15 years of commitment in Central Asia on the part of the International Secretariat for Water and partners
An innovative strategy has been taking place within Central Asia’s water sector since the end of the 90's. The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) and its partners have been working in this area, also known as Helvètistan by Swiss cooperation agencies, who are also very involved. The ISW has focused its action strategy on getting the public and local actors involved and on achieving tangible results. Through the Central Asia projects, the ISW learned that time is an essential factor when working towards making water and hygiene available for everyone. Not forcing issues, nor making any impositions, while providing the necessary skill-sets will ensure success.