The Mali newspaper Le Combat has featured a story about Watershed Mali. A short introduction of the project and its partners is given and Mrs Traoré Afou, the Watershed coordinator, explains the activities of the project. Watershed Mali will focus especially on two issues: the quality of the water (incl. wastewater management), and universal and sustainable access to drinking water.
Ghana news site citifmonline.com reported on the launch of the 'District Based Full WASH Coverage Start-Up Initiative' in Kenyasi in the Asutifi North District of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. If successful, the initiative "will be replicated in other Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) across Ghana", the article said. Quotes from IRC Ghana Director Vida Duti are included.
“Let’s face it. It is when the water doesn’t get out of the tap, we begin to notice the system”, noted Patrick Moriarty of knowledge centre IRC on water and sanitation services. Holding his first TED talk he addressed the general blindness for water systems and tendency to see only what they deliver. Moriarty urged to focus more on the whole water supply in developing countries. “The only way we are going to end the need for development aid, is by building a system." Dutchwatersector.com, 13 March 2017
The issue of governance has become fundamental in every human endeavor. Governance permeates every societal fabric including corporate institutions, nation building and the provision of essential social services such as WASH services. It was therefore no wonder that the issue of governance featured prominently at the 27th edition of the Mole Conference at Big Ada in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Accra, Feb 17, GNA - Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been urged to partner government for collective action towards achieving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A statement issued by IRC, an international think-and-do tank, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday said one significant issue facing developing countries, of which Ghana was no exception, in the area of WASH was the waning funding to the sector.
Published in the Modern Ghana The announcement of a new Ministry for Sanitation and Water Resources by the new government has come as pleasant surprise package for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of Ghana.
The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that it approved 27 grants totaling $35.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2016, which brings the amount of grants awarded for 2016 to more than $111 million, which surpasses the amount of grants awarded in 2015. $1 million was granted to IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre to create the foundation for an ambitious learning and collective action initiative that will catalyze development of SDG 6 in Burkina Faso, Niger and Uganda.
De watersector zou zich meer bewust moeten zijn van het vóórkomen van corruptie wereldwijd en vaker de juiste vragen moeten stellen. Onderzoeken naar de besteding van watergelden moeten openbaar gemaakt worden. Dat waren enkele belangrijke conclusies afgelopen vrijdag tijdens de presentatie van het rapport Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 in Het Buitenhof in Den Haag.
Report on the WIN-IRC Event on the launch of the Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016, published in Waterforum on 20 April 2016.