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Dec 08, 2016 7:00pm

Under the aegis of the USAID WA-WASH Program, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the Social Marketing and Communication Program for Health (PROMACO, in French) and MEDENTECH signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the distribution of Aquatabs in Burkina Faso. The signing ceremony was chaired by Mr. Alassoun Sori, Secretary General of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation. Log on to: USAID WA...

Dec 08, 2016 7:00pm

Access to water remains a big challenge for rural populations in Burkina Faso and to address this challenge, the USAID WA-WASH Program focused its efforts on low cost water technologies in 21 villages. These water technologies including, rope and bicycle pumps are human operated. They are simple, reliable, and manufactured locally. They can be used for both domestic water consumption and...

Dec 06, 2016 7:00pm

Le programme USAID WA-WASH dont l’objectif principal est d’accroitre l’accès durable à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement et d’améliorer l’hygiène en Afrique de l’Ouest prévoit, au cours de la Phase II de:Mobiliser des partenaires financiers, publics et privés, pour développer des partenariats en vue de booster davantage le secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement; Renforcer les capacités...

Nov 29, 2016 7:00pm

It is that time of the year when we start reflecting on the past and planning for the future.  The New Year is almost here! While 2016 is coming to an end and as we complete our fifth year of presence in West Africa, we look ahead to 2017 with hope and excitement.  The New Year with its work plan is going to provide a number of challenges for us.  As I have discussed in one of...

Nov 22, 2016 7:00pm

On November 19, 2016 the Government of Burkina Faso and the WASH sector stakeholders celebrated, in Koalaga (Centre-Ouest region), the 16th edition of the World Toilet Day under the theme : “Universal access to sustainable services : community commitment, a key to success”. Log on to: USAID WA-WASH NEWS FLASH 75 BURKINA FASO CELEBRATES THE 16TH WORLD TOILET DAY IN THE VILLAGE OF KOALAGA.pdfLe 19...

Nov 21, 2016 7:00pm

Le programme USAID WA-WASH dont l’objectif principal est d’accroitre l’accès durable à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement et d’améliorer l’hygiène en Afrique de l’Ouest, nécessite pour le succès de sa phase II une connaissance précise et concise d’une part, du contexte social, économique, légal, institutionnel, technique et environnemental et d’autre part, des opportunités et contraintes du...

Nov 21, 2016 7:00pm

The USAID WA-WASH Program’s main objective is to increase sustainable access to drinking water and sanitation and improve hygiene in West Africa. For the successful implementation of its Phase II, the Program needs accurate and concise knowledge of the WASH sector’s social, economic, legal, institutional, technical and environmental context along with the opportunities and constraints in the...

Nov 17, 2016 7:00pm

From November 15 to 17, 2016, USAID/Senegal Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) and USAID/West Africa Regional Economic Growth Office (REGO) organized the first workshop of their partners in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  In addition to bringing together the USAID-funded programs and projects in Burkina Faso and Niger, this meeting aimed to promote synergy of action and better collaboration...

Nov 01, 2016 8:00pm

From October 10 to 14, 2016 the Water Institute of the University of North Carolina, United States hosted a conference on water and health, with the theme: "Bringing together research and public policy, practice and networking events”. During the conference, the USAID/West Africa WASH Coordinating Secretariat members organized a side event on October 13, 2016. Log on to: USAID WA WASH NEWS FLASH...

Nov 01, 2016 6:00am

The Florida International University (FIU) - Research Foundation is seeking, for its Regional Office based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) a Technical Program Manager to lead the technical team with the following qualifications. Major Duties and Responsibilities:Provide support for the WASH Coordinating Secretariat membersCoordinate and promote knowledge sharing within the WASH Secretariat...

Oct 23, 2016 8:00pm

From October 3 to 4, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection (USEPA), in collaboration with FIU/USAID WA-WASH and AfWA has organized a workshop in Accra, Ghana. The purpose of the workshop was to validate initial findings of  the Drinking Water Laboratory Capacity Building Project in West Africa. Log on to: USAID WA WASH NEWS FLASH 72 USEPA IN COLLABORATION WITH FIU USAID WA WASH...

Oct 19, 2016 8:00pm

From October 5 to 7, 2016, the United States   Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in collaboration with FIU/USAID WA-WASH et l’AAE organized in Accra, Ghana, a training workshop on drinking water laboratories auditing in West Africa. Log on to: USAID WA WASH NEWS FLASH 71 US EPA IN COLLABORATION WITH FIU USAID WA WASH AND AfWA ORGANIZES A DRINKING WATER LABORATORY AUDITORS...

Oct 04, 2016 12:00am

From September 14 to 25, 2016, the USAID WA-WASH Monitoring and Evaluation team carried out a field visit in three regions (Tilaberi, Maradi, and Zinder) of Niger.  The visit was subsequent to a previous one which took place in May 2016 in the same regions. The main goal of this visit was to follow-up Phase I activities within the communities. Log on to: USAID WA WASH NEWS FLASH 70 THE...

Oct 04, 2016 12:00am

The side event aims to stimulate interest in the WASH sector, demonstrate the soundness of knowledge management and information sharing in WASH, and highlight the importance of working collaboratively with the beneficiaries at each step of WASH projects and programs. Such approach is more likely to ensure sustainability, in that it will urge the beneficiaries to take ownership of WASH activities...

Sep 23, 2016 12:00am

Our Phase II is going in earnest! Field monitoring visits, capacity building workshops, coordination meetings and context studies are some of the activities that have kept us busy this past quarter.  Knowledge management and information sharing are also a prominent piece of our program especially the collaboration with the African Water Association.Capacity building, the central piece of our...

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