A new report from WaterAid and Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Mineral rights to human rights shows the pressing need to channel more financial resources into Ghana’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed, Country Director at WaterAid Ghana, and John Garrett, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Development Finance, explain the major challenge this represents for the Government and the country’s development partners.
In September 2016, Swaziland’s water and sanitation sector assembled to discuss and review water, sanitation and hygiene issues through a joint sector review (JSR). Ncamiso Mhlanga, WaterAid’s Country Team Leader in Swaziland, reports back on the benefits of JSRs for the sector.
The Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings later this month are an opportunity to drive progress towards reaching everyone everywhere by 2030. In the lead up, WaterAid is aiming to catalyse conversations around improved sector efficiency and effectiveness. Ibrahim Musah, WaterAid’s former Regional Advocacy Manager for West Africa, explains how.
In some contexts, incremental improvements to water supply can offer greater sustainability than can full interventions. Mark Fabian, Regional Technical Advisor for Southern Africa, describes the proven positives of self-supply.
The EU has announced its proposed Consensus for Development. Libby Smith, WaterAid UK’s Advocacy Officer, discusses the opportunities not to be missed in this chance to lead the world on turning Agenda 2030 into action.
With WASH in Nigeria suffering low levels of investment, and current investments performing poorly, Michael Ojo, Country Director for WaterAid Nigeria, asks why the Nigerian water sector remains such an unattractive proposition for investors.
The Global Goals have been agreed – now we must ensure they can be funded and realised. John Garrett, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Development Finance, discusses the vital support foreign aid will provide.
Andrés Hueso, WaterAid's Senior Policy Analyst – Sanitation, reflects on the changes needed in the sanitation sector to reach the Sustainable Development Goals ambition of universal access by 2030.