This is a guest blog by Justine Olweny, a Ugandan WASH entrepreneur and resource centre founder. You can find out more about his activities here. “YOT KOM LONYO” (meaning “Health is wealth”) is a WaSH campaign radio program talk show conducted every Thursday from 16:00–17:00 hours East African Time. It encourages the involvement of local entrepreneurs, … Continue reading How a radio talk show is promoting WaSH in Northern Uganda
By Louisa Gosling, WaterAid and Meleesa Naughton, RWSN Secretariat RWSN has been exploring the question of accountability for sustainable rural water services over the past few months through an e-discussion, a workshop, and webinars in French, English, and Spanish. What is accountability? Accountability is a new topic for the Leave no one behind Theme of … Continue reading Why does accountability matter for sustainable water services?
The 2015-2017 RWSN strategy came to an end last year, and the RWSN Theme Leads and Secretariat have been busy consulting members and partners to develop a new strategy for the period 2018-2023. We have received valuable ideas for the network through consultations with working groups, the 2017 RWSN member survey and evaluation of the … Continue reading World Water Day 2018: Publication of the new RWSN Strategy 2018-2023
Mark your calendars! RWSN is delighted to announce its 2018 series of 10 webinars dedicated to rural water services, April 3 -June 5, in English, French, Spanish and/or Portuguese! To attend any of the webinars, please register here by April 2nd: http://bit.ly/2prrVf3 We will hear from more than 20 organisations on a range of topics, … Continue reading New 2018 RWSN webinar series (April 3rd – June 5th, 2018)
We would like to announce to you that the registration is now open for an online course: Professional Management of Water Well Drilling Projects and Programmes – an Overview that will run from the 5 March to 14 April. The course provides an overview of what is required to improve borehole drilling professionalism within … Continue reading New Online Course – Professional Management of Water Well Drilling Projects and Programmes
The draft RWSN Strategy 2018-2023 can be downloaded here for consultation, and you can also view a short presentation about it here; please leave a comment below or email us, telling us: What you like about the strategy What could be improved If you, or your organisation, could contribute staff time, funding or knowledge to strengthen … Continue reading Consultation period on the RWSN Strategy now open – Période de consultation sur la stratégie RWSN maintenant ouverte
Gender relations are critical to nearly every aspect of rural water supply, but rarely addressed in practice by rural water professionals. All water supply programmes affect men and women in different ways, and while practitioners assume their work will benefit women, how do they know whether it will or not, how do they know what … Continue reading Gender and rural water services – lessons from RWSN members
Back in June 2017, we announced that RWSN would be undergoing an external evaluation, which was undertaken by PEMconsult over July and August 2017. What were the main findings from the Evaluation? Overall, the evaluation found that “RWSN is highly relevant for the rural water sector, in comparison to other networks, and for the benefits … Continue reading The 2017 RWSN Evaluation is now out!
Webinar recordings and presentations now available below for download! English: Thursday 9th November, 2017: Making RWSN work for rural water professionals: results from the RWSN evaluation and new strategy 2018-2023 [ENG, 2.30 pm CET/ 1.30 pm GMT/ 8.30 am EDT] Tuesday, 14th November, 2017: “Grown up” finance for rural water? [ENG, 2.30 pm CET/ 1.30 … Continue reading RWSN mini webinar series 2017 (ENG) / Mini-série de webinaires RWSN 2017(FR) / Mini-serie de webinarios RWSN (SP)
Were you at the #RWSN7 Forum in Abidjan? Watch out for the Forum report showcasing all the work presented and lessons learnt, now available in English and French: Download 7th RWSN Forum report (English) Téléchargez le rapport du 7ème Forum RWSN (Français) Thanks to all the delegates, sponsors and organisers who contributed to making this … Continue reading 7th RWSN Forum report now available in English and in French