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.
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, IRC, Simavi, Wetlands International en Akvo gaan intensief samenwerken aan verbetering duurzaam beheer van water, sanitaire en hygiëne voorzieningen en van waterbronnen.
As a result of Africasan Award for Youth going to Maji na Ufanisi for its work with Kongowea Youth, Mombasa County Government has decided to invest $2 milllion within the next one year to extend the initiative of youth managing WASH.
How do you set up a reliable water supply system when an area is facing ten months of extreme drought every year? How do you make sure that the one thing that matters, your cattle, stay alive? "You start planning for the worst."
Former president of Kenya, HE Mwai Kibaki, officially launched the Millennium Water Alliance-Kenya strategic plan last week in Nairobi and called for efficient and effective water governance. IRC is a partner in the Millennium Water Alliance.
The focus of IRC's work in Africa outside the focus countries is on strengthening regional institutions and platforms to support government leadership towards achieving nationally defined sector priorities and targets; advocate for policies and practices that adopt a government-led service delivery...
On the 4 th of April, a conference on “Improving Resilience Building Water Strategies in Arid Lands” has gathered about 100 participants in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference aimed at sharing experiences of the Kenya Arid Lands Disaster Risk Reduction (KALDRR) WASH program with experts of the WASH and...
At an annual WASH learning retreat in Kenya for Action Contre la Faim (ACF International) IRC was invited to give an introduction to the Service Delivery Approach (SDA) and Life-Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) to about 33 ACF WASH staff from 20 countries (and 3 headquarters).
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.