Governing WASH for disaster risk reduction in Karonga Town, Malawi

This paper presents a critical analysis of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) governance and service delivery situation

Abstract

This paper presents a critical analysis of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) governance and service delivery situation in the context of disaster risk reduction in Karonga Town in Malawi. The institutional arrangements, the role of actors and their capacity challenges are examined against policy and legal frameworks and financing mechanisms. Empirical data presented in this paper is drawn from interviews and documentary analysis. The paper shows that despite their importance, the interlinkages between WASH and disaster risks in policy and practice receive very limited attention in Karonga. 

This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme

Citation

Wanda, E., Manda, M., Kamlomo, D., Kushe,J., Mphande, C., Kaunda, J and Msiska, O. 2017. Governing WASH for disaster risk reduction in Karonga Town, Malawi, International Journal for Disaster, Risk Reduction. Volume 26. Pages 69-77https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.034

Governing WASH for disaster risk reduction in Karonga Town, Malawi

Published 1 September 2017