Wednesday September 14th, 2016, 10:00 am EDT
About the Webinar
This webinar will be presented by Louisa Gosling from WaterAid, Nick Hepworth from Water Witness International and Pendo Hyera from Shahidi wa Maji.
At the SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm, a number of organizations came together in a session to share experiences on social accountability (SAcc). They used this opportunity to identify some common areas to work on and continue to share and learn from each other as well as from other sectors. This webinar will provide a taster of the key issues discussed during that session and will offer an opportunity for other organizations to share and feed in ideas and advice. This webinar will be presented by Louisa Gosling for WaterAid, Nick Hepworth from Water Witness International and Pendo Hyera from Shahidi wa Maji, who were at Stockholm’s session. The aim is to stimulate discussion on SAcc in the water sector and see how we can make this as effective as possible, so please join us!
This webinar will be followed by a two-week e-forum -from September 14th to September 28th- in which we will continue the discussion and exchange started at the Stockholm’s session and the GPSA KP webinar. We look forward to your participation in the e-forum.
About the speakers
Louisa works in WaterAid’s International Programmes Department, in a team of sector specialists providing support to country programmes. In particular she has been collaborating with others to promote awareness of the critical importance of access to WASH in realizing the human rights of people who are marginalized, and with practitioners to develop inclusive and rights based approaches that are designed to overcome discrimination and exclusion. She has worked in international development for over 20 years, and joined WaterAid in 2008.
Pendo is Programme Manager at Shahidi wa Maji, a Tanzania NGO working to improve water resource management for poverty reduction and economic growth. Pendo leads operational delivery of the Uhakika wa Maji Programme, the first systematic application of accountability monitoring in East Africa. Her experience is built on a long career of working on water resource management, as a government regulator, and for donor programmes including for WWF, IUCN and IWASH (USAID).
Dr Nick Hepworth
Nick is Director of Water Witness International, an action research and advocacy NGO working for equitable and sustainable water management. He has worked on water issues for 20 years primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. He brings particular expertise on the topic of social accountability as Director of the Fair Water Futures Programme in Zambia and Tanzania. Nick is also a Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia.
In order to participate in this Webinar, you will need to be registered to the GPSA Knowledge Platform and logged in. If you did not create your account yet, do it here. If you are already registered to the Knowledge Platform, you do not need to do anything.
Just log in the platform and go here on September 14, at least 10 minutes before 10:00 am EDT. A link to the webinar will be provided here on September 13.