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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Enugu State Parliamentary WASH Caucus

Network of Water Rights Initiative (NEWARI) (
Non-governmental organization (NGO)

    The Parliamentary WASH Caucus is an informal association of Members of Parliament who pursue a common legislative agenda: accelerated progress on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in at sub-national, national or international level. The Caucus will typically and centrally undertake activities in the legislature designed to promote WASH access including the consideration of new laws, stronger regulatory environments, and increased funding (from both domestic and international sources) for WASH services within their constituents. Other responsibilities of the WASH Caucus may include but not limited to educating and informing members of Parliament regarding the positive impact they can have on their state or country’s WASH coverage. The Caucus will also empower those legislators to collaborate with each other and their constituents to prioritize WASH investments that will make families, communities in the state and Nigeria, at large, healthier and stronger.
    Considering the stark WASH statistics in Enugu State, Nigeria, Network of Water Rights Initiative (NEWARI) will be piloting the Parliamentary WASH Caucus in the state so as to end water poverty in the state by facilitating adequate WASH budgetary allocations and release, whilst strengthening the progress being made around WASH in environment, healthcare facilities, schools among other WASH-related sectors, in the state.
    The Parliamentary WASH Caucuses is already active and succeeding in places such as in USA, Liberia and Uganda. The success stories provide much needed inspiration and confidence to pilot the structure in Enugu state, Nigeria.

    Expected Impact

     It will lead to improved collaboration between the water resources ministries and the legislature towards facilitating enabling WASH policies and regulations.
     The WASH Caucus will facilitate improved and adequate budgeting and release of budgeted funds for WASH services by relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.


    Accelerate Global LLC

    Goal 6

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    Goal 6


    By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all


    Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services


    By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations


    Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water


    By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally


    Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated


    Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality


    By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

    Change in water-use efficiency over time


    Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources


    By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate


    Degree of integrated water resources management 


    Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation


    By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

    Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time


    By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies

    Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan


    Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management


    Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management

    Name Description
    Development of Enugu State WASH Parliamentary Caucus Modus Operandi
    Official Launch of Enugu State WASH Parliamentary Caucus
    Establishment of biannual WASH Caucus-Ministries Dialogue Series
    Staff / Technical expertise
    2 Staff/Representative each from 20 grassroots CSO within the Network (Total of 40 staff will be engaged directly or indirectly on this project)
    Financing (in USD)
    USD 32,000.00
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    Action Network
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    01 February 2023 (start date)
    28 June 2024 (date of completion)
    Network of Water Rights Initiative (NEWARI)
    1. Africa
    Other beneficiaries

    Enugu State Residents (including rural women, children, persons with disability, informal settlers, and indigenous populations).

    Contact Information

    Temple, Director