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TitleCSOs sanitation and hygiene advocacy and awareness interventions in post conflict Liberia : paper prepared for the West Africa Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Symposium, 3-5 Nov 2009, Accra, Ghana
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKreplah, P.D.
Pagination5 p.; 2 photos; 2 tab.; 1 fig.
Date Published2009-11-03
PublisherS.n.
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, liberia, poverty, waste management
Abstract

Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) estimates that ‘only twenty-five percent of Liberians having access to safe drinking water and just fourteen percent having access to human waste collection and disposal facilities.’ Coverage varies from county to county for sanitation from nine to twenty-five percent. Unemployment remains at over eighty percent, and similar proportions lack access to basic health, education, and other essential services. The Human Development Report of 2006 reveals how far Liberia lags behind the MDGs and suggests that, in the best-case scenario, only half of the goals could potentially be achieved by 2015, and none in the health sector or water/sanitation sector. The need for Civil Society advocacy to influence policy on both government and donors’ side is key. Efforts around Civil Society mobilization in Liberia can make significant contributions to the current wider civil society campaigns on poverty in general. (authors abstract)

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