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Capacity, knowledge and documentation in sanitation and hygiene – calling for harmonisation and coordination

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.

Source: WSSCC
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27 May 2014

Beyond the anecdotal, unscientific or hard-to-validate: new grant opportunity from WSSCC on impact evaluation in sanitation

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has announced a Call For Proposals (CFP) for grant support for work relating to the ‘design and implementation of impact evaluation of sanitation and hygiene programmes’.  The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014. 

Source: WSSCC
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19 May 2014

New UNICEF/WHO report says WASH gains mask growing inequalities

DUBAI, 8 May 2014 (IRIN) - Inequalities in access to clean drinking water and sanitation persist and in some cases are getting worse, although close to two billion people globally have gained access to clean drinking water and sanitation since 1990, according to new data from the World Health Organization and the UN Children’s Fund.

Source: IRIN News
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8 May 2014

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.

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

Report - Catalyzing Water for Sustainable Development and Growth: Framing Water Within the Post 2015 Development Agenda: Options and Considerations

This report is an independent evidence-based analysis of how water can be addressed in a developing agenda beyond 2015. Its formulation, and the underlying study, was undertaken by UNOSD, UNU-INWEH and SEI as a way of addressing the information gaps and providing background information that can be used by the UN member states and other stakeholders in negotiations.

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Author: UNU-INWEH/UNOSD/SEI
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English
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PDF
Last updated: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:30

Livelihood Links to Poor Water Quality in India: Alternates

 

The water quality problem in India is severe in many pockets of the country. It has been learnt that there are comparatively less efforts toward addressing the problems related to water quality by government and other agencies in India. We have examples where the youth could not find jobs in organizations or public sector agencies those take physical fitness test by looking in each parameter of health of a person. In majority of cases the health authorities are not aware about the severity of endemic water quality problems in their area. The institutional coordination and knowledge networking efforts are shockingly negligible. This article tells that what the agencies and government should consider in such situation.  

People's Stories
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Author: K N Vajpai
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India
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30 November 2012
Last updated: Tue, 12/11/2012 - 19:40

Uganda Sanitation Fund receives US$6 million from WSSCC: 5 year programme will benefit health and the environment

Kumi District, Uganda, 16 March 2012 - The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today allocated US$6 million from its Global Sanitation Fund to help more people in Uganda attain safe sanitation and practice good hygiene.

 

16 March 2012

Network and WASH Manifesto Campaign Launch

In Partnership with WaterAid Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network (WASH-Net) of Sierra Leone was officially launched on 15 February 2012, together with the WASH Manifesto Campaign by the Deputy Ministry of Energy and Water Resources at the British Council Auditorium.

Attended by members of the civil society, media, political parties, development partners and key ministries, agencies and departments, WASH-Net through its members nationwide further succeeded in attracting attendance and representation  from numerous local councils across Sierra Leone.

2012 is a critical year for Sierra Leone’s development; shaping the country’s political direction through the forthcoming elections on 27 November. As such this is an opportunity to engage a powerful citizen’s engagement movement that makes voices and votes count in elections; in other words, using elections as tools to demand commitments that ushers much-needed change within the WASH sector.

 

Sierra Leone
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4 March 2012
Last updated: Thu, 11/07/2013 - 15:21

Re-viewing JMP on MDGs!

The JMP (Joint Monitoring Programme) for Water Supply and Sanitation serves as the official mechanism of the United Nations for monitoring access to drinking-water and sanitation, and for reporting globally on the status of Drinking-Water and Sanitation coverage. One can’t be sure, whether enough probing or questions are incorporated to elicit detailed information about drinking water and sanitation. This is one of the important limitations of NFHS or DHS data, which, at present is being used under JMP to show progress of a country on MDG target 7c.

Statistics
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Source: JMP
Last updated: Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:06

Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)

The Rural Water Supply Network is a global knowledge initiative that promotes sound practices in rural water supply. …

Networks
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Water only
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English, French
Last updated: Mon, 11/22/2010 - 16:14