The WDHP is part of an implementation by the Ministry of Agriculture Land Use Planning Department, through funding from the European Development Fund (EDF). The funding for the project is set at 15 million Euros (~E210 million).
The chief aims of the project are:
- to increase water storage capacity,
- to enhance agricultural production capacity and
- to strengthen the institutional capacity of smallholder farmers.
To fulfill its mandate, the WDHP is currently focusing on the rehabilitation and construction of new water harvesting infrastructures, including small and medium-size dams, diversion weirs and off-stream reservoirs.