WSSCC Global Sanitation Fund event at 22-26 Nov. Africa Water Week

Date: 15th November 2010

Array ( [0] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 1 [name] => Uncategorised [slug] => uncategorised [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 1 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [parent] => 0 [count] => 557 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 5 [cat_ID] => 1 [category_count] => 557 [category_description] => [cat_name] => Uncategorised [category_nicename] => uncategorised [category_parent] => 0 ) )

The 3rd annual Africa Water Week takes place from 22 to 26 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. WSSCC will participate and arrange a side event on the Global Sanitation Fund, including the official “launching event” for the GSF work in Ethiopia.

The side event aims to give an overview of the various GSF programmes in Africa. In total, the Global Sanitation Fund is active in 17 countries, of which 11 are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Madagascar and Senegal have officially launched their programmes while preparations are underway in Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Togo and Benin.

The countries vary in their institutional capacities and political situation and each programme development process is unique. The session will 1) introduce the rationale and principles of the GSF, 2) give an overview of country programmes which are being developed in a number of African countries, 3) outline positive results emerging from the GSF approach to date, and 4) address some challenges of planning and operating at scale.


For more information, contact Saskia Castelein of WSSCC at saskia.castelein@wsscc.org. For more information on the Africa Water Week, visit the official website.


Related News

By Francesca Nava GENEVA – As part of a campaign to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the universal recognition of the human rights to water and sanitation, WSSCC is supporting Mr Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, to feature “friends of the human rights to water and sanitation” throughout […]

“Leave No One Behind” workshop addresses inequality on poor access to toilets and menstrual facilities By Prince Mukherjee RISHIKESH, India, – A growing sense of exclusion from the rest of the community is palpable as hundreds of marginalized people in India speak openly about the availability of toilets and menstrual facilities and matters of water […]

‘Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet’ campaign scores an achievement in Gwer East By Machrine Birungi and United Purpose GENEVA, Benue State – On 19 December, 2019, the people of Gwer East Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue state of Nigeria celebrated a spectacular achievement. The area was declared open defecation free (ODF), implying that the […]

Improvement at a rural school empowers menstruating girls to stay in school By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – A 15-year-old schoolgirl in a Nepali village recalls how her parents asked her to stay in isolation for five days when she had her first period three years ago. “I was made to stay in the darkroom […]