Lords quiz WaterAid and former Government aid specialist

11 July 2013

The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on External Affairs will hear from development charity WaterAid, and a former Government aid specialist, as part of its investigation into EU-funded water and sanitation projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Thursday 11 July, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am:

  • Mariame Dem, Head of Region – West Africa, WaterAid
  • Daniel Yeo, Senior Policy Analyst – Climate Change & Water Security, WaterAid; and
  • Dr Andrew Cotton, Director, Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University

Purpose of the session

The Committee will ask the witnesses for their views on a recent report highlighting EU failures in the delivery of a water sanitation and aid programme to Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Committee will also ask a range of questions, such as:

  • How can the EU work more effectively with international NGOs who are involved in this sector?
  • What steps can the EU take to better secure the financial sustainability of projects be better secured?
  • What can the EU do to work more effectively with local communities and local organisations?
  • How could the EU monitor its projects more effectively?

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