On the road to Dakar: Moving the rural WASH agenda in Africa; Webinars and e-discussions; 2 Nov- 17 Dec 2021

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On the road to Dakar: Moving the rural WASH agenda in Africa; Webinars and e-discussions; 2 Nov- 17 Dec 2021

Dear all,
Apologies for cross-posting.
The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) under the Water Coordination and Partnership Division, within the African Development Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department in collaboration with the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) and development partners plan to convene e-discussions on prioritizing rural WASH in Socio-economic Development in Africa. This is part of the joint quest by the Bank, RWSN and development partners to create a platform for preparation and contribution to the 9th World Water Forum (9WWF) scheduled for March 2022 in Dakar, Senegal.

The main purpose of e-discussion is to provide a forum for a wide range of participants for discussions on issues pertaining to the two broad topics as direct contribution to the 9WWF discussions and outcomes. The discussions will also aim to contribute to the UN Special Rapporteur’s 2022 thematic report on “the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation of people in impoverished rural areas”. 

You are invited to participate in the webinars and e-discussions.

Webinar 1 - Prioritization of Rural WASH including Sustainability and Quality of Rural WASH services  - Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 11:00 GTM, register here: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xXHEvtopR3yEUrybg4QVfg       
E-discussion 1 - 4 to 24 November 2021·      

Webinar 2 - Resource Mobilization and Accountability for Resource use for Rural WASH  - Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 13:00 GTM, register here: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aStHjQYLTXOuS3ItcyTUBw       
E-discussion 2 - 29 November to 17 December 2021

The webinars will be in both English and French, with simultaneous translation. The e-discussion is open to anyone who registers on E-discussion platform: dgroups.org/rwsn/rwsn_e-discussions

For more information on the topics for the e-Discussions and how to join the discussions on the road to Dakar, see the  concept note.

Best regards,
RWSSI and RWSN Secretariat
Aline Saraiva Okello, Msc, PhD
Rural water supply network global network manager
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Re: On the road to Dakar: Moving the rural WASH agenda in Africa; Webinars and e-discussions; 2 Nov- 17 Dec 2021

Dear all,

Thank you to all that participated in the Webinar: Prioritizing Rural WASH in Socio-economic Development in Africa, which took place on Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 11:00 GTM. The webinar had a great attendance of over 470 registered participants and 150 on the live session. The presentations and recording of the webinar are now available:
•      Presentations (in English and French)
•      Recording (in English and French) on the RWSN youtube channel
 
Furthermore, we would like to encourage you to continue the discussion by joining the RWSN e-discussion platform . The first e-discussion is from 4 to 24 November 2021, and is focused on the topic: Prioritization of Rural WASH including Sustainability and Quality of Rural WASH services. We will discuss the following aspects in the 3 weeks: 
 
·       Week 1 - Means & Tools for Rural WASH sector prioritization in Africa
·       Week 2 - Key factors and actions that improve the sustainability and quality of Rural WASH services
·       Week 3 - Contribution of Rural WASH to Socio-economic Development in rural areas
 
For the 1st week (4 to 10 November), we would like to look at Means & Tools for Rural WASH sector prioritization in Africa. The guiding questions are:
 
  1. Key dimensions of Rural WASH prioritization – To what extend Rural WASH is prioritized through Development Plans and Programming, Policies and Legal/Regulatory Frameworks, Government Budgets and Expenditure? What is needed and how to strengthen political prioritization of Rural WASH?
  2. Integration of concepts of “universal access”, “leaving no one behind”, “human right to water and sanitation” into national development policies, strategies and plans: What are the key drivers to ensure integration?
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic could be an opportunity to prioritize Rural WASH: Why has this not happened? At the strategic and operational levels, what are the approaches and means to raise the profile of the importance of WASH sector in rural areas in light with the pandemic?
Thank you once again for your interest in support, for more information check the RWSN website .

 Aline (RWSN secretariat)
 
Aline Saraiva Okello, Msc, PhD
Rural water supply network global network manager
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Re: On the road to Dakar: Moving the rural WASH agenda in Africa; Webinars and e-discussions; 2 Nov- 17 Dec 2021

Dear all,
 
Thank you very much to those participating in the e-discussion on Prioritization of Rural WASH including Sustainability and Quality of WASH services in Africa, convened by AfDB-RWSSI, RWSN and development partners.
 
As we move on this Road to Dakar’s 9th World Water Forum as well as the UN Special Rapporteur’s 2022 thematic report, we have received great contributions regarding week 1’s topic: “means and tools” for rural WASH sector prioritization. Many provided insights and stressed the importance of political will, and the need to embrace simple and decentralised technologies and solutions.
 
Now we are moving to the 2nd week of our discussions (11 to 17 November). During this week, we would like to look at Key factors and actions that improve the sustainability and quality of Rural WASH services. The issues and questions we want to address are:
  1. Main constraints and gaps to political prioritization of sustainability and quality of Rural WASH services
  2. Enabling environment and requirements to ensure the sustainability, systems strengthening and quality of Rural WASH services – Approaches and solutions that improve sustainability and quality of Rural WASH services
  3. Sustainability and Gender: Women play a major role in collecting and saving water for domestic use (IWRM Principle 3): How can empowering women to help increase sustainability and quality of rural WASH services? Please provide concrete examples.
As a reminder, this e-discussion will take place for 3 weeks, from 4 to 24 November 2021, in English and French, and we encourage you to actively participate in it. You can do so by joining the RWSN e-discussion dgroup . The topics addressed in the 3 weeks are:
  • Week 1 - Means Means & Tools for Rural WASH sector prioritization in Africa
  • Week 2 - Key factors and actions that improve the sustainability and quality of Rural WASH services
  • Week 3 - Contribution of Rural WASH to Socio-economic Development in rural areas
You can find more information about the e-discussions and webinars on the RWSN website .
Aline Saraiva Okello, Msc, PhD
Rural water supply network global network manager
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