Cooperation on Simplified Sewerage System, Waste Management Services and Public Health in the Municipality of Viana, Luanda, Angola
This document forms part of the Trilateral South-South Cooperation (TSSC) initiative entitled “Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in the Municipality of Viana”. The project is situated in the context of introducing alternative technologies of simplified sanitation’ and integrated solid waste management (ISWM) in Angola.
This is the second article of a series that seeks to discuss and systematise lessons learned of the ongoing cooperation between the IBSA Fund (India, Brazil & South Africa), the Government of Angola and UNICEF, which also counts on the collaboration of the United Cooperation (UNOSSC).
Access to drinking water and sanitation represents a human right recognised by the United Nations in 2010. By guaranteeing this right, one also contributes to ensuring other rights, including promoting health, life quality, social wellbeing and reduced inequalities.
The inequalities associated with access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) have a negative social and sanitary impact, especially on the lives of children. The objective of this TSSC project is to address this issue by promoting the exchange of experiences and transfer of technical know-how, building on the experience of Brazil about simplified sewage systems and ISWM, including factors such as environmental education, community participation and promotion of public health while considering the particularities of the local context in Angola.