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Many Hands: Harmonising Capacity, Knowledge and Documentation in Sanitation and Hygiene

“This report is important as it highlights the outcomes from a rare meeting that brought together a core group of partners working on capacity, knowledge and documentation in WASH for the purposes of formulating a shared plan of action,” said Carolien Van der Voorden, Senior Programme Officer for Networking and Knowledge Management at WSSCC.

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Author: Andrew Kanyegirire, Carolien van der Voorden
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Last updated: Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:26

New WSSCC report calls for improved harmonisation and coordination in the WASH sector

The drive for improved coordination between development agencies became a top priority after both the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness of 2005 and the Accra Agenda for Action in 2008 warned that the duplication of efforts by donors placed an unnecessary burden on partner countries and ultimately impinged potential development results.

17 April 2014

WASH Media Awards- 5th Edition

CALL FOR ENTRIES
WSSCC and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) welcome entries for the 5th edition of the WASH Media Awards.

 

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Last updated: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:52

UN Women and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in partnership to improve access to hygiene and sanitation for women and girls

On the margins of International Women's Day commemoration across Senegal and West and Central Africa, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) have formed an official partnership. The aim is to take action and to strengthen policies in health, hygiene and sanitation in order to contribute to improving economic and social living conditions for women and girls in West and Central Africa.

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9 March 2014

Promoting Hygiene Practices to Boost Shared Prosperity in LAC Countries Integrating Behavior Change and Hygiene in Public Policy: Four Key Dimensions

During the past decade countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region have lifted more than 50 million people out of poverty, yet half of the rural population in the region still lacks access to sanitation and approximately 20% to drinking water. In January 2012, policy makers, scholars and practitioners from 9 LAC countries came together in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to explore the opportunities and challenges of integrating in a more systematic and sustainable way the promotion of hygiene and sanitation behavioral change into water and sanitation investments.

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Author: Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)/World Bank
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Last updated: Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:39

WSSCC Supports Indian Government Effort to Integrate Menstrual Hygiene in Key Sanitation Programme

On any given day, up to 350 million women and girls in India menstruate, yet across the country menstrual blood is considered impure. Girls and women are expected to hide all signs of menstruation, shrouding this natural, life-affirming phenomenon in secrecy, superstition and stigma. And few people talk about menstruation until menarche actually occurs. The result of this wall of silence is fear, shame, absence from school and work leading to a vicious cycle of poor hygiene practices based on inadequate information – all of which are exacerbated by poverty and inappropriate facilities for changing, washing, drying and disposal.

20 December 2013

WSP Research Brief - Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets

Open defecation in Cambodia is among the highest in the world (65%) and stunting of under-five year old children remains high at 40%. A new research brief from the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), "Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets", examines how the level of open defecation in a community is associated with shorter children in Cambodia.

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Last updated: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:32

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Training of Master Trainers in New Delhi, India - Report

This report presents the main highlights and insights from the Training of Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) organised by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) held from September 24-27, 2013 in New Delhi with the support of the Indian Institute of Public Administration.

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Author: Shivangini Tandon/WSSCC
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Last updated: Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:43

Priscilla Achakpa - A voice for the silent majority

Last month WSSCC National Coordinator for Nigeria, Priscilla Achakpa spoke up for the voiceless at the 68th UN General Assembly. And people listened. Here she explains what the event means for WASH, WSSCC and the silent majority.

11 December 2013

We can't wait: we should work together to tackle sanitation for women’s health

Governments, civil society and business should work together to tackle sanitation for women’s health; say United Nations organisation, Unilever and WaterAid

19th November 2013, New York - A collaborative approach between governments, civil society and business is essential to getting the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target back on track. This is critical to improve the health and prosperity of women worldwide, says a new report jointly published by the United Nations hosted organisation Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, international development organisation WaterAid and Unilever’s leading toilet brand Domestos.

19 November 2013