Current Initiatives

Promoting the Africa Sanitation Policy Guidelines

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) is leading the development of the Africa Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG) to support African countries in the review or development of inclusive sanitation policies, and ensure the Ngor Declaration Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals are reached by 2030. The ASPG will harness these commitments and assist all countries as they build effective sanitation policies and laws.

The Sanitation Media Fellowship

Given the low volume of high-quality, in-depth coverage of these issues, in August 2019 CAPOOP launched a continent-wide media fellowship.
The media fellowship will educate journalists on opportunities and challenges and improve their access to the key news and updates relating to sanitation across Africa. This will therefore increase their interest and capacity to write about these issues in the medium to long-term, improving quality and quantity of sanitation coverage.

Sanitation Tours

The Sanitation Tours aim to increase advocacy capacity among key influencers, building key stakeholders’ capacity for greater impact.

In 2019, delegations from Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire, including journalists visited sanitation facilities initiatives in Burkina Faso. The Tour allowed Mayors to learn about domestic resource mobilization strategies that were successfully implemented by local authorities in Burkina Faso.

WASPAA

The Project for the Development and Regulation of Autonomous Sanitation in Africa (WASPAA) aims to enable all citizens of French-speaking cities to lead healthy, dignified lives in an environment free from faecal contamination. When human waste is properly managed in cities, the urban environment is protected, including food and water supplies.