Qatar Fund for Development Signs a Memorandum of Understanding in partnership with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

Date: 27th September 2018

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Qatar Fund for Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. This agreement will cover the initial partnership framework for a period of 4 years.

The agreement aims to provide a framework and facilitate cooperation between the two parties, on a non-exclusive basis, in areas of common interest, and establish strategic cooperation between the Qatar Fund for Development and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

The agreement was signed by HE Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Development Fund and Mr. Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director of the UN-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

HE Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari said that the partnership aims to support people living in difficult circumstances and who doesn’t enjoy their human rights to sanitation and hygiene. This agreement will improve the lives of more than 8 million people. HE also pointed out that such agreements support the efforts of the State of Qatar to achieve tangible results in improving sanitation, education and health.

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, a multilateral, partnership-based international organization, aims to empower all, especially women and girls, who live in difficult circumstances and suffer from the exercise of their human right to sanitation and hygiene.

Mr. Rolf Luyendijk said WSSCC is honoured to partner with Qatar Fund for Development on vitally important sanitation, hygiene and related issues. He noted that there are still 2.3 billion people without improved sanitation, and innovative partnerships like this signal a new spirit of cooperation necessary if the world truly aims to leave no one behind.

This partnership focuses on an integrated approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, especially Goal 6 on clean water and sanitation and partnerships that achieve the desired goals. The partnership is expected to improve the lives of more than 8 million people through appropriate policies, launching renewed capacity initiatives and supporting national sanitation and hygiene improvement programs.

It is worth noting that the Qatar Fund for Development earlier co-organized an event with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York

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