WSSCC Membership

WSSCC members are committed to achieving universal access to safe and affordable drinking water, adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and ending open defecation – paying special attention to the needs of women and girls

What’s next for the WSSCC membership community?


As we transform into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, we have used the results of the survey to help our members become more effective and better connected. For example many of you have already taken the opportunity to join the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) discussion forum after it absorbed the Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP). 


By sharing information about existing platforms and networks we hope to help you to continue to share your expertise, learn from each other, and continue to be better connected and more effective. 

Capacity building and knowledge sharing:

  • SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) is an informal network of people and organizations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • Sanitation Learning Hub is a participatory and action-oriented programme aimed at promoting & facilitating timely, relevant and actionable learning and research in the Sanitation and Hygiene sector.
  • Human Right 2 Water uses expert knowledge on how the human rights to water and sanitation should be integrated into law and policy to realize safe and sustainable access to water and sanitation for all people, including vulnerable and marginalized people, and welcome experts and organizations that support the progressive realization of the human rights to water and sanitation.

Advocacy and accountability – global and regional

  • Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global partnership of governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners working together to coordinate high-level action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively.
  • The Africa civil society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) is an independent Africa-wide platform working to ensure that the diverse voices of African civil society organizations are represented and heard in the development and implementation of plans and policies related to water and sanitation across Africa. ANEW promotes dialogue, learning, and cooperation on water and sanitation issues in our continent.
  • Coalition Eau is a network of French NGOs working to promote universal and sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, while preserving water resources.
  • The Global Menstrual Collective includes representatives from UN organizations, academia, government, funders, private sector, existing coalitions, advocacy groups, youth focused organizations, religious groups, independent consultants and international non-governmental organizations – with the purpose to drive and guide investment in menstrual health and hygiene through evidence-based advocacy.

National WASH networks:

If you missed the launch of the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, you can watch it here. You can also hear what these WSSCC members say about the fund by watching these short videos: Leisa, Josoa, Dave, Patrick, Felix, Yakub, Audreyanna, Petronila, Hobitiana, Daniel, Irene, Megha as well as many more voices on the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund’s YouTube channel. You can also stay in touch with the fund via our LinkedIn page.

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“As a WSSCC member, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about what other countries are doing well and struggling with. This is encouraging for all of us, especially in the developing countries to understand how we are progressing alongside others. This platform has created networks for me in the WASH sector that I would not have otherwise had.”

– WSSCC member Maria Mutagamba

The membership base reflects the diverse groups of individuals working to make water, sanitation and hygiene global priorities. As such, it is comprised of individuals who may be working in, or representing, civil society, local and national governments, academia, the development sector, and UN agencies among others.


Please take note of the two membership types below:

  1. Activist or practitioner directly involved in the WASH sector
  2. If you agree with our mission and want to stay informed 

If you have any concerns related to membership, you can reach us at [email protected]

Please click here to sign in to the Members’ Community where you can access your profile, review and contribute to the discussion boards and search for other members! Please note that as part of the transition to this new platform, all existing members were sent an invitation to the Members’ Community which should be clicked on and accepted. By accepting this invitation, you will be added to the Community and your login details will be validated.  If you would like us to re-send you an invitation, please get in touch with us.

WSSCC is a unique organization, both among other international collaborative bodies and in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. Our member ethos contributes to that uniqueness, as diverse and actively-engaged members are instrumental in voicing the concerns of those in need and in both directing and delivering our work.

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