Sustainable Access to Water and Energy 'BA AN RASIK'

  • Executing agency: UN/DESA Division for Sustainable Development
  • Start date: 1 August 2005
  • End date: 31 July 2008
  • Total budget: USD 1,635,382

BA AN RASIK is a demonstration program of the Government of Timor-Leste implemented by UNDESA to strengthen community management of water and renewable energy services in three rural sub-districts. The Program addresses all facets of sustainable water and energy provision, including social, governance, financial and infrastructure aspects.. BA AN RASIK focuses particularly on building community capacities and stewardship. The underlying principle of the Program is that communities with a strong sense of ownership over their resources take care of those resources. BA AN RASIK will facilitate stronger ownership by building communitiesí capacity to make decisions, recognize their assets and better understand the benefits of improved management. Therefore, the project attempts to apply the principles of the sustainable livelihood approach (SLA).

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