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Nepal GSF Programme Evaluation & Response

WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) Programme in Nepal is financed by WSSCC and implemented by UN Habitat Nepal. This evaluation brief seeks to provide a summative and a formative forward-looking analysis of the Programme. The analysis is framed around the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) evaluation criteria of relevance, […]

Cadrage et diagnostic de l’approche du GSF sue l’égalité et la non-discrimi...

GSF l’égalité et la non-discrimination- Etude_FR  

Rapport et note de synthèse sur l’évaluation conjointe du programme GSF au ...

Le rapport et la note de synthèse sur l’évaluation conjointe du programme du GSF au Togo peuvent être téléchargés sur le site Web du WSSCC en anglais et en français. Le programme soutenu par le GSF au Togo vise à améliorer l’assainissement et l’hygiène pour les 1.65 million de personnes vivant dans les régions de […]

Available Now: Report and Brief on the Joint Evaluation of the GSF Programm...

The report and briefing note of the Joint Evaluation of the GSF Programme in Togo are available now for download on WSSCC’s website in English and French. The GSF-supported programme in Togo works to improve sanitation and hygiene for 1.65 million people living in the Regions of Savanes, Kara and Plateaux -nearly 40% of Togo’s […]

Briefing Note: Joint Evaluation of the GSF Programme in Togo

This briefing note on the Joint Evaluation of the GSF Programme in Togo highlights the key findings and recommendations of the evaluation.

Report of the Joint Evaluation of the GSF Programme in Togo

The report of the  joint evaluation of the GSF-supported programme in Togo is available in English and French.

New Web Pages for GSF Resources and Tools Available in English and French

Resources and tools related to M&E, results and financial reporting for the GSF Programmes will be available on the pages in both English and French

Ressources et Outils du GSF disponibles en ligne

Sur cette page, vous trouverez des documents de référence et des outils liés au suivi et à l’évaluation, et d’autres documents pour les programmes du GSF

GSF Resources and Tools Page available

This portal will be periodically updated as resources are modified or as new resources become available

Ressources et Outils du GSF 

  Bienvenue sur le portail de ressources en ligne du GSF. Sur cette page, vous trouverez des documents de référence et des outils liés au suivi et à l’évaluation, au rapport sur les résultats et au rapport financier pour les programmes du GSF. Les documents d’orientation du programme peuvent également se trouver ici. Ce portail […]

GSF Resources and Tools

    Welcome to the GSF online resource portal. On this page you will find resources and tools related to M&E, results and financial reporting for the GSF Programmes.  Programme guidance materials can also be found here.  This portal will be periodically updated as resources are modified or as new resources become available. This portal […]

Real-time learning and documentation in the GSF-supported Cambodia programme

A new video shows how online collaboration and capacity building help GSF partners in Cambodia take an active role in learning and documentation.

GSF partners in action: Boosting WASH for schools and communities in Malawi

In the open defecation free (ODF) Traditional Authority of Mwadzama, a Plan International project under the GSF-supported programme in Malawi has boosted water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools.

GSF facilitates global learning event to boost impact and innovation

The GSF focuses on continuous learning to boost implementation, innovation and advocacy.

The GSF and sustainability

Sustainability is core to GSF-supported, country-led programmes.

Accelerating and sustaining behaviour change: New handbook launched at GSF ...

This week, GSF & FAA launched a new handbook on accelerating & sustaining the end of open defecation.

GSF-supported programmes empower close to 10 million to end open defecation

The latest results from the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) show that national programmes stretching from Cambodia to Senegal have enabled close to 10 million people in more than 36,500 communities to end open defecation. Téléchargez le Rapport D‘Avancement 2015 (FR) These results are published in the GSF’s latest Progress Report, highlighting cumulative results from the […]

SELON LE GSF, L’ASSAINISSEMENT ET L’HYGIÈNE ONT LARGEMENT PROGRESSÉ DANS 13...

Selon un nouveau rapport, le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) a soutenu les pouvoirs publics et des centaines de partenaires nationaux dans 13 pays s’étendant du Cambodge au Sénégal, pour permettre à 7 millions de personnes et plus de 20 500 communautés de mettre fin à la défécation à l’air libre. 

GSF reports large-scale advances in sanitation & hygiene for communities in...

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled 7 million people in more than 20,500 communities to end open defecation.

GSF experts share best practices to end open defecation in Togo

The workshop focused on strategies for implementation of CLTS, the central pillar of GSF-supported programmes.

Momentum picks up in UMATA GSF programme in Tanzania

The August edition of UMATA News highlights recent activities in a programme which is starting to show real momentum in terms of implementation.

Call for Expression of Interest and Proposal To Implement the GSF Programme...

Call for Expression of Interest and Proposal To Implement the Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania (UMATA) Programme in Dodoma Region

Joining hands – report of the media partnership initiative of GSF in India

The GSF India programme organized a media workshop in Guwahati, the capital of the North East Indian State of Assam, in early September. The workshop aimed at bringing senior journalists writing on sanitation, health and hygiene on a common platform to ensure concerted action on this critical issue, understand the challenges in reportage, and create “Sanitation Champions” in the media. The workshops also tried to encourage and sensitise journalists to develop more insightful stories on the vital issue of sanitation and hygiene.

 

Joining hands – report of the media partnership initiative of GSF in India

The GSF progamme in India is working over five years in select districts in the States of Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand. The GSF programme strategy is to support and strengthen the national sanitation programme – the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) – and its goal of achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) status for all Gram Panchayats by 2022.

 

Documenting GSF success in Madagascar

WSSCC’s Katherine Anderson is in Madagascar to work with colleagues at the GSF programme in the country, known locally as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement and managed by Medical Care Development International (MCDI).

New fact sheet from GSF sub-grantee SNV on drivers of sanitation and hygien...

SNV, a sub-grantee of the Global Sanitation Fund in Cambodia, is working in close cooperation with the government partners, community groups and other stakeholders in the five provinces of Kampong Cham, Takeo, Svay Rieng, Kampong Speu and Kandal to improve the health and quality of life for the rural households through enhanced access to improved sanitation and hygiene practices.

 

GSF India sensitizes media on sanitation

The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) in India organized two media workshops in Patna and Ranchi in the States of Bihar and Jharkhand, respectively, in June 2013. As part of its media strategy, the programme seeks to cultivate a partnership with the media to highlight key sanitation issues in the focus states in particular, and the country at large.

Third Call for GSF Sanitation proposals – Malawi

Third Call for GSF Sanitation proposals in Malawi

GSF aide 1,4 millions de personnes à accéder à un meilleur assainissement

Dans 10 pays – le Cambodge, l’Éthiopie, l’Inde, Madagascar, le Malawi, le Népal, le Nigéria, le Sénégal, la Tanzanie et l’Ouganda – les agences secondaires travaillant pour le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement ont mis en œuvre des activités de sensibilisation et de promotion de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène qui ont abouti aux résultats suivants :

• 1,4 million de personnes disposent désormais de toilettes améliorées.
• Plus d’un million de personnes dans près de 4 000 communautés vivent désormais dans des environnements sans défécation à l’air libre.
• Près de 10 000 communautés ont participé à des activités de stimulation de la demande.
• 3,8 millions de personnes ont entendu parler de l’importance d’avoir une bonne hygiène grâce à des campagnes de communication et à des activités communautaires.

GSF: taking a good thing and making it better

This week, more than 40 professionals involved in Global Sanitation Funded (GSF)-work in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia are meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, for the first full-scale “GSF Learning and Sharing Event.”

Le Comité Consultatif du GSF accueille sa nouvelle Chaire

Depuis le 1er juin 2012, M. Brad Herbert, Citoyen Américain a Remplacé Dr Sandy Cairncross en tant que Chaire et Membre du Comité Consultatif du GSF.

The GSF Advisory Committee Welcomes a new Member

As of 1 June 2012, Mr. Brad Herbert joined as a Member of the GSF Advisory Committee.

GSF programme hosts Sanitation Marketing workshop in Malawi

The GSF, together with its national and local partners organized a three-day Sanitation Marketing workshop from 15-17 February in Malawi.

Le ministre en chef de l’État de l’Assam, en Inde, accueille avec enthousia...

Mr. Tarun Gogoi, ministre en chef de l’État de l’Assam, en Inde, et Mr. Gautam Roy, ministre du Génie sanitaire de l’État de l’Assam, étaient parmi les dignitaires et les professionnels de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène qui ont participé au lancement du programme du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement à Guwahati, en Inde, le 19 juin. Le lancement a été organisé par le NRMC India Private Ltd., l’Agence d’Exécution.

Le programme du GSF suscite un intérêt grandissant de la part des Agences d...

NR Management Consultants  Pvt Ltd. India (NRMC), l’Agence d’Exécution (AE) du programme du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement dans le pays, signale que le GSF suscite un intérêt grandissant de la part des Agences de Mise en Œuvre potentielles. 

Mr. Cairncross, Officier de l’Ordre de l’Empire britannique, passe le flamb...

Le Comité consultatif du fonds mondial pour l’assainissement, qui fournit des conseils professionnels au Secrétariat du WSSCC afin d’optimiser la qualité du travail visant à soutenir le GSF, s’est réuni à Genève du 8 au 9 juin.

Devant le Parlement, le président du Malawi a souligné le rôle important du...

Le 23 mai, au moment de l’ouverture de la réunion sur le budget 2011/2012 du parlement à Lilongwe, le Président Professeur Bingu wa Mutharika a souligné le soutien que le nouveau programme du Fonds mondial pour l’Assainissement financé par le WSSCC va apporter à la mise en oeuvre de la stratégie nationale pour l’assainissement.

Lancement officiel des activités des Agences de Mise en Œuvre du GSF à Mada...

5 millions de dollars pour améliorer les vies de 13 millions de Malagasy en 5 ans : les activités du Fonds mondial pour l’Assainissement sont maintenant officiellement lancées.

Chief minister in Assam, India, hails GSF, calls sanitation top priority

Chief minister in Assam, India, hails GSF and says sanitation is number one priority for his government and the foundation for wider sustainable economic development.

Activities of GSF sub-grantees in Madagascar officially launched today

5 million USD to improve the lives of 13 million Malagasy in 5 years: the activities of the Global Sanitation Fund are now officially launched.

Hakim Hadjel joins GSF programme at WSSCC

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

Albert Wright joins GSF advisory committee

The Global Sanitation Fund Advisory Committee, which supports the Secretariat’s GSF staff with the best and latest advice on sanitation and hygiene programmes at scale, met in Geneva 15-16 June and also welcomed a new member, Albert Wright.

Nepal launches its GSF programme with $5 million from WSSCC

Seated beneath a banner proclaiming “Solidarity for Sanitation,” leading public officials and sanitation experts in Nepal today launched the country’s national Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme with a $5 million commitment from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

Sanitation and hygiene supplies donated for Benin’s battle against COVID-19

By Alain Tossounon Protective masks, handwashing devices, soap and spraying equipment were among the supplies given to the Government of Benin in early June in support of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. The contribution was made by an organization working in the health and sanitation sector: the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Practices Improvement […]

Commune in Benin renews commitment to becoming Open Defecation Free by 2025

By Alain Tossounon DJOUGOU, Benin – The commune of Djougou in Benin has committed to reaching open defecation free (ODF) status by 2025, following an institutional triggering session led by Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) partners during a capacity-building mission. In Djougou, which has 267,812 inhabitants, one third (322) of localities have already reached ODF status, […]

In Benin, PAPHyR strengthens capacity of implementing agencies to relaunch ...

By Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Benin – In the ongoing battle against COVID-19, social distancing measures continue to form an essential part of efforts around the world to stop the spread of the disease. At the same time, restrictions on the size of gatherings are also limiting the ability of non-governmental organizations in developing countries to […]

Assainissement et hygiène au Bénin: une meilleure réactivité et des approch...

Par Fawoziatouh Allade, chargée de communication du PAPHyR, le programme du WSSCC au Bénin, soutenu par le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) Avec la levée du confinement sanitaire au Bénin et la réouverture des établissements d’enseignement secondaire le 11 mai dernier, la propagation du Covid-19 risque de s’étendre depuis la partie méridionale du pays, en direction […]

COVID-19: Maintaining hygiene preparedness in Nepal’s easternmost district

By Renu Kshetry GAURIJANG, Nepal – A team of government officials, medical officers and sanitation professionals is intensifying their effort to provide the necessary support to poor and marginalized communities in the easternmost district of Nepal as many of the community members are confined and their movement is restricted due to the fight against coronavirus. […]

Nepal’s community close-watch system keeping COVID-19 at bay

Maintaining person-to-person contact despite a pandemic lockdown By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – 60-year-old Sabitri knew that handwashing and staying home were critical measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19. But until she received a phone call from a researcher, she admitted she had not been taking them seriously. “But since you called,” she told […]

Un village exemplaire au Bénin en matière de lutte contre la défécation à l...

La foi au service de l’assainissement By Alain Tossounon Mobilisation et motivation des communautés et engagement d’un petit groupe d’artisans spécialisés : telles ont été les clés de la réussite du combat récemment gagné contre la défécation à l’air libre dans le village Onklou 2, situé à 50 kilomètres de la commune de Djougou, qui […]

A Nepal community builds on existing hygiene campaign to halt the spread of...

Communicate effective measures to prevent COVID-19 By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Faced with a major challenge of dealing with the possible outbreak of COVID-19, ward officials of Kispang Rural Municipality in central Nepal are using the lockdown period to intensify the ongoing campaign to create awareness of handwashing with soap and water as a […]

Villagers in Benin renew their commitment to sustainable sanitation and hyg...

A learning journey to fight against slippage By Francesca Nava PARAKOU, Benin –  A resounding chant to never go back to open defecation echoes across the Beninese village of Sondi as a group of sanitation professionals pays a visit to help community members realize the positive impact of sanitation and hygiene on their lives. “Mum, Dad, […]

No water, no sustainability for ODF campaign – WSSCC National Coordinator i...

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by UNICEF and INSTAT (Madagascar National Institute of Statistics) on WASH in Madagascar has shown a significant decrease in drinking water coverage – from 54% (reported by WHO/UNICEF JMP) in 2017 to 41% in 2018. The same survey reveals a major […]

Nepal’s community handwashing campaign pays off in times of COVID-19 crisis

By Renu Kshetry, KATHMANDU, Nepal – Just like the rest of the world, Nepal has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), announcing a lockdown from 23 March until further notice. The national lockdown involves long-distance buses being halted, non-essential services being shut and international flights to and from Tribhuvan International Airport […]

COVID-19: Sanitation and hygiene for today and tomorrow

We are keeping our focus on sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health, for those left behind and least able to respond. LATEST NEWS: We have compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point for our country implementing partners. Alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good […]

Local leaders and volunteers convinced to end open defecation at villages i...

by Hoby Randrianimanana ANTSIAFABOSITRA, Madagascar – In 2018, the Madagascar programme of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) reported it had helped 2.1 million people become open defecation free (ODF). The programme, Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), had also provided 3.7 million with access to sanitation and handwashing facilities. In December 2019, FAA added to those […]

Schools and districts strengthen the fight against open defecation

World Toilet Day 2019 in Togo By Alain Tossounon and Antoine A. Kankoé Adanlete DAPAONG, Togo – Hundreds of students, school children and market women across towns of Togo made a commitment to using latrines in an effort to tackle the nation’s devastating sanitation crisis, advocating for an open-defecation-free nation in celebration of World Toilet Day. […]

Une pierre précieuse qui fait obstacle à la lutte contre la défécation à l’...

Les populations rurales de Madagascar face aux défis de l’immigration Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – Dans une zone rurale de Madagascar, des villages qui sont parvenus à mettre fin à la pratique de la défécation en plein air peinent à conserver ce statut. La raison ? La présence d’une pierre précieuse dans la région, […]

Enlightened women led a path to an open defecation free village in Nepal

When toilets become a question of dignity and right By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – It was 15 years ago when 10 illuminated women in a Nepali village stood up to change behaviour of their neighbors and went on as the driving force to start promoting the importance of sanitation. Sunita Gurung, a mother of […]

‘Do No Harm’ Principles in Behaviour Change Programming

‘Do-no-harm’ means taking every precaution to ensure people will not be adversely impacted by the programme, including inadvertently. Whilst it is understood that ‘community problem, community solution’ should remain core to community-led approaches, facilitators also have an ethical obligation to step in if initiatives pose a risk to the rights, dignity or well-being of people who […]

Dutch delegate visits WSSCC-supported programmes in Benin

By Carolien Van der Voorden, Wouter Coussement and Charles Dickson WSSCC’s partners and community leaders in Benin showcased the progress of Dutch-supported efforts to end open defecation as a representative of the Government of the Netherlands visited the Zoungué neighbourhood of the community of Glazoué. Ms Joke Baak, a thematic expert on sanitation and hygiene […]

WSSCC session guide for the 5th African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)’s vision is a world in which everyone, everywhere is able to practice safe sanitation and hygiene with dignity. Working to facilitate sector coordination at national, regional and global levels, WSSCC believes that the 5th African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene is a unique opportunity to promote political […]

We have a winner! The World Toilet Day Champion is…

We are happy to announce the photo sent by Teo Namata, our member from Uganda, as the winner of the WSSCC World Toilet Day Champion challenge. The picture was taken in Bukala Village, Bunyangabo District, in Uganda and shows women washing their hands after using the toilet. According to Namata, the photo was taken during […]

Nigeria celebrates 131,000 more people free from Open Defecation

In Bekwarra, a Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria, 131,000 people now live in clean and healthy environments, and all households and key public spaces have latrines and sanitation facilities. They have put an end to open defection through a collective behaviour change process. The impact of this change process is most felt by children […]

L’apprentissage au-delà des frontières en Afrique de l’Est

Through peer-to-peer learning, the Global Sanitation Fund is harnessing the immense amount of knowledge.

WSSCC 2017 Annual Report Highlights

By the end of 2017, 14,600 new communities across the GSF targeted programme areas in 12 countries became nationally certified as Open Defecation Free (ODF). This represents 5 million people living in newly certified ODF environments. Ensuring quality-built latrines and access to handwashing facilities remained a priority for WSSCC. Moreover, over 3 million people had […]

Strong steps towards total sanitation in Nepal as officials declare Sunsari...

Summary Messages Sunsari District’s open defecation free (ODF) declaration, the construction of 144,347 toilets and the promotion of hand-washing practices will not only greatly impact safety and dignity, but also have positive economic effects in the country. Nuwakot District, being one of the most affected areas during the 2015 earthquake, is the 58th district out […]

Un évènement important organisé par le WEDC au Kenya inclut une formation d...

  La séance de renforcement des capacités comporte plusieurs aspects, notamment : présenter les concepts d’égalité et de non-discrimination (END) dans le cadre des droits de l’homme, en mettant l’accent sur les programmes de changement des comportements dans le secteur WASH (EAH) ; comprendre comment identifier les personnes généralement susceptibles d’être les plus défavorisées dans les pratiques […]

Important WEDC event in Kenya includes WSSCC training on Equality and Non-D...

WSSCC has a broad-based engagement in this week’s 41st WEDC International Conference, being co-hosted with Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya, and including more than 400 participants from around the world. The annual conference is a known and respected platform for reflection, debate and exchange of sanitation and hygiene knowledge and ideas that are rooted in […]

Equality and non-discrimination research among WSSCC offerings at 5-9 March...

WSSCC will engage actively in WASH Futures: Collaboration for Universal WASH 2018, which takes place 5-9 March in Brisbane, Australia.

Les gros titres et les temps forts de l’année 2017

Le WSSCC vous souhaite de joyeuses fêtes ! En 2017, le WSSCC a continué ses efforts visant à assurer l’atteinte de la cible 6.2 des ODD

Headlines and Highlights from 2017

WSSCC continued to play a significant role in the national, regional and global efforts towards achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all

Progress in Sustainability of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund Nepal Initiati...

A new study from GSF partner UN-HABITAT investigates the sustainability of ODF communities in target areas

New Study Shows Progress in Sustainability of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fun...

The study provides insights and recommendations for sustainability of open defecation free communities in Nepal

Momentum on Sanitation and Hygiene Builds in Nigeria

The recently held Inter-Ministerial dialogue in Abuja highlighted the need for a harmonized national sanitation policy to end open defecation

Cambodia Sanitation Conference tackles way forward for Open Defecation Free...

WSSCC will be presenting the Global Sanitation Fund’s experiences in sustaining Open Defecation Free communities

L’élan en faveur de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène s’accroît au Nigéria...

Le dialogue interministériel à Abuja a mis en évidence la nécessité d’harmoniser la politique nationale d’assainissement

Cambodia Deputy Prime Minister highlights role of ministries and local gove...

His comments came during a visit to Svay Teab District to highlight achievements under the CRSHIP programme, funded by WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund

Towards SDG 6.2: Global Sanitation Fund Monitoring Workshops

GSF workshops support programmes to monitor progress towards and beyond Open Defecation Free status, on the pathway to achieving SDG 6.2.

Advancing Towards SDG 6.2: Global Sanitation Fund Monitoring Workshops

GSF workshops support programmes to monitor progress towards and beyond Open Defecation Free status.

Our hands, our futures!

It is estimated that only 19% of people wash their hands after contact with excreta. WSSCC’s David Shimkus reflects on challenges for handwashing

International Day of Older Persons: Highlighting the Sanitation Needs of El...

Older people need safe and dignified sanitation facilities. WSSCC strives to ensure that their needs are addressed

Equality and Non-Discrimination in Sanitation Programmes: 10 Principles

10 principles for ensuring that disadvantaged people benefit effectively from sanitation programmes and processes

WSSCC’s Work in Kenya – Innovative Approaches for Better Sanitation

With innovative and targeted programming, WSSCC has supported 81,500 people in Kenya to live in Open Defecation Free (ODF) environments

Sanitation and Hygiene in the SDG Era on the Agenda at World Water Week

Sanitation and hygiene were at the centre of discussions with special attention given to equality and non-discrimination

Water Week Blog: Exploring the Circular Economy, CLTS and Solutions to Leav...

WSSCC’s Carolien van der Voorden reflects on World Water Week conversations in today’s blog

WSSCC Releases New Global Sanitation Fund Equality and Non-Discrimination S...

Study confirms that disadvantaged groups have benefited from Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programmes, but more proactive attention is needed

Le WSSCC publie une nouvelle étude du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement s...

l’étude confirme qu’un grand nombre de personnes pouvant être considérées comme défavorisées ont bénéficié de programmes appuyés par le GSF

Pilot Project in Senegal Familiarizes Rural Communities with Faecal Sludge ...

Ensuring proper management of faecal waste in rural communities is a crucial step to maintain Open Defecation Free status

Scoping and Diagnosis of the Global Sanitation Fund’s Approach to EQND

An independent study on equality and non-discrimination (EQND) in WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programmes

Au Sénégal, un projet pilote familiarise les communautés rurales avec la ge...

On parle de gestion des boues fécales pour désigner la vidange des installations sanitaires et le traitement ou l’élimination des matières fécales collectées

WSSCC Papers and Presentations at the 40th WEDC International Conference

WSSCC staff and partners led several paper presentations and facilitated an MHM workshop

#FromTheArchives: Gaining – and Sustaining – Open Defecation Free Status

A pick of the documentation on achieving and sustaining ODF status in the WSSCC library

WSSCC at the 40th WEDC International Conference 24 to 28 July

WSSCC will be presenting papers on equality, real-time learning and best practice

Promoting Behaviour Change Approaches to Boost Tanzania’s National Sanitati...

The GSF-supported UMATA programme is championing behaviour change at national level to drive Tanzania’s sanitation campaign

Research and Action: the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene ...

Drawing your attention to the programmes’ documentation on sanitation behaviour practices in Senegal

Don’t Feed Freddy! The Story Behind Freddy the Fly

The simple message is … Stop Feeding Freddy! Freddy explains the oral-faecal link, encouraging people to live open defecation free

Country Focus: Senegal – Improving Community Development and Health Outcome...

The GSF-supported Senegal programme uses its sanitation and hygiene focus to improve the living conditions and health of disadvantaged communities

Le Fonds Mondial pour L’assainissement présente son rapport d’avancement de...

Téléchargez le Rapport D’Avancement pour en savoir plus sur les résultats, l’impact et les activités du GSF

Global Sanitation Fund reports improvements in sanitation and hygiene for m...

WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund has supported 13 countries to enable 15 million people to end open defecation

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2016

The 2016 GSF Progress Report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Fund’s activities and performance in 2016

Meet Freddy the Fly: A New Video Promotes Open Defecation Free Living

Meet Freddy the Fly, a video illustrating a community’s journey to open defecation free status – from the fly’s perspective!

Josephat’s journey: How a local government actor in Kenya became a WASH cha...

Find out how Josephat Geteya Onchari was triggered to become a key WASH champion for Kenya

Boosting sanitation programmes through local government: Success stories fr...

Meet some local government champions in Uganda who are critical to the GSF-supported programme’s success

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls: WSSCC’s work in Menstrual Hygiene M...

Managing menstruation in a safe and hygienic way can deeply impact the lives and prospects of women and girls

5 things you should learn from implementing a rural sanitation project in C...

Key learning and lessons from a review of the GSF-supported Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (CRSHIP).

Global Sanitation Fund celebrates its first Open Defecation Free village in...

Alétan is the first Open Defecation Free village supported by the Global Sanitation Fund in Benin

#WSSCCArchives: Gender and WASH Studies in the WSSCC Library

Presenting the Council’s documents and reports on Gender and WASH

Promoting School WASH through the Global Sanitation Fund

The GSF works with schools and the broader education sector to achieve sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all

National Coordinators Promote Sanitation Through The Media

Our national coordinators are working with the media to promote sanitation and hygiene on national agendas

Holding Leaders to Account for their WASH Commitments

Global Citizen continues its work as a watchdog, releasing an accountability update on WASH commitments

Supporting healthy lives through the Global Sanitation Fund

The GSF supports partners to address the global sanitation and hygiene crisis, so that everyone can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

To Cure Disease, Prevention Must Come First

For SWA’s HLMs 2017 Chris Williams argues that governments should be investing in disease prevention

Global Sanitation Fund Factsheet

In this two-page factsheet, learn more about the Global Sanitation Fund’s (GSF) focus areas, themes, key results, supported countries and contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.

“No one came to tell you what to do. You were empowered”: Nigeria celebrate...

Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State, Nigeria is the first of the 774 LGAs in the country to achieve open defecation free (ODF) status

Understanding slippage #7: Eight recommendations going forward

Once we understand the complexities of slippage and the strategies to address it, how do we – as WASH practitioners – move forward?

10 reasons to partner with the Global Sanitation Fund

The GSF invests in behaviour change activities that enable people to improve their sanitation

Unlocking the power of women in Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)

Submitted by our member Daniel Karanja, this story reveals how one woman took matters into her own hands to ensure that CLTS reached her home.

Understanding slippage #6: Eight strategies to address and prevent it

When WASH practitioners understand the patterns and causes of slippage, they can devise innovative strategies to avoid it.

Championing women through the work of the Global Sanitation Fund

Global Sanitation Fund programmes are designed to incorporate gender considerations and equity dimensions.

Défendre les femmes dans le cadre des interventions du Fonds mondial pour l...

Le GSF engage les femmes à tous les niveaux mettant en avant les questions de genre et d’égalité dans la conception des ses programmes

Understanding slippage #5: How should it be monitored?

Monitoring slippage should go beyond the numbers to truly understand behaviour change and community dynamics.

Local governance and sanitation: Eight lessons from Uganda

Lessons from the GSF-supported Uganda programme for implementing CLTS at scale through a decentralized government system.

Understanding slippage #4: what are the most common patterns?

The Global Sanitation Fund has identified a number of slippage patterns, linked to factors that communities have significant, little or no control over.

WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams at the Second National Sanitation C...

Executive Director Chris Williams reinforced WSSCC’s mandate that supports Sustainable Development Goal 6.2.

WSSCC Review and Management Response is now available

The review was undertaken by IFMR LEAD and managed for quality assurance by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation.

Understanding slippage #3 : Communities and behaviour change

WSSCC explores community learning trajectories within the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) process, and how they relate to slippage.

Local governance and sanitation: Eight lessons from Uganda

This ‘GSF in focus’ case study presents eight lessons learned from the GSF-supported Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF) in coordinating, planning, and implementing CLTS at scale through a decentralized government system.

Understanding slippage #2: Exploring its nuances

In the second of a seven-part series for WASH practitioners, we explore the nuances of slippage and its impact on communities.

WSSCC achievements in 2016: paving the way for sanitation for all

WSSCC is working to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6.2, to provide sanitation and hygiene for all, and does this in a number of ways.

Value for Money Study in Global Sanitation Fund Programmes – Synthesis Repo...

With maturing programmes and results steadily growing, the GSF is not only interested in the real cost of reaching results, but also in deepening its understanding of resources invested by communities, governments, and other partners. This is critical in further developing a model for scaling up sanitation and hygiene. With these aspects in mind, a […]

Global Sanitation Fund shares its Value for Money (VfM) study

The analysis provides recommendations on the methodology that the GSF can use to better track VfM aspects within supported programmes.

Enhancing sanitation programming through real-time learning

In Cambodia, a Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programme is using real-time and action learning techniques to increase its impact.

Advocating for Sanitation at Kenya Water Week

The first Kenya Water Week was held in Nairobi from 20-25 November 2016, with the theme “From Aid to Trade”.

Our members in action in Uganda, Madagascar, Nepal and Sierra Leone

Find out what steps some of our members recently took to inspire change in their communities.

Gender and CLTS: Evidence from Madagascar

Gender equality, serving the most vulnerable, and addressing the particular needs of women and girls are among the core principles of the GSF.

Nigeria’s roundtable conference on Community-Led Total Sanitation: Eight ta...

Participants shared best practices, common challenges, and promising innovations to end open defecation by 2025.

Gender and Community-Led Total Sanitation – CLTS engagement, outcomes and e...

In order to better understand the link between gender dynamics and the impact of its Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions, the GSF supported a study in a small number of communities in Madagascar in 2015. These communities are in the area covered by the GSF-supported programme in Madagascar, known locally as ‘Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement’ […]

Sanitation Action Summit brings India’s voices together

To support and accelerate India’s Swachh Bharat Mission for a clean India for all.

Catalytic programming for scale and sustainability

The 2016 GSF Learning Event produced lessons on scale, sustainability, equality and monitoring for sanitation and hygiene programmes.

WSSCC Annual Report 2015

Throughout its 25 years of existence, WSSCC has envisaged a world where everyone has access to sustained water supply, sanitation and hygiene and, since 2008, has deliberately chosen to focus on ensuring access to sanitation and hygiene. This work is primarily driven through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), supporting large scale sanitation and hygiene improvement […]

Understanding ‘slippage’

Many WASH programmes are confronted with ‘slippage’. How should this issue be understood and addressed?

WSSCC and partners mark Global Handwashing Day 2016

The theme of the annual advocacy event was to make handwashing a habit.

Three ODF celebrations help fast-track the ODF Malawi strategy

Three Traditional Authorities supported by GSF-funded programme in Malawi recently celebrated becoming open defecation free.

How to Build a Small, but Vital Life-Changing Habit

Washing hands with water and soap, or ash if you have to, has been recognised as a highly effective behaviour to reduce a whole slew of diseases

WSSCC and partners gear up for Sanitation Action Summit in India

The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai aims to mobilize partners to open the dialogue on sanitation for vulnerable groups in India.

WSSCC to host event on urban sanitation at UN Habitat III conference

The side event will draw attention to equal access to sanitation and hygiene in public spaces.

Learning beyond borders in East Africa

Through peer-to-peer learning, the Global Sanitation Fund is harnessing the immense amount of knowledge.

Catalytic programming for scale and sustainability: Conversations, reflecti...

This publication explores the conversations, reflections & lessons that emanated from the sessions, workshops & presentations at the GSF Learning Event in Madagascar.

Member Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Gain practical information about how to get the most out of your WSSCC membership in this FAQ where we answer your top questions.

Former WSSCC Chair receives award for Sustainable Development

Former WSSCC Chair Professor Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has received the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa UN Habitat Award for Sustainable Development.

WSSCC and partners strengthen WASH commitments at World Water Week

WSSCC’s participation and partnerships at the conference reinforced the council’s achievements and commitments to the WASH sector.

Reviving sanitation in Nepal

After the earthquake in Nepal, the GSF-supported programme & partners underwent a learning journey, which is illustrated in a new report.

Nepal earthquake: Reviving sanitation – Global Sanitation Fund Lessons

After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the GSF-supported programme and partners underwent a learning journey, which is illustrated in a new report.

Strong presence for WSSCC at 6th Africa Water Week Conference

Sessions addressed key issues and provided recommendations for action required to achieve universal and equitable access to WASH.

Statement on the Sub-grantee Development Aid from People to People

DAPP is a non-profit organization working on sanitation activities related to the GSF-supported programme in Malawi.

WSSCC Menstrual Hygiene Management training in Kenya breaks silence on mens...

The workshop was the first national ToT and was attended by 77 participants.

Sub-grantees in action: Achieving ODF status in hard-to-reach areas

On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported country programmes.

“Mama WASH Africa” graces national strategy consultations in Uganda

Maria Mutagamba, Retired Honorable Minister of Water & Environment, is referred to as “Mama WASH Africa” due to her passion for WASH work in Africa.

Two ministers present at WSSCC Nigeria national consultations

Amina Mohammed highlighted key issues & questions on the Nigerian Sanitation Agenda and how it would need to be focused with a need for cohesion.

Madagascar earns big turnout for WSSCC strategy consultation

“We must speed up the pace and work together to achieve our goals, which are the same as the SDGs,” said Minister Ravatomanga at the workshop.

Collaborative role for WSSCC affirmed during national consultation in Benin

Minister of Health Alassane Séidou stressed the commitment of the government to increase its contribution to the sanitation & hygiene sector.

Lively discussions in Tanzania help shape new WSSCC strategy

The discussions focused on the many challenges the sanitation sub-sector faces, the need to get new leadership more involved as well as water supply issues.

People and partners: Engaging volunteers and communities in post-disaster r...

The role of champions and partners is central to the success of GSF-supported programmes.

WSSCC to take part of 6th Africa Water Week Conference

The council will convene a technical session with highlights from the GSF programmes.

Sub-grantees in action: Promoting key sanitation and hygiene behaviours

On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of GSF-supported country programmes.

Seeking alignment: Cambodia strategy consultation draws links between gover...

The workshop offered partners and WASH stakeholders time to discuss WSSCC’s relevance & purpose in the country.

WSSCC strategy consultation in Nepal: Think, Link and Ink!

Interactive sessions generated responses on the role that WSSCC can play to contribute to progress in the country.

What should WSSCC do differently in 2017-2020? Recommendations from Malawi ...

The Malawi national consultation workshop was the first in a series of 16 national consultations.

Global Sanitation Fund reports advances in sanitation and hygiene for commu...

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled close to 11 million people to end open defecation.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2015

The 2015 GSF Progress Report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Fund’s activities and performance in 2015.

Developing a new strategy: Listening to our members and partners

WSSCC has set up a series of information gathering exercises that will inform the development of the 2017-2020 strategy.

Global Sanitation Fund Mid Term Evaluation – Synthesis Note

In 2013, the GSF commissioned a mid-term evaluation of 10 of the national programmes it supports. This report is a synthesis 7 completed evaluation reports covering GSF-supported programmes in various countries.

Global Sanitation Fund mid-term evaluation and Management Response now avai...

WSSCC has released a recently completed independent mid-term evaluation of the GSF.

Boosting behaviour change: benefits from cross-country learning

Staff members from the GSF Nigeria programme describe how learning from colleagues in Uganda has boosted their work.

Scaling up and sustaining behaviour change

WASH practitioners are actively looking for ways to scale up and sustain sanitation and hygiene improvements.

Amina J. Mohammed to serve as Chair of WSSCC

Today, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced that Amina J. Mohammed, Environment Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will serve as its new Chair, effective as of April 2, 2016. The former Assistant-Secretary General and Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, Ms. Mohammed will chair the Steering […]

Togo Progress Report – Global Sanitation Fund

The GSF-funded programme in Togo supports the country’s national campaign to become open defecation free (ODF), known as ‘Togo SANDAL’. The aim of the GSF-funded programme is to increase the use of latrines and to encourage the adoption of good hygiene practices for rural populations in the Savanes and Kara regions, and in five districts […]

Launching the national sanitation movement for an open defecation free Togo

Together with UNICEF and the GSF, the Government of Togo has launched the national movement to end open defecation.

The satisfaction of having your own toilet: Assana’s story

Assana Bapelim, who lives in the Kara region of Togo, is proud of the latrine she built with help from her neighbours.

Provoking emotions to boost sanitation: triggering local authorities in Togo

WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programme in Togo is using ‘institutional triggering’ to mobilize local government commitment and action for improved sanitation and hygiene. The GSF supports the country’s national campaign for an open defecation free (ODF) Togo by 2018, known as ‘Togo SANDAL’. The aim of the programme is to increase the use of […]

Breakthrough for Obanliku, Nigeria: over 17,000 people now living in open d...

“Today is a glorious day. I’m so happy! From nowhere ODF has come to stay in Obanliku.” These are the words of Robert Kanung, a sanitation champion in the Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria’s Cross River State, which recently celebrated 128 of its communities becoming open defecation free (ODF). This equates to at […]

Rapport d’avancement du Togo – Fonds Mondial Pour L’Assainissement

Le programme du GSF au Togo soutient le movement national visant à éliminer la pratique de la défécation à l’air libre (FDAL) d’ici à 2018 (Togo SANDAL). Le programme a pour vocation d’accroître l’utilisation des latrines et d’encourager l’adoption de bonnes pratiques d’hygiène chez les populations rurales dans les régions des Savanes et de la […]

Emma Mbalame from the Government of Malawi speaks at the third Sanitation and Water for All Partnership Meeting. Credit: SWA
WSSCC and partners reinforce commitment to SDGs collaboration and accountab...

This blog was written by Virginia Kamowa, Senior Programme Officer for Global Advocacy at WSSCC. For feedback and questions, please send an e-mail to virginia.kamowa@wsscc.org. WSSCC and its partners explored ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and boost government commitment to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) financing at a recent Sanitation and Water […]

Learning through collaboration in Uganda and Togo

The Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) recently hosted two Advocacy, Communications and Learning workshops in Togo and Uganda, respectively, which convened the Council’s partners from eleven countries in Africa. The two workshops were designed to build capacity and facilitate learning between country teams and with WSSCC’s Geneva-based Secretariat, in order for all country […]

Fonds Mondial Pour L’Assainissement – Rapport d’Avancement 2014

En 2014, le Fonds Mondial Pour L’Assainissement (GSF) a soutenu des actions nationales dans 13 pays visant à étendre l’accès à des installations sanitaires améliorées et à encourager l’adoption de comportements hygiéniques. Au cours de l’année, ses programmes ont permis d’augmenter considérablement le nombre de personnes vivant dans des zones exemptes de défécation à l’air […]

WSSCC increases support to Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi, India – 30 October 2015 – Today, the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced that it will amplify its support to the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the Government of India’s (GOI) programme to achieve a Clean India by 2019, by establishing an in country India Support Unit and bolstering its work […]

WSSCC and partners in action: Highlights from Global Handwashing Day 2015

Global Handwashing Day is the centerpiece of a week of activities that mobilize millions of people worldwide to wash their hands with soap. First launched by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing on 15 October 2008, Global Handwashing Day is now an annual event designed to raise awareness and foster the practice of handwashing with […]

Visite touristique des toilettes en Ouganda : une plongée au cœur de l’ass...

Click here to read this article in English Patrick England, qui a récemment rejoint le secrétariat du Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement, s’est rendu en Ouganda afin de participer à une mission de partage des connaissances. Cette visite s’est révélée une occasion unique de découvrir au plus près l’assainissement total piloté par la communauté. Voici son […]

Toilet touring in Uganda: experiencing the true spirit of Community-Led Tot...

Cliquez ici pour lire la version française Patrick England, who recently joined the Global Sanitation Fund secretariat, travelled to Uganda to participate in a learning exchange mission. The mission turned out to be a unique opportunity to experience the true spirit of community-led total sanitation (CLTS). Read about his experiences below. When I first entered […]

Video: CLTS ‘triggering’ in action

CLTS focuses on igniting change in sanitation and hygiene behavior within whole communities.

10 raisons de devenir partenaire du Fonds Mondial Pour L’Assainissement

Le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement (GSF) investit dans les activités visant à changer le comportement, et ainsi permettre à un grand nombre de personnes des pays en voie de développement d’améliorer leurs systèmes d’assainissement et d’adopter de bonnes pratiques d’hygiène. Établi en 2008 par le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et en assainissement […]

Apprentissage, progrès, innovation: Promotion de l’assainissement et de l’h...

Téléchargez l’étude de cas complète ou explorez les sections suivantes. Le contexte national Le tout dernier rapport du Programme commun de surveillance du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance et de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé fait état de statistiques révélatrices sur la situation de l’hygiène et de l’assainissement à Madagascar. Quelque 12 pour cent […]

Learning, progress and innovation: Sanitation and hygiene promotion in Mada...

Learn how the GSF-funded programme in Madagascar is promoting sustainability and achieving strong sanitation and hygiene results through a cycle of learning, progress and innovation. Download the complete case study or explore the sections below: The national context The latest report from the Joint Monitoring Programme of the United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health […]

Championing CLTS in conflict-affected communities in Nigeria: Benedict Emor...

By Jonathan Ekhator and Patrick England Benedict Emori is a community-led total sanitation (CLTS) champion from Abi Local Government Area (LGA), located in Nigeria’s south-eastern Cross River State. He is participating in the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria (RUSHPIN) programme, implemented by Concern Universal and funded by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and […]

Boosting dialogue on sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and sustainabi...

The WSSCC Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) and the global Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) launched an online learning event today on the topic, ‘Sanitation and hygiene behaviour change programming and sustainability: habit formation, slippage, and the need for long-term programming’. The learning event runs for three weeks from 22 […]

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Update – August 2015

In the first half of 2015, Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programmes reported significant progress in helping large numbers of people improve their sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices. Over 9.9 million people in more than 36,500 communities now live in open defecation free (ODF) environments, an increase of approximately 2.9 million people since December 2014.

Join WSSCC at the World Water Week in Stockholm!

WSSCC is an active participant in global, regional and national conferences and special events designed to further the cause of sanitation, hygiene and water for all people. This year, WSSCC will co-convene or participate in a number of exciting sanitation and hygiene-related events at the forthcoming World Water Week in Stockholm, from August 23 to 28. […]

WSSCC launches a new website and brand identity

We are excited to present the launch of a new WSSCC website which has gone live today! As you’ll note, the site’s homepage features bright colours and a clean design, and it includes our newly designed logo! Our goal with this new website is to make it faster, easier to navigate and more user friendly. […]

How a clean toilet helps Madame Metty run a successful business

A CLTS triggering helped Madame Metty understand that the health hazards for her and her customers could only be reduced if she owned a toilet.

The Uganda Sanitation Fund – Progress Report

The GSF-supported programme in Uganda is led by the government and is known locally as the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF). The Environment Health Division in the Ministry of Health is the Executing Agency and the 30 District Local Governments are implementing activities on the ground, somein partnership with NGOs to complement activities. A sub-group of […]

The Global Sanitation Fund in Ethiopia

The GSF-supported programme is known as the Ethiopia Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (E-SHIP). The programme is managed by Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, as the Executing Agency, and has recorded strong results since the start of the programme. By June 2014, the programme had recorded a cumulative total of over 1.6 million people living […]

Malawi’s Nkhotakota District to become ODF by 2017

Malawi’s Nkhotakota District Council has made a declaration to work towards declaring the district open-defecation free by mid-2017.

10 raisons de devenir partenaire du Fonds Mondial Pour L’Assainissement

Le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) investit dans les activités de changement de comportement qui permettent à un grand nombre de personnes dans les pays en développement d’améliorer leurs systèmes d’assainissement et d’adopter de bonnes pratiques d’hygiène. Établi en 2008 par le Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC) hébergé par le […]

10 reasons to partner with the Global Sanitation Fund

The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) invests in behaviour change activities that enable large numbers of people in developing countries to improve their sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices. Established in 2008 by the UNOPS-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the GSF is the only global fund solely dedicated to sanitation and hygiene. The […]

WSSCC supports restoration efforts in Nepal

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Nepal is reprogramming funds to contribute to restoration efforts in districts affected by the massive earthquake that struck northwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, early on 25 April, and the tremors which followed in May 2015. The GSF’s Executing Agency in Nepal, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has […]

Uganda Minister of Health honours WSSCC with visit to Secretariat in Geneva

WSSCC was honoured this week by the visit to its offices of a delegation led by Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, Minister of Health, Republic of Uganda.

 

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2014

In this report, you will find the main results for the Global Sanitation Fund as of 31 December 2014. Also presented are cumulative numerical results in a dashboard, for the GSF as a whole and for each country that has reached the implementation phase, and descriptions of the various results indicators. The country profiles provide more detail […]

WSSCC live at AfricaSan: our correspondents have it covered!

WSSCC — live from Africa’s biggest sanitation and hygiene event!

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Uganda

Covering 30 districts, the ‘Uganda Sanitation Fund’ (USF) enables communities to gain access to basic sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Togo

The programme in Togo is a key contributor to the national movement ‘Togo Sans Défécation à l’Air Libre’ (‘Open Defecation Free Togo’).

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Tanzania

The programme works in 3 districts in Dodoma Region, through local & international NGOs and in partnership with local and regional actors.

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Senegal

Working across four regions, the programme is managed by AGETIP, a private non-profit entity established in Senegal.

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Nigeria

The Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria programme aims to support over 2 million people to improve their WASH practices.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Nepal

The GSF-supported Nepal programme supports the national goal to achieve 100 percent sanitation coverage by 2017.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Malawi

The ‘Accelerated Sanitation and Hygiene Practices Programme’ in Malawi supports national and post-2015 goals to eliminate open defecation.

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Madagascar

‘Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement’ (FAA) is the national programme supported by the GSF in Madagascar.

GSF Kenya Launch
The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Kenya

K-SHIP aims to help reduce the disease burden resulting from poor sanitation and hygiene, while helping to improve health outcomes in the country.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Ethiopia

ESHIP aims to scale up WASH improvement across rural communities to help achieve national WASH goals.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Cambodia

The GSF-supported programme in Cambodia works in 10 provinces through local and international NGOs.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Benin

The GSF-supported programme in Benin promotes sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene within disadvantaged communities in rural areas.

Des experts mondiaux de l’assainissement saluent la feuille de route de Mad...

Une délégation de haut niveau comprenant des experts mondiaux de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène est arrivée aujourd’hui à Madagascar pour assister au Comité d’Orientation du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC), une institution des Nations Unies exclusivement consacrée aux besoins en assainissement et en hygiène des populations vulnérables et marginalisées du monde.

 

Atelier de Déclenchement Institutionnel de Haut Niveau pour le Développemen...

Cette semaine, le Ministère de l’Eau, de l’Assainissement et de l’Hygiène a accueilli  le Comité Directeur ou « Steering Committee » de WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council) dont les membres sont composés de donateurs et d’experts en assainissement. WSSCC, une organisation basée à Genève, fait partie de l’Organisation des Nations Unies et vise à améliorer l’accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement des 2,5 milliards de personnes sans assainissement et des 783 millions de personnes sans eau potable dans le monde. Madagascar figure parmi les premiers pays à bénéficier des fonds venant du Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement ou « Global Sanitation Fund » (GSF) qui est un mécanisme de financement créé par WSSCC. Le programme de GSF à Madagascar est appelé Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA). 

 

Madagascar holds high-level institutional sanitation “triggering” workshop ...

This week, the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene of the Government of Madagascar welcomed the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Steering Committee, which includes international donors and sanitation experts. WSSCC is a Geneva-based United Nations body that aims at improving access to water and sanitation for the world’s 2.5 billion people who lack access to sanitation and 748 million people who cannot enjoy drinking water. Madagascar is one of the main recipient countries of financing from the Global Sanitation Fund, which is WSSCC’s funding mechanism. The GSF programme in Madagascar is called “Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA)”

Global Sanitation Experts Hail Madagascar Roadmap to become Open-Defecation...

WSSCC’s Steering Committee meeting in Madagascar coincides with political drive to end open defecation.

Communities seek emergency sanitation after Malawi floods wash away latrines

Ferocious floods that have hit fifteen of Malawi’s twenty eight districts have destroyed thousands of latrines in Phalombe and Chikhwawa, where Global Sanitation Fund-supported projects are being implemented – certainly a call for innovative programming to respond to the impact of the calamity that threatens to erode the sanitation and hygiene gains registered in the two districts so far.

Malagasy President becomes first chief of state in the world to sign a pled...

The WSSCC visit was dedicated to reinforcing the country’s top-level political commitment to a new “National Road Map” for WASH.

GSF Kenya Launch
Global Sanitation Fund support launches in Kenya

The Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme is a five-year programme aiming to reach 1.92 million Kenyans.

Sanitation for a Better Cambodia – The Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygien...

The GSF-supported programme in Cambodia promotes sanitation and hygiene behavior change through five approaches.

World Toilet Day around the globe

Read and watch all World Toilet Day highlights from various events around the world.

United Nations in Action: The Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

This film was produced by United Nations Television for the programme “United Nations in Action”.

Global Handwashing Day – 15 October 2014

Read some highlights from Nigeria where music stars got involved and from Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi and Tanzania.

WSSCC appoints David Shimkus to lead Global Sanitation Fund

He will oversee the Fund’s ongoing efforts to support community-led sanitation programmes in developing countries.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Update – August 2014

This report provides the latest information on the GSF, established by WSSCC in 2008 to boost finances into countries with high needs for sanitation.

Round table and promotion of sanitation in Bihar outline ‘The Future We Wan...

In a two-day workshop and round table meeting, high-level government ministers committed to ensure the state of Bihar will become ODF.

Madagascar leads the way to become open defecation free

This week, Madagascar’s committed to leading the way to become Africa’s first open defecation free country.

RAPPEL: Demande de propositions pour les services au Bénin

Le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) a mis en place le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement (GSF) afin de fournir un appui financier à la mise en œuvre à grande échelle d’approches réussies en matière d’assainissement et d’hygiène, en faveur des populations pauvres dans les zones les plus démunies.

Communiqué de presse relatif à la visite du Directeur Exécutif de WSSCC à M...

Le WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council  ou Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et Assainissement) est une organisation globale de  partenariat multi-acteurs et de membres qui se consacre à sauver des vies et d’améliorer les moyens de subsistance. Il le fait en renforçant la collaboration entre les organismes et les professionnels du secteur qui travaillent à améliorer l’accès pour les 2,5 milliards de personnes sans assainissement et 748 millions de personnes sans eau potable. 

Le Directeur Exécutif du WSSCC reçu par le Président de la République

Le Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina a reçu ce lundi 14 juillet 2014 au Palais d’Etat d’Iavoloha, M. Chris Williams, le Directeur Exécutif du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC), accompagné par le Ministre de l’Eau Ndahimananjara Johanita.

 

Executive Director of WSSCC received by the President of the Republic of Ma...

They discussed how sanitation is a strategic point for social and economic development, and targeted investments will help improve the lives of many people.

New sanitation partnership changes donor-recipient dynamic and aims to make...

The RUSHPIN programme favours a community-led approach empowering whole communities to collectively change their sanitation & hygiene behaviour.

22 March – World Water Day 2014: Fewer cases of diarrhea for this family wi...

Diabou and her 10-year-old child used to have diarrhea, but after a triggering session she spoke to her husband about getting a toilet of their own.

Global Sanitation Fund Brochure

The updated GSF Brochure is now available.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2013

In 2013, the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) contributed directly to efforts to eradicate the practice of open defecation, increase use of improved sanitation and enhance hygiene practices. Large-scale programmes funded by GSF in 11 countries in Africa and Asia resulted in more than 3.7 million people living in open defecation free (ODF) environments and more […]

RFP deadline for Global Sanitation Fund Executing Agency in Kenya is 31 March

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and its Global Sanitation Fund have issued a Request for Proposals for an Executing Agency to manage and coordinate its planned grant in Kenya. The overall goal of the GSF programme in Kenya is to reach almost 2 million people who will be sensitized on improved sanitation and hygiene practices. The successful organization will be the recipient and trustee of GSF funds in Kenya.

 

The Sanitation Drive in Assam: Voices from the Ground – Global Sanitation F...

This set of case studies address the various components of the GSF programme through real life stories. Behavior change and awareness creation in sanitary practice, demand generation, strengthened supply chain, and challenges of sustainability in investments and behaviours are highlighted.

Engage with WSSCC on Menstrual Hygiene Management

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has four pillars of work around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM):

  • Advocacy and Communication
  • Policy and Research
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Access and Use

 

South Asian sanitation conference ends with call to be open defecation free...

The fifth SACOSAN conference –a government-led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each of the eight countries off South Asia – concluded 24 October in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a call “to an open defecation free South Asia by 2023 and to progressively move towards sustainable environmental sanitation.”

Uganda joins hands with WSSCC to spur sanitation and hygiene coverage acros...

The Uganda Sanitation Fund, which is led by the Ministry of Health and financially supported through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) a programme of the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), is set to expand its programme through increased financial commitments from the Council. The increase in funding amounts to USD 5 million (UGX 12 billion) over a period of 3 years. 

WSSCC Steering Committee meeting set for Uganda

The Uganda Ministry of Health will host high-level delegates from WSSCC who will make strategic decisions and review implementation of the Council’s programs.

Désignation du poste : Consultant principal, Appui à la programmation en ma...

La mission de l’UNOPS consiste à renforcer la capacité du système des Nations Unies et de ses partenaires à mettre en oeuvre des opérations humanitaires, de consolidation de la paix et de développement qui revêtent de l’importance pour les personnes démunies.

WSSCC Rapport Annuel 2012

Le rapport annuel du WSSCC est un compte rendu de nos activités et engagements au cours de l’année 2012. Les activités font partie du mandat de l’organisation afin d’améliorer l’accès pour les 2,5 milliards de personnes sans assainissement et les 780 millions de personnes privées d’eau potable. L’année derniere a été marquée par des améliorations dans la prestation du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement et la nomination de Chris Williams en tant que Directeur exécutif du WSSCC en Octobre 2012.

Glimmer of hope for elimination of open air defecation in Madagascar

53% of Madagascar’s 20.7 million people defecate openly every day while another 33% use dilapidated, unsafe toilets.

WSSCC unveils Annual Report for 2012

The 2012 Annual Report of the WSSCC is an account of our activities and engagements over the past year. The activities are part of the organisation’s mandate to improve access for the 2.5 billion people without safe sanitation and the 780 people without clean drinking water. The year was characterised by improvements in the delivery of the Global Sanitation Fund and the appointment of Chris Williams as the WSSCC Executive Director in October 2012.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Update – August 2013

Through the GSF, WSSCC committed US$ 62.68 million by 30 June 2013 to ensure that 16.28 million people have improved WASH.

WSSCC to host seminar at 2013 World Water Week

Event details: Thursday September 5, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Room B8

Fonds Mondial pour L’Assainissement, Rapport d’Avancement 2012

Le rapport d’activité du Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement 2012, un nouveau rapport du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en eau et l’Assainissement  (WSSCC), des Nations Unies, détaille les résultats programmatiques, la méthode de déclaration des données financières et de programmes en Afrique et en Asie du Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF).

Request for Proposal to assess WASH Facilities, Functionality and Usage in ...

Request for Proposal to assess WASH Facilities, Functionality and Usage in Schools and Health Facilities for the Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania (UMATA) Programme in Dodoma Region

 

Quick action to tackle sanitation

Waterborne infections are a serious factor behind prevailing under-nutrition and stunting in rural India.

WSSCC Developing Roster of Senior Consultants for Sanitation and Hygiene Pr...

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is currently recruiting to populate a roster of Senior Consultants Sanitation and Hygiene Programming Support.

Request for Proposal for Baseline Survey in Dodoma, Tanzania

Request for Proposal

To Conduct a Baseline Survey for the

Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania (UMATA) Programme in Dodoma Region

 

RFP_PS8/TANZANIA/2013

Call for Expression of Interest and Proposal to implement the UMATA Program...

Plan Tanzania, acting as Executing Agency (EA) for the Global Sanitation Fund in Tanzania, invites suitably qualified firms/organisations to express interest in the role of sub-grantee (SG) for the GSF grant programme in Tanzania and submit Expression of Interest along with a Full Proposal to execute the programme components under the GSF- supported programme to Government of Tanzania (GoT) called Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania (UMATA).

Madagascar voit une lueur d’espoir à travers l’élimination de la défécation...

53% des 20,7 millions d’habitants à Madagascar pratiquent la défécation à l’air libre chaque jour si 33% utilisent des toilettes délabrées et plutôt dangereuses.

WSSCC supports the national workshop on Community-Led approaches in India

Key Resource Centre at Uttarakahnd Academy of Administration organized the national workshop on Community-Led approaches in the context of the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA),  in  collaboration with WSSCC with the support of Ministry of Drinking Water & sanitation, Government of India. 

 

Global Sanitation Fund helps 1.4 million people gain improved sanitation

In 10 countries – Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal Tanzania and Uganda – Global Sanitation Fund Sub-grantees have implemented sanitation and hygiene awareness-raising and promotion activities resulting in:

  • 1.4 million people with improved toilets.
  • More than 1 million people in nearly 4,000 communities now live in open defecation free environments.
  • Almost 10,000 communities have participated in demand-creation activities.
  • 3.8 million people have heard about the importance of good hygiene through community activities and communications campaigns.

 

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2012

2012 was the year in which the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) built upon initial accomplishments to achieve tangible progress in a significant number of countries. Between 2008 and 2011, WSSCC worked intensively to design and implement the GSF model globally and at country level. Through the Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC had committed US$ 65 million […]

Six villages in the region of Matam (Senegal) celebrate ODF status and a ma...

Villagers in Matam, a region of Senegal,  celebrated a major milestone in the implementation of the community-led total sanitation approach (CLTS), namely the end of open defecation.

Global Sanitation Fund Advisory Committee meets in Geneva

The Advisory Committee of the Global Sanitation Fund met in Geneva 5 to 6 February.

Read the latest news about the Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

Exciting things are happening as the Global Sanitation Fund continues to be implemented in Nepal. UN-Habitat is leading the work as the Executing Agencies, and a number of partner Sub-Grantees are working to achieve Open Defecation Free Status in 5 districts and five municipalities. The four components of the GSF programme are

WSSCC sponsors CLTS workshop in Jharkhand, India

WSSCC is supporting the CLTS Foundation in its arrangement of the 4th Annual Workshop on “Sustainability of Rural Sanitation Initiatives in India.” 

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report, August 2012

A new report from WSSCC about its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) shows that over 752,897 people have access to and are using improved toilets – a significant increase from 100,000 people with improved toilets featured in a GSF report earlier in February 2012. Read more.

WSSCC facilitates first-ever “triggering” exercise in China’s Jilin provinc...

In July 2012, WSSCC helped to facilitate the first-ever “triggering” exercise in China’s Jilin province, within the context of a partnership with UNICEF-China aimed at supporting the Government to address the national sanitation challenge of 500 million people without safe and hygienic facilities. Read more

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report – August 2012 Update

As of 30 June 2012, WSSCC’s GSF supports work actively in Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal & Uganda.

Ethiopia receives new boost of investment in sanitation and hygiene

Ethiopia will receive an additional boost from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) which officially announced a US$ 5 million investment through its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) to help the government of Ethiopia achieve its Universal Access Plan in Sanitation and Hygiene. 1.7 million additional people will have toilets because of the new GSF. Read more

Tanzania Embarks on Ambitious Sanitation and Hygiene Programme

Moshi, Tanzania, 5 June 2012On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) officially announced its support for a Sanitation and Hygiene programme investing US$ 5,000,000 from its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) to help more communities in Tanzania increase access to and attain improved sanitation.

 

Uganda Sanitation Fund receives US$6 million from WSSCC: 5 year programme w...

Kumi District, Uganda, 16 March 2012 – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today allocated US$6 million from its Global Sanitation Fund to help more people in Uganda attain safe sanitation and practice good hygiene.

 

Directeur exécutif du WSSCC se retire en août 2012

Mr. Jon Lane, Directeur exécutif du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC), se retire de son poste en août 2012, après avoir dirigé l’organisation durant une période de croissance significative depuis 2007.

WSSCC and partners addressing Target 1.2.1 – World Water Forum 2012

WSSCC and Plan International will lead efforts to focus on Target 1.2.1 at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles, France.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report – February 2012

Read the 2012 Progress Report on WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) which has impacted some 102,970 people so far.

Call for proposals – Country Programme Monitor for a Sanitation & Hygiene P...

WSSCC invites suitably qualified organizations to submit a proposal for the role of Country Programme Monitor (CPM) for the Global Sanitation Fund grant programme. Interested parties must submit their offer before 14hoo Geneva time, on 13 February 2012.

The Global Sanitation Fund signs seven new sub-grantees in Nepal

The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme in Nepal awarded eleven grants to seven sub-grantees in total USD 524,954, to kick start the implementation of its programme. GSF’s work in Nepal, aims to impact a total of 1.9 million people, 1.1 million of which currently do not have access to basic sanitation and hygiene. The sub-grantees who were awarded funds are local and national organizations in Nepal, which will focus on the districts of Bajura and Bardiya districts, located in the Far and Mid-Western Development Region of Nepal.

Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (CR-SHIP) calls...

Qualified candidates to  help implement the Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (CR-SHIP) are being invited to apply to Plan International Cambodia, the Executing Agency of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Programme in the country. The deadline is closing soon!

Community – Led Total Sanitation Training – Register your interest!

Dr. Kamal Kar speaks to WSSCC about the marked interest in CLTS at the Global Forum in Mumbai and encouraging those that are interested in CLTS training to register their interest.

WSSCC response to the External Review 2005 – 2010 Final Report

WSSCC notes the favourable review of its major strategic decisions to focus on sanitation and hygiene and to establish the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and the positive analysis of its relevance, effectiveness and efficiency in its official response to the external review.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report – August 2011

This report is the first prototype in a series of periodic updates about the GSF and gives a quantitative & qualititative picture of implementation to date.

Global Sanitation Fund sub-grantees sought in Cambodia

Plan International Cambodia as Executing Agency of the Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (CR-SHIP) supported by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), a Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) programme, invites interested and qualified organizations/agencies to submit an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) to serve as  sub-grantees (SG).

Le programme du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement du WSSCC à Madagascar a...

D’importantes Agences de Mise en Œuvre régionales, telles que la Croix-Rouge de Madagascar, et un certain nombre de partenaires sous-régionaux, tels que CARITAS, font partie du premier tour de financement du programme du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement (GSF), a annoncé cette semaine le Medical Care Development International (MCDI), l’Agence d’Exécution du GSF.

Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement : le gouvernement du Cambodge et le Pla...

 

Le programme du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement (GSF) mis en œuvre par le Plan International au Cambodge s’est fixé l’objectif de fournir un accès de base à l’assainissement à quelques 200 000 foyers cambodgiens (environ un million de personnes), en particulier aux personnes handicapées, à l’aide des 5 millions de dollars du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC).

La mise en œuvre du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement continue sur le ter...

Les programmes dans le pays du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement au Malawi et au Népal ont accéléré leurs activités en lançant le premier appel à propositions aux Agences de Mise en Œuvre en vue de bénéficier du financement du premier tour. 

Une semaine chargée pour le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement en Inde

Une semaine chargée pour le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement en Inde

Global Sanitation Fund roll-out continues on the ground in Malawi and Nepal

The Global Sanitation Fund country programmes in Malawi and Nepal passed important milestones recently, issuing respectively their first request for proposals to sub-grantees for the first funding round. The requests were sent to potential sub-grantees who had responded to an earlier “Expression of Interest.”

New videos on sanitation and hygiene in South Asia, Global Sanitation Fund

Check out these new video resources from WSSCC.

Global Sanitation Fund: Cambodian Government, Plan International Cambodia t...

Cambodian Government and Plan International Cambodia team up to implement the Global Sanitation Fund programme with $5 million from WSSCC.

Plan Malawi seeks sub-grantees for Global Sanitation Fund work

Plan Malawi, the Executing Agency for WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) in Malawi, is now inviting suitably qualified firms and organisations to express interest in the role of Sub Grantee (SG) for the GSF grant programme in the country.  

Cambodia to launch Global Sanitation Fund programme on 22 March

WSSCC, together with partners and colleagues in Cambodia, will launch the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme there on 22 March, the UN World Water Day.

Madagascar Global Sanitation Fund programme seeks sub-grantees

Sub-grantees sought for GSF in Madagascar

Nepal Global Sanitation Fund programme seeks sub-grantees

 

UN-Habitat, the Executing Agency for WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme in Nepal, is now seeking expressions of interest for potential sub-grantees to carry out GSF on the ground in the country.

 

Malawi: Global Sanitation Fund launch is 8 December

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. 

WSSCC Global Sanitation Fund event at 22-26 Nov. Africa Water Week

The 3rd annual Africa Water Week takes place from 22 to 26 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. WSSCC will participate and arrange a side event on the Global Sanitation Fund, including the official “launching event” for the GSF work in Ethiopia.

Global Sanitation Fund takes first steps forward

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.

During the International Year of Sanitation, WSSCC keeps sanitation high on...

A bevy of conferences, workshops and special events since September kept sanitation and hygiene in the spotlight — and WSSCC members and Secretariat staff on the move.

Staff participate in WEDC conference

Hakim Hadjel, Global Sanitation Fund Programme Officer, participated in the 34th WEDC Conference held from 18 to 22 May in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, under the aegis of a cross-cutting and timely theme of “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Sustainable Development and Multisectoral Approaches.”

Steering Committee meets in Geneva

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

Clara Rudholm joins the Global Sanitation Fund staff

WSSCC welcomed Ms. Clara Rudholm to its Global Sanitation Fund programme staff earlier this month.

WSSCC commits $5 million through the Global Sanitation Fund in Senegal

In Senegal on 30 June, the second in country Executing Agency (EA) for the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) signed its contract with WSSCC. Barry Jackson, Global Sanitation Fund Programme Manager, and Hakim Hadjel, Project Officer, were on hand in Dakar when AGETIP, a national non-governmental organization, formalized the start-up of the GSF in the country.

Global Sanitation Fund. Investing in sustainable sanitation and hygiene

40% of the world’s population do not have access to basic sanitation yet there has been no global financing mechanism dedicated to sanitation and hygiene. Until the Global Sanitation Fund.

WSSCC commits US$ 5 million through the Global Sanitation Fund in Senegal

In Senegal on 30 June, the second in country Executing Agency (EA) for the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) signed its contract with WSSCC.

Global Sanitation Fund Procurement Begins

Global Sanitation Fund Procurement Begins

WSSCC Annual Report 2008

In this Annual Report, you can find out about all the many highlights of WSSCC’s year in 2008. Steady growth was the result of a refocus on sanitation, of which there are many more without than there are without water, with fewer voices championing their need. Throughout the year, the backdrop and context for much […]

Barry M. Jackson selected as Programme Manager of the Global Sanitation Fund

Mr. Barry M. Jackson, a British national with extensive experience in sanitation and in pro-poor financing for development, was announced today as the first Programme Manager of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC) new financing mechanism, the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF).