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Sector learning in West and Central African Countries

The UNICEF - IRC partnership (2015 - 2017) aims to support 11 West and Central African countries in their knowledge management and sector learning ambitions to ensure that the best lessons are shared and built upon for the delivery of sustainable and equitable water and sanitation services.

The partnership also intends to strengthen the organizational capacity at regional level in support of and to facilitate inter-country and regional knowledge and information exchange on water, sanitation and hygiene in the West and Central African region.

Countries included in the partnership programme are Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Niger and Nigeria.


  • René van Lieshout, IRC Senior programme manager
  • Kelly Ann Naylor, Chief of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme for UNICEF