• Africa’s Declaration of Dignity: The N’gor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene

    18 Dec 2015 in Country Processes
    by Kitchinme Bawa, Point focal assainissement, Conseil des Ministres Africains chargés de l'Eau (AMCOW)

    It sounds unbelievable yet true that Africa has more people without access to sanitation in 2015 than in 2000 when the MDGs were articulated. Africa therefore missed the MDGs for sanitation by a wide margin. Only 10 of the 54 member countries have reported to have met the MDGs target…

  • AfricaSan 4: Perspectives on success in urban sanitation

    1 Jun 2015 in Events
    by By Jesse Shapiro, WASH Advisor and Sanitation Focal Point, USAID

    Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Many countries are challenged in their efforts to provide adequate sanitation for their entire population, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases. Although a majority of those unserved by sanitation live in rural areas, the urgent…

  • Knowledge exchange – a powerful tool to meet the sanitation challenges facing Africa

    27 May 2015 in Events
    by Par Yolande Coombes, Spécialiste principale, Assainissement et hygiène, Programme PNUD/Banque mondiale pour l'eau et l'assainissement (WSP)

    How do you take a decision? For most of us, the way we take decisions is to weigh up the pros and cons of the evidence we have, and on that basis make a choice. The same should be true of decision making at all levels. It should be a…

  • Transforming sanitation, addressing professional capacity gaps

    25 May 2015 in Events
    by Par Kirsten de Vette, Learning and Capacity Development officer, International Water Association (IWA)

    Whilst the water-related Millennium Development Goal targets have been reached, sanitation lags behind, particularly in African countries. The post-2015 global development framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will challenge the sanitation sector to go beyond just increasing access, to achieving sustainability for sanitation services. This will require countries to address…

  • Making Sanitation for all a reality in Africa

    20 May 2015 in Events
    by Par Rehema Aanyu, Liaison & Networking Officer, UWASNET

    A week before the 4th AfricaSan Conference in Dakar, Senegal, I was attending a regional learning and sharing forum for thirty-five UWASNET member organizations in Busoga region. One of the items on the agenda was training members in the “Sanitation As A Business” model which is aimed at changing people’s…

  • Key role of CSOs in advocating towards achieving SWA commitments

    19 May 2015 in Events
    by Mme Hanan E. Muddathir, Présidente de l’association EnvI, Soudan ; Point focal pour Assainissement et eau pour tous, EWP, ANEW ; membre national & international du dialogue sur le programme de développement pour l'après-2015 et les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD).

    Day after day SWA partners are become well informed and knowledgeable. We are very pleased to be a partner in SWA because it has made the WASH status issue very clear, especially for us as civil society organizations, and for our movement in advocacy. SWA engage s different partners on…