The Government of Liberia and its partners aim to increase safe water coverage, improve access to sanitation, and improve hygiene. To do this, it is essential that the whole WASH Sector in Liberia coordinates their efforts, and implements a comprehensive and coordinated programme together.
A number of efforts are being undertaken to improve the coordination in the WASH Sector in Liberia. They are listed below.
- The National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Committee (NWSHPC) of the Ministry of Public Works has been instituted to drive the sector agenda and coordinate the various stakeholders. In 2012, the National Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion Committee (NWSHPC), comprising of WASH Partners of the Government of Liberia, International Development Partners, International and Local Non-Governmental Organizations initiated and operationalized a WASH
Secretariat. The WASH Secretariat coordinates the WASH Sector meeting. The sector meeting is held monthly (the third Thursday in a month, at the Ministry of Public Works, Large Conference room, 10:00 am)
- The National Technical Coordinating Unit (NTCU) is responsible for overall coordination and technical support to Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) activities in Liberia.
- Various guiding policy documents have been created, such as the WASH Sector Investment Plan, and the WASH Sector Capacity Development Plan, which outlines sector-wide needs for investments and capacity development. All relevant documents can be found on the documentation page.
- From 2012, an annual WASH Joint Sector Review is held, during which all stakeholders come together and discuss progress towards sector strategic goals. More info is available in the news item on the Sector Review 2013.
- A list of WASH Projects is being compiled by NWSHPC. Full project information is given, including project updates.
- A list of organizations working on WASH in Liberia is being compiled, including contact details and description.
- WASH in Schools (Water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion in schools), supports global efforts to realize our vision of a world where all children go to schools that provide a safe, healthy and comfortable environment where children grow, learn and thrive. WASH in Schools improves attendance, health, and cognitive development, increases girls’ participation, establishes positive hygiene behaviors, offers the opportunity to introduce better WASH practices in families and communities and addresses issues of inequity and exclusion. WASH in School meeting is led by Ministry of Education. WASH in School meeting is held monthly (the 2nd Tuesday in a month at the Ministry of Education 10:00 am)