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22 December 2010

The regional network will act as a platform to share knowledge and experience between journalists, work together at key moments for maximum campaigning impact, amplify the voices of the poor, support national networks and project WASH issues at the regional, continental and international level.

6 December 2010

The Government of Malawi and  its Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development, together with WSSCC, will launch the Global Sanitation Fund in the country on Wednesday, 8 December, beginning at 0830 in the Cresta Crossroads Hotel. The Deputy Minister of Irrigation and Water Development will be the guest of honour. 

30 November 2010

Professor Anna Tibaijuka, named in October as WSSCC’s new chair as of March 2011, was appointed this week as the minister for Human Settlements, Housing and Urban Affairs in Tanzania’s new cabinet. 

29 November 2010

The MUS Group Meeting from 22-23 November 2010 was held under the theme “Guidelines for Multiple Use Services.”

26 November 2010

NGO Mama-86 has produced a film adressing the problems of sanitation and hygiene in schools in Ukraine.

26 November 2010

The NGO “MAMA-86” conducted Public Hearings of the National Targets to  the Protocol on Water and Health on 21 October 2010.

25 November 2010

Art for a good cause: 10 Filipino artists sell their paintings to help rural poor areas gain access to water supply and sanitation.

23 November 2010

A musician and activist whose songs about using latrines and washing hands are positively influencing the hygiene practices of communities in Mozambique; a widow who has risen through her caste status to lead a campaign against open defecation in her village in Ethiopia; and a toilet entrepreneur whose innovative partnership with local authorities is changing the way public toilets in Kenyan towns are managed, are the top winners of this year’s AMCOW AfricaSan Awards.

18 November 2010

A key UN human rights committee will adopt a statement* Friday –  coinciding with World Toilet Day – which details massive problems relating to sanitation across the globe, and urging States to ensure that “everyone, without discrimination, has physical and affordable access to sanitation that is safe, hygienic, secure, socially and culturally acceptable, provides privacy and ensures dignity.”

18 November 2010

A regional practitioners workshop on pro poor urban sanitation and hygiene, to be held in Kigali at the end of February 2011, and a call for abstracts is now on the IRC website at http://www.irc.nl/page/39588

18 November 2010

Professionals in Africa are gathering this week and next in Zambia and Mali, respectively, for two important training workshops on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).