WaterAid Myanmar started in 2016 to unlock people’s potential with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
Without all three, people cannot live dignified, healthy lives.
With all three, they can break free from poverty and change their lives for good.
Despite the growing demand for (water, sanitation and hygiene) WASH services, sustainable WASH is being impacted at all levels because of a multitude of issues including:
- political and social power imbalance
- poor sustainability of services
- gender inequality
- inadequate financing
- weak accountability
- climate change
- lack of community ownership
This why we contribute to WASH sector strengthening by building the capacity of Government, Civil Society Organisations and other actors for improved coordination, accountable systems, pro-poor WASH policies and replicable WASH models.
We also provide WASH services in communities in both rural and urban Myanmar, with the purpose of developing sustainable and innovating WASH models which are replicable by other actors such as the Government.
These models, much like our work across the country, put equality and empowerment at the heart to ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised communities have access to these services. Lastly, we collaborate with other stakeholders, such as the private sector, communities, media and think tanks for further influence to improve sustainability of WASH across the board.