The WSSCC Steering Committee this week approved a new Medium-Term Strategic Plan covering the period 2012 to 2016. The approval came during the WSSCC-organized Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene, which was held 9 to 14 October in Mumbai, India. Nearly 500 practitioners from some 70 countries participated in the event. For more information, about the Forum, visit www.wsscc-global-forum.org.
“A generation after man walked on the moon, a billion people on earth still defecate in the open and another billion use unhygienic holes in the ground. This collective failure shames humanity.
Now sanitation is becoming much more prominent: as the UN Secretary-General said on 21 June 2011: “It is time to put sanitation and access to proper toilets at the centre of our development discussions”. Sanitation improves health and enhances social development; it contributes to economic development; it helps protect the environment.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), with its strong values base, its 20-year track record, its committed Members, donors, leadership and staff, and its position bridging the boundary of the UN system, is well-placed to contribute to achieving sanitation and hygiene for all. This Medium-Term Strategic Plan describes how WSSCC’s goal and vision direct its strategies for the next five years. It outlines WSSCC’s intended impact and outcomes and it specifies how these results will be achieved and monitored. It contains indicative budgets needed to achieve these results. It starts with an Executive Summary, for people who are too busy to read the whole document.
Anybody can read this document and understand what WSSCC stands for. Any person who lacks sanitation can learn what WSSCC intends to do to help them. Any donor can review this document and know where its money will go and what WSSCC will achieve with it.
Together let us make the world a better, healthier, and more dignified place for future generations.
Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, October 2011
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