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Learning forum on Financing SDGs on WASH (Nov 20th-2015)

posted Nov 5, 2015, 3:32 AM by Netwas Uganda
The financial cost of achieving SDG6 is quite high. The 2014 Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) survey found that 80% of countries reported that current levels of financing are insufficient to meet targets for drinking water and sanitation. However the benefits of investing in water and sanitation are significant: A budget tracking survey by IRC Uganda,  noted that the proportion of the national budget allocated to the sector declined from 5.6% in 2008 to 2.8% in 2013. While the allocation in absolute terms increased from UGX193 billion (US$64 million) to UGX308 billion (US$103 million), there was increasing concern among sector stakeholders that the increment is not in sync with the population growth estimated at 3% per annum. One of the most affected areas is the recurrent costs of operation and maintenance for rural water supply facilities.

Recognizing the challenges in financing for WASH, NETWAS with support from ICCO are organizing  a learning forum on financing the WASH sustainable development goals focusing on the current and future trends. The learning forum will be take place on 20th Nov 2015 with key discussions on: 

  • Financing of WASH in Uganda 
  • Monitoring of sector financing
  • Partnerships for financing of the SDGs

Register here