Partnership aims to promote coverage of water and sanitation issues in West Africa
A new partnership aims to bring media attention to water and sanitation issues across West Africa by supporting a network of journalists with access to sector information, analysis, case studies and more.
The partnership, between WaterAid in West Africa and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), brings together members of existing national networks from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali, Benin, Togo and Senegal as well as journalists from Niger and Liberia.
According to a WSSCC statement, the network will act as a "platform to share knowledge and experience between journalists, work together at key moments for maximum campaigning impact, amplify the voices of the poor, support national networks and project WASH issues at the regional, continental and international level."
The partnership will grant seed funding for three years, with the eventual goal of achieving financial independence for the network.