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First Ladies and leading international women call for water, sanitation and hygiene to feature in the Sustainable Development Goals

On Thursday, April 16th, the Global Poverty Project released a Declaration on Sanitation & Hygiene, signed by 44 influential women from global leadership, media, and powerful organizations around the world. The declaration called on politicians and decision-makers in the health sector to recognize the importance of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and commit to improving access for all those that are living without. 

23 April 2015

SHARE/WSSCC Research briefing notes - Impact of Inadequate Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh

The SHARE Research Consortium and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) formed a research partnership in 2013 to investigate the specific impact of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh.

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Last updated: Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:18

Unlocking multiple benefits for women and girls through sanitation and hygiene in the Post 2015 Era

The Permanent Missions of Singapore and Senegal to the United Nations, with the support of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN-Women, sponsored a panel discussion on “Unlocking multiple benefits for women and girls through sanitation and hygiene in the Post 2015 Era.” The panel was an official side event of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and took place on 13 March 2015. More than 60 participants attended, including representatives of member states, experts and CSOs.

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Last updated: Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:00

CLTS sharing and learning event at AfricaSan

The CLTS Knowledge Hub (IDS, UK) and WSSCC will be hosting a CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop on Sunday 24th May, the day before the AfricaSan Conference. We invite those who will be attending the main AfricaSan conference and who is interested in CLTS to join us for this opportunity to exchange experiences, discuss ideas, challenges, innova-tions etc and to network.

 

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15 April 2015

Photo gallery: Malagasy President becomes first chief of state in the world to sign a pledge to end open defecation; sanitation success witnessed by international officials

Madagascar was very much centre-stage in sanitation and hygiene circles between 24 and 28 March -- days which saw the Malagasy President become the first chief of state in the world to sign a pledg …

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28 March 2015
Last updated: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 18:00

Madagascar holds high-level institutional sanitation "triggering" workshop for water, sanitation and hygiene sector development

This week, the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene of the Government of Madagascar welcomed the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Steering Committee, which includes international donors and sanitation experts. WSSCC is a Geneva-based United Nations body that aims at improving access to water and sanitation for the world’s 2.5 billion people who lack access to sanitation and 748 million people who cannot enjoy drinking water. Madagascar is one of the main recipient countries of financing from the Global Sanitation Fund, which is WSSCC's funding mechanism. The GSF programme in Madagascar is called "Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA)"

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27 March 2015

Atelier de Déclenchement Institutionnel de Haut Niveau pour le Développement du Secteur Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène

Cette semaine, le Ministère de l’Eau, de l’Assainissement et de l’Hygiène a accueilli  le Comité Directeur ou « Steering Committee » de WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council) dont les membres sont composés de donateurs et d'experts en assainissement. WSSCC, une organisation basée à Genève, fait partie de l'Organisation des Nations Unies et vise à améliorer l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement des 2,5 milliards de personnes sans assainissement et des 783 millions de personnes sans eau potable dans le monde. Madagascar figure parmi les premiers pays à bénéficier des fonds venant du Fonds Mondial pour l'Assainissement ou « Global Sanitation Fund » (GSF) qui est un mécanisme de financement créé par WSSCC. Le programme de GSF à Madagascar est appelé Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA). 

 

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27 March 2015

Des experts mondiaux de l'assainissement saluent la feuille de route de Madagascar, qui vise à déclarer le pays exempt de défécation à l'air libre d'ici à 2018

Une délégation de haut niveau comprenant des experts mondiaux de l'assainissement et de l'hygiène est arrivée aujourd'hui à Madagascar pour assister au Comité d'Orientation du Conseil de Concertation pour l'Approvisionnement en Eau et l'Assainissement (WSSCC), une institution des Nations Unies exclusivement consacrée aux besoins en assainissement et en hygiène des populations vulnérables et marginalisées du monde.

 

25 March 2015

Global Sanitation Experts Hail Madagascar Roadmap to become Open-Defecation Free Nation by 2018

WSSCC's Steering Committee meeting in Madagascar coincides with political drive to end open defecation.

25 March 2015

Report on 7th Inter Country Working Group (ICWG) Meeting of SACOSAN

The 7th ICWG meeting aimed at reviewing the SACOSAN process for better sanitation outcome in the regions and preparation for the SACOSAN-VI conference in 2016. Delegates from the seven SACOSAN member countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and representatives from UNICEF, WHO, WB, Water Aid, FANSA and WSSCC participated in the meeting.

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Last updated: Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:08