by Naomi Oates, re-posted from University of Sheffield Competing narratives surround the role of ‘area mechanics’ in Malawi In November 2017 I started my ‘politics of water’ blog as an outlet to share experiences and findings from my research in rural Malawi on water governance and service sustainability. The first instalment describes my initial impressions of Balaka … Continue reading The Politics of Water 3: Area Mechanics in Malawi
by Isaiah Esipisu at the 7th Africa Water Week, Gabon Water experts, policy makers, government representatives, UN agencies, donors and nongovernmental organisations kicked off the celebration of the seventh edition of the Africa Water Week in Libreville city of Gabon on 29th October 2018, calling on African governments to reflect on achievements made so far … Continue reading Governments asked to accelerate access to water and sanitation security for Africa
by Lena Farré, recent Post-Graduate from University of Basel, Switzerland, summarises the findings of her Masters degree thesis This exploratory case study carried out in the Kilombero Valley in southwestern Tanzania shows the mechanisms and challenges communities of a rural village face while seeking water access and maintaining their water pumps. The Tanzanian Government and non-governmental … Continue reading For rural Tanzanians, water has a social value too
Guest Blog from Mr Gift Jason Wanangwa, a Groundwater Development Officer with the Malawi Government’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development.
by Matthias Saladin, Skat Rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to continue growing for decades to come. In spite of urbanization, rural populations are not going to disappear. Both as individuals and as organizations, we need to spend more efforts in reaching out to the people in rural areas, and we need to come … Continue reading The overlooked population dynamics of rural Africa
par Gian Melloni, Maria Livia De Rubeis et Kristina Nilsson du Consortium WASH RDC En 2013, l'idée que les communautés rurales payent pour les services en eau était relativement nouvelle en RDC : dans le secteur WASH il y avait le sentiment que le contexte était trop fragile pour que la gestion communautaire des services … Continue reading Vers des services d’eau durables en milieu rural en République Démocratique du Congo
by Gian Melloni, Maria Livia De Rubeis, and Kristina Nilsson of the DRC WASH Consortium In 2013, the idea of rural communities paying for water services was relatively new in DRC: there was a belief in the WASH sector that this context was too fragile for community management of WASH services to be possible.Yet with extremely … Continue reading Tracing a path to sustainable rural water services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo