Press Release – 11 June 2018
Green Cross Burkina Faso (GCBF) is proud to announce their election to the board of the African Network on Water (ANEW), a regional network of civil society organisations active in sustainable water management, water supply, and sanitation based in Nairobi, Kenya.
ANEW’s mission is to mobilize and empower citizens and civil society to participate in the formulation and implementation of strategies for improved water access and safety. They aim to build a continental WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) network of NGOs to facilitate coordination and collaboration with governments, intergovernmental organisations, regional bodies and other actors. This network would provide information and specialised technical support for the implementation of sustainable WASH programmes and services across Africa.
The right to water and sanitation has been one of GCBF’s core mandates since its founding in 2006. Its initiatives include working with local populations and authorities in the Yatenga region to establish crucial water access points benefitting over 15,000 people. Despite this success, there remains much work to be done. 40% of Burkina Faso’s population still has no access to water resources and 87% do not have adequate sanitation infrastructure. GCBF and Green Cross International are excited to work with the African Network on Water to improve these statistics and to increase safe and sustainable water and sanitation access across the continent.
To learn more about GCBF’s activities in the Yatenga region, click here.