Following two decades of centralised rule and 10 years of civil war, Sierra Leone does not have an adequate institutional framework for delivering its development goals relating to water and sanitation. The government has embarked on profound reform and transformation across the WASH sector. A significant part of this reform includes changes in the mandates, structure and responsibilities of a number of public sector institutions.… Read More


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


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 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has both exacerbated and been amplified by poor WASH conditions throughout the rural and urban areas of Sierra Leone, particularly within the health-care sector. This document outlines ASI’s WASH response to the outbreak.… Read More


Report on the High Level Forum on Water and Sanitation for All in Africa Conference, which was held from 21st – 23rd November 2013 at Hotel Sofitel in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. WASH-Net participated as a civil society representative. The conference aims to serve as a common continental platform for African leaders in charge of Water and Sanitation sectors, and others who can influence more specific, implementable and measurable changes in WASH in Africa.… Read More