NAC STRUCTURE:

As an Inter-Ministerial steering body which brings together all relevant Ministries and Government Departments, NAC has a mandate to coordinate and oversee the development and management of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities in the country. The main NAC is made up of Permanent Secretaries from affiliated Ministries chaired by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water Resources Development and Management. The main NAC superintends over the three sub-sector committees of Rural WASH; Urban WASH; and Water Resources Management. It reports to an inter-ministerial committee of ministers and supports sub-national coordination structures including Provincial and District Water and Sanitation Sub-Committees; Catchment Councils and Urban Sub-Sector Coordination Forums. The National Coordination Unit (NCU) is a full time secretariat of the NAC housed in the Ministry of Water Resources Development and Management.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF NAC:

Overall sector oversight function shall be the responsibility of the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the Infrastructure Cluster or as may be defined from time to time by the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ). Water, Sanitation and Hygiene leadership shall be the function of the Minister responsible for Water, Resources Development and Management whose responsibility shall be to chair a Ministerial Committee of the WASH sector. Such a committee shall also include Ministers for: 

  • Health and Child Welfare;
  • Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development;
  • Local Government Rural and Urban Development;
  • Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development;
  • Environment and Natural Resources;
  • Energy and Power Development, amongst many.

Overall coordination and management shall be the responsibility of NAC made up of Permanent Secretaries and chaired by the Permanent Secretary fin the Ministry of Water Resources Development and Management.

This coordination and management framework was approved and endorsed by the four key Ministers and their respective Permanent Secretaries as indicated below.

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