Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Population, Health and Environment (PHE) East Africa Network

The Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) East Africa Network was launched on November 16, 2007, at the Integrated Development for East Africa conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Population Reference Bureau was the lead organizer of the conference and also the facilitating organization for a coalition building workshop.
The conference brought together field practitioners, policymakers, researchers, the media, community leaders, and advocates from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and other countries around the world for presentations and discussions on population, health, and environment initiatives, and to explore strategies and opportunities for advancing population-health-environment integration in East Africa.
USAID supported a two-day workshop on coalition building, which served as a foundation for the Network.
Conference papers on Water and Sanitation:
Ethiopia: safe sanitation for humans and the envionment-human excreta, household and garden refuse. A. Terrefe and G. Edstrom. (pdf, 1.16MB)
Ethiopia: Wichi Integrated Wetland-Watershed Management Project. S. Deribe, EWNRA. (pdf, 1.36MB)
Increasing access to safe drinking water. T. Hunde, WaterAid. (pdf, 204KB)