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WASH for Africa in 15 years?
Date: 28 June 2016
Time: 10h30 - 12h30
Venue: Conference room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court, map

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Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is indispensable to development, but what will it take for Africa to achieve universal access in 15 years? 

New research by the ISS uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals that promise WASH to all by 2030.

The findings suggest that Africa is not on track to meet this goal. Two alternative scenarios – one moderate, the other aggressive – are modelled to assess the costs and benefits of accelerating access.

The full results are published in the latest paper in the African Futures series, which will be launched at the seminar. Copies of the paper will be available for distribution.

Chair: Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS 


  • Alanna Markle, Research Assistant, Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver
  • Dr Barbara van Koppen, Rural Sociologist & Gender Expert, International Water Research Institute


This event is made possible with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Conference room
ISS Pretoria
Block C
Brooklyn Court
Anu Klaassens
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Jakkie Cilliers
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
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