Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley on Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis



Sanitation is one of the world’s most pressing public health challenges. Three out of every five people on the planet, or about 4.5 billion people, face every day without access to safely managed sanitation, while more than 890 million still practice open defecation. With such a daunting level of unmet need for improved sanitation facilities … Continue reading Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley on Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis


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Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors



The latest podcast from Global Waters Radio features a conversation with both Dr. Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water, and Richard Rapier, Chief of Party for the USAID-supported Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support program. Dr. Kanangire has served as Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water, better … Continue reading Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors


Sylvia Cabus on Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation Programming



Sylvia Cabus serves as Senior Gender Advisor for USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In this podcast, Sylvia speaks with Global Waters Radio about some of the many ways the Agency integrates gender into its water, sanitation, and hygiene programming, and talks about how gender mainstreaming contributes to improved livelihood opportunities for women, better educational access … Continue reading Sylvia Cabus on Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation Programming


Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy



Jim Peters serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Global Water Coordinator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). Jim’s career with the Agency has spanned more than 20 years, and prior to his current role with USAID, he served as Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Pakistan. In this podcast, Jim speaks with Global Waters … Continue reading Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy


Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar



For the past eight years, Jacky Ralaiarivony has served as USAID/Madagascar’s water and sanitation program specialist. During that time, he has helped expand the role that public-private partnerships play in the island’s capacity-building efforts to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and has also been closely involved with Madagascar’s successful community-led total sanitation (CLTS) … Continue reading Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar


Nga Nguyen and Reshmaan Hussam on Incentivizing Handwashing Habit Formation



To celebrate Global Handwashing Day, Global Waters Radio spoke with USAID’s Nga Nguyen and Harvard University’s Dr. Reshmaan Hussam about incentivizing handwashing behavior change, following up on a September 2017 webinar on the subject co-hosted by USAID and the Global Handwashing Partnership. Nga Nguyen is the Senior Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Social Behavior Change … Continue reading Nga Nguyen and Reshmaan Hussam on Incentivizing Handwashing Habit Formation


Salamatu Garba on the Continuing Impact of Water and Development Alliance in Nigeria



Salamatu Garba is making waves across Nigeria. As the Executive Director of the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN), she has spent 25 years working to empower Nigeria’s rural women and is coming off an especially big year in 2016 — she became an Ashoka Fellow for Nigeria (designating her as a global change leader) and was nominated … Continue reading Salamatu Garba on the Continuing Impact of Water and Development Alliance in Nigeria


Establishing A Sustainable Market For Water Purification Tablets In Ghana



Aquatabs are one of the world’s most popular water purification tablets, produced by Medentech, a company specializing in manufacture of disinfection products. Through partners, more than 11 billion liters of water were treated with Aquatabs worldwide in 2016. First introduced to the Ghanaian market roughly 10 years ago by the USAID Ghana Sustainable Change Project, … Continue reading Establishing A Sustainable Market For Water Purification Tablets In Ghana