Sanitation remains a neglected service in Africa. There is chronic under-investment in sanitation infrastructure and management, and a general lack of strategic approaches for addressing sanitation on a larger scale. To advance African-led transformational change in the sanitation sector, in 2017 the Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) project studied the feasibility of a sanitation training center with an African continent focus commonly called the “Africa Sanitation Academy (ASA)”. The feasibility studies were commissioned to: analyze the needs and demands of sanitation management and leadership in African utilities and local governments; consider products appropriate to meet these demands; explore potential partnerships; determine how an ASA could be structured and financed; and study the overall feasibility of the concept.
This document summarizes the key findings and recommendations from the study.