The Strategic Plan is drawn from the objectives of the ESAWAS Regulators Association which are two-fold: (i) Capacity Building and Information Sharing and (ii) Regional Regulatory Co-operation.
Since its formation in 2007, ESAWAS has continued to grow in terms of membership and activities. The number of Members grew from five to eight with the potential to continue increasing. The final year (2018) of implementing the second Strategic Plan saw ESAWAS establishing four strategic partnerships with the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation, the Climate Resilience Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) and the Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP). These partnerships will propel the activities of ESAWAS to an Africa-wide and global reach.