In Zambia, WfW is collaborating with a university for the first time. As part of the collaboration with the University of Zambia (UNZA), we are bringing together academic and practical projects to identify the major WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) deficiencies and opportunities for improvement of social institutions in urban and peri-urban areas of Lusaka.

September 13th, 2022

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Elizabeth Gambo, Benjamin Miti and Kenneth Nkandu are three postgraduate students at UNZA in Lusaka, the largest and oldest educational institution in Zambia. The three students are pursuing three individual research projects in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and are supported by WfW in planning and implementing their Master's theses. We are pleased to bring together academic and practice-oriented projects with this advisory and financial commitment.


"It gives me motivation that my research topic will lead to the improvement of many lives in my country, the continent, and the world at large to help reduce the consequences of unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) on children which can be deadly."

Kenneth Nkandu

Elizabeth's research project assesses the WASH situation in urban and peri-urban health facilities in Lusaka. Benjamin evaluates the accessibility of WASH facilities in selected schools in Lusaka for students affected by disabilities and develops concrete proposals for inclusive WASH facilities in schools. And Kenneth finally examines the impact of WASH services in schools on attendance, dropout rates and enrolment of students in selected schools in Lusaka. WfW believes that supporting these three valuable projects is a win-win situation: The students benefit from funding contracts and support from WfW experts in the WASH field, the university benefits from our practical knowledge and we at WfW can in turn use the research results in our work.

We look forward to continuing to support the ongoing research projects and, almost more importantly, to the research results of the three students, which are expected in December 2022. We are convinced that the results will be very valuable and will not only help to advance WfW projects, but will also have a positive impact on the goal of our work: to ensure universal access to safe and equitable WASH services to improve people's health and well-being.




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In cooperation with local partner organisations, WfW improves the local WASH situation in a holistic way.


More than 780 million people have no access to clean drinking water and 2.3 billion live without access to sanitary...