Sanitation set for major upgrade in Lusaka, Zambia

WSUP Advisory commences scale-up work with city utility, building on WSUP’s 10 years in Lusaka New report analyses progress made to date on unsewered sanitation in city Brown Mbewe lives in Kanyama, Lusaka’s most densely populated peri-urban area, and every rainy season, he used to suffer from an overflowing pit latrine. The overflowing latrine would […]


What does an enabling environment look like for urban sanitation?

This week, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) held a webinar to explore what an enabling environment for urban sanitation really looks like. Despite its evident importance to achieving scale, the components of a well-functioning enabling environment for urban sanitation are weakly understood. This webinar shared lessons from a 5-year programme – funded […]

Children by polluted river

Nature for Water: an urbanisation challenge

By Rosemary Campbell, Head of Water This week we are celebrating World Water Day, and the theme of this year’s campaign is Nature for Water. This might not sound immediately relevant to WSUP’s work in some of the world’s largest and most densely populated cities, but it certainly is. Finding ways to accommodate rapid urbanisation […]

Adiza Mohammad

Network extension in Kumasi brings safe and affordable water to 45,000 people

On 13th March, The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and the Asokore Mampong municipality celebrated the completion of a two-year project to bring access to safe, affordable water to 45,000 individuals across six low-income communities in Kumasi, Ghana. The ceremony, which was attended by The Municipal […]

Cocoa farmer - Yaw Asiamah in his nursery

Tackling urbanisation in Ghanaian cocoa farming communities

Urbanisation is not just about the world’s megacities like Manila, or Dhaka, or the thousands of towns that are now turning into major cities. It’s also about the communities that are turning into towns but still have the infrastructure of a small village. The towns of the Ashanti region of southern Ghana, around the country’s […]

WASH, Madagascar

Dubai Cares launches a new programme in Madagascar to improve children’s health

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has partnered with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) to improve access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools in two of Madagascar’s largest cities, Antananarivo and Mahajanga. The three-year programme, which represents an investment of AED 3.8 million (USD […]