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Sandec is the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). Sandec's activities centre on problems of sustainable development in economically less developed countries. Its mandate is to assist in developing appropriate and sustainable water and sanitation concepts and technologies adapted to the different physical and socio-economic conditions prevailing in developing countries.www.sandec.ch
The mission of GWA is to promote women’s and men’s equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability. GWA believes that equitable access to and control over water is a basic right for all, as well as a critical factor in promoting poverty eradication and sustainability. Members of the Gender and Water Alliance develop capacity and knowledge for mainstreaming gender in the technical water work of partners organizations thus increasing efficiency and enhancing impact. Current topics are: gender, water and climate change, food security, conflict resolution, and transparency. http://www.genderandwater.org/
Global Water Partnership (GWP) was founded in 1996 by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Swedish International Development Agency to foster integrated water resource management (IWRM): the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources by maximising economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital environmental systems. During the past 14 years, the GWP Network has become active in 13 regions and over 70 countries. The network is open to all organisations involved in water resources management: developed and developing country government institutions, agencies of the United Nations, bi- and multi-lateral development banks, professional associations, research institutions, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector. http://www.gwp.org
The IFH is a global, professional, not-for-profit, non-government organisation which was established in 1997 with the mission to promote health and wellbeing through improved hygiene in the home and community. http://www.ifh-homehygiene.org/
The International Water Association is a global network of water professionals, spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. IWA is comprised of leading water professionals in science, research, technology and practice. There are 10,000 individual and 400 corporate members, spread across 130 countries. http://www.iwahq.org/
IRC is an international think-and-do tank that works with governments, NGOs, businesses and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. At the heart of its mission is the aim to move from short-term interventions to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services. With over 40 years of experience, IRC runs programmes in more than 25 countries and large-scale projects in seven focus countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is supported by a team of over 100 staff across the world. For more information please visit www.ircwash.org
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) contributes to the improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching and advanced training in national and international public health and tropical medicine, and through informing policy and practice in these areas. http://www.hygienecentral.org.uk
Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. They work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan works with nearly 38,000 communities each year, covering a population of 28,200,000 children. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries, through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives. http://plan-international.org/
Skat, Swiss Resource Center and Consultancies for Development is an independent Swiss organisation working in the fields of development cooperation and humanitarian aid. Since 1978, Skat has provided technical expertise, management support, and training to bilateral and multilateral development agencies, and non-governmental organisations in more than 80 countries around the world. http://www.skat.ch/
SEI is an independent international research institute. We have been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than a quarter of a century. The Institute was formally established in 1989 by the Swedish Government and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2009. SEI has established a reputation for rigorous and objective scientific analysis in the field of environment and development. Our goal is to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science. http://www.sei.se/
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy institute that seeks sustainable solutions to the world’s escalating water crisis. SIWI manages projects, synthesises research and publishes findings and recommendations on current and future water, environment, governance and human development issues. http://www.siwi.org/
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. http://www.unhabitat.org/
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress. UNICEF is non-partisan and its cooperation is free of discrimination. In everything it does, the most disadvantaged children and the countries in greatest need have priority. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.
UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. http://www.unicef.org/
Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA), Eau et Assainissement pour l’Afrique (EAA) in French, is formerly known as ‘CREPA. It is a Pan African Intergovernmental Agency devoted to increasing accelerated access to water and sanitation for vulnerable populations in Africa. WSA/EAA is an interstate not-for-profit organization, which was established 22 years ago. It currently operates in 22 West and Central African countries with its headquarters located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
It is a uniquely African organization that is devoted to seeking homegrown solutions to the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) challenges on the continent. Their mandate is to support member states in developing and implementing their respective national agendas on WASH issues. WSA/EAA’s demand driven approach to service delivery is centered on research, capacity building, advocacy and policy influence to benefit poor and marginalized communities with equitable access to sustainable safe water and sanitation.
The Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) is one of the world’s leading education and research institutes for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for sustainable development and emergency relief.Founded in 1971, WEDC is based in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, one of the top award-winning UK universities, which gives us a recognised platform of scrutiny, regulation, independence and quality. http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/
The Water Integrity Network (WIN), formed in 2006, stimulates anti-corruption activities in the water sector locally, nationally, regionally and globally. It promotes solutions-oriented action and coalition-building between civil society, the private and public sectors, media and governments. WIN is a network driven by members and partners. http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/
WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximise our impact. www.wateraid.org
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. http://www.who.int
WHO works on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene to reduce water- and waste-related disease and to optimize the health benefits of sustainable water and waste management.
The World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving the conditions of toilets and sanitation worldwide.
It works towards “improving sanitation globally” which is enshrined in the organization's core belief. WTO believes that providing access to adequate and proper sanitation is important, and even more so because it is about giving people back their dignity, providing comfort, improving lives and offering empowerment for a better and brighter future.
WTO is one of the few organizations whose sole focus is on toilets. It believes that through education, training and creating a sanitation marketplace, it an provide business opportunities, sanitation and clean toilets for all.
The World Water Council was established in 1996 in response to increasing concern from the global community about world water issues. Its mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient management and use of water in all its dimensions and on an environmentally sustainable basis. The WWC has been granted special consultative status by UNESCO and ECOSOC. http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/
The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank to support poor people in obtaining affordable, safe and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. They work directly with client governments at the local and national level in 25 countries through regional offices in Africa, East and South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and in, Washington D.C.
WSP has led or supported many of the advances made within the water and sanitation sector over the last three decades. They are able to share best practices across regions and place a strong focus on capacity-building by forming partnerships with academia, civil society organizations, donors, governments, media, private sector, and others. They work helps to effect the regulatory and structural changes needed for broad water and sanitation sector reform.