Women leadership in water & sanitation
Description/achievement of initiative

Globally: Women's leadership in WASH is acknowledged and is adequately supported.

Nationally: Women Civil Society networks on WATSAN are operational. National platforms for exchange and facilitation established including partnerships with local, regional and national authorities and stakeholders.
In countries were partnerships with national and local authorities already exist, WfWP country/regional programmes implemented.

Community level: Women are empowered and enabled to participate actively e.g. in CBased water delivery management and regional and national decision-making. Knowledge and expertise will have been have transferred to women's organisations especially in developing countries. Women take informed decisions, leading their own communities.

Implementation methodologies

We will multiply our successful approaches in the countries where the WfWP member organisations reside or work, using the WfWP empowerment tools to build local capacity of women and their organisations.

We will disseminate knowledge and expertise from and through our members (twinning) through the women civil society networks that are already in place or being developed so women can take informed decisions and be leaders in their own communities.

We will up-scale our Women Leadership in Water & Sanitation programmes to encompass new countries and regions.

WfWP will assist in fundraising and establishing contact with authorities and other women's organisations

WfWP will take the initiative to establish a women and water development fund.


Women for Water Partnership: 3VO, AWHHE, BPW International, BSWC, CONSAM, Earth Forever, Katosi women trust, Mama86, M&S, Mehriban, Melania, NetWwater, NVB, NVR, Soroptimist International Europe, TWG, TGNP, UWFWS, VAM, WEP, Wisdom, WOFAN, WPLUS, WROC
Deliverable Date
Establish a functional women civil society network/hub and multi annual program in three countries in Africa 2014
Establish a hub and program in the Caribbean region 2014
Establish at least three partnerships with national or regional governments on implementation of national water plans 2014
Facilitate the establishment of at least 10 Civil society based water & sanitation programs 2015
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
In-kind contribution Tiem and expertise' contributions of members of WfWP in approx. 90 countries
Staff / Technical expertise expertise from memebers around the globe and especially from WfWP and
Financing (in USD) $2,500,000

  • Location: at the lowest appropriate/relevant level as stipulated in Rio/Dublin Principles
  • Date of completion: 2012-06-20
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Lesha Witmer, Steering Committee member, finance-sc@womenforwater.org

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