RICE-WN participates in UWASNET Sanitation and Hygiene Working Group Learning in Kamuli

Being a growing Organization, continuous learning constitutes a major interest of RICE-WN.  One of the strategies the Organization has adopted to achieve this is through networking with other development partners. One of such networks the Organization belongs to is Uganda Water and Sanitation Network (UWASNET).

In the capacity of the Regional Coordinator for all Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) implementing NGOs in West Nile, the month of June (15th – 19th June, 2015) saw the Organization participate in a sharing and learning forum on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). This took place in Kamuli district and was attended by over 20 NGOs from different regions of the country. This learning was organized by UWASNET in partnership with Plan International that is the Chair of the Sanitation and Hygiene Working Group.

The indoor learning was complemented by field trips to learn about School WASH, an ODF village and adoption of the Village Savings and Lending Association (VSLA) approach by a Water User Committee so as to go beyond increasing its functionality to improving sanitation and hygiene conditions as well as livelihoods at house hold level.

Participants drew action plans following the different learning sessions at regional level to ensure application of the knowledge acquired in the different communities they serve.

This capacity building was made possible by development partners that included Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) through Minitry of Water and Environment, SIMAVI and Plan International.

By Comfort Yikiru

Coordinator Community Health – RICE-WN


Figure 6 RICE-WN staff poses next to a latrine facility during a visit to the ODF village- Bulondo II zone in Namuniji Parish

Figure 6 RICE-WN staff poses next to a latrine facility during a visit to the ODF village- Bulondo II zone in Namuniji Parish

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