Being back in Uganda again after an absence of five years gives me immense joy. This country of warmth, friendliness and humour, where one can literally have an engaging conversation with anyone, whether askari (guard), taxi driver, fruit and vegetable seller, driller or civil servant. Thus, my few days here have been filled with shared … Continue reading Ugandan drillers receive training at the Water Resources Institute
AfWA RELEASE As part of the implementation of its Business Plan 2018-2022, the African Water Association (AfWA), will be structuring the coordination of all its training activities in the framework of the operationalization of the African Water and Sanitation Academy (AWASA). This will involve setting up a coordination hub headquartered at the International Resource Center … Continue reading African Water and Sanitation Academy (AWASA): The International Resource Centre (IREC) of NWSC, Kampala, Uganda ; your Hub for Africa
Capacity Development is one of those buzz-phrases that gets used and abused almost as much as Sustainable Development. Capacity has various definitions, but for me, one of the clearest is: "Capacity is the ability of individuals, groups, institutions and organizations to identify and solve problems over time" (Morgan, P. 1993 quoted on p.7 of Capacity … Continue reading Problems need problem-solvers
Summary of Live Q&A discussion on the Guardian Development Professionals Network, which included RWSN input on the expert panel. How can water be better managed to ensure enough supply for a growing global population? Our panel of water experts have their say. Calculate the water available: We need a better accounting of our “water balance … Continue reading 13 ways to provide water and sanitation for nine billion people
So I'm in Monrovia this week running a 4 day writing course for twenty staff from across a dozen ministries and government organisations who will be working together to produce the 2014 Sector Performance Report (SPR). Today we did some fieldwork - the group split into three and each visited a community in or near … Continue reading Where do you throw your dirt?
Rain from the skirts of Hurricane Mitch lashed the ancient Landcruiser as it hurtled along the dark tar snake of the Pan American Highway. Cans of burning oil belched out black smoke and orange flames in a line along the carriageway to demarcate roadworks. Sodden policemen waved us on as workers tried to salvage their … Continue reading How did you wash up doing WASH?