Water Engineering and Development Centre

Equity and social inclusion

Undoing inequity: Disability and ageing in WASH in Uganda and Zambia

Location Client Dates Value
Uganda/Zambia WaterAid / DFID SHARE 2012-2015 Value of WEDC contract: £22,120

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Summary of project activities and outcomes:

This research project aims to understand the barriers disabled, older people and people living with a chronic illness face when accessing WASH in Zambia and Uganda. An inclusive WASH approach to address the barriers faced has been developed and tested in order to improve access to WASH for all. Three leading sector organisations in water, sanitation and hygiene and disability – Leonard Cheshire Disability, WaterAid, and the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) – have collaborated on this project. We have also been working in partnership with the Appropriate Technology Centre (ATC) in Uganda and the Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR) in Zambia to collect baseline data in the two countries.