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9 November 2010

WSSCC is pleased to announce that a number of new professionals have joined the secretariat staff. Each of the organisation’s departments is now at or very near its planned capacity.

9 November 2010

In February 2010, hygiene practitioners and researchers in Asia came to together to share lessons learned, and discuss progress and challenges in promoting hygienic behaviours. The workshop was organised by BRAC, WaterAid, IRC and WSSCC.

9 November 2010

As part of the WASH Ethiopia Movement’s multi-sectoral approach, the WASH Media Forum was established in September 2008 with the aim of bringing media professionals and WASH sector actors together.

9 November 2010

After many months of preparation, 78 countries participated in one of the most impressive sanitation initiatives this year: The World’s Longest Toilet Queue, organised by WSSCC, EWP and FAN. An estimated 80,000 people worldwide took part in a solidarity campaign speaking out against the 2.6 billion people without access to clean water and safe sanitation.

9 November 2010

In January, WSSCC secretariat staff met with several key partner organisations to discuss how they could all work more effectively together and also avoid duplication in their collective WASH advocacy efforts.

9 November 2010

WSSCC’s governing body, the member-elected Steering Committee, met for the first of its two 2010 meetings on 25-26 March in Geneva.

9 November 2010

“Strengthening Evidence-Based Advocacy” was the theme of the 2010 WSSCC Annual Planning Meeting for National Coordinators held 17-22 May in Geneva.

9 November 2010

WSSCC continues to support one of the hottest new advocacy issues around, the WASH United campaign, which is a coalition of international and African civil society organizations, United Nations agencies, governments and leading actors from the world of football using the power of sport to promote WASH for all people.

9 November 2010

Humanitarian efforts continue after the devastating floods in Pakistan in recent months. WSSCC’s National Coordinator in Pakistan, Syed Ayub Qutub, has been doing his part to raise awareness about important WASH issues. In an article dated 5 September on The Beautiful Pakistan blog spot, he elaborated on the challenge of triggering hygiene behaviour change among the flood-effect population.

9 November 2010

WSSCC is pleased to welcome its newest National Coordinator, Ms. Salomé Onana Bene, of Cameroon. Ms. Onana Bene has a legal background and is currently an educator at an elementary school specializing in education related to water, sanitation and hygiene. She is also the Resident Director of CREPA Cameroon.

9 November 2010

The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) is a regional networking body of African civil society organizations (CSOs) actively involved in the field of sustainable water management, water supply and sanitation.

9 November 2010

WSSCC helped arrange four days of training at the “Hand Washing University” workshop held in July in Nairobi, Kenya. Thirty-five sector professionals, including a number of WSSCC members, attended from around the world.