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TitleEastern Africa regional sanitation conference 5th - 6th November 2008 : implementing the Ethekwini commitments : conference report
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAfrican Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation -Nairobi, KE, ANEW, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Hague, NL, Water AID, UNICEF -Copenhagen, DK, Water and Sanitation Program - Africa Region -Nairobi, KE, (WSP-AF)
Secondary TitleEastern Africa regional sanitation conference
Pagination28 p.; 6 tab.; 8 boxes; 2 fig.; 3 photographs
Date Published2008-11-05
PublisherAfrican Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW)
Place PublishedNairobi, Kenya
Keywordsafrica, sanitation

Sanitation has not attracted attention despite its importance and impact on the health, social and economic well being of the people in Africa. Sector practitioners argued that the inadequate policy framework, resources allocation, and general malaise has led to the stagnation of this key sector. Following a series of actions which culminated in the Africa Sanitation (Afrisan +5) conference held in Ethekwini (Durban), in February this year 2008, Africa’s sanitation ministers came together to address the sanitation challenges, provide leadership and chart the way forward. Emanating from the declaration was an Africa Sanitation (Afrisan) action plan which clarion call countries were to domesticate and set the stage to put Africa back on track for sanitation MDG. Key sector actors came together under the banner of The Eastern Africa Sanitation Conference with the prime objective to establish how countries had progressed with domesticating Afrisan action plan, what they could share & learn from each other and the challenges emerging. [authors abstract]



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