UWASNET was founded in 2000 by different Sector Development Partners as the umbrella organization for all Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating in the Water and Sanitation sub-sector.
We are a driving force that is bringing together all WASH CSOs to strengthen their contribution to the sector by facilitating effective influencing of policy and practice through coordinating CSO Voices, promoting learning and sharing, documentation of CSO’s work, and promoting partnerships and collaborations with other sector stakeholders, including Government, development partners, and the private sector.
As a transparent, communicative organisation and using our experience we identify sector opportunities and collaboratively work together with government, CSO, and the global arena to deliver long-lasting WASH solutions.
We have been recognized for our contribution to the WASH sector, and we are invited to play an active role in formulating national-level WASH policies and strategies. We will leverage this and share all lessons learnt to influence greater change.
UWASNET’s mandate is to coordinate all CSOs and strengthen their contribution to the sector by facilitating learning and sharing, documentation of CSO’s work and promoting partnerships and collaborations with other sector stakeholders, including Government, development partners and the private sector.
UWASNET has a membership of 250 CSOs including international, national, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and private sector.
These CSOs work all over Uganda and are contributing to the Water and Environment sector through the following thematic areas; water supply, sanitation, and hygiene improvement, WASH in Emergency, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), environment, climate change, Water for Production, capacity development, community engagement, lobbying, and advocacy. Other CSOs contribute to cross-cutting issues in the sector including gender, equity, and HIV/AIDs.
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