Background

Global Sanitation Environmental Project encourages cooperation in the search for solutions to improve the health status of vulnerable populations in Africa. Specifically, our initiatives in Africa seek to increase access to clean proper Sanitation and Environment through enhancing community participation.

According to World Bank, two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) rural population and one-quarter of urban dwellers remain without access to clean water and sanitation (World Bank study, African Water Resources: Challenges and Opportunities for sustainable development in Africa Recovery, 1997). Acknowledging the need to address this problem, the 2000 United Nations Special Initiative on African Water Vision for 2025, called for an Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, regional cooperation and the environment (UNEP, 2000).