"Thanks Patricia, I'm really glad to hear from you, more so to hear that the WASHPlus is picking up gradually. This definitely will keep you busy and busy. Yes, I am doing very fine. I have also been doing some backstopping for WASH groups…"
"Hi Sumaila, very nice to hear from you. Sorry I've been slow to get back to you. The WASHplus project that has followed on to HIP is slowing progressing. I hope you have been doing okay and have been able to become more active professionally…"
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Thanks Patricia, I'm really glad to hear from you, more so to hear that the WASHPlus is picking up gradually. This definitely will keep you busy and busy. Yes, I am doing very fine. I have also been doing some backstopping for WASH groups here.
Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indah Water for technical know-how and consultancy services in sewerage management in African countries. WSA selected the Malaysian company “to be in a technical committee formed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to propose immediate, medium- and long-term solutions for sanitation services in WSA member countries”.
North Tarawa in Kiribati is the first island in the Pacific to be declared open defecation free, thanks to the “Kiriwatsan I Project”. The Ministry of Public Works is implementing this project with technical support from UNICEF and funding from the European Union. In March 2013, North Tarawa adopted the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach following a training of trainers course conducted by Dr Kamal Kar.
In March 2013, SNV appointed Megan Richie as Managing Director for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH). She leads SNV's global initiatives in the WASH sector. Prior to her appointment as Managing Director, Ms Richie served as Country Director for SNV in Lao PDR.
Brian Arbogast is the new director of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He started work at the foundation on 13 May 2013. He takes over from Dr. Frank Rijsberman who acted as director until May 2012.
Governments are not only investing more in national monitoring systems, but their leadership in country monitoring is also now generally accepted. With this acceptance, however, come expectations about good governance and transparency. Monitoring is politics: agendas and power influence what is monitored and how the results are used. National systems, too, go beyond WASH sector monitoring and should include data from donors and NGOs as well.