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RWSSI - Newsletter September 2014
Welcome to the inaugural RWSSI newsletter, designed to update you on programmes, progress and activities in the Bank’s rural water supply and sanitation sector. In this launch edition, we share some of the Initiative’s notable developments and highlight various strategic events that have taken place, as well as some of the lessons and experiences we have had in pursuit of our continental RWSS development goals. As we know, more than half of Africa’s population lives in rural areas where access to water supply and sanitation remains a huge issue and, with only a year to go to the MDGs and a decade to the African Water Vision goals, there is still much to be done. For RWSSI, we are grateful to all our partners, donors, supporters and communities for working with us to secure an Africa ‘where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socioeconomic development, regional cooperation, and the environment’ [The Africa Water Vision for 2025].