On 21 October 2022, a Sidama National Regional State COWASH IV Steering Committee meeting was held in Hawassa involving representatives of the Bureau of Finance, Bureau of Water, Irrigation and Mines Resource Development, Bureau of Health, Bureau of women, Youth and Children, Bureau of Education, the Ministry of Finance,  and members of the Embassy of Finland to Ethiopia. Representatives of the COWASH IV Federal Technical Assistance Team attended in an advisory capacity.

The Steering Committee held a wide-ranging discussion on the 2014 EFY performance report and the 2015 EFY Core Plan for the project in the region with particular reference to the need for scheme sustainability. Both documents were approved.