On December 3rd, 2020 the Ministry of Water Resources in Sierra Leone issued a letter to all international and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) requesting water point data be shared with the Water Directorate via the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx). The letter establishes that District Mapping Officers, working under the District WASH Engineer, will be the key point of contact for data sharing, uploads, and analysis. The letter also encourages organizations to work with Akvo to collect water point data using standardized WASH surveys. All data collected should be shared with the District Mapping Officer within 30 days of collection.
Compiled water point data will be analyzed to inform annual workplans and other items using the WPDx decision-support tools.