“If you do it well, you find that these politicians are always eager to get this information. Once you equip them with this information, it’s good for them. It’s knowledge for them to know what are the challenges that we [WASH] practitioners face? And what are the challenges that government is facing to make sure that water sanitation is available to everyone?” – Yunia
Politicians in every country are responsible for the well-being of the constituents they represent. What then, is the challenge for providing water and sanitation access for the people? What information do politicians need? And what are the challenges civil society organizations face when working with them?
In this episode, we hear from Muyatwa Sitali, from Sanitation and Water for All, and Yunia Musaazi, the Executive Director of the Uganda Water & Sanitation Network (UWASNET).
Muyatwa Sitali is the Head of Country and Partner Engagement for Sanitation and Water for All, a partnership between governments, utilities, donors, civil society, and more hosted by the United Nations. Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) works towards a world where water, sanitation, and hygiene is available for all people, always, and everywhere. The partnership uses innovative ways to increase political support for the human rights to water and sanitation.
Yunia Musaazi is the Executive Director of the Uganda Water & Sanitation Network (UWASNET), a membership-based organization of over 140 civil society organizations including international, national, community-based, faith-based organizations, and private sector organizations. UWASNET’s mandate is to coordinate all CSOs and strengthen their contribution to the sector by facilitating learning and promoting partnerships and collaborations with other sector stakeholders, including Government, development partners and the private sector.
Sanitation and Water for All: https://www.sanitationandwaterforall.org
The HOW: Channeling Water Solutions is produced by W12+ Programs, co-jointly run by the Institute for Ecological Civilization and SOSNPO.
Editor: Austin Roberts