Umande has in the past developed a training program to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programs on the Right to Water and Sanitation (RTWS) and how it can be promoted and worked on in more practical ways. This program has a basis in the internationally recognized “human right to safe drinking water and sanitation [which] is derived from the right to an adequate standard of living and [is] inextricably related to the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, as well as the right to life and human dignity” (UN Human Rights Council 15/9).Kenya, along with a number of other countries, has included the right to water and sanitation in their constitution and water laws, which further strengthens the human right to safe drinking water and non-discrimination, access to information, participation, accountability, and sustainability as they relate to water access.

With these rights in mind, and with special emphasis on improved accountability, focus on vulnerable and marginalized groups, increased participation in decision-making, and individual and community empowerment, Umande developed a training program for capacity builders, facilitators, and community members who wanted to be involved in the realization of the human right to water and sanitation.

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