Water and Development Alliance (WADA) - Senegal

The alliance aims to increase access to improved potable water and strengthen the capacity of local governments and communities to plan and manage sustainable water supply development in Ziguinchor, Kolda and Tambacounda regions of Senegal.

Water and Development Alliance (WADA) - Senegal

In 2009, the existing Water and Development Alliance (WADA), a global public-private partnership between USAID and The Coca-Cola Company, was approached about supporting efforts to improve access to water and sanitation in rural Senegal. Coca-Cola and USAID launched the WADA partnership in 2005 and have jointly invested over $31 million dollars in a wide variety of water sector activities in 24 countries around the world since then. For each WADA country program, USAID and CocaCola together identify specific water sector goals, and develop and implement programs to address the challenges identified. In Senegal, a local partnership relationship between Coca-Cola and USAID needed to be nurtured to identify comparative strengths and priorities of each organization and agree on key areas of alignment that best addressed the needs of the people of Senegal. This involved a way finding a way to effectively marry Coca-cola’s long commitment to increasing access to drinking water with USAID/Senegal’s commitment support the Government of Senegal’s objective to increase sanitation coverage.

USAID provided funding, management, and responsibility for key outcomes through the WADA alliace with Coca-Cola and local NGOs in Senegal. The partners jointly develop a holistic approach to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) drawings on emerging best practices in the sector, and capitalizing on the involvement of a leading private sector actor.

WADA carried out activities in Senegal with a focus on improving water and sanitation infrastructure and services in targeted rural, small-town, and periurban areas while implementing hygiene education programs and promoting local governance of water and sanitation.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Coca-Cola Company

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio...

  • Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF)

    Development Consulting
    Staff size: 26-50

    The Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), established in 1988, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based near Washington, DC with a mission to promote sustainable development...

  • RTI International

    Advocacy NGO, Institute
    Staff size: 1001-5000

    RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on them to answer questions that demand an objective and...

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Key Information

LocationSenegal, West Africa
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2013
  • ValueUSD 1.57 Million