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13 February 2019

Which seats are being contested? The Middle, Northern and Western Africa regional seat; One of two Global seats. Timeline for the nomination process The deadline for submitting complete nominations for all seats mention above is 23:59 (11:59 pm) CET, on Sunday, 3 March 2019. Click here to convert this to your local time. Steering Committee Nomination Forms Nomination form for […]

13 February 2019

Quels sont les sièges à pourvoir ? Le siège régional Afrique Centrale, du Nord et de l’Ouest ; Un des deux sièges mondiaux. Calendrier proposé pour le processus de nomination La date limite pour la soumission des nominations complètes pour les sièges susmentionnés est le dimanche 3 mars 2019 à 23h59, heure d’Europe centrale. Cliquez ici […]

5 February 2019

Blog from Emily Deschaine, Acting Head, Partnerships It’s 10 am in Allahabad and the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious festival in the world, is bathed in sunlight. We’re sitting outside in a roundtable discussion on WASH and women’s empowerment, which has brought together faith leaders (male and female), development partners, civil society and even politicians. […]

25 January 2019

Faith-based, water-focused festival presents extraordinary opportunity to raise awareness among millions of people of the life-changing benefits of better hygiene The largest human gathering on Earth is assembling in India this month as tens of millions of people from across the country and around the world make their way to the city of Prayagrajfor the […]

18 January 2019

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)’s vision is a world in which everyone, everywhere is able to practice safe sanitation and hygiene with dignity. Working to facilitate sector coordination at national, regional and global levels, WSSCC believes that the 5th African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene is a unique opportunity to promote political […]

9 January 2019

Cross River State, South-South Nigeria, has held an annual carnival every year for the past 12 years. Tagged, ‘Africa’s Biggest Street Party’, it brings together an average of 3 million people into Calabar every December. The 2018 Carnival Calabar took a different turn as sanitation and hygiene were at the center stage amidst the fun and entertainment.  […]

11 December 2018

A few months ago, Leonard Ochwada was making more bricks than he could sell. Now he can’t keep up with demand. It’s a good problem to have, not just because of what it means for Leonard’s earnings, but also for the health of the people in his community. Leonard is a member of a youth […]

5 December 2018

Are you an outstanding sanitation and hygiene professional working in Africa? The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards is looking for your nomination. Candidates can submit the nominations no later than January 9, 2019, all information available here. The AfricaSan 5 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 18-22. The AfricaSan Award aims to raise the profile […]

Resources

UPLOADED 18 January 2019
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As we grow up: a digital book on menstrual hygiene management

This book brought out by Saksham, Noida Deaf Society and WSSCC is in 5 different formats: 1) Universal book: this is a synchronized version of a video in Indian Sign Language (ISL) along with text and audio. You can view and hear all these formats together. But you may have to wait a bit for the audio to restart after each section till the sign language video for that particular section is completed. 2) Video in Indian sign language with text and voice over (English and Hindi). 3) Epub in audio (MP3) format (in Hindi and English). 4) Epub in text-only format to be used with a screen reader, such as NVDA or JAWS (English and Hindi). 5) Epub in full-text full audio format which can be used with Adobe Digital edition.  
UPLOADED 14 December 2018
FORMAT SLIDE PRESENTATION

Realizing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

On 14 September 2018, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Columbia University convened a side-event at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The event was hosted by the Permanent Missions of Germany, Niger and Spain to the United Nations in Geneva, and attended by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation who delivered the keynote speech. The session aimed to share best practices and key lessons on WASH policies and programmes that have successfully mainstreamed gender to reinforce evidence-based advocacy for sustainable access to sanitation provisions, including menstrual health for women, girls and forcibly displaced persons. The meeting’s conclusions informed deliberations of the Human Rights Council. The following report represents a synthesis of experts’ presentations and discussions.
UPLOADED 30 October 2018
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Resources

As we grow up: a digital book on menstrual hygiene management

This book brought out by Saksham, Noida Deaf Society and WSSCC is in 5 different formats: 1) Universal book: this is a synchronized version of a video in Indian Sign Language (ISL) along with text and audio. You can view and hear all these formats together. But you may have to wait a bit for […]