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Civil Society Organisations in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector have called upon the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW) to take action to ensure universal access to sustainable services, leaving no one behind.

Civil Society Organisations in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector have called upon the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW) to take action and ensure universal access to sustainable services, leaving no one behind.

Under their banner, African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW), the CSOs outlined specific actions required of African governments in order to realise Vision 2030, as stipulated in the SDGs.

The proposed actions are contained in a position paper presented by Doreen Wandera, chairperson of ANEW, on the first day of the 6th Africa Water Week in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. The position paper is an output of the CSO Forum which was held on Saturday 16th July, ahead of the main Africa Water Week event.

Apart from adopting a common position and message, ANEW also developed a new strategy with a vision of An Africa where access to water is recognized as a right and where water resources and sanitation are sustainably managed and used by all. The five year strategy (2016-2021) lays emphasis on institutional development and sustainability, capacity building, policy influencing and knowledge management.