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Involving communities : water supply in eastern and southern Africa

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Abstract: Community participation in water supply and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa are discussed. Examples are CLTS (Community-Led Total Sanitation) in southern Ethiopia and WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programmes on schools in Kenya. In countries from the Eastern and Southern Africa regional grouping (ESA) integrated approaches with serious community involvement are gaining ground. However, the pace of adopting these approaches is too slow to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. With the current trend it is estimated that by 2015 in sub-Saharan Africa 234 million people will still lack water and 317 million will lack sanitation.
Authors: Glotzbach, R. , Wandera, J.
Country: Ethiopia , Kenya
Category: Practice
End Page: 11
Serial number: 36
Keywords: water , sanitation , participation , communities
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Year: 2009
Region: East Africa , Southern Africa , Africa South of Sahara
Right: © 2009
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 10
Title: Involving communities : water supply in eastern and southern Africa