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