In a bid to enhance learning and knowledge exchange among district councils and NGO’s, the Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WESNET) on Thursday and Friday this week engaged various Wash players under the Central Region Chapter for WESNET.
The engagement workshop aimed at bringing the different players together to share best practices and challenges being faced in the sector especially on sanitation and hygiene while at the same time trying to provide solutions.
Various presentations showed that there is an overall challenge of inadequate funding for sanitation and hygiene programmes in district councils and the nation at large while commending the issue of collaboration among stakeholders as one of the key successes that can be outlined.
The deliberations at the end indicated the need for players to be meeting now and then and learn from each other on how they are implementing various hygiene related programmes including dealing with the challenges faced during implementation.
Officials from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Water and Sanitation also had time to share various policies, guidelines and standards guiding the WASH sector in Malawi including the Water Policy, Sanitation and Hygiene Policy which is currently under review and many others.