• Handwashing with Soap or Ash
    October 15 is Global Handwashing Day (www.globalhandwashingday.org)
  • Water Storage Tank
    Constructed as part of the AusAID CWSSP Project, Bobonaro, East Timor
  • Welcoming Ceremony, Bobonaro
    Inauguration of water supply system built as part of the AusAID CWSSP Project
  • Tapstand
    Constructed as part of the AusAID CWSSP Project, Bobonaro, East Timor
  • Community Latrine Block
    Constructed as part of the AusAID CWSSP Project, Bobonaro, East Timor
  • Inauguration of Water Supply, Aidebeleten
    Constructed as part of the AusAID CWSSP Project, Bobonaro, East Timor
  • Surveying Training
    Conducted as part of the AusAID CWSSP Project, Bobonaro, East Timor

BESIK Program

The Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program in Timor Leste - known by it's Tetum acronym BESIK - is a DFAT (formerly AusAID) supported program currently in its third phase. Phase I (the Community Water Supply and Sanitation Program - CWSSP) operated in 3 districts (Bobonaro, Covalima and Viqueque) and focussed on capacity building of local NGOs to deliver WASH infrastructure, whilst supporting government in a coordination role. The 2nd phase - BESIK I - broadened to a national level and focused more strongly on capacity building of government, strengthening government systems and engaging with the emerging private sector.

The current program - BESIK II - will run from 2012 until 2016 with the aim of building the enabling environment in Timor Leste for WASH service delivery.

 

The BESIK Program is being implemented on behalf of DFAT by Aurecon/IDSS.

For more information on the current BESIK Program, visit www.besiktimor.org

FH Designs' consultants involvement on the BESIK Program

Keryn Clark was the Program Manager for the current BESIK Program from 2010 until 2012, and was the Team Leader for BESIK I from 2006 until it's completion in 2009.

James Hardman is the current Operations Manager for the BESIK Program.

Joanna Mott is the Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor on the current BESIK program - a role she enjoyed on BESIK I also.

Matt Bond was part of the MRG from 2013 to 2015. He also conducted an evaluation of BESIK I's contirbution to the enabling environment, and was IDSS's Project Manager for the CWSSP from 2002 - 2005.

Paul Tyndale-Biscoe was the Bobonaro District Advisor for the CWSSP Program, and was one of the peer reviewers of the design of the current program.

Michelle Whalen is the current M&E Advisor for the BESIK Program. Prior to this she conducted numerous short term assignments for BESIK I and BESIK II and was the Training Advisor on the CWSSP

Claire Rowland was the community development advisor in Bobonaro for the CWSSP from 2003 - 2004.