Leaving no one behind: identifying and addressing barriers to WASH service delivery in Uganda
This policy brief highlights issues and obstacles that impede access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services for nearly ten million people in Uganda. The unserved people face multiple vulnerabilities brought about by social, economic, environmental,...
Published on December 16, 2019
Vulnerable groups live a dog’s life – a feature article in Uganda’s Saturday Vision
A recent study done by IRC Uganda established that different groups of people in Uganda are marginalised from access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. The groups include women and girls, communities in hard-to-serve/reach areas, children,...
Published on November 25, 2019
Water & sanitation: Vulnerable groups live a dog’s life
A feature article in the Ugandan Saturday Vision of November 16, 2019. A recent study done by IRC Uganda established that different groups of people in Uganda are marginalised from access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. The groups include...
Published on November 25, 2019
UWASNET: Accountability begins with Civil Society
For the 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting, Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) has taken the commitment to strengthen the accountability of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the country. Having undertaken the Annual WASH NGO Performance Assessment...
Published on October 15, 2019
Rehabilitating River Mpanga in Uganda
Local communities, CSOs, and government work together to pilot new agricultural activities, which don’t harm a vital source of water. See the longer version of the video. Fears over the health of River Mpanga have been alleviated as efforts of improved water...
Published on September 2, 2019
Bad governance, inadequate funds fueling environmental degradation
“Environmental degradation is the biggest threat of our time. It knows no colour, nor political affiliation.” These were the sentiments expressed by Noeline Basemera, Woman MP Kibaale District. She was speaking during a meeting between Members of Parliament on...
Published on August 23, 2019
Promoting Water Safety Planning in Kabarole District, Uganda
Following a water quality assessment which found 80% of sampled water sources to be contaminated, IRC WASH under it Watershed empowering citizens programme activities, worked with the Albert Water Management Zone to introduce and promote the Water Safety Planning...
Published on July 3, 2019
Regional Water and Environment Week in the Albertine Region, Fort Portal, 2019
Mpanga event during the Regional Water and Environment Week in the Albertine Region, Fort Portal, Uganda from 11 – 15 March 2019. The Mpanga catchment spreads across five districts and its water is used for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. Under...
Published on March 30, 2019
Civil society joint effort with local stakeholders to save river Mpanga
The Watershed consortium led by IRC presented the efforts to strengthen the voice of CSOs and NGOs to improve Water Resources Management around the river Mpanga in Uganda. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs organises an annual learning conference that brings...
Published on February 14, 2019
Sanitation: leaders walk the talk
This is a story of transformation in Kijura Town Council, Uganda. Political leaders decided to lead the process of improving sanitation at household level. This followed a water quality assessment in July 2017, which found that 80% of sampled water sources in...
Published on October 22, 2018
A loud cry for access to quality, safe water in Rwangara Parish in Kanara Sub County, Ntoroko District, Uganda
This briefing note focuses on the plight of communities in Rwangara Parish in Kanara Sub County, Ntoroko District in accessing safe drinking water. The high salinity levels in the ground water hinder access to safe drinking water in the area, although over the last...
Published on August 14, 2018
Capacity building for Civil Society Organisations: Reflections from Watershed Uganda work package
This briefing paper summarises the capacity building initiatives and experiences from the Watershed Uganda work package throughout the first year of implementation. The purpose is to share some lessons and pointers for improvement in CSO capacity building for...
Published on June 4, 2018