The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) is an autonomous Africa-wide platform which aims to ensure that the diverse voices of African civil society organizations on water and sanitation are represented and heard in the development and implementation of Water and Sanitation plans and policies. ANEW promotes dialogues, learning and cooperation on water and sanitation issues in Africa and provides a platform for sharing and coordinating the activities of its members.
Milestones since inception
- ANEW has become a well known and respected network
- Sub-regional offices have been established in Nairobi, Dakar, Ndjamena, Gaborone and Cairo
- ANEW members have participated, shared experiences and influenced policy makers at many national, regional and international events
- Membership has increased and there is a strong presence at the national level
- ANEW has successfully mobilized CSOs voices and inputs on important national and regional policies and processes on water and sanitation.
- ANEW has a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Ministers Council on Water and Sanitation (AMCOW)
- ANEW has received funding from the EU Water Facility to support a three year programme of work which started in November 2007 to promote and improve the capacities of CSOs for advocacy and participation in governance, to enhance provision of water supply and sanitation and integrated water resource management.