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The Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) is pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership with the Indigo Trust, a leading funder of technology-driven solutions that bring about social change in Africa. This new partnership will advance the objectives of transparency and accountability shared by WPDx and the Indigo Trust.
The generous contribution of GBP £10,000 from the Indigo Trust will support a dedicated focus on increasing the availability of African water point data. To achieve this, WPDx will be working directly with governments and NGOs across Africa, with plans to engage regional groups such as the African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW). By focusing on increasing the availability of data in Africa, unprecedented information will be available for decision makers, development partners, researchers, and others. Ultimately, this will provide the actionable information needed by these stakeholders to fundamentally improve the way that water services are delivered and sustained across the African continent.
Given the Indigo Trust’s extensive portfolio in sectors beyond WASH, their support of this initiative will go beyond funding. WPDx and the Indigo Trust are actively exploring opportunities to integrate experience and findings from other sectors into WPDx, as well as to share the learnings from the WASH sector more broadly.
If you would like to be a part of this effort, have African water point data to contribute, or know of datasets that could be considered for sharing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working together to continue improving the availability of water point data in Africa and beyond.