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  • Mineral rights to human rights: mobilising resources from the extractive industries in Ghana

    Women collecting water
    Posted 31 Jul 2017 by Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed, John Garrett

    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.

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  • The beginning of the road: Swaziland convenes first joint sector review

    Posted 9 May 2017 by Ncamiso Mhlanga

    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.

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  • Playing our part: WaterAid prepares for the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings

    Delegates at the High Level Meeting, Washington, April 2012.
    Posted 10 Apr 2017 by Ibrahim Musah

    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.

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  • EU leads vision on Sustainable Development Goals – but will this translate into reality?

    Woman collecting water.
    Posted 30 Nov 2016 by Libby Smith

    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.

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  • Climate change: a threat and an opportunity for water and sanitation

    When collecting water women from the local community must walk across an area of barren ground that has been contaminated with saline after Cyclone Aila struck in 2009 in Bangladesh.
    Posted 10 Nov 2016 by Louise Whiting

    Climate change and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are inseparable. The persistent separation of climate policy making and WASH service delivery, combined with incoherent climate finance strategies, risks restricting progress for both. Louise Whiting, Senior Policy Analyst for Water Security and Climate Change at WaterAid UK, introduces new WaterAid research and discusses what needs to change to achieve the delivery of climate-resilient WASH service to all.

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  • Climate Finance policy brief 2016

    Posted 5 Sep 2016 by Louise Whiting

    Increasing climate finance for the provision of sustainable water and sanitation services in low-income countries. 

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  • Three challenges for urban sanitation: what I learned from housing professionals

    Kalshi Takar Baa slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Posted 25 Aug 2016 by Remi Kaupp

    What can WASH specialists learn from architects and town planners? Rémi Kaupp, WaterAid UK’s Urban Sanitation Specialist, muses on three lessons from his time working in housing.

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  • The ‘perennial hope’: private sector investment in WASH in Nigeria

    Community members collecting water from one of the two functioning boleholes in Etenyi village, Ado Local government area, Benue state, Nigeria.
    Posted 11 Aug 2016 by Michael Ojo

    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.

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  • What has water got to do with jobs?

    Marie Kabore in Yamtenga district, a peri-urban area of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
    Posted 22 Mar 2016 by Dan Jones

    'Better water, better jobs' is the UN theme for today’s World Water Day. So what has water got to do with jobs? More than you might think, says Dan Jones, WaterAid UK’s Advocacy Coordinator.

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  • Good COP, bad COP

    A hand dug open well in Ibina, Burkina Faso.
    Posted 17 Dec 2015 by Miriam Denis Le Seve

    COP21 has finished, and the world has at last set an ambitious goal for limiting climate change. Miriam Denis Le Seve, WaterAid’s Policy Officer for Climate Change, draws out the strengths and weaknesses of the global agreement reached.

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