WIN News - October 2018
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Africa Water Week and more!

Africa Water Week
Toward Achieving Water Security and Safely Managed Sanitation for Africa

29 October – 2 November,  Libreville  (Gabon)
WIN is gearing up for Africa Water Week, where we look forward to forging links with partners for establishing communities of practice, and initiating country-level change.
  • Visit us at our booth, and find out how we can work together;
  • Attend our joint session with AfDB on sub-theme 4 on Financing the SDGs;
    • The effective increase of investments and cost coverage require good water governance, but there can be no good sector governance without integrity. This session is about avenues for building trust and engagement among various stakeholders, and at different levels, to address multiple challenges.
  • Join our side meeting with partners around communities of practice and collective action for water integrity and good governance in the sector.

WIN Journalism Fund 
Text • Video • Audio/Podcasts • Multimedia

WIN is looking to fund in-depth journalistic research on the impacts of corruption in the water sector and its subsectors. We welcome pitches from journalists for funding of €2,000 to €12,000.

Read more.

New resources available!

The Integrity Management (IM) Toolbox for small water supply systems Kenya Case Studies

The Integrity Management (IM) Toolbox for small water supply systems is an innovative participatory approach to coordinate efforts between communities and local governments to improve the quality of services provided from small water supply systems in rural and marginalized areas. Implementing partners have identified five case studies from Kenya, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and lessons learnt. Produced with Caritas Switzerland.

Download the case studies.

The Trillion Dollar Question

A nail-biting game of integrity intrigue for 2 – 3 small teams that poses tricky scenarios – and potential solutions – across different phases of WASH project implementation.

Call for Submissions: Blogs on Integrity in Financing the Water Sector

WIN is inviting blog contributions (500 – 750 words) from those working in the field of integrity in financing the water sector.

Read more.

September Sector Round Up

Water has once again been a prominent theme across global platforms. Here we are sharing some of the most thought-provoking water-related stories and resources that the internet had to offer in September.
Upcoming Events

18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)
22 – 24 October, Copenhagen (Denmark)

IACC brings together heads of state, civil society, the private sector, and many others to tackle the challenges posed by corruption. The #18IACC theme is Together for development, peace and security: Now is the time to act.

Highlight session: How OECD's Principles on Water Governance Promote Accountability, Sustainable Development and Social Justice Together 
23 October, 8:30 –10:00

Join speakers from Transparency International, OECD and more to discuss the Principles as a framework for promoting accountability, and engaging new stakeholders for implementation. Session Rapporteur: Umrbek Allakulov, Research and Analytics Officer, WIN.

Read more via IACC.

7th Africa Water Week
29 October – 2 November, Liberville (Gabon)

Under the theme Toward Achieving Water Security and Safely Managed Sanitation for Africa the week will be held with the support of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the African Union Commission and several partners.

Read more.

Global Partnership for Social Accountability – Global Partners Forum 18
30 October – 1 November, Washington D.C. (USA)

The 2018 GPSA Global Partners Forum aims to better equip the GPSA multi-stakeholder partnership to understand and operate in the broad field of Public Finance, as a resource to achieve their development goals.

Highlight session: Policies, politics and public investment: How, where and to whom do money and water flow at the local level?
31 October, 14:00

This session will examine the interplay between local politics, community needs, and accountability mechanisms – Who makes financing decisions for infrastructure and service provision, how do they decide, and who benefits financially and in terms of better services?
Evidence from five county case studies in Kenya which highlight how the interfaces between the public finance and water service delivery systems work will be the session’s starting point. Based on experiences from the GPSA programme in Tajikistan, panellists will dive into how nurturing connections between users and a multi-stakeholder consumer advisory board increased willingness to pay for water, and resulted in higher revenues for the water utility. Panellists: Lotte Feuerstein, Programme Manager, Regional Coordinator – East Africa, WIN, and Stephanie de Chassy, Oxfam.

Read more.

OECD Water Governance Initiative Steering Committee Meeting
12 – 13 November, Zaragoza (Spain)

Read more via OECD.
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CC0, 2. CC BY-SA, 3. Ayman Gamaledeen Gomaa Elmeligi, WIN photo competition

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