Creating an enabling environment to accelerate access to WASH in Africa; AfricaSan7 Session Outcomes

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These LatinoSan or AfricaSan  meetings not only serve for a theoretical exchange of sustainable sanitation experiences. They also serve to make tours and field visits that allow us to appreciate different technologies and talk with the beneficiaries.

LATINOSAN 2022 OBJECTIVE

Guarantee access to quality and sustainable sanitation services in urban, peri-urban and rural areas of Latin American and Caribbean countries, ensuring their prioritization in the public policies of the countries, in order to make the human right to drinking water and sanitation effective, in the scenario of climate change and the direct relationship with health.Through:• The prioritization of management of public investments for sanitation in post-pandemic times.• Technological innovation, social management, management in the operation and maintenance of conventional and non-conventional systems appropriate to the needs of the populations.• Share experiences and lessons learned in water, sanitation and hygiene, in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.• Recognize the importance of sanitation in the water cycle, as a means to achieve harmony with Mother Earth.• Reiterate the political commitment of each country to promote water and sanitation agendas in the region.

FIELD VISITS PROPOSAL - AGUATUYA

Aguatuya is a non-profit civil organization that has been operating for 19 years in Bolivia, its mission is: “To build participatory and innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable management of the urban water cycle to improve people's quality of life and protect the environment.”Aguatuya has been working with the Swedish Embassy for more than 10 years and has been the implementer of the program “Sustainable sanitation models in Bolivia”, whose objective is to promote sustainable sanitation models in intermediate cities so that they are healthy and resilient with universal access to sanitation services. The cities of intervention for the development of these models have been in the Valle Alto de Cochabamba, in the city of Tarija, in Santa Cruz and La Paz.The proposal for the field visit consists of a visit to the different sustainable sanitation models developed by Aguatuya in the Upper Valley of Cochabamba and Sacaba. These visits are part of the strategic axis: "Management and innovation" and three transversal axes: Human right to water and sanitation, Resilience to climate change and Cooperation, coordination and research for action.In the links you can see the video1  and video2  of these different technologies

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Estos encuentros de LatinoSan o el AfricaSan  no solo sirven para un intercambio teorico de las experiencias sostenibles de sanemiento. Si no tambien para hacer recorrido y visitas de campo que permiten apreciar diferentes tecnologias y conversar con lo beneficiarios 

OBJETIVO DEL LATINOSAN 2022

Garantizar el acceso a servicios de saneamiento de calidad y sostenibles en el área urbana, periurbana y rural de los países de América Latina y el Caribe, asegurando su priorización en políticas públicas de los países, de manera de hacer efectivo el derecho humano al agua potable y saneamiento, en el escenario de cambio climático y la relación directa con la salud.A través de:• La priorización de gestión de inversiones públicas para saneamiento en tiempos de post pandemia.• Innovación tecnológica, de gestión social, gestión en la operación y mantenimiento de los sistemas convencionales y no convencionales adecuados a las necesidades de las poblaciones.• Compartir experiencias y lecciones aprendidas en materia de agua, saneamiento e higiene, en ámbitos urbano, periurbano y rural.• Reconocer la importancia del saneamiento en el ciclo del agua, como un medio para alcanzar la armonía con la Madre Tierra.• Reiterar el compromiso político de cada país para impulsar las agendas de agua y saneamiento en la región.

PROPUESTA DE LAS VISITAS DE CAMPO - AGUATUYA

Aguatuya es una organización civil sin fines de lucro que funciona desde hace 19 años en Bolivia, su misión es: “Construir soluciones participativas e innovadoras que contribuyen a la gestión sostenible le ciclo urbano del agua para mejorara la calidad de vida de las personas y proteger el medio ambiente.”Aguatuya trabaja junto con la Embajada de Suecia por más de 10 años y ha sido el implementador del programa “Modelos sostenibles de saneamiento en Bolivia”, cuyo objetivo es promover modelos de saneamiento sostenible en ciudades intermedias para que sean saludables y resilientes con acceso universal a los servicios de saneamiento. Las ciudades de intervención para el desarrollo de estos modelos se ha dado en el Valle Alto de Cochabamba, en la ciudad de Tarija, en Santa Cruz y La Paz.La propuesta de la visita de campo, consiste en realizar una visita a los diferentes modelos sostenibles de saneamiento desarrollados por Aguatuya en el Valle Alto de Cochabamba y Sacaba. Estas visitas se enmarcan en el eje estratégico: “Gestión e innovación” y en tres ejes transversales: Derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento, Resiliencia al cambio climático y Cooperación, coordinación e investigación para la acción.En los links podran ver los video1  video2  de estas difrentes tecnologias
Lourdes Valenzuela
Regional SuSanA Coordinator (Latinoamérica)
Directora de comunicación AGUATUYA

Calle Nicolás Ortiz no. 33 (a media cuadra de la Av. Calampampa)
Tel (591) 4 424 2164
Casilla 6264
Cochabamba – Bolivia

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www.aguatuya.org
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Creating an enabling environment to accelerate access to WASH in Africa; AfricaSan7 Session Outcomes

This session at the 2023 AfricaSan7 conference was convened by the Pan African Association of Sanitation Actors (PASA) and co-convened by the Kenya Private Sector Sanitation Actors; Sheer Sanitation, Varet Products and African Renascence. The session highlighted and zoomed in on Initiatives that have supported sanitation interventions on the African continent, particularly to create an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive, but also how collaborative efforts in the sanitation sector setting have influenced government policy and interventions on sanitation. 

The session panel of experts representing government, civil society and private sector players unbundled how the sector should focus on key enabling areas including Governance, Financing, Data, Capacity building and Innovation as necessary actions to allow for the sanitation sector to thrive. 

Scalability:
The session highlighted the growing awareness on the need for concerted and more focused action on sanitation rather than seeing it as a sub-set of the Water sector. In many respects this has facilitated the rebranding and creation of  Ministries that are focused on sanitation in many countries e.g Senegal, Ivory coast etc. Financing that was meant for water needed to cover sanitation too, but with this specific focus on sanitation, the sector will see more specific funding focus on sanitation.

Transferability:
A notable example of the change of the African Water Association (AfWA) to the African Water and Sanitation Association (AfWASA) which was launched during the World Water Forum in Dakar in 2022 sanitation was one of the many indications on the sectors recognition of the importance of an enhanced focus and address on the sanitation sector this change and focus will facilitate a ripple effect among AfWASAs network members. 

Inclusive Service Provision:
Particularly looking at the private sector environment, the session highlighted that a thriving private sector environment not only leads to increased job opportunities but also increases access to sanitation services in hard to reach settings that are not yet serviced/ fully serviced by the public sector. As businesses grow, they tend to hire more employees, thereby reducing unemployment rates for marginalised populations. 

Following these outcomes it would be great to hear accounts of other contexts and what enabling environments and approaches have been created for a more conducive environment to accelerate WASH access. 

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Chaiwe
 
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