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Work with WSSCC- Nigeria National Coordinator position

WSSCC is looking for a National Coordinator (NC) for Nigeria. This is a voluntary position with only an honorarium and an appointment for three years. The NC will be instrumental in helping to shape WSSCC’s engagement in Nigeria in the years to come. We invite applications by anyone who feels they fit the profile and […]

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 […]

Stories from the field: accelerating CLTS through volunteer groups in Nigeria

WASHCOM members supporting latrine construction in Logo LGA, Nigeria. Credit: United Purpose   The RUSHPIN programme is scaling-up a successful formula for building an army of CLTS facilitators, which relies on supporting groups of Natural Leaders to deliver ODF communities much faster, cheaper, and more sustainably than through implementing partners alone. The process works like […]

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

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

“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

Putting the well-being of women first: how one WSSCC member is working to ...

WSSCC Member Daniel Iroegbu’s inspirational work is impacting the lives of women and girls in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

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.

Inspired by ‘Clean India’ Movement, Amina Mohammed Will Bring Sanitation to...

Like India, a disproportionate number of Nigerians – over 110 million – have little or no access to improved sanitation.

Amina Mohammed Pledges an Open Defecation Free Nigeria by 2025

WSSCC Chair Amina J. Mohammed also commits to empowering 15 million people to end open defecation by 2020.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Honours awarded to sanitation champions in Nigeria

n Abuja this week, the Nigerian Society of Engineers honoured two women who are committed to improving sanitation and hygiene in their country – the Honourable Minister for Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Reng Ochekpe, and WSSCC’s own WASH Ambassador, Eng. Ebele Okeke.  The awards were given at a ceremony attended by leading figures from a range of sectors, both government and NGO.

 

WSSCC WASH Ambassador Talks Sanitation at Nigeria’s National Orientation Ag...

WSSCC’s WASH Ambassador, Engr. Ebele Okeke, was hard at work again on 6 June 2012 when she visited the office of Nigeria’s National Orientation Agency (NOA), and its Director General, Mr. Mike Omeri.

Nigeria: Sensitizing local and regional governments about sanitation and hy...

In sanitation and hygiene work, it is generally agreed that a bottom-up approach – whereby the wants and needs of the people are solicited and acknowledged – works best. However, sometimes, what is working at the “top” needs to be replicated at local and state/regional levels.

Nigeria: reaching out to people in a language they understand

As a global language, English is useful, but to reach people locally, you have to speak with their tongue. For that reason, the National WASH Coalition in Nigeria, the National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS), held a four-day advocacy materials translation workshop from 20 to 25 April in Jos, Nigeria, with WSSCC support.

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 […]

Sanitation takes center stage at Africa’s biggest street party – Carnival C...

Cross River State, South-South Nigeria, has held an annual carnival every year for the past 12 years. Tagged, ‘Africa’s Biggest Street Party’, it brings together an average of 3 million people into Calabar every December. The 2018 Carnival Calabar took a different turn as sanitation and hygiene were at the center stage amidst the fun and entertainment.  […]

Global Citizens called, and 5.6 million actions were taken!

USD $55 million on investments in water, sanitation & hygiene were announced at the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival in South Africa Over the last few months, citizens around the globe took over 5.6 million online actions to end extreme poverty, including 1 million who asked global and national leaders to commit to water, sanitation […]

WSSCC network helps spread handwashing message through fun activities for c...

 ‘Clean hands – a recipe for health’ was the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day. By all accounts, it was also a recipe for success. With a focus on fun, members of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) engaged children in many countries around the world in creative ways to help spread […]

Partout dans le monde, les membres du WSSCC profitent de la Journée de l’hy...

À l’occasion de la célébration de la Journée de l’hygiène menstruelle 2018, les membres du WSSCC ont organisé des centaines d’activités dans le monde entier pour sensibiliser et informer les filles et les femmes sur les questions relatives à la santé menstruelle. Des ateliers ont notamment été animés dans les écoles et les centres de femmes. […]

WSSCC members disseminate awareness of Menstrual Health Issues on Global Me...

To commemorate the global celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018, WSSCC members across the world organized hundreds of activities to raise awareness and promote issues of menstrual health among girls and women. The activities included workshops in schools and in women’s centres. In Pakistan, Ikhtiar Khaskhelly held training workshop sessions for students at the Shafaq […]

WSSCC NCs take driving role in supporting government GLAAS focal points to ...

Through its network of National Coordinators, WSSCC recently participated in the 2018 GLAAS Country Survey Workshop organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Water and Sanitation Center (IRC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7-9 August. GLAAS – the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water initiative of UN-Water implemented by WHO – celebrates […]

Le WSSCC défendra l’ODD 6 lors de l’édition 2018 du Forum politique de haut...

L’édition 2018 du Forum politique de haut niveau pour le développement durable nous donne une occasion historique et sans précédent d’accélérer les progrès vers l’ODD 6 : Eau propre et assainissement. Rejoignez le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) et ses partenaires lors des évènements suivants, qui comportent des interventions par des spécialistes et […]

WSSCC to champion SDG 6 at 2018 High Level Political Forum

The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2018 offers an historic and unprecedented opportunity to accelerate momentum on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Please join the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and its partners at the following events, which feature expert speakers and interactive discussions. In addition to the events, WSSCC and its 5,000 members from around the world will be […]

Prochains événements pour promouvoir le programme d’assainissement et d’hyg...

Les mois à venir vont être chargés pour la communauté WASH internationale, un certain nombre d’événements et de journées importantes dans le secteur étant au programme.

En conversation avec notre membre Daniel Iroegbu sur la gestion de l’hygièn...

Le membre du WSSCC Daniel Iroegbu nous parle de sa passion pour le domaine de l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène (WASH).

Talking menstrual hygiene with Daniel Iroegbu

By Benedicta Arthur Intern, WSSCC Governance and Membership Unit WSSCC member Daniel Iroegbu knew he found his passion for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) work when he was in Primary 5 and attended a Boy’s Bridge Camp in rural Nigeria. He was struck by the deplorable health conditions among women and children. Since then, Daniel has […]

Upcoming global events aim to move the sanitation and hygiene agenda forward

The coming months are a busy period for the international WASH community, with a number of important sector events and milestone days on the agenda. Collectively, the events offer members the opportunity to follow the international dialogue and developments concerning SDG target 6.2, and get involved. Be sure to follow WSSCC’s Twitter and Facebook pages […]

WSSCC Members and Partners Raise Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Members have successfully been at the forefront of initiatives to break taboos and promote a safe and equal access to sanitation and hygiene

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

#ToiletTalk! WSSCC’s World Toilet Day Tweet Chat Promotes Discussion of Wa...

Why is wastewater management crucial for sanitation? Follow the discussion in WSSCC’s World Water Day Tweet chat

Photo gallery: WSSCC Members and partners mark Global Handwashing Day 2017

This year’s theme Our Hands Our Future highlighted the importance of handwashing to ensure a healthy future for all

International Day of the Girl Child: WSSCC Members Improve Sanitation for ...

Empowering women and girls is at the core of WSSC’s work

Educating girls: the key to tackling global poverty

The full article on the Guardian’s Round Table discussion on Gender and Equality with comments from WSSCC’s Archana Patkar

Tools and Tips to Celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2017

Useful resources from the Global Handwashing Partnership and WSSCC are available here

WSSCC and Partners Promote Sanitation and Hygiene at UNGA Events

The Minister of Water for Nigeria announced that Nigeria will empower 5.5 million people to achieve Open Defecation Free status by 2018

Awaken your Global Citizen!

Learn how your voice can add to the global movement to improve sanitation and hygiene – become a Global Citizen!

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

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

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

Every Single SDG Thread Runs Through SDG 6.2, says UN DSGeneral/ Former Cha...

WSSCC and UNOG host a Reception for H.E. Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

Women’s lack of access to sanitation hinders their participation in society...

Findings of a new UN Women/WSSCC study in Niger on MHM practices were presented at a side event during CSW61.

Les membres du WSSCC s’engagent à sensibiliser à la gestion de l’hygiène me...

Nos membres ont été parmi les premiers à mener avec succès des initiatives visant à lever les tabous et à promouvoir l’accès sûr et égal à l’assainissement et à l’hygiène

Les droits des femmes sont des droits humains, un point c’est tout

Pour la journée internationale de la femme, le dirécteur exécutif du WSSCC , Chris Williams plaide pour une plus grande intégration des femmes sur le lieu de travail

Women’s rights are human rights, period

On International Women’s Day, Chris Williams writes that there is more to adding women to the workplace; they need an enabling space

Priorité au bien-être des femmes : la lutte d’un membre du WSSCC pour mett...

Le membre du WSSCC Daniel Iroegbu, fait un travail inspirant au Nigeria pour briser le silence sur les menstruations

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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed, the next Deputy Secretary-General (DS...

The WSSCC family extends its congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed on her nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN.

Global Citizen Festival comes to India in unprecedented celebration raising...

The first ever Global Citizen Festival in India took place in Mumbai with an unprecedented gathering of 80,000 citizens from India.

Sanitation Action Summit brings India’s voices together

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

Sanitation Action Summit Urges Swachh Bharat to Leave No One Behind

WSSCC kicks off a Sanitation Action Summit to accelerate progress on WASH by giving voice to the needs of India’s most vulnerable citizens.

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

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.

The Netherlands announces $50 million contribution to WSSCC for global sani...

The funding will enable WSSCC to empower 5 million additional people to access improved sanitation by 2020.

Listening to WSSCC members and stakeholders for new 2017-2020 strategic plan

In June, July and August WSSCC reached out to its members and partners in 16 countries through dedicated national consultations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Coordinator Priscilla Achakpa receives environmental innovation aw...

WSSCC’s National Coordinator Priscilla Achakpa has been made an honorary “Eco Hero and Ambassador” by Eco@Africa.

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.

WSSCC Welcomes Amina J. Mohammed as the New Chair

On April 4, WSSCC was honoured to host a reception to formally welcome the Honourable Minister Amina J Mohammed, Minister of Environment, Nigeria as the new Chair of WSSCC.

Nneoma Nwankwo named Virginia Tech’s Undergraduate Student of the Year

Ms. Nwankwo participated in a Menstrual Hygiene Management training organized by WSSCC last year.

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.

Ebele Okeke wins WSSCC Steering Committee election for Global Seat

WSSCC is pleased to announce that the winner of the WSSCC Steering Committee elections for the Global Seat is Ms Ebele Okeke.

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 […]

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 […]

Parliamentarians prioritize WASH in Uganda

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. “We need to influence government processes by working with various line ministries to ensure integration of WASH in all areas of development.” Hon. Jaqueline Amongin Member of Parliament (MP) and […]

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 […]

WSSCC partner delivers massive Global Handwashing Day campaign

Concern Universal, WSSCC’s implementing partner in Nigeria, and Carex, successfully concluded a massive Global Handwashing Day campaign on 15 October with music, dancing and important message: handwashing saves lives. The celebrations were the culmination of a month-long campaign that reached 45,000 children across Nigeria and the United Kingdom, approximately 500,000 people worldwide via social media, […]

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 […]

Raise a hand for hygiene on Global Handwashing Day 2015!

Handwashing with soap is a global ‘do-it-yourself vaccine’ and one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, which together are responsible for the majority of child deaths. On October 2015, WSSCC and its partners worldwide will celebrate Global Handwashing Day to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as […]

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. 

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Madagascar

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

World Toilet Day around the globe

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

Global Handwashing Day – 15 October 2014

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

Seven journalists win prestigious media awards for excellence in reporting ...

7 journalists were named today as winners of the “2014 WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on WASH-related issues.

Priscilla Achakpa – A voice for the silent majority

Last month WSSCC National Coordinator for Nigeria, Priscilla Achakpa spoke up for the voiceless at the 68th UN General Assembly. And people listened. Here she explains what the event means for WASH, WSSCC and the silent majority.

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.

Food security, climate change and… sanitation

During the opening ceremony of the Budapest Water Summit today, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon put sanitation on the same level as food security and climate change, giving it a prominent role in shaping the post-2015 development agenda.

Tajikistan water cooperation conference closes; WSSCC contributes to gender...

Yesterday, WSSCC concluded a successful engagement at the “Implementation of the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013” conference held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

WSSCC Executive Director Participates in Tajik-hosted International Year of...

Chris Williams, executive director WSSCC, will attend this conference as moderator of the first High Level Panel on Water Cooperation for Human Development, in which Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, will be the key note speaker.

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.

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.

West Africa Journalist Network finds common ground on flooding issues

Water-borne disease and disruption of child education due to flooded homes are issues all too familiar to the journalists from West Africa and beyond who gathered in Senegal this week. Reporting on a community-led response in this slum area on 9 April brought to light common experience of the challenges, solutions and obstacles to highlighting complex water hygiene and sanitation issues in print and on-air.

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.

 

New WSSCC National Coordinators announcement

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is pleased to announce that it has completed the recruitment of National Coordinators (NC) from across Africa and Asia for nine of its priority countries.

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.”

SWA seeks additional qualified representatives for its Steering Committee

WSSCC is a partner of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) – a partnership of governments, donors, civil society and multilateral organizations. SWA is a political initiative with the aim of ensuring that all people have access to basic sanitation and safe drinking water. It is particularly concerned with those countries where the needs are greatest.

Six Prestigieux Journalistes reçoivent des Prix pour leurs Reportages sur l...

Ils ont aujourd’hui été annoncés comme vainqueurs des « WASH Media Awards » une compétition  récompensant l’excellence de leurs reportages sur les problèmes liés à l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène (WASH).

Six Journalists Win Prestigious Media Awards Geared Towards Improving Repor...

They were named today as winners of the “WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues.

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Nigeria

Tribute to Hope Ulaebuchukwu Okeke 1978 – 2012

The tragic death of Hope Ulaebuchukwu Okeke on 3 June 2012, a respected nurse and humanitarian, has shocked and deeply saddened her colleagues in the WASH sector.

New SWA commitments will extend sanitation, water access to millions

Serious commitments announced yesterday will extend access to sustainable sanitation facilities and improved drinking water sources to millions more people.

Départ des Marches pour l’Eau et l’Assainissement à travers le monde

 Plus de 300,000 personnes à travers le monde sont prêtes à agir pour résoudre la crise de l’eau et l’assainissement du Samedi 17 Mars au Dimanche 25 Mars 2012.   Cette semaine a été choisie en vue de la Journée Mondiale de l’Eau le 22 Mars.

 

 

 

Walks for water and sanitation are kicking off across the globe

Over 300,000 people across the world are expected to take action on the water and sanitation crisis from Saturday 17th March to Sunday 25th March. The week has been chosen to coincide with World Water Day on 22nd March.

Now is the time to walk! Gearing up for World Walks for Water and Sanitatio...

From 17-25 March 2012, thousands of people across the globe will walk together to demand political change from Bangladesh to Benin, Nigeria to Norway and Mozambique and Malaysia. Over 200,000 walkers have registered to participate – join us!

General Assembly of West Africa WASH Journalists Network in Liberia

Find out all about the second General Assembly of members of the West Africa WASH Journalists Network (WASH-JN) which took place in Monrovia, Liberia, from 13- 17 February 2012.

WSSCC Steering Committee results announcement

WSSCC announces the results of its Steering Committee elections!

Rapport final de la Révision externe du WSSCC pour la période 2005-2010

Le Rapport final de la Révision externe du WSSCC pour la période 2005-2010 est enfin prêt !

WSSCC teams up with WaterAid to support journalists in West Africa

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

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.

Eng. Ebele Okeke joins forces with WSSCC as a WASH Ambassador

Eng. Ebele Ofunneamaka Okeke, CFR, the former Nigerian Head of the Civil Service, has joined forces with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) to advocate for equity and dignity on behalf of the 2.6 billion people without a decent toilet to use and the nearly one billion without good quality drinking water close at hand.

National policies and strategies: WASH coalitions in action

WSSCC-supported National WASH Coalitions operate in 33 countries. An increasingly prominent component of the coalitions’ work is the cooperation with governments to develop national policy documents. Through dialogue and review, they contribute to relevance and transparency, as well as stakeholder buy-in. Hereunder are three country experiences.

New Steering Committee members elected

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

Studio WASH: listen – share – act

Is it possible to carry water, sanitation and hygiene messages by the people to the people – irrespective of their educational background, age, sex, religion, location, language and ethnicity? Yes, culture sensitive WASH Radio Campaigns can do it!

West African regional sanitation and hygiene symposium

The West African Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Symposium was organized by IRC and RCN Ghana, with support from WAWI, UNICEF, WaterAid and WSSCC from 2 to 6 November 2009.

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.