Strategic Objectives

Strategic Objectives


To engage governments, development agencies, private sector and other relevant stakeholders for the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene services towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number six.

To create awareness and promote improved access to sanitation coverage Engage on an unrelenting campaign to achieve Sanitation for all through an awareness campaign, capacity building of communities, Training for communities on Village Level Operational Maintenance (VLOM) and how to build improved toilet facilities by NEWSAN members at the state levels, Promote innovative ideas on new toilet systems and best practices in sanitation.


  1. Increase in the number of communities with households with latrines.
  2. Increase in the number of households with improved latrines.
  3. Increased number of communities with Open Defecation Free (ODF) status

To strengthen the capacity of NEWSAN members on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH),advocacy.

To mobilise, sensitize and create awareness amongst people on SDGs and other WASH related issues.

To support inclusiveness of gender and persons with disabilities (PWDs) mainstreaming in aspects of WASH policies and programmes.

To strengthen NEWSAN’s institutional capacity to efficiently/effectively deliver WASH programmes.

  • Over 1 billion people outside the United States do not have access to clean, safe drinking water.
  • 3.4 million people die each year from scarce and contaminated water sources.
  • Millions of women and children spend several hours each day collecting water from distant and polluted sources.
  • The time it takes to walk the average 3.7 miles for clean water is time not spent working at an income­-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.
  • At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from diseases associated with lack of access to clean water.
  • Without it, survival is not possible. Yet, in 2018, more than 1 billion people still wake up each morning with zero access to clean water sources. This means that millions of vulnerable families around the world do not drink, cook, or bathe with clean water — a basic natural resource that we too often take for granted here at home.
  • Furthermore, there is a huge injustice in the developing world. For most rural schools and communities, access to clean water depends on outside NGOs (nonprofit organizations) purchasing or “giving” a well. However, there are millions of schools and communities that do not have access to nonprofit agencies or local government support. We must then ask ourselves: “How can we make water available for all?” Something must be done.