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Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) is the national umbrella organisation for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Water and Enviroment sector. It was established in 2000 to strengthen the contribution of the CSOs to the performance and developement of the sector. UWASNET is crucial in helping government realise its targets of alleviating poverty and achieving the Millenium Developement Goals (MDGs) through universal acess to safe, sustainable water and improved sanitation. UWASNET plays this vital role in partnership with other key sector players such as government, developement partners (DPs) and the private sector.

Vision: All people in Uganda accessing adequate and sustainable safe water and good standards of hygiene and sanitation

Mission: To strengthen Uganda’s Water and Sanitation Sector NGOs and CBOs as well as the co-ordination and collaboration among them and other stakeholders.

Core Values:

  • Teamwork
  • Transparency
  • Quality Service
  • Accountability
  • Innovativeness
  • Impartiality

Key NGO coordination activities for 2013-2018:

  • Maintain an up to date quality database on NGO outputs supported by a comprehensive M&E system
  • Conduct quality assurance of NGOs & CBOs through an annual physical audit exercise
  • Document the NGO Contribution to the water & environment sector through production of the SPR Report and Mid Term CSO reports
  • Ensure compliance of NGOs and CBOs to standards and guidelines through the promotion of Quality Assurance Mechanisms (QuAM)
  • Strengthen Civil Society Organisation participation in local governments planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring for effective service delivery
  • Strengthen Regional Coordination and Working Groups in the network to effectively reach the grassroots

QuAM certification:

The UWASNET secretariat has been awarded with the NGO Quality Assurance Certification Mechanism (QuAM) standard certificate on the 3rd of November 2011.

Current UWASNET funders: