Africa civil society

Zimbabwean youth organisations defend their right to water

To commemorate International Human Rights Day, NAYO Zimbabwe, in partnership with youth and civil society organisations, launched a campaign on the Right to Water that will see youth defending people’s rights to water. #ClaimYourWaterRights is a mass mobilisation campaign that aims to awaken people to the injustice of their situation and spur them to claim their human rights to safe water and sanitation.

Governments must regain control of the water sector

While some countries have learnt the bitter lesson of privatisation and taken measures to renationalise water sectors, others still fall prey to the lure of private companies. Governments that have regained control of their water sector must increase their efforts to ensure continuous access to safe water for all irrespective of gender, age, disability, social status and geographical location.

Kenya’s Civil Society Could Use Their New Law to Deliver Safe Water to the Bottom Seven Percent

In November 2017, I was invited to a meeting organised by KEWASNET, a coalition which is a member of End Water Poverty, to discuss Kenya’s WASH CSO advocacy strategy based on the 2016 Kenya Water Act.

Kenyan CSOs were excited about this news; at the same time they were cautious about some aspects of it. This is the situation with most laws written through consultative processes when many interest groups lobby for their constituents.

Africa’s civil society agree to support implementation of SDG6 and N’gor Declaration

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) and the national governments jointly prepare for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) and the Dakar N'gor Declaration on Water and Sanitation.