IRC supports institutions that promise to improve and professionalise the delivery and management of WASH services. District Hand Pump Mechanics Associations (HPMAs) are an example of such institutions.
Iyua village was declared Open Defecation Free in 2015. A December 2016 visit by a delegation from the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) traced the lessons and benefits of the village's Open Defecation Free status.
Running from 29th November – 2nd December, 2016 the 7th RWSN Forum was held in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire, under the theme: 'Water for everyone'. The Forum explored the practicalities of reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Human Right to Water in rural areas and small towns. IRC...
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?
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.
Communities have an important role to play in sustainable services. In this blog, I present personal highlights reflections from the session on Community-Led Approaches to change in Africa at World Water Week in Stockholm.
Eight African countries are creatively achieving the goals of community led total sanitation programmes (CLTS) including one idea in Malawi where handwashing is monitored according to the health of tree seedlings planted beneath water outlets.