Water Is Life: Amazzi Bulamu

The goal of this project, in support of the Government of Ireland's development goals, is to build research capacity in Ireland and Africa and to conduct research that supports sustainable water resource management as a catalyst for sustainable economic and social development in rural Uganda.

The programme aims to research and learn from activities in each of these areas and measure there impact through health and development in Uganda, with the overall aim of sustainable poverty reduction. This programme will:

  • Support research with a "water-centred" focus;
  • Examine water sourcing, distribution & sanitation;
  • Assess impact on community & health & gender;
  • Engage community interest & support

Led by Dundalk Institute of Technology, 'Water Is Life: Amazzi Bulamu' is a large multi-disciplinary project comprising a partnership of Maynooth University, DCU, Trinity College Dublin, RCSI, UCD and Queen's University Belfast along with Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, the Medical Missionaries of Mary and various NGOs.​

Maynooth University contacts: Prof. G Honor Fagan and Dr Alistair Fraser.

The project is funded directly through the Irish Aid / HEA Programme of Strategic Co-Operation which was launched in 2006 and aims to promote innovative research across a range of subject areas in support of Irish Aid's mission and to develop the capacity of the higher-education sector in Ireland & Uganda for developmental research.

The programme is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of Irish Aid.