuwaizi Sewerage Project in Mukalla benefitting 11 600 individuals
  • Improve the water network west and north of the Al-Talea’a area old Fuwa, Mukalla is complete. This project benefits 18 800 individuals.
  • Rehabilitation Al-Mansoora Maintenance Workshop was completed, benefiting 18000 individuals.
  • Replacement of Al-mansoura, Alguilelah and Al-Ghuwaizi sewerage pumping stations at more than 55% that serve a million people when completed
  • 16 of the 25 Garbage collection trucks have arrived in Yemen and will be delivered in Mukalla and Aden. The outstanding 9 garbage trucks are being shipped to Yemen and will be provided to Aden Cleaning Fund.
  • Maintenance of 25 non-functional trucks is being done (12 trucks in Aden and 13 in Mukalla), they were also inspected, and procurement of spare parts is ongoing.
  • 12 new submersible engine pumps in Aden (Ber Nassr and Bir Ahmed areas) are provided by UNDP, 8 of the 12 engines are already installed. This will improve access to clean water for almost 1.1 million Yemenis.
  • New furniture was provided for the CF and LCWSS in Aden and Mukalla to support their daily tasks, this included desks, armchairs, visitor benches, and cabinets.
  • Four new tricycles were provided to the CF in Mukalla to help them with daily garbage collection where the streets are too narrow for the big garbage trucks, this increases the productivity of the CF.
  • New garbage containers were provided in three sub-districts in Aden benefiting 447665 individuals



Project start date:

December 2018

Estimated end date:

May 2021

Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Yemen

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Japan
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $356,652

    2020 $5,232,552

    2019 $900,847

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