In our projects we highlight business opportunities to make it easier and more interesting for companies to embrace WASH and integrate WASH support in their sustainability programs.
Rwenzori Region, North Uganda and Central Uganda
Being part of the Dutch WASH Alliance empowers our local partners in Uganda to have a common understanding on and complementary approaches to specific WASH issues. It enables us to work more (resource) efficiently and limit duplication. In addition, it gives us a collective voice, amongst others to influence government policies.
The unique programmatic approach of the FIETS sustainability approach is high on our program agenda. This approach uncovers the real problems affecting our local communities and enables us to signalize, undertake and monitor very specific and relevant WASH interventions.
Sustainability in the context of the UWA programme implies the ability and capacity to carry out the necessary WASH activities in the country today and in the future, without necessarily depending on current external support. This could include building relevant institutional structures, financial mechanisms, environmental sustainability, social-cultural balance, and relevant technology availability and affordability.
Private sector support
As a multi stakeholder alliance, we need the private sector to support WASH initiatives. Therefore, in our projects we highlight WASH business opportunities to make it easier and more interesting for companies to embrace WASH and integrate WASH support in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.
Learning agenda workshop
Uganda WASH Alliance partners
The largest part of the Uganda WASH Alliance partners is located in the two regions of Rwenzori and North Uganda. Four partners (JESE, HEWASA, PROTOS and SNV) are implementing diverse activities in the Rwenzori region, while CARITAS and AMREF are operating in the Northern region of the country. In the central region, we have two NGO network members, mainly focusing on lobby and advocacy, including capacity building for the member NGOs scattered in the UWA two regions and beyond.