Water Witness International

For The Fair Water Futures Program To Strengthen Water Accountability In Tanzania And Globally

Overview
Water Witness International works for a water-secure world where all people have reliable access to the water they need. This grant will support social accountability and advocacy work to improve water security for 1 million people in Tanzania. Working in collaboration with Shahidi wa Maji, a Tanzanian CSO, and other partners, the program will train and support water activists and water user associations to diagnose, document, and track public-sector responses to water problems (legal enforcement, permitting, plan development, or additional investment). Water Witness will also document and share knowledge about accountability and better financing mechanisms in the water sector.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
waterwitness.org/ 
Address
UN House4 Hunter Square
Edinburgh, EH1 1QW United Kingdom
Grants to this Grantee
for a project to support citizen oversight for improved water services in Tanzania and globally  
Water Witness International works to ensure that people have reliable access to safe water for their well-being and livelihoods. In its first phase, Water Witness recruited and trained 98 citizen observers in Tanzania (44% female) who documented water service infractions, held community forums, and filed complaints that contributed to remedial actions and changes in oversight and regulatory bodies. This grant will support the next phase of this project to improve water security for 1 million people in Tanzania. It will also continue to strengthen the fundraising and management capacity of Shahidi wa Maji, a Tanzanian civil society organization and co-implementor. Water Witness will also document its experiences and share what it learns with global water activists.
for designing a research partnership to build evidence for better accountability in water services  
This grant will support Water Witness International to work in collaboration with other civil society organizations and research organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Africa to design a research program on social accountability in the water sector. Water Witness International will synthesize existing knowledge, recruit other partners, and invite feedback from prospective end-users of the research to refine the research design.
for the Fair Water Futures Program to strengthen water accountability in Tanzania and globally  
Water Witness International works for a water-secure world where all people have reliable access to the water they need. This grant will support social accountability and advocacy work to improve water security for 1 million people in Tanzania. Working in collaboration with Shahidi wa Maji, a Tanzanian CSO, and other partners, the program will train and support water activists and water user associations to diagnose, document, and track public-sector responses to water problems (legal enforcement, permitting, plan development, or additional investment). Water Witness will also document and share knowledge about accountability and better financing mechanisms in the water sector.

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