The African Centre for Water and Sanitation (CREPA), http://www.reseaucrepa.org/ has changed its name and unveiled a new logo to re-position itself towards facilitating access to water and sanitation in Africa.
CREPA will now be known as ‘Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA)’.
The new name and new logo represents a new CREPA that is determined to strategically play a leading role to help 500 million Africans lack access to sanitation and 300 million lack access to water, said its Director General, Idrissa Doucouré while addressing several Ministers of Water Resources in Africa, donors and development partners gathered at the ongoing High level forum for Water and Sanitation in Africa, Ouagadougou, yesterday.
CREPA’s DG also announced plans to set up a Foundation to raise the 125billion CFAs required by the body to finance its future projects, there are also plans to set up of an Implementation Agency- a Technical Intervention office that will operate as a commercial and profit oriented agency, a data base of all professionals and experts in the sector in the African region will soon be developed.
The CREPA’s DG, said these institutional reform are being initiated as part of CREPA’S 2011 – 2015 strategic plan to improve the “living conditions of populations through the provision of basic services related to drinking water, access and sanitation to about 50 million people,
Founded in 1988, CREPA is an interstate institution that specializes in research and training for the promotion of appropriate technologies and participatory strategies, operational and financial sector of the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). It presently operates in 17 African countries including: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Chad, and Togo.