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.

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

Overview

Pathway to Sustainable WASH Services

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

Partners

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THE WALIS TEAM AND ITS IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

DAI engages many implementing partners to form a dynamic and responsive team to build the capacity and competency of national and regional decision-makers in Africa’s WASH sector. Our team includes:

REGIONAL WASH STAKEHOLDERS

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 push out multimedia content on strong leadership in the sector.

Women working together. Ariadne Van Zanderbergen / Alamy Stock Photo

Resources

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Case Studies

AMCOW and WALIS have developed the Lessons Learned Series, which examines emerging experiences, knowledge, opportunities, and challenges of African-led WASH policy development and implementation. The Series also identifies individual country…
Kenyan students wash their hands. Photo credit: Reuters/Alamy Documenting a Common Understanding of the Sanitation Situation in Five African Countries
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The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably raised awareness of the water and sanitation crisis in many of Africa’s developing nations. The enormous sanitation and hygiene challenges and opportunities were evident as the pandemic hit Africa and will only…
Richard Rapier/WALIS Water and Sanitation for All: Senegal Works to Meet WASH Goals
Case Studies

Senegal is actively working to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), despite the low technical capacity of WASH institutions in the country. Senegal is particularly focused on monitoring and evaluation…
WALIS Country Sanitation Profiles
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2020 Sanitation Profile: Ethiopia 2020 Sanitation Profile: Ghana 2020 Sanitation Profile: Madagascar 2020 Profil: Madagascar (Français) Profil de l’assainissement 2020 : Madagascar (Français) 2020 Sanitation Profile: Mozambique Perfil Sanitário…
thumbnail Combatting COVID-19 in Africa: Lessons Learned Series Volume 1: Tanzania
Case Studies

USAID’s Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) project focuses on building the capacity of sub-Saharan Africa’s national and regional leaders to capture and apply evidence in the development of policies, strategies,…

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Blog

Check out blogs by or about the WALIS program.

Kenyan students wash their hands. Photo credit: Reuters/Alamy Documenting a Common Understanding of the Sanitation Situation in Five African Countries
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The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably raised awareness of the water and sanitation crisis in many of Africa’s developing nations. The enormous sanitation and hygiene challenges and opportunities were evident as the pandemic hit Africa and will only…
Uganda is one of many African countries committed to improving sanitation services and access with USAID support. Photo credit: Julia Eigner/WALIS USAID Supports a Sanitation Revolution in Africa
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Sustainable access to sanitation and hygiene has consistently lagged behind access to water in both the Millennium Development Goals (2000–2015) and the Sustainable Development Goals (2015–2030). According to the United Nations, six out of every 10…
USAID’s Water Resources Integration Development Initiative (WARIDI) activity in Tanzania provides training and internship opportunities for young female engineers working in the water sector. Photo credit: USAID WARIDI The Capacity Gap: Addressing Human Resource Needs in the WASH Sector
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Low levels of investment in recruitment, education, and skills development in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector have resulted in significant shortages of skilled professionals needed to sustain WASH interventions and to satisfy the…
High-resolution satellite imagery helps determine the spatial extent of aquatic vegetation and chlorophyll concentrations in Lac de Guiers. Photo credit: Richard Rapier Remote Sensing to Power Senegal’s Water Use
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Lac de Guiers is a complex ecosystem south of the vast rice paddies along the Senegal River Delta in the Louga and Saint-Louis regions of Senegal.  Not only does the lake and its surrounding land comprise an important bird area, fisheries, and…
Susana, from the Ashanti region of Ghana, is one of five women on the 13-member management committee responsible for oversight of her community’s WASH system, built with support from WSUP. The USAID WALIS GESI grant will support leaders like Susana at all levels of the Ghanaian WASH sector. Photo credit: WSUP Women as WASH Leaders: Achieving Equitable Access to WASH Services in Ghana
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Research has shown that the burden of water collection disproportionately affects women and children. Consequently, they also benefit the most from improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, as demonstrated in the Water and Development…

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

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