African woman washing clothes in the yard next to the washing line were few blankets are drying

African woman washing clothes in the yard. Photo: poco_bw / Getty Images .

The Africa Water and Sanitation Week (AWSW) – a joint conference of the 8th Africa Water Week (AWW8) and the 6th AfricaSan – is convened by the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the African Union Commission and organized with other development partners.

The Africa Water Week and AfricaSan are AMCOW’s flagship water and sanitation events and represent a political commitment at the highest level. They are institutionalized platforms to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s water and sanitation challenges.


  1. Introduction of session: Gordon Mumbo, Moderator, and Rose Lukalo, Rapporteur (5 mins)
  2. Introduction of International Network and research objectives: Dr. Yohannes Kachenje, Ardhi University, Dr. Nelson Ekane, SEI and Dr. Ruth Carlitz, Tulane University
  • Introduction of International Network on quality of government and water and sanitation outcomes: Dr. Yohannes Kachenje, Ardhi University (5 mins)
  • Presentation of proposed research: “Carrots”, “Sticks”, “Sermons” and “Nudges”: Perspectives on the Sustainability of Changing Sanitation Practices and Hygiene Behaviours in Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda: Dr. Nelson Ekane, SEI (10 mins)
  • Presentation of proposed research: Untapped Sources of Potential? The role of citizen engagement in promoting inclusive and sustainable access to water and sanitation: Dr. Ruth Carlitz, Tulane University (10 mins)

3. Presentation of country cases:

  • Rwanda: Fidele Nteziyaremye, Independent Consultant (10 mins)
  • Tanzania: Eng. Herbert Kashililah, Shahidi wa Maji and Tanzania Water and Sanitation Network (TAWASANET); Eng. Clement Kivegalo, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) (10 mins)
  • Uganda: Eng. Allan Nkurunziza, Coordinator of the City-wide integrated sanitation (CWIS) project at Kampala Capital City; Authority (KCCA); Dr. Anne Nakagiri, Senior Lecturer at Kyambogo University (10 mins)

The following questions will guide the presentation of the country cases:

  • What are the gaps in terms of policy, implementation, financing, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in urban, peri-urban and rural settings?
  • How can researchers engage with public and private actors to make the proposed research ideas actionable?
  • How can the insights from these research ideas be useful in closing the identified gaps in the delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene services?

4. Panel discussion (25 mins) (All)

5. Concluding remarks from Moderator and Rapporteur (5 mins)

Session ends at 18:00


You must register to attend this session. Register on the AfricaSan 6 website below.