WASH GESI Accelerator Fund Project


Project Snapshot:

Project Time Frame: November 2021-November 2023

Project Budget: USD $ 1.4 Million

Direct Beneficiaries: 8,773

Location: Kirkuk and Hawija Districts, Kirkuk Governorate

Partners: The Rozh Society, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education

Funded by: Private donors from the U.S. and Taiwan


World Vision is accelerating access to equitable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for 8,773 people in Kirkuk Governorate by deepening our focus on the most vulnerable people. We have long been committed to gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) within the WASH sector, recognizing the unique burdens that poor WASH services place on women, girls, and marginalized groups such as the elderly and people living with disabilities (PLWDs. 

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Actions in Brief

  • Building accessibility at schools, health centres and public WASH facilities
  • Rehabilitating WASH facilities at 40 Houses (40 Households)
  • Raise awareness on GESI at community and institution level
  • Advocate for women and PLWD group through coordination with local authorities
  • Build skills and provide grants to women and PLWDs to start business
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The desired impact of this Accelerator Fund project is to strengthen equity and inclusivity in the WASH sector for women and PLWDs. This project is being implemented in partnership with the Rozh Society, an organization for PLWDs in Kirkuk. Primary outcomes include:

  • Enhanced gender equality and social inclusion for women and PLWDs through improved access to WASH services and equitable WASH systems
  • Improved income-generating capacity for women and PLWDs through capacity building in WASH entrepreneurship
  • Increased GESI-transformative change for women and PLWDs through evidence-driven advocacy and evaluation