SADC learning and sharing session on partnerships for peri-urban sanitation

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WSSCC, IRC and BPD jointly organized a SADC Learning and Sharing Session on Partnerships for Peri-Urban Sanitation on 24-25 November in Maputo, Mozambique. The workshop brought together 32 participants from Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Madagascar and Angola, representing a range of stakeholders in urban sanitation partnerships, from national or municipal government, utilities, NGOs, and private sector. A key aim of the workshop, among others, was to help practitioners and policymakers better understand the circumstances in which partnerships for peri-urban sanitation delivery can be effective (and highlight when they are not) and provide principles to help those planning or participating in such partnerships. In addition to the theme of partnerships, topics of discussion included an exploration of the drivers for urban demand and the possible role of CLTS in an urban context; sanitation financing and the contributions of various partners; partnerships with small-scale entrepreneurs; and small towns and their potential for sanitation partnerships. For more information contact Carolien van der Voorden at carolien.vandervoorden@wsscc.org.