NETWAS International is a capacity builcapacity building and information network for Africa focusing on water, sanitation and environment sector. It is comprised of resource centres in Eastern Africa implementing capacity building activities on training of professionals, applied research, networking and information sharing, advocacy, advisory and consultancy services.
The centres consist of a regional center NETWAS International and two national centers - NETWAS Uganda and NETWAS Tanzania. NETWAS International which is situated in Nairobi, Kenya also plays the double role of NETWAS Kenya and the regional office.
NETWAS International was established in 1986 in Kenya as a regional water and sanitation center for Eastern Africa. It is part of the global International Training Network for Water and Waste Management, also known as the ITN. ITN is a program that was established through the initiative of the UNDP-World Bank as a contribution to the International Drinking Water and Sanitation Decade of the 1980s.
This Program's mandate was to establish several regional centers in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support capacity building activities including information dissemination. There are currently a number of active centers in Asia (Philippines, India and Bangladesh) and a strong ITN Africa network. NETWAS International is a founder member of the ITN Africa Network and the Streams of Knowledge.
NETWAS products and services are diverse and are aimed at the building of partnership with sector actors both in and outside the region. The programs lay emphasis on the provision of services which directly or indirectly enhance the living standards of low income communities. NETWAS services include the following: NETWAS has a multidisciplinary team of highly professional staff.
The diverse disciplines include water and sanitation engineers, socio scientists, public health officers, economists and environmentalists. This broad spectrum of professions enables NETWAS to undertake assignments requiring multi-disciplinary team of professionals
NETWAS UGANDA Network for Water and Sanitation Plot No.1 Norfolk Gardens, Lower Kyambogo, P.O. Box 40223, Kampala, Uganda (E.A)