In Study Session 7, you have learned that:

  • Major programmes of activities like the OWNP need a good organisational structure that clearly defines roles and responsibilities and describes relationships between groups at all levels of the organisation.
  • Relationships within organisations may be vertical (between higher and lower levels) or horizontal (between groups at the same level).
  • The OWNP structure is organised into four main types of activity: governance and guidance, oversight and management, implementation and coordination. There are separate committees or teams for each of these activities at federal, regional, zonal, and woreda or town/city levels.
  • Governance and overall strategic leadership of the OWNP is the responsibility of the National WASH Steering Committee (NWSC).
  • OWNP implementation is managed at national and regional levels by WASH technical teams. Implementation itself is the responsibility of Programme Management Units (PMUs) in the three main WASH ministries/bureaus. Each of these has their own areas of responsibility and undertake activities towards achieving WASH improvement targets.
  • At community level, WASH Committees ensure communities take responsibility for the operation and maintenance of specific water schemes. Half of WASHCO members must be women.
  • OWNP activities and communications are coordinated by coordination offices at national, regional and zonal levels. They exchange information between groups and liaise between different parts of the organisational structure.

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