In the first nine months of the strategic partnership Watershed – empowering citizens context analysis and stakeholder and factor analyses have been carried out. These analyses will give direction to the partnership's activities for the coming months.
Africa's governments should "put resolute actions in favour of water and should confront the immediate challenges of scarcity of safe and clean water." a plea by Hon. Kibaki at the opening of the 6th Africa Water Week (AWW) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
On 17 March, IRC made a key presentation on factors that enhance and hinder effective WASH in school programs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. This was for a Kenyan delegation from Nakuru who were in the Netherlands for the Football for Water programme.