CSOs Review on National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG 06

“Water for Sustainable Development” has become a priority with the announcement made by the UN Secretary General of declaring 2018-2028 as the second Water Decade. In June 2018, Sri Lankan Government is going for voluntary reporting to the UN High Level Political Forum on the progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) number 6 “Clean Water & Sanitation” .This has created a great opportunity for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) under SDG to shine the spotlight on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), hold national governments accountable and help them appreciate the need for adopting more effective approaches for successful delivery of SDG 6.Centre for Environmental Justice conducted a survey to see the presence of a National Accountability Mechanism for CSOs to hold the government accountable with the support of End Water Poverty, a global civil society coalition, campaigning to end the water and sanitation crisis. Following an online survey and a key person interviews, a focal group discussion was held today at Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Colombo.