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April 7, 2021 | Volume 11, Issue 17

Research Opportunity: Sustainability and Resilience of Multiple-Use Water Systems in USAID Title II Countries

Fill out SCALE & PRO-WASH's survey by April 21, 2021 to share research questions and express interest in partnering 


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The USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded PRO-WASH and SCALE awards are collaborating to fund and manage a new $200,000 operational research activity on Multiple-Use Water Systems (MUS) in 2021-2022. The funds will be awarded to a research entity to carry out studies or assessments on a MUS-related intervention, in partnership with a program partner. Using this survey, feedback from stakeholders will help design the request for applications (RFA) for this research and to identify potential programs with whom this research could take place.

SCALE and PRO-WASH would like to hear from you about the main issues and research needs around MUS in countries with USAID Title II funding. Current Title II funded countries include: Bangladesh, DRC, Ethiopia, Uganda, Niger, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Malawi, Kenya, Mali, and Zimbabwe. Please reach out to PRO-WASH ( or SCALE ( with any questions.

The deadline for survey submissions will be Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 

Upcoming SCALE and PRO-WASH Event

Early Warning and Resilience Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

This webinar, which will be held on April 29, 2021 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM EST, will share innovative advances in two projects focused on early warning, climate change, resilience, and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. This webinar will discuss some of the ways in which data can be used, and datasets can be combined, to support WASH, agriculture, and livelihood programming, and to enhance the sustainability and resilience of development outcomes. There will be an opportunity for participants to engage in discussion with the presenters.

The two projects, one in East Africa and the other in Southern Africa, are as follows:
  • The Joint Emergency Operation Plan (JEOP) Early Warning System in Ethiopia is primarily an emergency food relief mechanism and includes weekly field-level data collection.
  • Mzansi Amanzi is a satellite-based national water resource status monitoring and reporting capability in South Africa.
The webinar will be offered in both French and English and is jointly hosted by SCALE and PRO-WASH as part of their collaboration on sustainable agriculture and integrated water resources management. 

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