West and Central Africa

Key resource: CLTS Knowledge Hub Learning Brief: West and Central Africa Regional Rural Sanitation Workshop

The CLTS Knowledge Hub, based at the Institute of Development Studies, WaterAid, WSSCC and UNICEF co-convened a regional workshop in Saly, Senegal, 25th-28th June 2018 with support from AGETIP. The event brought together those engaged in rural WASH programming from 14 countries across the region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo) alongside experts working at regional and global levels.

Date: 17 September 2018

Key resource: Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa: Where do We Stand? Analysis from the AfricaSan Conference, Kigali, Rwanda

Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa: Where do We Stand? (IWA Publishing 2013, eds Piers Cross and Yolande Coombes) takes stock of progress made by African countries through the AfricaSan process since 2008 and the progress needed to meet the MDG on sanitation by 2015 and beyond. This book addresses priorities which have been identified by African countries as the key elements which need to be addressed in order to accelerate progress.

Date: 21 October 2013

Market-based sanitation: follow up from an AfricaSan side session

Many markets for sanitation goods and services in low-income countries remain poorly developed, calling for better quality programming at scale, and presenting opportunities for new approaches and partnerships. At AfricaSan5, UNICEF, USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation convened a side event that explored recent evidence and practice examples.

Date: 16 April 2019

Alassane Beye parle du changement de comportement au Sénégal [English Subtitles]

Alassane Beye (Ministère de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement,  Sénégal) parle de la réussite du Projet Pilote récent Hygiène et Assainissement, ainsi que des motivations derrière ce projet. Ce projet a pour objectif d’inciter les changements de comportements à grande échelle à travers une ‘Caravane de Communication’ visitant les zones rurales du Sénégal.

Blog: Taking Concrete Actions to Leave No One Behind: Government of Ghana Pro-Poor Policies and Sanitation Guidelines for Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable

Despite Ghana’s progress in recent years — it is the fastest growing economy in Africa — it is one of the lowest ranked countries in terms of access to basic sanitation worldwide. Out of the total population, 10% use unimproved sanitation facilities, 21% have access to basic sanitation facilities, 13% practice open defecation and 45% use a limited or shared sanitation facilities.

Guidelines for Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable for Sanitation Services in Ghana

Global Communities Ghana, with funding from USAID, as part of the WASH for Health project has been collaborating with the Government of Ghana Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to develop Guidelines for Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable for Basic Sanitation Services in Ghana. These guidelines were published in June 2018. The partnership also produced a video highlighting the need for such Guidelines.

Date: 12 February 2019
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Yadjidé ADISSODA GBEDO parle d'un «pot de défécation» développé localement(Bénin)[English subtitles]

Yadjidé ADISSODA GBEDO (Chef/PAPHyR BENIN parle du processus qui a permis à l’ONG APIC de concevoir et développer localement un pot de défécation pour les personnes à mobilité réduite dans la Commune de Copargo.

English translation: Yadjidé ADISSODA GBEDO (Head / PAPHyR BENIN) talks about the process that allowed the NGO APIC to locally design and develop a defecation pot for people with reduced mobility in the Copargo Commune.

[The interview is in French with English subtitles]

Blog 2 of 3: Sharing the SHAWN Project Experience in Nigeria

Last November UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Regional Office, Supply Division and WASH Programme Division convened a regional sanitation industry consultation in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultation brought together 100+ representatives from industry, financial institutions, governments and development partners. This series of three blogs is based on the discussions held on market shaping – including the current thinking, how it can increase uptake of improved sanitation facilities amongst the poorest households, and how it is being considered at the country level.

Massa Antoine Traore explique les étapes de la stratégie nationale FDAL du Mali [English subtitles]

Massa Antoine Traore (Directeur Régional Assainissement pour la région de Mopti, Ministère de l’Environnement et de l’Assainissement, Mali) explique les six étapes de la stratégie nationale FDAL du Mali.

English translation: Massa Antoine Traore (Sanitation Regional Director for the Mopti Area, Ministry of the Environment and Sanitation, Mali) explains the six steps of Mali's national ODF strategy.

[The interview is in French with English subtitles]

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