The Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity in conjunction with Water Integrity Network (WIN) organised the first ever Water Integrity Forum for East Africa, May 9-11. The event was in Addis Ababa.
For decades, people in Uganda have been encouraged to wash their hands as a way of preventing the spread of diseases. However, the percentage of the population accessing and using hand washing facilities remains low at only 36%. What are the challenges?
At the 6th Africa Water Week, IRC - International Water and Sanitation Centre, convened a session to discuss the importance of knowledge management and sector learning as essential components in strengthening national WASH sector systems, and make appropriate recommendations.
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.
As Uganda gets ready for a general election slated for February 2016, Members of Parliament seeking re-election have been challenged to address WASH issues and include them in their individual and political party manifestos.
IRC Uganda is currently involved in key advocacy initiatives to increase operation and maintenance (O&M) funds and ultimately to change the budget allocations in the District Water and Sanitation Conditional Grant.
Since 2011, there have been efforts to track progress in the implementation of sanitation information and monitoring systems and tools in African countries. There has been some improvement not only in number of countries reporting progress, but also in terms of quality and presentation of data.