WaterCap in collaboration with WaterNet and the Institute of Water and Sanitation Development (IWSD), organized a five days training on “Sustainable Water supply and sanitation for low income and peri-urban areas”. The training was attended by 20 participants from 12 countries within the Eastern and Southern region of Africa. The course addressed the challenges and opportunities from raising demand for water supply and sanitation in low-income and peri-urban areas in Africa, mainly driven by the rapid population growth, often inappropriate institutional and technological structures, unplanned urbanization and infrastructural investments outpaced by rapid urban growth.
The participants shared country specific knowledge and experiences in promoting effective and efficient solution to the challenges of access to safe water supply and sanitation for the urban poor and peri-urban areas.
WaterCap and WaterNet are intending to develop a short curriculum in collaboration with universities in Africa.