Advocating for Sanitation at the Kenya Water Week
The first Kenya Water Week was held in Nairobi from 20-25 November 2016, with the theme “From Aid to Trade”. WSSCC and its partners in Kenya participated in the week-long event demonstrating that not only water but also sanitation and hygiene are essential components in improving health, safety and dignity.
The head of the WSSCC delegation, Prof. Anna Tibaijuka, a current member of parliament in Tanzania, previous Chair of WSSCC and former Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, advocated during the opening session to make sanitation visible at the event. She gave a prominent place to sanitation and hygiene, referring to the unprecedented opportunity of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 6.2 and stressed on the need to focus on people in vulnerable situations, such as women and girls.