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WCAR Sanitation Industry Consultation

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This consultation convened by UNICEF in Abuja, Nigeria from 13-15 November 2018, brought together industry, financial institutions, governments and development partners to discuss shaping sanitation markets in the West and Central Africa Region, with a focus on three countries: Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. This brief summarises the key points raised and next steps moving forward to strengthen sanitation markets in the region.

Headline recommendations (fully covered in the report):

  • Increase sanitation market information and demand
  • Improve linkage between demand creation programmes to supply sources
  • Develop national sanitation supply chains and distribution networks
  • Stimulate new suppliers to enter the market, and existing suppliers to operate more actively
  • Advocate for a more conducive business environment for sanitation
  • Increase consumer financing
Date: 4 February 2019