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.

Member Websites

Foundation 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
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

Foundation Values
To act as the collective mouthpiece of NGOs operating in the Water and Environmental Sanitation sector;
To build a positive and collaborative relationship between WES NGOs family and other stakeholders (Government, Donors etc) and to promote partnerships among them
To Provide a research-backed common platform for advocacy in the WES sector
To act as an independent advisor to the government on standard services, accountability and financing in the WES sector
To promote adherence to high standards in provision of services in the water and sanitation sector in line with existing government policies
To promote water and sanitation of the poor and underprivileged through civic education and other suitable means.

Member Organizations
Ruo Consultants
We work in partnership with sector stakeholders to strengthen the role and capacity of district government as effective authorities for sustainable rural WASH service delivery.

Ruo Consultants Ltd are a multidisciplinary design, consultancy and engineering firm based in Malawi. In 2012 we were part of the team which drafted the ‘National 10 Year Sanitation Plan and Investment Strategy for Malawi, 2013’. We are committed to enhancing community life through innovative, sustainable and socially responsible engineering solutions that deliver continuous improvement, best value and long term prosperity.

Sustainable Community Development through Peoples Participation (SCODP) works with the vulnerable rural communities in rural areas in improving access to and management of sustainable social economic development.

Water For People is an international development organization that helps people improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs. Water For People brings together local entrepreneurs, civility, government and communities to establish creative and collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable safe water systems

Mineral and appropriate Technology applicable in Malawi (MATAMA) is a Non-Governmental Organization and a member of the council for Non-governmental Organization in Malawi (CONGOMA) registered as a trust in 1997.  MATAMA envisions communities to have sustainable and equitable access to potable water sources and appropriate sanitary facilities that are managed in an environmentally and socially friendly manner’.

AGREDS is a development arm of the Malawi Assemblies of God church working in the areas of water, hygiene and sanitation, water resources management and governance, climate change, energy and environment, empowerment of women, relief coordination, food security and HIV and AIDS.
SAFI Water Treatment Solutions is a Malawian company set up to provide high quality low cost products for treating water in the home, especially targeting Base of the Pyramid. Safi has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Health in its HWTS activities. All SAFI products are submitted for testing by the Malawi Government and are approved for distribution by the Ministry of Health. We work in partnership with Basic Water Needs and our products include Micro filters (siphon and table tops), chlorine dioxide, ultra filters and ceramic silver balls. We also provide training for outreach staff and users in effective use of our products. More than 25,000 filters have been sold to clients such as Malawi Red Cross Society, Daeyang Luke Hospital and private households and schools.
PSIPopulation Services International (PSI) is a global non-profit organization that harnesses the vitality of the private sector to address the health problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.

PSI uses social marketing to encourage healthy behavior and partners with private sector stakeholders to make markets work for the poor. In Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH), PSI designs and implements market-based approaches that leverage private and public sector resources to address WASH related challenges.
Global Sanitation Fund is one of the programmes that Plan Malawi is implementing the in the country. This five year (2010 – 2015) programme is implemented on behalf of the government of Malawi with support from the Global Sanitation Fund, through the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

The programme aims at improving sanitation in six districts in the country, namely: Rumphi (in the north), Ntchisi and Nkhota-kota (in the centre), and Balaka, Phalombe and Chikhwawa (in the south). The six districts were selected for their high levels of open defecation, low access to improved sanitation and low investment in sanitation and hygiene.
Water AidWaterAid is an International Development Non-Governmental Organisation established in 1981 with a mission to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. WaterAid currently operates in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region benefiting over 13 million people so far.

WaterAid’s vision is a world where everyone has access to safe water and adequate sanitation. We work with partners and influence decision makers to maximise our impact.
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