During the upcoming World Water Week 2016, the GPSA will co-convene a session in collaboration with U4, Water Integrity Network (WIN), Water Witness International (WWI), and WaterAid to take stock and discuss various social accountability approaches that are being used in the water sector. The experience from the GPSA project “Tajikistan Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Improving Social Accountability (TWISA)”, which is being implemented by Oxfam Tajikistan, will be presented along selected projects from Africa, Asia, and Central America. The session titled “Secure Water, Empowered Citizens: What Can Social Accountability Achieve” aims to bring together governments, service providers, citizens, civil society organizations (CSOs), and practitioners in order to share their experiences in implementing social accountability mechanisms to improve service delivery in the water sector. Triangulating these experiences with preliminary research findings and evidence from other sectors, participants will discuss how social accountability can contribute to water security and improving services; and develop recommendations for effective mainstreaming and scaling up. We invite you to join us and follow the discussion on Monday, August 29th between 14:00-15:30 (CET).
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