Water for Africa Through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS)

WALIS provides technical, programmatic, administrative, and logistical support to improve the capacity of African water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector.

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Madagascar Safe Water and Sanitation Survey

IMPROVED WASH EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING. 90 local enumerators surveyed 20,159 villages in Madagascar on their access to WASH services reaching even the most remote villages. With these data, district and national officials can better identify the needs of their communities and help Madagascar move towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: ensuring access to water and sanitation for all.

 

South Africa Children Collecting Water. Photo Credit: Reuters-Alamy Stock Photo

Overview

 

Darfuris Receive Efficient Water Rollers. Photo Credit: Flickr- Albert Gonzalez Farran- UNAMID

Despite significant investments over the past 30 years, hundreds of millions of Africans still do not have access to basic services or use safely managed drinking water and sanitation facilities. To help address this challenge from a regional perspective, USAID created the WALIS project. This project places a great focus on building the capacity of national and regional leaders to capture and apply evidence in the development of policies, strategies, programs, and investments.

WALIS is bolstering the ability of African leaders, donors, and stakeholders to use data and analyses to shape WASH strategies, plans, and budgets. WALIS provides technical, programmatic, administrative, and logistical support to improve the capacity of the African WASH sector. DAI Global leads the WALIS Team and engages with multiple partners and key investors in Africa’s WASH sector.

COUNTRIES

Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, South Africa
Acronym: 
WALIS
Activity Status: 
Active
Start Year: 
2015
End Year: 
2020
Award or Grant Number: 
AID-OAA-TO-15-00034
Prime Implementing Partner: 

Pathway to Sustainable WASH Services

WALIS Approach Graphic

Girl Getting Water. Photo Credit: Nick Fox- Alamy Stock Photo

Partners

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THE WALIS TEAM

USAID

WALIS is a USAID project with the Bureau of Africa, Office of Sustainable Development. WALIS engages the USAID Water Team to implement USAID’s systems approach and the long-term plan to transition countries away from foreign assistance. WALIS also works on collaboration and knowledge sharing activities with the USAID Central Mechanism projects: Water and Development Alliance (WADA), Water Communications and Knowledge Management (Water CKM), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS), WASH Finance (WASH-FIN), Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS), and the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP).

DAI'S WADI CONSORTIUM MEMBERS FOR WALIS

DAI Global LLC engages many implementing partners to form a dynamic and responsive consortium for the Water and Development USAID Contract. Members include:

  • Valu Add Management Services
  • The Cloudburst Group
  • Taoti Creative
  • TRG

REGIONAL WASH PARTNERS AND DONORS

WALIS engages its stakeholders to enhance its other activities, increase knowledge exchange, and build leadership in the African water and sanitation sector through: learning events, convening partners to build on its past and current activities, and pushing out multimedia content on strong leadership in the sector.

  • African Ministers’ Council on Water
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • UNICEF
  • IRC Wash
  • WaterAid
  • Sanitation and Water for All 
  • World Health Organization
  • African Development Bank
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

Women working together. Ariadne Van Zanderbergen / Alamy Stock Photo

Resources

Topic

Resource Type

Geography

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Blogs

Check out blogs by or about the WALIS program.

Rwanda encourages citizen participation in decision making at all levels of public administration under a practice called “Imihigo.” Photo credit: HTSPE/DAI

Countries

WALIS Activity Map

Contact Us

If your organization would like to learn more about potential funding opportunities, partnerships, and events through WALIS please share your information below.

 

YOUR INFORMATION:

ASA East Africa