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What the WSSCC Chair learned about sewage disposal on her visit to Uganda

Gulpers and Briquettes By Kevin Mwanza KAMPALA, Uganda – A new breed of Ugandan sanitation entrepreneurs is making a business out of emptying pit latrines in Kampala. Using hand-powered pumps known as gulpers, they extract faecal sludge from pits across the capital city where a handful of the population is served by a sewerage network. […]

‘Cow-for-Toilet’ Competition Pushes Ugandan District to ODF Status

By Enock Kusasira and Kevin Mwanza BULAMBULI, Uganda – In Uganda’s eastern border district of Bulambuli, there is a town where the mayor put up cows as prizes in a latrine-building competition. To win, the latrines had not only to be the best and the cleanest, but also made of locally-available materials. “We have used […]

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

#Connecting the Dots: reaching girls with sanitation in Uganda’s schools

Success in Uganda, where our national coordinator advocates for MHM training and provisions in schools

D’Un Point à l’Autre : Promouvoir des mesures sanitaires pour les filles da...

Une réussite en Ouganda… où notre coordinateur national plaide en faveur de la formation à la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) et de son enseignement dans les écoles.

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.

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.

How a village in Uganda sustained ODF by helping vulnerable groups

In Agelilyec, community members are supporting disadvantaged groups as part of a larger effort to keep their village open defecation free.

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.

“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.

WSSCC Executing Agency in Uganda awarded certificate of quality assurance

The Ugandan NGO Link to Progress (LTP) is the Executing Agency of the WAFSAH project in Uganda.

Sustainability Forum in Uganda discusses a whole system approach to providi...

System approaches to ensure lasting WASH services were the highlight of this year’s WASH Sustainability Symposium.

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 “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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 new positions available at the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF)

The GoU receives funding from UNOPS/WSSCC to support the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF) Programme. The USF overall objective is to contribute to reduction of morbidity and mortality rates through improved sanitation and hygiene with a focus on building sustainable and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities, stopping open defecation and promoting handwashing with soap. The programme is implemented in 30 districts, largely located in the Teso, Lango and West Nile regions and is managed by the Ministry of Health.

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.


Joint WSSCC-Uganda op-ed: sanitation for all is key public health challenge...

In this month’s Our Planet magazine, Chris W. Williams, Executive Director of WSSCC, and Julian Kyomuhangi, Assistant Commissioner of Health Services – Environmental Health for the Republic of Uganda, write a challenging article about the silent health emergency caused by inadequate health and sanitation across the developing world.


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.

WSSCC to participate in first National Menstrual Hygiene Management Confere...

the 2014 National Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Conference is being organised from 14 to 15 August 2014 at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

Uganda celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2014

On 28 May 2014, Ugandans celebrated the launch of Menstrual Hygiene Day with a walk across the center of Kampala.

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.

East Africa CSO Forum from 16 to 18 April 2013 in Kampala, Uganda

WSSCC co-organized with WaterAid Eastern Africa Region (WAEA), End Water Poverty (EWP), Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) and the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) the East Africa CSO Forum which took place from 16th to 18th April 2013 in Kampala, Uganda

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.


Uganda hosts WASH advocacy workshop for media

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

Innovations in sanitation: Leading the way to improved health

By Bamuloba Muzamiru KAMPALA, Uganda – More than 1,000 people learned about the most recent innovations in latrine construction, solid waste management, hand hygiene and other aspects of sanitation and hygiene at a recent exhibition held in Kampala under the theme of “Improved Sanitation through Innovation.” Organized by Uganda’s Ministry of Health with the support […]

Call for increased international investment in sanitation and hygiene

Statement from Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, Government of Uganda We are a decade away from 2030 and well off-track to achieve the sanitation and hygiene related targets of SDG 6.2. These targets must be pursued for the good of all, but particularly and urgently to prepare nations to better respond to outbreaks […]

Appel à l’intensification des investissements dans les domaines de l’assain...

Déclaration du Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, ministre de la Santé, gouvernement de l’Ouganda Il ne reste plus qu’une décennie avant l’an 2030, et nous sommes encore bien loin de réaliser les cibles de l’ODD 6.2 relatives à l’assainissement et l’hygiène. Ces cibles doivent être poursuivies pour le bien de tous, mais en particulier pour préparer […]

Announcement: WSSCC small grants pilot

Civil society strengthening, accountability and voice on sanitation and hygiene The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is very excited to announce the launch of a new pilot small grant for Civil Society Strengthening, Accountability and Voice. Based on the principle that civil society has a crucial role to play in holding governments accountable […]

WSSCC small grants: Civil society strengthening, accountability and voice o...

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is very excited to announce the launch of a new pilot small grant for Civil Society Strengthening, Accountability and Voice. Based on the principle that civil society has a crucial role to play in holding governments accountable for their commitments, these grants are designed to strengthen advocacy […]

WSSCC Chair: Sanitation and immunization go hand in hand to safeguard healt...

By Machrine Birungi This year’s World Immunization Week between 24 and 30 April highlights the critical role vaccines play in protecting lives and preventing disease outbreaks. But the goal of leaving no one behind remains unachievable because 13 million children are not receiving any vaccines and are categorized as the “zero-dose” children. In this Interview, […]

Réponse du WSSCC à l’appel à l’action du Secrétaire Général des Nations Uni...

GENÈVE — Le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) soutient pleinement le plan d’action lancé mardi dernier par le Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies pour remédier aux impacts socio-économiques de la crise engendrée par le Covid-19. Dans un nouveau rapport intitulé « Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 » […]

WSSCC’s response to the United Nations Secretary-General’s call to action o...

GENEVA – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is in full support of the action plan launched by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday to address the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. In a new report, Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the […]

Deadline extended: Grant support call for proposal

WSSCC – Review of the status of the domestication of the Human Rights to water and sanitation and measures to LNOB in WASH in eight (8) countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pan-European region.
Reference: GSA/WSSCC/WP01/2020/35
Beneficiary country (ies): Switzerland
Published on: 21 April 2020
Deadline on: 26 April 2020 23:59 (GMT 2.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
The Purpose of this assignment is to take stock of the national integration of the human rights to water and sanitation in target countries, identify gaps and challenges, and related recommendations and particularly identify best practices in leaving no one behind that may be shared and exported to other countries.
Target countries (Selected jointly by WSSCC, OHCHR, WHO and UNECE)
Asia: India and Nepal
Eastern and Southern Africa: Kenya and Uganda
West and Central Africa: Mali and Nigeria
Pan European region: France and Serbia
For more information please click here

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 […]

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 and Humanitarian Response: Leave No-One Behind

By Alistair D. B. Cook Initially Published by the New Humanitarian As more countries become affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep in mind vulnerable groups and those already affected by other humanitarian emergencies such as conflicts, disasters and climate change placing them in acutely precarious situations. THE RED Cross Movement has […]

News Release: WHO urges countries to ensure the continuity of malaria servi...

By WHO Departmental News  The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of robust health systems around the world. Recognizing the heavy toll that malaria exacts on vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region’s fragile health infrastructure, WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria. “As COVID-19 […]

Building flood-resilient latrines brick by brick

After ODF, Kenyan households benefit from improved latrines during heavy rains By Kevin Mwanza BUSIA, Kenya – Heavy rains in western Kenya nearly spelled tragedy for a man in the county of Busia last November when the floor slab of a public pit latrine collapsed while he was inside. Fortunately, he managed to climb out […]

Combler l’écart pour ceux laissés derrière doit être une priorité

Les praticiens réaffirment leur engagement à ne laisser personne derrière en Tanzanie Machrine Birungi et Sheba Odondi GENÈVE/DAR ES-SALAAM – Lors d’un récent entretien avec le WSSCC, un expert indépendant de l’ONU dans le domaine des droits de l’homme a préconisé le renforcement de l’action visant à réduire les inégalités et la discrimination dans le […]

Closing the gap for those left behind must be a priority

Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]

Year in review 2019

WSSCC’s most memorable moments of 2019 Join us and take a look back at some of the most notable activities that shaped the past 12 months of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). January: WSSCC and GIWA spread the word about sanitation at the Kumbh Mela festival in India – A faith-based festival […]

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 […]

WSSCC announces the winners of the election for Steering Committee seats

WSSCC is pleased to announce a call for nominations for South Asia, South Eastern/East Asia, and Eastern & Southern Africa on its Steering Committee.

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 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 […]

HLPF 2018: Sanitation for Education and Health – An Integrated Approach to ...

(The article below was originally published with support from WSSCC by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, here) Presented by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaboration Council (WSSCC), State of Qatar (Qatar Fund for Development), Global Citizen, and Education Cannot Wait, this side event focused on sanitation as a key determinant of health and education. Panelists shared examples […]

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.

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

Conversation sur les droits de l’homme à l’eau et à l’assainissement

Pour commémorer la Journée internationale des droits de l’homme, Enrico Muratore passe en revue les droits de l’homme à l’eau et à l’assainissement

A conversation on the Human Rights to water and sanitation

On international Human Rights Day, WSSCC’s Enrico Muratore discusses the Human Rights to water and sanitation

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

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

In memory of distinguished WASH champion, the Hon. Maria Mutagamba

The WASH sector, Africa and Uganda have lost a passionate, highly respected and influential member of society

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

First Ladies and Bikers: Innovative Ways to Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day

Celebrations led by our partners around the world had great effect on MHM Day

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

National Coordinators Promote Sanitation Through The Media

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

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

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

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 #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.

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.

Learning beyond borders in East Africa

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

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.

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.

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

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

WSSCC to take part of 6th Africa Water Week Conference

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

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.

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

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

MHM: Father figures implored to act

In Uganda, actors celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day by calling upon father figures to support menstruating girls.

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.

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.

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 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 […]

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 […]


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.

Post-2015 WASH Targets & Indicators – Questions & Answers

Why should water, sanitation and hygiene be priorities in the Post-2015 development agenda?

East Africa Workshop on Scaling Up of CLTS and Enhancing Area Coverage – Na...

This document reports on an international workshop on Scaling up of CLTS and Enhancing Area Coverage: Running the last miles towards MDG sanitation targeting the next 24 months. The workshop brought together participants from eight African countries, as well as one Caribbean country, to share experience to date and chalk out strategies for moving the […]

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 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.

Highlights from East Africa Civil Society Forum – April 2013

The Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network UWASNET was the host of the first East Africa Civil Society Forum, which took place in Kampala from 16 to 18 April. The Forum was jointly organized by WSSCC, WaterAid East Africa, End Water Poverty, Sanitation and Water for All and the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation ANEW.




WSSCC at the “Making connections: Women, sanitation and health” event

Women and girls have distinct needs that are often overlooked in debate, policy and planning in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors.  Making connections: Women, sanitation and health brought, on the 29th April 2013,   together a diverse mix of academics, journalists, practitioners and activists from the WASH and gender sectors to present and debate critical issues on gender, sanitation and health. The event  also included the launch of SHARE and WaterAid’s new Menstrual Hygiene Matters resource.

Highlights from the 2013 WSSCC National Coordinators meeting

16 newly appointed WSSCC National Coordinators (NCs) — volunteer in-country leaders — came together in Geneva, Switzerland, from 12 to 14 March for the annual National Coordinators meeting. 

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.”

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.

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.

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.


WSSCC Rapport Annuel 2011

2011 a été une année marquée par des événements, des activités et un programme de travail qui démontrent l’ampleur de la collaboration efficace du WSSCC dans les intérêts d’un assainissement et d’une hygiène améliorés. Le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement a connu une année bien remplie et a vu pour la première fois des résultats sur […]

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.

Voices on the ground in Africa demand governments walk the talk

Grassroots activists in Africa have come together at AfricaSan 3, Kigali, Rwanda to demand that their leaders and international governments demonstrate strong leadership and take urgent action on the continent’s critical sanitation situation.

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.

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.

The World’s Longest Toilet Queue: a great success!

After many months of preparation, 78 countries participated in one of the most impressive sanitation initiatives this year: The World’s Longest Toilet Queue, organised by WSSCC, EWP and FAN. An estimated 80,000 people worldwide took part in a solidarity campaign speaking out against the 2.6 billion people without access to clean water and safe sanitation.

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

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).