The AfricaSan Movement : Setting the Sanitation Agenda in Africa
The fourth AfricaSan conference that took place in Dakar, Senegal in May 2015 culminated in the adoption of the N’gor commitments. Subsequently, AMCOW has put in place a system to monitor the implementation of the commitments and to actively support Member States to implement the commitments. The N’gor commitment indicators have been integrated into the online platform for monitoring and reporting on the Sharm el Sheikh declarations.
The mission of the AfricaSan International Task Force is “to support AMCOW through a Member State driven multi-stakeholder partnership for transformative action to achieve the N’Gor commitments for universal sanitation and hygiene.” The task force is composed of four sub-committees coordinated by Member States and support agencies. The sub-committees are (i) Monitoring and learning, (ii) Rural Sanitation, (iii) Urban sanitation, (iv) Conference organisation.
Over the last year, AMCOW has led a multi-stakeholder process to restructure the and operationalize it as a think-tank for sanitation improvement in Africa. The event will present the new vision of the AfricaSan movement, key accomplishments of the AfricaSan International Task Force, and actions planned in the region over the next year. Diverse and rotating cafe style breakout sessions will be led by each subcommittee.
AfricaSan led by AMCOWhttp://www.amcow-online.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;view=article&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;id=71%3Aafricasan&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;catid=50%3Ademo-content&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;Itemid=87&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lang=en
AfricaSan is one of AMCOW’s path-breaker initiatives borne out of the recognition that investment in sanitation has historically been seriously neglected on our continent and that addressing Africa’s sanitation challenge involves mobilizing facts and arguments and helping agencies and governments shape strategies for action at many levels.
USAID Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Supporthttps://www.globalwaters.org/walis
WALIS is bolstering the ability of African leaders, donors, and stakeholders to use data and analyses to shape WASH strategies, plans, and budgets. WALIS provides technical, programmatic, administrative, and logistical support to improve the capacity of African water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. DAI Global leads the WALIS Team that includes engagement with multiple partners and key investors in Africa’s WASH sector.
UNICEF WASH Teamhttps://www.unicef.org/wash/
UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team works in over 100 countries worldwide to improve water and sanitation services, as well as basic hygiene practices. Last year, UNICEF’s efforts provided nearly 14 million people with clean water and over 11 million with basic toilets.