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9 November 2010

Launched on 14 March, shortly after confirmations of contributions from donors totaling more than $50 million, the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) is taking its first concrete steps in Nepal, Madagascar and Uganda. The GSF is a pooled fund whose purpose is to support national efforts to help poor people attain sustainable access to basic sanitation. To date commitments have been made by The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

9 November 2010

With more than half of its 80 sessions dedicated to sanitation, the World Water Week in Stockholm 2008 in August has a decidedly brown tint. WSSCC will have a major presence at the event, moderating panels, organising events, hosting an exhibition and recruiting new members.

9 November 2010

During the Meeting of National Coordinators (NCs) and Regional Representatives (RRs) in May, WSSCC’s Tatiana Fedotova and David Trouba met the newest NCs to discuss the water, sanitation and hygiene issues in their countries, their WASH Coalitions and their impressions of the meeting in Geneva.

9 November 2010

A successful media advocacy workshop was held in June by Uganda’s National WASH Coalition, which is hosted by the National Sanitation Working Group (NSWG).

9 November 2010

The Kenya National WASH Coalition, which is coordinated by NETWAS International, is involved in an assessment to track the country’s achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on sanitation.

9 November 2010

On 1 June the Nepal WASH Coalition began a collaboration with the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) for “Sanitation Promotion and Media Advocacy” to inform, promote and advocate about sanitation issues nationally and locally.

9 November 2010

For the first time in its history, the Republic of Madagascar now has a ministry responsible for drinking water, integrated water resources management and sanitation issues.

9 November 2010

WSSCC has new representatives on its governing body, the Steering Committee. Mr. Peter Cookey of Earth Watch Nigeria, and Mr. Edgar Quiroga of the University of Valle, Colombia, will represent Anglophone Africa and Latin America, respectively, beginning with next month’s meeting in Geneva.

9 November 2010

Ukrainian Environmental NGO Mama – 86 together with the Water Information Centre in Kiev celebrated World Toilet Day on 19 November by organising information and communication activities.

9 November 2010

Success Stories from the Inaugural Global Handwashing Day!

9 November 2010

From 17 to 23 November, the ‘My Dignity, My Health, My Life’ campaign took place in the context of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) and the World Toilet Day.

9 November 2010

The WSSCC Secretariat’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) department welcomed a new Programme Officer, Hakim Hadjel, who is a French and Algerian national.