As one way of ensuring efficient and effective knowledge exchange, WASH practitioners came together to learn from one another and share the various activities the Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) sector is implementing across the country. The breakfast meeting had a Donor, Government, parastatal, NGO and Media representation from across Malawi and was specifically designed for the media under the WASH Media platform .
Speaking during the function, WESNetwork’s National Coordinator Mr. Willies Chanozga Mwandira said that the media specifically the WASH Media forum is an essential tool if the WASH sector is to be comprehended and voiced. According to Willies, WASH players like WSSCC, Welt Hulger Hilfe, United Purpose, WaterAid, Water for People and Mzuzu University among others who are also WESNetwork members, are doing a great job in the sector yet most of the work is being kept in the files.
It is for this reason that the WASH Media forum was established; to ensure efficient knowledge sharing. Mr Mwandira therefore called on all WASH players to engage with the platform in most of the sector’s undertaking.
“It is also important to use reporters that are conversant with the sector as they will be able to follow and report factual and comprehensible based stories,” he finished.