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ACCEND Sri Lanka

The Assisting Communities in Creating Environmental and Nutritional Development (ACCEND) Project was born as a response to the European Commission’s call to support integrated rural development in most vulnerable districts of the Central and Uva provinces of Sri Lanka. The ACCEND Project is a four-year project and is jointly implemented by ADRA and OXFAM in collaboration with the government of Sri Lanka. The project commenced on July 2017 and is expected to end by June 2021. The goal of the project is to provide means for the communities to ascend towards better sanitary, health and hygiene standards; individually as well collectively as a community. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Gender are cross cutting themes that run through all project activities.

The main objective of the project is to contribute towards the improvement of the health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation of the rural and estate communities in the Uva and Central Provinces. As well the main outcome is to strengthen communities and public institutions towards an integrated mutually accountable service delivery system in the WASH and health sector. This will be achieved by the two intermediate outcomes. One is to provide vulnerable rural and estate communities with increased access to WASH facilities, improved personal hygiene and sanitation practices, and community driven services managed in collaboration with strengthened public authorities and two is Improved health and nutritional status within the estate and rural communities through increased access to proper healthcare, knowledge and practices.

The project covers three districts, namely, Nuwara Eliya and Matale districts of Central Province and Monaragala district of Uva province. The project targets of improving the quality of life of over 300,000 individuals living in 30 estate divisions and 22 rural Grama Niladhari areas.

Completed: 20/08/2022