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Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) from Uganda, member of the Women for Water Partnership, received the “3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize” at the closing ceremony of the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France on 17 March 2012.
“We are proud to associate to an active contribution to solve the serious water problems in the world. ….. and we all devote ourselves to social service for the improvement of the lives of women and girls,” said Ms. Taeko Nakanishi President, International Soroptimist of Kyoto Japan, one of the founders of the prize.
“What makes me so happy today is that; 365 women now organized in 16 groups, are already playing different roles to increase their access to water and sanitation, play a leading role to changing attitudes of people and engaging in decision making. Global problems need local solutions, and solutions lie in the local communities through engaging those who are most affected by the problem” said Margaret Nakato, Coordinator Katosi Women Development Trust. She also thanked Katosi’s partners, who always believed in what they are doing.
Women for Water Partnership congratulates its member organization Katosi Women Development Trust (MWDT) with winning the third Kyoto Grand Water Prize. It is a well deserved recognition of their outstanding work to bring water and sanitation to local communities in Uganda.
KWDT: Katosi Women Development Trust, Uganda
KWDT works in rural areas in Uganda. The goal of KWDT is to improve the general living standards of poor, rural peasant communities, and especially the women. Since 2002 the organisation has an integrated WATSAN program. Via this program KWDT aims at increasing access to safe and clean water, improving sanitation and hygiene through behavioural change, and at minimising water and hygiene related diseases.
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Last update on july 17th, 2012