Africa: Pan African Sanitation Stakeholders Association is launched
African operators of latrine and septic tank emptying have decided to join forces to better face the challenges of their sector. To this end, they have created the Pan-African Association of Autonomous Sanitation Operators (PAASO).
The African sanitation sector has just opened a new page in its history with the creation of the Pan African Association of Sanitation Actors (PAASA).
Bringing together 18 countries of the continent, 11 of which are French-speaking and seven English-speaking, the members of this association want to mark a breakthrough by working towards making autonomous sanitation a marketable and better organized sector. The launch of this platform was possible thanks to the support of the African Water Association, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).