ABOUT THE WES NETWORK

The Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WESNET) is a membership based Civil Society network that coordinates the work of NGOs working in the water, sanitation and Hygiene subsector in Malawi. It recognizes the role of Water and Sanitation in economic development and poverty reduction. WES Network was established in 2005 and got registered with Malawi Government in 2011. WES Network’s head office is in Lilongwe with representation across the country by its member organizations. To date the WES Network has a membership of over 50 local and international NGO across Malawi.

Chairperson of the Board

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Dr. Judith Kamoto




Network History
March to October, 2009 - Stakeholder Consultation leading to strategy and constitution development
March, 2010 - WES Network heard its first AGM, where constitution and strategic plan were adopted, Board elected and the Network was Established
June 2010 - First Board meeting
March 2011 - National Coordinator recruited and secretariat
March 2011- WES Network registered
October, 2012 - Second AGM held
November 2012 - Thematic working groups rolled out
OUR BOARD OF  DIRECTORS
Elias Chimulambe
BOARD MEMBER
Kate Harawa
BOARD MEMBER
Mary Ching'ang'a
BOARD MEMBER
Ngabaghila Chatata
NATIONAL COORDINATOR
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WASH NGOs Coordination

Facilitate linkage between NGOs (Local and International) and other sector players including government, donors, and other international organizations with similar objectives. This will be achieved through Mapping of NGOs, Development of annual WASH NGO Performance report.

Advocacy and Lobbying

Provide evidenced based platform for its members to collectively advocate and lobby government and donors on pertinent planning, implementation, management, accountability, financing and policy related concerns affecting water and environmental sanitation in Malawi. This is achieved through, Research, budget tracking and Citizens actions.

Compliance to Quality Standards

WESNET promotes adherence to high standards in provision of services among its members in line with existing government policies.

Expertise and Knowledge Sharing/ Learning Alliances

Ensure cross cutting partnerships to enhance coordination, expertise and knowledge sharing with member organizations and stakeholders with similar objectives. The WESNET also Facilitates capacity building of NGOs in the WASH sector through: - Learning Forums, Workshops, raining and Exchange visits

Effective Networking

Build positive and collaborative relationship between WES NGOs and other Stakeholders (Government, Donors etal). WESNET is a member of the WASH Sector working group, the M and E Thematic working group, the Sanitation Thematic Working group as we and the Donor coordination Group

Rights Based Approach

WESNET promote water and sanitation rights of the poor and underprivileged through civic education and other suitable means
   
  
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