The WASH SDG Programme aims to reach an improved WASH situation for all. It will sustainably sustainably deliver access to, and use of, safe drinking water for at least 450,000 people; and improve access to, and use of, sanitation and improve hygiene behaviours for at least 2 million people.
WASH SDG Programme
The WASH SDG Programme responds to the Dutch commitment to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 6, with the aim to reach an improved WASH situation for all.
The WASH SDG Programme aims to sustainably deliver access to, and use of, safe drinking water for at least 450,000 people; and improve access to, and use of, sanitation and improve hygiene behaviours for at least 2 million people in 7 countries in Africa and Asia.
It is built on three core strategic objectives:
- increasing demand for improved WASH facilities and practices
- improving the quality of service provision
- improving governance of the sector.
Gender and social inclusion will be an area of specific attention in each of the three strategic objectives as well as climate vulnerability and resilience. Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the 5-year programme will run from July 2017 to September 2022.
Today, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, compounding the effects on people’s health. Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are essential to human health; environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. The WASH SDG programme is developed to contribute to SDG6 and ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
The WASH SDG Programme is implemented by the WASH SDG Consortium. This consortium exists of 3 partners:
The programme is implemented in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, with two or more sub-national programmes per country. Each sub-national programme is led by one of the WASH SDG Consortium partners.