GOAL, in partnership with the Kenema District Health Management Team is undertaking an IrishAid funded pilot project on Community Health Clubs. The Clubs aim to provide a community platform where topics such as WASH, communicable diseases, nutrition, and reproductive/maternal and child health can be covered. The behaviour change activities are being delivered at community level by Community Health Workers, and this is complimented by club savings and loans schemes, and sanitation marketing. The approach to sanitation and hygiene builds on some of the methods of CLTS, and could be described as ‘CLTS+’.… Read More

In response to the flash flood caused by heavy rainfall of 15, 16, and 17 September in Freetown that affected and displaced communities in Western area Freetown Wash Consortium (FWC) was able to promptly address the WASH needs of 32 flood affected communities in Western area. The communities have been supported with water supply for domestic use, hygiene kits, tarpaulins, hand washing stations, and drainage cleaning. FWC has also extended support in Atuga Mini Stadium and National Stadium for faecal management and establishment of temporary latrines. As of date the FWC has reached 42005 people.… Read More

This report presents the findings of research into the risks to delivery of WASH results posed by climate change in Africa, drawing on rapid case study reviews of WASH programming in Malawi, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. A separate Case Study Report provides further detail on country background and findings.… Read More

The DFID sponsored WASH Facility Sierra Leone managed by Adam Smith International (ASI) has invested into management support of the Ministry of Water Resources and its implementing institutions GUMA Water Company and SALWACO targeting the revision of policies and regulations. In addition the WASH Facility has supported technically and financially two pilot projects on self-supply acceleration implemented by the two INGOs Welthungerhilfe and Water Aid. Both projects have started in July 2012 with a time frame of 20 months and come to an end February 28, 2014.… Read More

The Rural Water Supply and Small towns Strategy Paper of the Ministry of Water Resources of Sierra Leone lists Self-supply as one strategic option to improve access to water and sanitation in rural areas of Sierra Leone. As the biggest share of the population lives in villages with a population of less than 150 people these areas will not be served by subsidized conventional water supplies in the near future. Self-supply is the only realistic supply option for thousands of households living in rural areas in Sierra Leone.… Read More

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network (WASH-Net) is a CSO network in Sierra Leone carrying out advocacy and campaigns to emphasize the need for social mobilization to lift WASH to a higher level of priority. WASH-Net, and its partners, saw the 2012 Presidential elections in Sierra Leone as a major opportunity to raise water and sanitation as election campaign issues, ensuring WASH issues were clearly prioritized in candidates’ development plans. The campaign was focused on:
1. Lobbying candidates and their political parties to make relevant WASH commitments
2. Providing citizens with information and platforms to engage candidates on WASH issues… Read More