Rural Sanitation in Africa: Challenges, Good Practices and Ways Forward

Frontiers of Sanitation 12
January 2019

This edition presents a range of promising initiatives for addressing the challenges involved in securing universal access to safely managed sanitation, showcasing ideas that can inspire and be adapted to different country contexts.

To achieve universal safely managed sanitation across Africa by 2030, the scale and pace of interventions will need to increase drastically. As the African sanitation community reassembles for AfricaSan 5, it is an opportunity to rejuvenate commitments to those who still lack the fundamental human right of access to sanitation and hygiene facilities.

This edition of Frontiers of CLTS draws on discussions held across two regional Africa events in 2018, highlighting the challenges faced by practitioners (both government and non-government staff) at different levels in relation to the Ngor Commitments and the achievement of universal access to safely managed sanitation. A range of initiatives are presented that show promise in addressing these challenges, along with recommended priority actions.

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