Challenges and lessons learnt for evidence-based sanitation advocacy for CSOs in Kenya.
|Title||Voice for Change Partnership : roles of CSOs in achieving SDG6|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Secondary Title||WASH Debate "Dialogue and dissent: Looking at the role of civil society in achieving SDG 6 by 2030", The Hague, the Netherlands, 26 June 2019|
|Place Published||The Hague, the Netherlands|
The Voice for Change Partnership (V4CP) programme is a capacity development programme for civil society organizations (CSOs) in six countries across four areas including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). VCP is a partnership between DGIS, SNV, IFPRI (International Food Policy and Research Institute) and CSOs. The capacity development activities focus on evidence creation and dissemination, and evidence-based advocacy. In Kenya, the V4CP WASH component supports CSO advocacy for improved stakeholder participation and coordination, increased budget allocation, and influencing policy review and development. CSOs used evidence from GIS mapping and the water testing to convince county governments to take action to improve sanitation. The data collected was also used to advocate for increased sanitation investment participatory budgeting. The presentation concludes with challenges and lessons learnt from the Kenya the V4CP WASH component. Presented at the WASH Debate "Dialogue and dissent: Looking at the role of civil society in achieving SDG 6 by 2030", in The Hague, the Netherlands on 26 June 2019.