I was just at the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference . As I looked around the room, I realized it was the first professional conference where I did not know anyone. It made me recognize the WASH sector is lagging behind.
The King's speech marks the opening of the Dutch parliamentary year. This year he drew attention to the important position of the Netherlands in the international water sector. The budgets that were presented alongside the speech also reflect this, notably with a 6% increase for the budget for WASH...
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.
Sangeeta Ramola is the former Pradhan (president) of the Gawana Gram Panchayat (local government), in the State of Uttarakhand, India. Her work and effort shows the importance of local political leaders in achieving access to rural water supply that lasts.