USAID Liberia has selected Athena Infonomics’ team, led by Population Services International and including Athena, Concern Worldwide, and Gusceman, Inc as sub-awardees, to implement its new Countywide Sanitation Activity project—a $30 million initiative, the largest sanitation award to date.
The Countywide Sanitation Activity is an ambitious, five-year project that aims to end open defecation and achieve universal adoption of basic sanitation throughout five counties in Liberia. Working hand-in-hand with government, the private sector, and community-level partners, this project will catalyze a new market for high-quality, affordable sanitation products and services, and create an enabling environment for lasting market growth, economic opportunity, and health impacts.
Athena will be leading efforts to strengthen government mandates and capacities to regulate and enable sanitation markets at the national and county levels, and will be working with government to identify new opportunities for public financing for the sanitation sector.
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