One of GWP Eastern Africa partner called “Mpan’game club”, a nonprofit-making organization that was named after Mpan’game, a community participatory board game designed along River Mpanga and aimed at community sensitization on natural resources conservation issues.
Through playing of Mpan’game, communities are able to identify activities detrimental to the environment and appreciate the interconnectedness of the ecosystems. At the end of each game session, participants are more aware of the wider consequences of their actions and are also able to develop and test out appropriate strategies for sustainable use of the water resources.
Uganda is one of the six countries selected for the pilot testing of SDG6 indicators on water and sanitation. This exercise involved various organizations and people from within Uganda and outside. The Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda carried out the overall coordination and strategic leadership to the exercise. On behalf of UN Water, the Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa provided logistical support to the Ministry of Water and Environment especially during many workshops and task team meetings.
In 2016, key processes during the pilot testing included workshops, consultations, data collection and analysis that generated reports for the different indicators and these were used to prepare the Uganda Proof of Concept Final Report.
Towards the end of 2016, GWP Eastern Africa held a regional workshop to share results of rapid country level water analysis that was conducted in its different CWPs. This is crucial as GWP positions itself as a support organization for the implementation of country level water agendas, in relation to SDGs, NDCs, Sendai/ISDR, RECs, national development plans etc. Knowing the situation better and GWP capacity at country level is essential for this positioning and the related efforts to mobilize resources.
GWPEA Regional Secretariat compiled a regional report based on the understanding of countries’ needs and GWP present capacity in the countries. The brief regional analysis provides groupings of countries by types of country profiles and by types of CWP profiles and a possible way forward to strengthen the CWPs, including synergies and common approaches based on the groupings.