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Taking Water Stewardship beyond Aid

On Monday 29th October, we hosted a diverse audience of 68 public sector, private sector and NGO stakeholders in Edinburgh to discuss Scotland's role in driving climate resilient pro-poor growth in Africa through water stewardship. With speakers from CARE USA, the Alliance for Water Stewardship, WWI, Diageo, the Scottish Government, IIED, Royal Bank of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh, the discussion was rich and challenging, focusing on the role of business, trade and investment in taking water stewardship 'Beyond Aid'. The event was generously supported by the Scotland Malawi Partnership, the Scottish Government, Diageo and the International Water Stewardship Programme

Global Think-Shop on social accountability:

 We co-hosted a 3 day global gathering in March (27-29th) of 90 practitioners, researchers and policymakers from across the world to share lessons and insights, explore opportunities and plan for future collaboration to advance accountability for a water-secure future. 

The event built on existing work by Water Witness International, Water Integrity Network, Oxfam, WaterAid, Global Partnership for Social Accountability, World Bank and their many local partners, and was supported by new research and funding from the University of Glasgow, University of Dar-es-Salaam, and Tanzanian NGO Shahidi wa Maji.   

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Zambia Water Stewardship Masterclass

We co-hosted the first ever AWS training in Zambia and launched the Zambia Water Stewardship Award at an event in Lilongwe in January. 29 professionals were trained on the AWS standard and visited a live case study site. Feedback from participants was excellent, and we hope to see more investment in water stewardship as a result. 

The event was co-hosted by the Alliance for Water Stewardship, Water Witness International, Action for Water, Fairy Bottling, and GIZ's International Water Stewardship Programme, with support from the UK, Scottish and German governments. 

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Water Stewardship Malawi goes live!

 January 2018 saw the official launch of Water Stewardship Malawi at an event in Lilongwe, With a £200,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund, the Initiative will support the implementation of the AWS Standard at selected sites, delivering improved water security for vulnerable farmers, businesses and communities, whilst establishing Malawi as a hub for sound water management in Africa. 

 Click here for the latest update from our team in Malawi, and here for recent coverage from the Scotsman.

Media Prize: Water Witness International and its partners are giving out the ‘Habari za Maji’ prize for outstanding journalism for accountability in water management. We have received some amazing pieces of journalism. Thank you to all those who participated. A formal ceremony will be held on 3rd October in Dar es Salaam to announce the winners.

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