“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.
Author: Andrew Kanyegirire, Carolien van der Voorden
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.
On April 11, the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership will hold its High Level Meeting 2014 in Washington, D.C. SWA is a global partnership of over 90 developing country governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners working together to catalyse political leadership and action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. Partners work towards a common vision of universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation.
WSSCC’s Programme Manager for Networking and Knowledge Management, Archana Patkar, has called upon water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts, policymakers, donors, academics and activists to treat access to WASH as a human right. She made the remarks during her keynote address at the WASH 2014 Conference - on the theme ‘WASH for everyone, everywhere’- that was held in Brisbane, Australia from 24 to 28 March.
WSSCC Executive Director Christopher Williams was a key speaker on day one of the Thematic Debate on 'Water, Sanitation, and Sustainable Energy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda' convened in New York at UN Headquarters on 18-19 February 2014. Dr. Williams highlighted 7 important areas that the international and national development communities must address in order to speed up progress on current and future water and sanitation goals and targets.
Less than a year from the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), journalists in Africa are casting a critical eye on the progress in water, sanitation and hygiene improvements being achieved by African governments, and the on-going challenges in this priority sector. This week, some 40 journalists and other stakeholders are gathering in a regional media workshop organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in Cotonou, Benin.
À moins d'un an de l'échéance des objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), des journalistes en Afrique portent un regard critique sur les progrès accomplis par les gouvernements africains en vue d'améliorer l'approvisionnement en eau, l'assainissement et l'hygiène, ainsi que sur les défis persistants posés par ce secteur prioritaire. Cette semaine, plus de 40 journalistes et autres parties prenantes se rassemblent à l'occasion d'un atelier des médias régionaux organisé par le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) à Cotonou, au Bénin.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and its Global Sanitation Fund have issued a Request for Proposals for an Executing Agency to manage and coordinate its planned grant in Kenya. The overall goal of the GSF programme in Kenya is to reach almost 2 million people who will be sensitized on improved sanitation and hygiene practices. The successful organization will be the recipient and trustee of GSF funds in Kenya.
Members of the Inter-Country Working Group (ICWG) on sanitation in South Asia recently met in Kathmandu, Nepal from 11 to 13 February 2014, to review the progress being made on the actions from the declarations that were made at the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN).