Upcoming Webinar: Mainstreaming the Use of Data for Decision-Making in Africa’s WASH sector

Institutionalizing the Use of Data for Decision-Making in Africa’s WASH sector

This event has ended, but you can check out the recording and write-up of the webinar. Or you can download presentations from the webinar (via Google Drive).

The power and promise of data to improve development outcomes is immense, when decisions—with regards to policy, planning, and budgeting—are informed by evidence. But are data being used to inform decisions? And if not, how do we support the use of monitoring data in the decision-making process?

The Water for Africa Through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) project is holding a webinar to explore these questions, looking at which factors promote or impede the use of data in decision-making and the role of regional institutions in building the right incentives and culture for data-driven decision-making.

The discussion will examine efforts to institutionalize the use of data for improved decision-making in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector at all levels across Africa.

Join the webinar, Tuesday, June 11, from 10–11 a.m. For more information and to register, click on the button below:


Marieke AdankMarieke Adank  |  IRC
Marieke Adank is a WASH expert from IRC’s International Department, based in the Netherlands. She has been working in the WASH sector for more than 15 years, especially on issues related to the sustainable provision of rural and small town water services, and the systems and mechanisms needed for this.


Nick DickinsonNick Dickinson   |  WASHNote
Nicolas Dickinson is the leader of WASHNote. He is an associate at IRC and has been supporting country-led monitoring and evaluation of water and sanitation services at national and district/municipal levels where government, civil society, and the private sector set the monitoring agenda and the questions to be answered.


Kitchinme BawaKitchinme Bawa  |  AMCOW
Kitchinme Bawa Gotau is a Sanitation Project Manager at the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), where he pioneered the establishment of the Sanitation Desk and championed the advancement of the sanitation agenda across the continent. Hailing from Nigeria, Kitchinme has worked in the WASH sector since 2006.



Rich RapierRich Rapier | WALIS
Richard Rapier has worked for 15 years in domestic and international programs addressing WASH, water and waste resource management, and environmental and social impact assessment and management in infrastructure. He is currently Director of the USAID WALIS project.