Advocacy for social, economic or political change has always existed, in numerous forms and across societies. In recent decades, advocacy’s importance in bringing about social change has been widely recognised and formal advocacy programmes have proliferated, particularly in development programming. They have aimed to establish or change policy and legislation, bring about positive change within an organisation, or target behavioural and attitudinal change amongst individuals or communities. The advent of the Internet and social media has contributed to the growth of advocacy initiatives in terms of their size, frequency and scope.
How effective has this advocacy been, and where to WASH advocates and others go from here and make advocacy effective for the 21st century. A new brief from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation and WSSCC explore the topic. Download the brief here or see the video below!
GENEVA – As India advances its unprecedented, government-led movement, known as the Swachh Bharat Mission, to progress the ambition of the country being open defecation free, we sat down with Vinod Kumar Mishra, WSSCC India Coordinator, to discuss his views on how to reach the last mile in India and leave no one behind in […]
GENEVA – Earlier in June, WSSCC had the opportunity to interview Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Here is what he has to say about the striking connection between sanitation and human rights. WSSCC: First of all, why […]
Ms Hind Khatib-Othman is currently the Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) having assumed this role in late 2018. Ms Khatib-Othman brings extensive leadership capabilities and a deep knowledge of international development work to the role, including grant making and programme finance operations. Since joining she has been keen to reinvigorate […]
By Carolien Van der Voorden, Wouter Coussement and Charles Dickson WSSCC’s partners and community leaders in Benin showcased the progress of Dutch-supported efforts to end open defecation as a representative of the Government of the Netherlands visited the Zoungué neighbourhood of the community of Glazoué. Ms Joke Baak, a thematic expert on sanitation and hygiene […]