CIDI is one of the leading national NGOs involved in wash activities in Uganda. It is a member of the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) and it belongs to three working groups namely; urban wash, technologies working group and good governance working group.
The organization undertakes WASH activities in both urban informal and Poor rural communities. The main target beneficiaries of WASH interventions are the poor and marginalized communities and institutions within poor communities.
The main goal of CIDI‘s WASH interventions is to contribute to improved livelihoods through increased access to water and sanitation services. Todate,CIDI’s interventions in WASH have benefited 708,600people.
The main objectives of the CIDI WASH program include
1. Improve access to safe drinking water among marginalized communities
2. Improve hygienic practices and awareness as well as access to and use of sustainable sanitation services in marginalized communities and schools
3. Promote proper menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in schools
4. Operational feacal sludge management system and a strategy for safe reuse of stabilized sludge for Kampala.
The main approaches employed by CIDI include Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in rural, Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST), Sanitation marketing, collaboration and networking and lobbying and advocacy.