International: WASH Alliance shifts strategy to sector development

In a bid to strengthen continuity after WASH programmes conclude and to strive for universal access to WASH by 2030, Wash Alliance International has launched Accelerating WASH. To achieve the ambitious goal, the Alliance will shift from hardware-construction towards WASH Sector development. “We believe this is the only way to adapt to newly emerging challenges such as fast population growth. A guiding principle in our work is to facilitate the development of a system in which all stakeholders, such as businesses, governments, citizens and NGOs effectively work together,” said Hanny Maas, Programme Manager of the WASH Alliance. With more than 100 partner organisations worldwide, the WASH Alliance International runs programmes in eight countries in Africa and Asia.