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WSSCC India hosts webinar on protecting vulnerable groups from COVID-19

By Raza Naqvi Representatives from organizations in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across South Asia participated in a webinar hosted by WSSCC India on 24 April to formulate strategies on protecting vulnerable groups from COVID-19. Convened in partnership with the Institute for Development Studies in the United Kingdom, the Regional Sanitation Centre […]

Le WSSCC nomme un nouveau directeur exécutif

GENÈVE, 25 mai 2020 – Le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) et l’UNOPS annoncent la nomination de M. Dominic O’Neill au poste d’Executive Director du WSSCC. M. O’Neill apporte à cette fonction une richesse de connaissances et toutes sortes d’expériences dans le secteur du développement aux niveaux national et mondial. […]

WSSCC Names New Executive Director

GENEVA, 25 May 2020 – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNOPS announce the appointment of Mr Dominic O’Neill as the new Executive Director of WSSCC. Mr O’Neill brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the development industry on a national and global level. He […]

 Le WSSCC évolue pour devenir le Fonds pour l’assainissement et l’hygiène ...

Pourquoi le WSSCC évolue-t-il pour devenir le Fonds pour l’assainissement et l’hygiène ? Depuis 1990, les actions du WSSCC ont fortement contribué à la réalisation de services d’assainissement et d’hygiène pour des millions de laissés pour compte. Grâce à notre Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement, nos subventions ont permis à 26,5 millions de personnes de vivre dans des […]

FAQ: WSSCC is evolving into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund by 2021

A Fund that will have a new operating model and one that will provide governments with catalytic funding to finally tackle sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health-related inequality.

Frequently Asked Questions – WSSCC is evolving into the Sanitation and Hygi...

French translation available here.  1. Why is WSSCC evolving into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund? Since 1990, WSSCC’s work has significantly contributed to the achievement of sanitation and hygiene services for millions of people left behind. Through our Global Sanitation Fund, our grants have resulted in 28 million people living in open defecation free environments, […]

WSSCC India hosts webinar on protecting vulnerable groups from COVID-19

By Raza Naqvi A webinar to exchange plans and methodologies to protect vulnerable groups from COVID-19 was hosted in May by the India Support Unit of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in partnership with the UK’s Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Sri Lanka’s Regional Sanitation Centre (RSC), and the Freshwater Action Network […]

WSSCC COVID-19 information and guidance for programmes

WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good practices gathered from our country partners. Entitled COVID-19 information and guidance for programmes, it is intended to provide the latest information on COVID-19 and offer practical guidance. Le […]

Communiqué de presse: Le WSSCC devient le Fonds pour l’assainissement et l’...

GENÈVE, 6 mai 2020 — Le Comité de pilotage du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) a pris une décision qui fera date lundi, en approuvant la nouvelle stratégie 2021-2025 du WSSCC, ouvrant la voie à une transformation du WSSCC en un Fonds pour l’assainissement et l’hygiène – un fonds mondial […]

WSSCC approved to become the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

GENEVA, 6 May 2020 – The Steering Committee of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) took a landmark decision on Monday by approving WSSCC’s new 2021-2025 strategy, which paves the way for WSSCC to evolve into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, a scalable and global Fund to effectively support the world’s poorest and […]

COVID-19: WSSCC Programming and Guidance Brief

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries where WSSCC has ongoing Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes and National Coordinators. Programming has been directed to national prevention efforts. WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good practices […]

COVID-19: WSSCC Programming and Guidance Brief

30 April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries where WSSCC has ongoing Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes and National Coordinators. Programming has been directed to national prevention efforts. WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of […]

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, […]

In Photos: WSSCC partners respond to the COVID-19 crisis

From teaching community members how to protect themselves from COVID-19 to setting up handwashing stations, WSSCC partners across Africa have been intensifying their effort to fight against the coronavirus, showcasing the power of prevention through sanitation and hygiene. Some of their contributions have been captured in pictures. Kenya: Campaign partners train residents of Nkoilale, Narok […]

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 […]

WSSCC National Coordinator: “We must scale up sanitation and hygiene interv...

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – WSSCC’s National Coordinator for Nigeria, Elizabeth Jeiyol, has commended Nigeria’s effort to institutionalize and diversify Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at all administrative levels. She gave the commendation in Abuja on 19 March 2020 during a two-day sensitization workshop for state focal officers, as part of the “Clean Nigeria: […]

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. […]

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 » […]

Watch: WSSCC Executive Chair’s video message on the COVID-19 pandemic

GENEVA – Ms Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, is calling upon world leaders to commit to the establishment of a new global Fund to develop and implement the community-based sanitation and hygiene solutions, and prevent future pandemics. Transcript – Calling for a global fund dedicated to sanitation and […]

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 […]

Thane Police partners with WSSCC to educate female officials about menstrua...

By Raza Naqvi THANE, India – It all started with a routine departmental medical camp. Without the camp, the issue of vaginal fungal infections would never have come to the attention of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Dr Priyanka Narnaware, who immediately committed to act on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). Concerned about the health of […]

Entretien avec le membre du WSSCC Asad Umar

Par Raza Naqvi Asad Umar a commencé sa carrière il y a vingt ans, en décrochant un doctorat en hydrogéologie auprès de la prestigieuse université musulmane d’Aligarh en Inde. Quand un puissant séisme a frappé la ville de Bhuj dans l’État du Gujarat en 2001, Asad Umar a travaillé sans relâche pour garantir un accès […]

WSSCC announce merger of “Community of Practice” platform with SuSanA

Platform merger to boost interaction between members The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is excited to announce the merger of its Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) with the SuSanA discussion forum. This merger will enable WSSCC members to access and interact with an even more diverse global […]

WSSCC announce merger of “Community of Practice” platform with SuSanA

Platform merger to boost interraction between members  The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is excited to announce the merger of its Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) with the SuSanA discussion forum. This merger will enable WSSCC members to access and interact with an even more diverse global […]

Le WSSCC annonce l’arrivée d’un nouveau membre du Groupe mondial

              Le WSSCC a le plaisir d’accueillir dans notre siège mondial Mme Rose OSINDE-ALABASTER, la membre nouvellement élue à notre Comité directeur. Ces 19 dernières années, Mme Osinde-Alabaster a agi en tant que conseillère auprès de gouvernements, d’organismes de l’ONU, d’organisations de la société civile, de plateformes multipartites et […]

WSSCC announces new member of the Global constituency

WSSCC is pleased to welcome Ms Rose OSINDE-ALABASTER as the newly elected Steering Committee member for our Global Seat. Rose has, in the past 19 years, advised governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, multi-stakeholder platforms, and the private sector on more effective water and environmental sanitation governance, cross-sector planning, investment and programming, human rights and development. […]

Déclaration du WSSCC à la 42e session du Conseil des droits de l’homme, Poi...

Lors de la première journée du 42e Conseil des droits de l’homme à Genève, le représentant du WSSCC a fait la déclaration suivante (cliquer ici pour visionner la conférence) : Monsieur le président, Excellences, Distingués délégués, Mesdames et messieurs, Le WSSCC se félicite du rapport du Rapporteur spécial sur les droits à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement […]

Le WSSCC souhaite la bienvenue à Elizabeth Jeiyol, nouvelle Coordinatrice n...

Par Charles Dickson Le WSSCC a nommé Mme Jeiyol au poste de Coordinatrice nationale pour le Nigeria. Elle représentera à ce titre le Conseil et coordonnera ses engagements et interventions stratégiques avec un large éventail de partenaires présents dans le pays. Mme Jeiyol est directrice exécutive de la Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative (Initiative pour le […]

À la rencontre de Mme Hind Khatib-Othman, Présidente du WSSCC

Depuis fin 2018, Mme Hind Khatib-Othman assume la présidence du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC). Mme Khatib-Othman met aujourd’hui au service du WSSCC sa longue expérience en leadership et une connaissance approfondie des activités de développement international, en particulier sur l’octroi de subventions et les opérations de financement des programmes. Elle s’est attachée […]

WSSCC welcomes Elizabeth Jeiyol as its new National Coordinator in Nigeria

By Charles Dickson WSSCC has appointed Jeiyol as National Coordinator for Nigeria. In this role, Ms Jeiyol will represent the Council and coordinate its strategic engagements and interventions with a wide range of partners in the West African country. Ms Jeiyol is the Executive Director of the Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative (GERI) and […]

WSSCC’s Statement to the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council, Item 3

This past Tuesday, on the first day of the 42nd Human Rights Council in Geneva, WSSCC presented the following statement (watch here):   Mr. Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen. WSSCC positively welcomes the Special Rapporteur’s report on the Human Rights to water and sanitation in spheres of life beyond the household with an […]

WSSCC/UNWomen Joint Programme Evaluation on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation ...

From 2014 to 2018 the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women implemented the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation. The objective of the programme was to support governments with the design of inclusive and evidence-based policies in the water and sanitation sector with special attention to the needs of women […]

WSSCC 2018 Annual Financial Statement

WSSCC’s Consolidated Financial Report for 2018 as provided by UNOPS.

Call for nominations for WSSCC’s Steering Committee elections

Which seats are being contested? One of two Global seats. Timeline for the nomination process The deadline for submitting complete nominations for all seats mention above is 23:59 (11:59 pm) CET, on Wednesday, 11 September 2019. Click here to convert this to your local time. Steering Committee Nomination Forms Nomination form for the Global seat (EN) (FR). Frequently […]

Interview with Vinod Mishra, WSSCC India Coordinator

GENEVA – As India advances its unprecedented, government-led movement, known as the Swachh Bharat Mission, to progress the ambition of the country being open defecation free, we sat down with Vinod Kumar Mishra, WSSCC India Coordinator, to discuss his views on how to reach the last mile in India and leave no one behind in […]

Meet Ms Hind Khatib-Othman, WSSCC Chair

Ms Hind Khatib-Othman is currently the Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) having assumed this role in late 2018. Ms Khatib-Othman brings extensive leadership capabilities and a deep knowledge of international development work to the role, including grant making and programme finance operations. Since joining she has been keen to reinvigorate […]

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 welcomes Mr Alex Manyasi as its new National Coordinator in Kenya

By Lidia Kleshchenko WSSCC has appointed Mr Alex Manyasi as National Coordinator for Kenya. He assumes a pivotal role representing WSSCC and will oversee activities with partners and coordination of the Council’s engagement and interventions in the country. Mr Manyasi works for a Nairobi-based sanitation and waste management company known as Sanergy, and succeeds previous […]

WSSCC partners receive the medals of honor from the Government of Madagascar

By Hiro Saito ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Sanitation professionals at the WSSCC-supported executing agency in Madagascar are awarded the medals of honor on 24 May in recognition of their ongoing effort to fight against open defecation for the past nine years.   Presiding over the award ceremony at the Hotel Astauria Antanimena, Ms. Madeleine Ramaholimiaso, Grand […]

WSSCC co-convenes sessions at CSW63

WSSCC attended CSW63  and co-convened two side sessions during the  63rd Commission on the Status of Women. The side sessions focused on menstrual health and empowerment of women and girls providing access through public services. The following papers summarize the discussions and presentations.  

WSSCC @ Women Deliver 2019

WSSCC is attending the 2019 Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Canada. Held every three years, the conference brings together people from around the world to connect and share. The theme of this year’s conference is power, progress and change. Key highlights for WSSCC include: 03 June: a Period Power breakfast on Monday to connect people […]

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 […]

WSSCC @ LatinoSan- 02 April Side Session

Join WSSCC and partners on 02 April for a side event at LatinoSan in Costa Rica. Time: 11h30-12h45 Location: Centro Nacional deConvenciones, Salón Central 3 Read the 02Apr LatinoSan details (in Spanish)

WSSCC and GIWA spread the word on sanitation and water at Kumbh Mela

Faith-based, water-focused festival presents extraordinary opportunity to raise awareness among millions of people of the life-changing benefits of better hygiene The largest human gathering on Earth is assembling in India this month as tens of millions of people from across the country and around the world make their way to the city of Prayagrajfor the […]

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 […]

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 […]

WSSCC World Toilet Day Champion challenge

The World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19 November and is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. As part of this year’s celebration, WSSCC is organizing a photo contest for members called the “World Toilet Day Champion challenge”. The goal is to showcase the diverse and meaningful work that […]

WSSCC at the 2018 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy 

Join us at this year’s conference organized by The Water Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, from October 29 to November 2 The 2018 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public health emphasis. The conference will be held […]

WSSCC shares resources for use on Global Handwashing Day – October 15 2018

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. In 2018, the Global Handwashing Day theme is ‘Clean hands – A recipe for health’. The theme focuses on the […]

WSSCC is pleased to announce the WASH Convention in Pakistan

WSSCC is pleased to announce the WASH Convention in Islamabad, Pakistan from 5-7 October. The comprehensive programme covers topics such as water governance reforms, prioritizing women and girls health and sanitation governance all through the SDG lens. The convention is a joint effort of organizations working in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in Pakistan. The convention […]

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.

Qatar Charity et le WSSCC vont coopérer en matière d’assainissement et d’hy...

Qatar Charity (QC), une organisation de premier plan à l’échelle mondiale du Qatar, et le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC), une organisation fonctionnant sous l’égide de l’ONU et apportant son soutien à des programmes d’assainissement et d’hygiène à grande échelle, ont signé aujourd’hui un protocole d’accord à New York qui […]

Enseignements tirés de l’enquête menée auprès des membres du WSSCC

En mai 2018, le WSSCC a réalisé une enquête auprès de ses membres afin de recueillir leurs avis sur ce que nous faisons et ce que nous pourrions faire pour mieux mobiliser cet important groupe de parties prenantes. L’enquête a été envoyée en ligne aux membres anglophones et francophones. En tout, 440 membres y ont répondu. Vous […]

Sharing insights from the WSSCC Membership Survey

In May 2018, WSSCC conducted a survey on its members to gain input on how we are doing, and how we could better engage this important group of stakeholders. The survey was sent to both English-speaking and French-speaking members online. Overall, 440 members participated in the survey. The responses we received are summarized below: What […]

Les membres du WSSCC partagent des solutions pour lutter contre les inégali...

Cette année, le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) a proposé à ses membres de participer à un concours afin d’illustrer leur travail. Les membres du WSSCC comprennent des personnes et des organisations d’horizons très divers qui cherchent à promouvoir les questions relatives au secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de […]

WSSCC members share solutions to tackle inequalities in WASH

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaboration Council (WSSCC) launched a competition for its members this year in an effort to showcase the work of its diverse membership base, which comprises individuals and organizations working to highlight issues of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at the local, national and global levels. The winners of the WSSCC […]

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 […]

Corriger les inégalités de genre dans le secteur WASH au moyen d’initiative...

En mai 2018, le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) a adressé à ses membres un appel à propositions les invitant à présenter une innovation qu’ils auraient conçue pour réduire les inégalités entre les sexes dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (WASH). Les gagnants devaient être parrainés par […]

Bridging the gender inequality gap in WASH through innovation: a spotlight ...

In May 2018, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) sent its members a call for proposals to submit an innovation that they had designed to reduce gender inequalities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The best candidates would receive sponsorship from the WSSCC to attend the regional conference on reducing gender inequalities in […]

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 […]

Join WSSCC at World Water Week in Stockholm!

WSSCC will join the international water, sanitation and hygiene community at the 25-31 August World Water Week in Stockholm. The Council will co-convene important sessions on Hygiene Behaviour Change, Accountability for SDG 6, Building ODF Nations, and WASH4WORK. The WSSCC team will include Secretariat Staff and the National Coordinators from Tanzania and Kenya. For a […]

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 […]

Double honours for Tobias Omufwoko, WSSCC’s Kenya National Coordinator!

On 14 August 2018, Mr. Tobias Omufwoko, CEO of WASH Alliance Kenya and WSSCC National Coordinator of Kenya, was appointed to serve as the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Focal Person for Sanitation and Water for All (SWA). Moreover, Mr. Omufwoko was elected to sit as a Board Member representing the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil […]

Qatar Charity and WSSCC to cooperate on sanitation and hygiene for health, ...

Qatar Charity (QC), a leading Qatar-based organization with global reach, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a UN-hosted organization supporting large scale delivery of sanitation and hygiene programmes, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New York aimed at enhancing cooperation around sanitation and hygiene for health, education and livelihoods. Mr. […]

Qatar Fund for Development and WSSCC Join Together at High-Profile New York...

Mr. Ali Abdulla Al Dabbagh, Deputy Director General for Planning at the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), and Mr. Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director of the UN-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), will speak to policy- and decision-makers in New York on Thursday, 12 July 2018, about the high returns that sanitation and hygiene […]

Le WSSCC et ses partenaires lancent une étude et fournissent des recommanda...

D’octobre 2017 à mars 2018, une étude a été menée sur les mécanismes de redevabilité nationaux pour la mise en œuvre de l’Objectif de développement durable (ODD) n° 6. À l’origine de cette étude, des partenaires et des membres d’organisations, comme entre autres Coalition Eau, End Water Poverty, Watershed Empowering Citizens Consortium, le Conseil de Concertation pour l’approvisionnement […]

WSSCC, partners launch study and recommendations on accountability mechanis...

Between October 2017 – March 2018, a study was conducted on national accountability mechanisms for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. This research was led by partners and members of organisations including Coalition Eau, End Water Poverty, Watershed Empowering Citizens Consortium, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) with the support of Sanitation and Water for All […]

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 […]

WSSCC partner Global Citizen launches Mandela 100 Festival

WSSCC’s partner Global Citizen is planning big things! Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, Wizkid — these artists and more are convening on 2 December in South Africa with world and corporate leaders to present the biggest campaign on the […]

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 […]

Le WSSCC souhaite la bienvenue à Sue Coates en tant que directrice exécutiv...

Mme Sue Coates, professionnelle renommée qui a acquis une vaste expérience dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (WASH), le milieu universitaire, la société civile, le secteur privé ainsi que le plaidoyer et la communication, se joint aujourd’hui à l’équipe du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) en tant […]

WSSCC welcomes Sue Coates as Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director

Ms. Sue Coates, a respected professional with a wealth of experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), academia, civil society, the private sector and advocacy and communication, joined the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today as its new Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director. Ms. Coates comes to WSSCC after serving most recently […]

WSSCC participates in SWA board meeting in Marrakesh; mutual accountability...

This week, WSSCC is participating at the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Steering Committee meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. A main purpose of the meeting is to assess the global partnership’s work over the past six months and discuss how it can further strengthen its work at country, regional and global levels. The Committee is discussing […]

Le WSSCC et ONU Femmes tiennent une conférence régionale sur la réduction d...

ONU Femmes et le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) tiennent une conférence régionale sur la réduction des inégalités entre les sexes dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (WASH/EAH)  Les 18 et 19 juin, Dakar a accueilli la conférence régionale sur la réduction des inégalités entre les […]

WSSCC, UN Women hold regional conference on reducing gender inequalities in...

UN Women and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) hold a regional conference on the reduction of gender inequalities in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector On 18 and 19 June, Dakar hosted the regional conference on the reduction of gender inequalities in the WASH sector. Over two days and coming from […]

Le WSSCC a organisé un chat #LetsTalkPeriod sur Twitter pour célébrer l’édi...

Le 28 mai 2018, la Journée de l’hygiène menstruelle a été célébrée dans le monde entier afin de sensibiliser les populations à cette question, de rompre le silence qui entoure la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle, de briser les tabous et de mettre fin aux mythes et à la stigmatisation qui privent les filles de leur pouvoir […]

WSSCC organised a #LetsTalkPeriod Tweet Chat to commemorate MH Day 2018

On the 28th of May 2018, Menstrual Hygiene Day was celebrated the world over in order to raise awareness on the issue, break the silence on MHM and break down taboos, myths and stigmas that disempower girls. To commemorate this day, WSSCC prepared a social media kit and encouraged its members to use it for virtual […]

WSSCC, WaterAid and the Netherlands bring WASH, MHM to European Development...

WSSCC, with partners WaterAid and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is co-hosting a special session at the European Development Days on the potential for WASH to empower women and girls, and more specifically looking at Menstrual Hygiene Management. The session will examine how millions of women and girls today lack the facilities, […]

WSSCC se mobilise à l’occasion de la 7e Conférence sud asiatique sur l’assa...

La septième édition de la Conférence sud asiatique sur l’assainissement (SACOSAN) s’est terminée à la mi-avril avec la Déclaration officielle d’Islamabad.

Audreyanna Thomas est élue au Comité d’orientation du WSSCC pour représente...

Le WSSCC est ravi d’annoncer que la Guyanienne Audreyanna Thomas a remporté les élections qui se sont tenues au mois de février 2018.

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.

Recherche sur l’égalité et la non-discrimination parmi les offres du WSSCC ...

Le WSSCC participe activement à la conférence WASH Futures : Collaboration avec Universal WASH 2018.

Le WSSCC a facilité la toute première formation sur la gestion de l’hygiène...

Le WSSCC a facilité une formation comme première étape visant à satisfaire une demande émanant du Parlement de Tanzanie.

Le Gouvernement sénégalais et le WSSCC montrent les gains WASH lors de la C...

Le WSSCC et ONU Femmes ont organisé un événement parallèle au cours de la 62ième session de la Commission de la condition de la femme.

#NoMoreLimits! Nous appelons les membres du WSSCC à agir pour cette Journée...

Le 28 mai, le monde célébrera la Journée de l’hygiène menstruelle 2018 placée sous le thème (et le hashtag) de #NoMoreLimits (Plus de limites !)

WSSCC Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018 Social Media Pack

Join us in celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28! Find the social media kit, with infographics and photos to download.

WSSCC Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018 Tailored Materials for Social Media

WASH United  has created great tailored social media materials for use in the days leading up to Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018.

WSSCC Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018 Tailored Materials for Events

WASH United has created tailored materials for use at your events on Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018.

Join WSSCC at World Health Assembly Side Event on 24 May

WSSCC and its partner Essity will host a side event discussing women’s health and hygiene in the SDG area.

#NoMoreLimits! WSSCC members called to act, advocate on upcoming Menstrual ...

The world will celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018, which takes place on 28 May and has the theme (and hashtag) of #NoMoreLimits. To promote this day and the important messages it aims to spread, WSSCC will share tailored content about the importance of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). WSSCC’s members and partners are actively invited to: […]

WSSCC at the 7th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN)

In April, WSSCC is pleased to continue its longstanding engagement in the South Asian Conference on Sanitation. The event is themed Safe Sanitation in South Asia – Plan 2030, and takes place 10-14 April 2018, Islamabad, Pakistan. ‘SACOSAN is a vibrant mechanism for learning and sharing, assessing progress, regional advocacy and benchmarking,’ says WSSCC Executive Director Rolf Luyendijk, […]

WSSCC and partners publish preliminary findings in Global Review on Nationa...

WSSCC is pleased to announce the availability of the draft preliminary findings of the Global Review on National Accountability Mechanisms for Goal 6. The six-page document, released at last the World Water Forum in Brazil last week, can be downloaded at this link. The findings come from a study – initially announced in November 2017 […]

WSSCC and UN Women to host side event on 20 March at the Commission on the ...

WSSCC and UN Women will convene a side event on 20 March in New York during the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The cross-cutting session, entitled Sanitation: the challenge of rural women and girls in West and Central Africa, will highlight the issue of unlocking multiple benefits for rural women and girls […]

WSSCC facilitated its first ever MHM training for parliamentarians in Tanza...

WSSCC facilitated a MHM training for Tanzanian Members of Parliament (MP) from the 10th to 11th of February 2018, in Dodoma, Tanzania.

WSSCC’s Holistic Three-Pronged Approach to MHM

WSSCC’s three-pronged approach to MHM aims at demystifying the stigma and shame around menstruation.

Audreyanna Thomas elected to WSSCC Steering Committee Seat for Small Island...

WSSCC is pleased to announce that Ms. Audreyanna Thomas of Guyana is the winner of the election held in February 2018 for the Small Island Developing States.

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.

WSSCC seeks a new Chairperson for its Steering Committee

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is seeking a new Chairperson for its Steering Committee. Expressions of interest welcome by 17 March.

Download it now! Final issue of the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme Informat...

The final issue of the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme information letter is now available in English and French

Rolf Luyendijk nommé directeur exécutif du WSSCC

Le ressortissant néerlandais, qui possède une grande expérience de l’UNICEF, prendra ses fonctions le 1er mars 2018

Information letter 11 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene a...

JULY-DECEMBER 2017 INFORMATION LETTER Nº. 11 of the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk as Executive Director

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk, a Dutch national with extensive UNICEF experience, who will start 1 March 2018

What Are The Most Effective Methods and Tools to Evaluate Advocacy Efforts?...

New study from WSSCC and 3ie’s Evidence Programme suggests best practice in measuring the impact of advocacy efforts

Lettre d’information n°11 du Programme Conjoint WSSCC/ONU Femmes

LETTRE D’INFORMATION Nº. 11, JUILLET-DECEMBRE 2017 du Programme Conjoint WSSCC/ONU Femmes Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement

Evaluating advocacy: an exploration of evidence and tools to understand wha...

As part of WSSCC and 3ie’s Evidence Programme for Sanitation and Hygiene, this working paper adds to the growing study and practice of advocacy evaluation by examining the challenges associated with evaluating advocacy initiatives. The authors identify factors associated with successful advocacy interventions that have been measured using rigorous impact evaluations. This paper summarises them […]

WSSCC Steering Committee Elections January 2018 – Supporting Information

WSSCC has launched a Call for Nominations from its members for open seats on its Steering Committee.  The open seats are for the South Asia and Small Island Developing States regions.  The Call  is open for 20 days, commencing Monday 8th January 2018.  Voting will begin on February 8th. Please find detailed information in the documents […]

What is Real Time Learning? An Example from the WSSCC-funded K-SHIP Progra...

Knowledge, inspiration and innovative solutions are shared in the WSSCC-funded Kenya programme through on-line real-time learning platforms

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

WSSCC experts share WASH expertise in a series of blogs

A series of blogs by our in-house experts contribute to the WASH and broader development sectors

WSSCC elected to Sanitation and Water for All Steering Committee

Following recent elections, WSSCC has re-joined the Steering Committee (SC) of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership

WSSCC’s National Coordinator in Benin leads a campaign to include the Human...

WSSCC National Coordinator in Benin Félix Adégnika is leading a campaign to include the human rights to water and sanitation in the national constitution

Translating rights to reality: WSSCC partners discuss relevance of rights t...

The discussion highlighted the need to frame the human rights to water and sanitation into relevant and successful implementation for local actors

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

Recording Available of WSSCC/3ie Webinar: What are the Most Effective Ways...

The webinar is based on a systematic review that explores effectiveness of various sanitation behaviour change approaches

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

#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

WSSCC Fulfils its SACOSAN VI Commitments to Train Governments and Influence...

WSSCC will facilitate a regional Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Training of Trainers (ToT) in Sri Lanka

Through head and heart, ‘Hygiene – A Circle of Life’ exhibition by WSSCC pa...

The collaboration between WSSCC partner Essity and Fotografiska in Stockholm looks into hygiene and health across the life cycle

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

Webinar alert: Join WSSCC and partners Oct. 24 to discuss handwashing promo...

What are the most effective ways to promote handwashing?

WSSCC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Water and Health C...

WSSCC will also convene an important session on Transgender Access to WASH

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

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

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

WSSCC at the UN General Assembly in New York 18 -23 September 2017

WSSCC’s busy agenda for the coming week promoting sanitation and hygiene is available here

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

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

Now Available: WSSCC 2016 Annual Report

It describes in detail the organization’s impact on the health and livelihoods for millions of people last year

WSSCC Annual Report 2016

The report shows the interconnectivity of WSSCC’s work on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 6.2 and other SDGs

Information letter 10 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene a...

It highlights the main points and events of the programme from January to June 2017

Join the WSSCC team at World Water Week 2017 in Stockholm!

Find information on WSSCC’s involvement in Stockholm World Water Week 2017 here

WSSCC Papers and Presentations at the 40th WEDC International Conference

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

WSSCC Papers and Presentations at WEDC Conference 2017

Find here the papers and presentations from WSSCC’s team during the 40th WEDC International Conference on water sanitation and hygiene from 24-28 July 2017

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

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

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

A WSSCC Member Shares Five Lessons From Menstrual Hygiene Management Training

WSSCC member Neha Basnet recently took part in WSSCC’s Menstrual Hygiene Management training in Nepal.  She shares her insights and recommendations

L’expertise WASH du WSSCC au service des ODD

Le WSSCC a été en mesure de mettre en lumière ses contributions et son rôle uniques au sein des secteurs WASH et du développement

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

Un membre du WSSCC partage cinq enseignements tirés de la formation sur la ...

Neha Basnet, membre du WSSCC, a récemment participé à une formation du WSSCC sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle au Népal.

#WSSCCArchives: Gender and WASH Studies in the WSSCC Library

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

WSSCC Fact Sheets

A one pager profile on the work of WSSCC, plus at-a-glance information on WSSCC’s current activity in Health and Education.

Linking WASH with Mental Health: Evidence from the WSSCC Library

We list some of our studies that evidence the links between poor sanitation and psycho-social stress

WSSCC’s first 2017 Webinar session : Inadequate Sanitation and Stress

The universal nature of psycho social stress related to poor or inadequate sanitation is raised in this webinar

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

Connecting the Dots-Advancing the WASH Agenda in 16 Countries with WSSCC’s ...

This report is focused on the WSSCC national coordinators and the vital work they lead at country level and their considerable ongoing impact. Ce rapport est axé sur les coordinateurs nationaux du WSSCC et sur le travail essentiel qu’ils mènent au niveau des pays et leur impact continu.

#WSSCCArchives: Treasures from the library

WSSCC is revisiting some of its key publications that provide evidence and insight for sanitation-related programming.

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WSSCC Members’ Community access: create a Microsoft account in 5 steps

As the online WSSCC Members’ Community is on a SharePoint platform, this short 5 step guide supports members in creating a Microsoft account quickly and easily.  

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

#IWD2017 Podcast from WSSCC’s hygiene partner SCA: Hygiene matters to every...

The podcast encourages discussion on menstrual and feminine hygiene issues and the right to sanitation for women and girls.

Le WSSCC lance son Plan stratégique 2017–2020

Avec la cible 6.2 des ODD au cœur, la stratégie du Conseil décrit la voie à suivre et les résultats à atteindre entre 2017 et 2020

WSSCC launches its Strategic Plan for 2017-2020

With SDG 6.2 at its heart, the strategy identifies the results WSSCC would like to achieve, the issues it will work on and regions where it will work

WSSCC Strategic Plan 2017-2020

The Strategic Plan presents how WSSCC will deploy its effective mix of tools, instruments, knowledge, and human and financial resources to make a meaningful & sustainable impact on the lives of millions people who lack sanitation & hygiene.

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

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.

WSSCC Women’s Week 2017 – Social media package

Did you know that women, on average, menstruate 3,000 days in their lifetime? Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 by sharing our MHM factoid and our member story in English and in French.

Announcing WSSCC’s Community of Practice Thematic Discussions for 2017

Announcing WSSCC’s Community of Practice’s  learning agenda for 2017, with Sustainability as the discussion topic between April 10th to 28th.

#WSSCCLearning: Announcing WSSCC’s Community of Practice Thematic Discussio...

The CoP learning agenda for 2017 will commence with discussions around Sustainability from April 10th to 28th.

Announcing WSSCC’s 2017 Webinar Series #1: Sanitation-related Psychosocial ...

Do you know what the stress points are for women and girls in their daily sanitation routines? How do they cope? Join our March 2nd webinar.

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

Mid-Term Review of WSSCC’s Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2012-2016 – Executive...

In 2015, the WSSCC commissioned a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of its Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2012-16 to assess its progress against intended results in the MTSP.

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.

Information letter 9 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene an...

Highlighting the main points and events since the second half of the year (July to December 2016), this information letter focuses on: Highlighting strengths and weaknesses of sanitation programmes in Senegal, including sanitation expert findings, international norms and standards, concrete steps on how to improve MHM in refugee camps in Cameroon through observations within three […]

WSSCC and UN Women Joint Programme on how to respond to the sanitation need...

Sub-Saharan Africa alone hosts more than 29 per cent of the world’s displaced people, numbering more than 20 million people.

WSSCC thanks its members for another successful year 

WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams sends greetings to members in his end-of-year message.

Interview with WSSCC member Dare Noufouh

We talked to Dare Noufouh, a WSSCC member from Togo,  about her engagement with WSSCC advocating for sanitation and hygiene in her country.

Former WSSCC Chair receives award for Sustainable Development

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

WSSCC and 3ie co-host Sanitation for All Conference in New Delhi

Sessions discussed the impact of quality research evidence on the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in India.

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 […]

Leaving No One Behind, WSSCC Gears up for Sanitation Action Summit in India

The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai aims to foster dialogue on sanitation for vulnerable groups in India.

WSSCC members invited to join Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene

Members now benefit from automatic approval to join the WSSCC-hosted Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene (CoP) on LinkedIn

Information letter 8 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene an...

Highlighting the main points and events since the beginning of this year (1 January), this information letter focuses on: responding to the situation of refugee women and girls in Cameroon and providing some recommendations; the Joint Programme featured at the 60th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women through a side event on […]

WSSCC draws attention to urban sanitation with side event at UN Habitat III

A panel of experts discussed equal access to sanitation and hygiene in public spaces.

WSSCC and partners mark Global Handwashing Day 2016

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

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.

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.

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.

SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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.

WSSCC to launch report, engage partners at UNGA

WSSCC looks forward to contributing to discussions with partners and stakeholders during events this week at the United Nations General Assembly.

WSSCC and FANSA release country reports in Leave No One Behind campaign

The reports cover the sanitation needs of vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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.

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.

Join the WSSCC team at World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm!

WSSCC looks forward to meeting partners and friends during the events at the forthcoming World Water Week.

WSSCC releases recommendations on RALUs under India’s Swachh Bharat Mission

The regional consultations held in June across India discussed forward planning to accelerate progress under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

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 hosts national learning and sharing event in Pakistan

The event provided an opportunity for detailed exchange and learning on scaling up and sustaining improved sanitation and hygiene.

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.

Minister for Water and Sanitation commits to redoubling efforts on sanitati...

Minister Barmou Salifou opened the WSSCC consultation workshop and stayed on to witness an institutional triggering.

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.

Listening to partners and members in Togo for the new WSSCC strategy

The workshop also provided a platform for a sector discussion on the commitments, challenges, institutions & systems in Togo.

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.

WSSCC to take part of 6th Africa Water Week Conference

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

WSSCC Policy Workshop in Senegal aims to integrate Menstrual Hygiene Manage...

The event in Dakar highlights the need to include MHM in government strategies.

Prof. Tibaijuka, former WSSCC Chair and a long standing member of WSSCC, ar...

Prof. Tibaijuka opened the WSSCC’s Annual National Coordinator’s meeting in Dar es-Salaam.

WSSCC members: log in to the Members’ Community to update your profile

The new Members’ Community is an online directory, listing all members, where you can update your profile, connect and collaborate.

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016 – WSSCC infographics

Did you know that women, on average, menstruate 3000 days in their lifetime? Join us in celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 by sharing our MHM infographics in English and in French.

UN Women and WSSCC to Promote Menstrual Hygiene Management in Cameroon

UN Women and WSSCC are holding a five day workshop to train key stakeholders on MHM in Cameroon.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a WSSCC member!

You have successfully submitted your membership registration. Please allow approximately 3 weeks for review and processing by the Secretariat. Once your registration request has been  approved, you will receive an email confirmation and welcome pack with additional information including an invitation to access the WSSCC Members’ Community. In the meantime, go to the membership page to browse our […]

WSSCC at Women Deliver 2016

Download the full programme below to find out more about our events at this year‘s Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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.

WSSCC helps build momentum in Zimbabwe’s sanitation and hygiene sector

The most recent statistics for Zimbabwe show that only 40% of the country’s 13 million citizens have access to improved WASH.

WSSCC at the Commission on the Status of Women

WSSCC joined passionate gender activists, civil society organizations & UN entities at CSW in New York.

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.

WSSCC to hold election for Steering Committee Global Seat

WSSCC has announced a call for nominations for the forthcoming election to fill a global vacant seat on its Steering Committee. Nominations of individuals who have been WSSCC members for at least two years will be accepted by 15 February, with the election to take place between 23 February and 10 March. WSSCC’s Steering Committee […]

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 […]

WSSCC and FANSA Report Urges Action to Address the Sanitation and Hygiene N...

Dhaka, Bangladesh – 11 January 2016 – Today, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) are releasing a new report titled “Leave No One Behind: Voices of Women, Adolescent Girls, Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Sanitation Workforce.” (Click to download report) The ground-breaking report highlights the […]

Information letters – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and...

WSSCC and UN Women issue a quarterly information letter on the Joint Programme on “Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation”.

Lettre d’information n° 7 – Programme conjoint Genre, hygiène et assainisse...

Ce numéro marque la fin de l’année 2015 et les 18 premiers mois d’activités du Programme conjoint. Le recensement des parties prenantes clés réalisé cette année permet de mettre en lumière la mobilisation déterminante des nombreux partenaires issus de différents secteurs (ministères, universités, agences des Nations Unies, etc.) auxquels le Programme conjoint doit sa réussite. […]

Information letter 7 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene an...

This issue marks the end of 2015 and 18 months since the launch of the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation.

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 […]

WSSCC – Celebrating 25 years of putting people at the centre

2015 marks not only the year of transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also the 25th anniversary of WSSCC. The aim of this brochure is to share reflections on what WSSCC means to a cross section of our community. In addition to our members, and many partner organizations, […]

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, […]

Le bureau camerounais de l’Entité des Nations Unies pour l’égalité des sexe...

Yaoundé, le 02 novembre 2015. Le bureau camerounais de l’Entité des Nations Unies pour l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes (ONU Femmes) et le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC), présenteront officiellement les résultats d’une étude sur l’hygiène menstruelle au Cameroun le mardi 3 novembre 2015 à Yaoundé. L’étude, intitulée […]

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 […]

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment ...

Yaoundé, 2 November, 2015. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Cameroon in partnership with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) will officially launch the results of a study on menstrual hygiene in Cameroon on Tuesday November 3, 2015 in Yaoundé. The study titled “Menstrual Hygiene […]

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 […]

WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation – Informat...

This information letter focuses on efforts in Niger to incorporate gender issues in new national strategy and policy processes; menstrual hygiene management (MHM) training for humanitarian actors working in refugee camps in Cameroon; highlights from World Water Week in Stockholm and Joint Programme actions to encourage the development of participatory and inclusive MHM training 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 […]

WSSCC Annual Report 2014

WSSCC’s annual report for 2014 documents all of our work in large scale sanitation and hygiene access via the Global Sanitation Fund, partnerships to help end inequality and discrimination in water, sanitation and hygiene programmes around the world, and advocacy to raise awareness and spur action on sanitation and hygiene issues. Download the report below […]

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. […]

New job at WSSCC: Senior Programme Officer, Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is looking for a Senior Programme Officer, Equality and Non-Discrimination. The post is now advertised on the website of UNOPS, the WSSCC host agency in the UN system.

 

WSSCC AfricaSan 2015 – Seeing is believing

WSSCC is committed to making sanitation in Africa a success: With over 1,000 members, the continent is the beating heart of WSSCC.

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.

 

WSSCC welcomes university students from Taiwan’s International Youth Ambass...

On Tuesday, 19 May, WSSCC welcomed four representatives of Taiwan’s International Youth Ambassador Exchange Program for a learning and sharing session on the issue of menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

 

Guide des séances du WSSCC pour la 4e Conférence africaine sur l’assainisse...

Guide des séances du WSSCC pour la 4e Conférence africaine sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène

WSSCC live at AfricaSan: our correspondents have it covered!

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

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.

 

WSSCC co-hosts UNHQ meeting on menstrual hygiene management: moving from aw...

WSSCC and Swedish hygiene products company SCA co-hosted a meeting at the UN headquarters on Monday, 11 May, entitled “From Shame to Pride: Unlocking Potential for Women and Girls through Menstrual Hygiene Management”. The session brought together a wide variety of delegates from government, academia, UN, NGOs, journalists and the private sector, which provided for engaging discussion.

 

UN Women and WSSCC Call for Global Action on Ending Menstruation Taboos and...

Studies reveal that women and girls lack access to clean water, private spaces for managing their menstruation, and functioning toilets.

A Call for Action on Menstrual Hygiene: UN Women & WSSCC Experts to Present...

On Friday, March 13, the Permanent Missions of Singapore and Senegal to the United Nations will host a discussion on the links between gender equality and the WASH sector, to articulate the need for health, education, water, and sanitation services as a prerequisite to economic progress for women and girls, societies, and economies.

Menstrual Hygiene Management – WSSCC/UN Women Studies on Behaviour and Prac...

The three studies provide critical information about menstrual hygiene management knowledge & practices in Senegal and Cameroon.

The Great Aunt: WSSCC and SCA help Chinese girls to break menstrual taboos

The girls participated in an MHM training session organized by SCA and WSSCC through their public-private partnership on the issue.

SCA and WSSCC Partner to Break Silence around Menstruation

SCA and WSSCC have today entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls around the world.

WSSCC celebrates the highlighting of sanitation at the Global Citizen Festi...

The Global Citizen Festival in Central Park brought the call against poverty and injustice to a massive show of youth support.

WSSCC joins fight for an end to extreme poverty by 2030 at Global Citizen F...

WSSCC and world leaders will join a star-studded line up of musicians, celebrity hosts including Hugh Jackman & Jessica Alba.

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.

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.

WSSCC deeply saddened by passing of Mr. Milon Bikash Paul

WSSCC would like to offer sincere sympathies to the family of Milon Bikash Paul, WSSCC National Coordinator for Bangladesh, who passed away on Tuesday.

Sanitation in Stockholm: WSSCC welcomes your engagement at World Water Week!

WSSCC is proud to wave the flag high for sanitation and hygiene at the forthcoming World Water Week in Stockholm.

WSSCC Annual Report 2013

2013 was an exceptional year for all those working to improve sanitation and hygiene for the world’s poorest and most marginalized people.

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.

Initiant la conversation en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre, WSSCC et ONU F...

Plus de 600 jeunes femmes et filles de la région de Louga ont été interrogées par le biais de sondages et lors du labo de gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle du 13 au 15 Juin 2014. L’activité qui s’est tenue dans le cadre du programme conjoint « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement » a été l’événement phare dans les villes de Louga, Linguère et Kébémer durant ce week-end.

Beyond the anecdotal, unscientific or hard-to-validate: new grant opportuni...

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has announced a Call For Proposals (CFP) for grant support for work relating to the ‘design and implementation of impact evaluation of sanitation and hygiene programmes’.  The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014. 

WSSCC supports Kenya’s First National Annual Conference on Sanitation & Hyg...

WSSCC is a supporting partner for Kenya’s First National Annual Conference on Sanitation & Hygiene, which is being held 1-3 April 2014 in Nairobi.

Advocacy, communications and monitoring of WASH commitments – WSSCC Benin W...

The “Advocacy, Communications and Monitoring of WASH Commitments” workshop took place in Cotonou, Benin, from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 February 2014. The meeting was organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in association with the Benin Ministry of Health; the Partenariat pour le Développement Municipal, PDM, (Partnership for Municipal Development); and the […]

Equality and Non-discrimination in focus at OHCHR-WSSCC session for Interna...

For International Women’s Day, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will hold a high-level conference called ‘Inspiring Change to Promote Women’s Rights and Dignity’. The conference takes place Friday, 7 March 2014, in the United Nations Palais in Geneva, Switzerland. Please note that […]

What a day! UN partners WSSCC and OHCHR gather diverse stakeholders to fore...

Grass-roots activists shared inspirational experiences on reducing female circumcision in Senegal, raising awareness of lesbian and transgender issues in Nepal and working for the dignity of sex workers in India at a special meeting at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Friday. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March, joint hosts the Water Supply […]

‘Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is more than a service, it is a hu...

WSSCC’s Programme Manager for Networking and Knowledge Management, Archana Patkar, has called upon water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts, policymakers, donors, academics and activists to treat access to WASH as a human right. She made the remarks during her keynote address at the WASH 2014 Conference – on the theme ‘WASH for everyone, everywhere’- that was held […]

UN Women and WSSCC partner for women and girls in West Africa

On the margins of International Women’s Day commemoration, UN Women and WSSCC have formed an official partnership.

Evidence to Policy: The Great WASH Yatra and WSSCC’s 3-Prong Approach to Me...

In 2012, WSSCC designed and ran a Menstrual Hygiene Lab as part of the Great WASH Yatra that journeyed through five Indian states and 2,000km over 51 days. Twelve thousand girls and women took part in focus group discussions and WSSCC collected preliminary data from 747 participants. This note highlights what they shared.

Engage with WSSCC on Menstrual Hygiene Management

A handout on WSSCC’s framework for its work across the three interrelated dimensions of managing the menstrual cycle hygienically. The framework prioritises:

  1. Breaking the silence
  2. Managing menstruation hygienically and safely
  3. Safe reuse and disposal solutions

Celebrating Womanhood, WSSCC Event, 8 March 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

Celebrating Womanhood: Menstrual Hygiene Management Event materials including: Programme, Speakers’ Biographies, MHM Handout and Final Report in English and French.

Rapport final de l’atelier du WSSCC sur l’equite et l’inclusion

A report on the equity and inclusion training conducted by the WSSCC in September 2013, in French.

WSSCC interviewed by pan-African news outlet Channel Africa

Following WSSCC’s February workshop for journalists in Benin, Amanda Marlin, Advocacy and Communications Programme Manager,  was interviewed by journalist Fazila Dahall the pan-African news outlet Channel Africa.

WSSCC Supports Indian Government Effort to Integrate Menstrual Hygiene in K...

The Government of India has approved a proposal to change the NBA guidlines, recognizing the importance of MHM.

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

 

BRIEFING NOTE – Evidence to Policy: The Great WASH Yatra and WSSCC’s 3-Pron...

In 2012, WSSCC designed and ran a Menstrual Hygiene Lab as part of the Great WASH Yatra that journeyed through five Indian states and 2,000km over 51 days. Twelve thousand girls and women took part in focus group discussions and WSSCC collected preliminary data from 747 participants. This document gives insight what the participants shared during the discussions and how the three-prong approach to MHM can help manage menstruation hygienically.

WSSCC Rapport final de l’atelier sur l’équité et l’inclusion

On Friday the 13th of September 2013, participants from different sectors in Central and West Africa came together in Dakar, Senegal for a two-day training on Equity and Inclusion in Sanitation and Hygiene, conducted by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). During these two days, participants were able to share experiences from their countries, build capacity on of Equity and Inclusion in WASH particularly on how to use these concepts in practice and to discuss the relevance of various approaches in their country and professional context.

WSSCC Equity and Inclusion Training on Sanitation and Hygiene – Final Repo...

On Friday the 13th of September 2013, participants from different sectors in Central and West Africa came together in Dakar, Senegal for a two-day training on Equity and Inclusion in Sanitation and Hygiene, conducted by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). During these two days, participants were able to share experiences from their countries, build capacity on of Equity and Inclusion in WASH particularly on how to use these concepts in practice and to discuss the relevance of various approaches in their country and professional context.

20 Years of Great WASH Hits – WSSCC Anniversary Poster

In 2010, WSSCC celebrated its twentieth anniversary – a milestone, a time to look both backwards and to the future, but sadly no cause for celebration while so many of our fellow citizens die needlessly. We hope this birthday brochure will help us all to understand more and to act with renewed urgency. And we hope that in another 20 years, there won’t be a need for such a brochure or, indeed, for a WSSCC.

WSSCC helps train Nepalese NGO workers on menstrual hygiene management appr...

On 19 October, two days before the official start of SACOSAN V, WSSCC and its partner Lumanti, led by its Executive Director Lajana Manandhar, led a “trainer the trainers” session on Menstrual Hygiene Management for some 30 representatives of Nepalese NGOs. The diverse group included 20 women and 10 men from all regions of the country. 

 

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. 

In Reproductive Health journal, WSSCC’s Archana Patkar joins call to invest...

Bringing together over 4,500 participants from 149 countries, the Women Deliver conference in May this year was one of the largest ever gatherings of policymakers, advocates and researchers aimed exclusively at women’s health and empowerment.

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.

WSSCC to host side event at Budapest Water Summit 2013

From 08:00 to 08:50 on 9 October, in conjunction with the Budapest Water Summit 2013, WSSCC and the Governments of The Netherlands and Switzerland will host a special breakfast side event entitled “Behavior Change – Sustainable Investment in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene”.

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.

WSSCC showcases its work at 2013 World Water Week

With over 200 collaborating organisations, World Water Week which is held annually in Stockholm is the premier global focal point event for individuals and organisations that are working on various issues concerning water. This includes governments, non-governmental organisations, researchers, United Nations entities, business and the media. The theme for the 2013 week, which runs from 1 to 6 September, is Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships. The week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

WSSCC at World Water Week in Stockholm – Latest videos

WSSCC at World Water Week in Stockholm – Latest videos

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.

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 Rapport Annuel 2012

Événements marquants en 2012: Le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement a franchi un seuil important : il a atteint un million de personnes. En effet, près d’1,4 million de personnes ont dorénavant accès à des toilettes améliorées grâce à des programmes nationaux financés par le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement quipromeuvent les changements de comportements, le lavage […]

WSSCC Annual Report 2012

The 2012 Annual Report of WSSCC is an account of our activities and engagements over the past year.

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 to host seminar at 2013 World Water Week

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

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.

WSSCC Executive Director, Chris Williams, at the World Village Festival, Fi...

WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams praised the Finnish commitment to water and sanitation issues during a debate focusing on access to water as a human right at the World Village Festival in Finland.

Mr. Williams joined Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja and Water and Sanitation Specialist Sanna-Leena Rautanen for panel discussions hosted by the foreign ministry during the festival.

Fiche d’information sur l’approche du WSSCC à la gestion de l’hygiène menst...

Engagez vous dans la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle avec le WSSCC

Join WSSCC at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2...

With over 6,000 participants and 13 themes covering all aspects of women’s empowerment, Women Deliver is an exciting global initiative with high-level support from governments, companies, NGOs and United Nations entities worldwide. WSSCC will be highlighting the WASH sector’s important role in women’s empowerment and women’s health at Women Deliver and will convene cross-sector dialogue about Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)- further breaking the silence and taboos surrounding this important issue.

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.

WSSCC at the event “A Matter of Life: Investing in Sanitation” . Announce...

On April 19,  UN Deputy Secretary-General (DSG), Jan Eliasson, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, World Bank Group Vice President of Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte, and American Standard Senior Vice President Jim McHale  had an online conversation with key global decision makers about the economics and politics of sanitation. At the same time,  Jan Eliasson, announced the 2014 SWA High Level Meeting (HLM).

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. 

 

WSSCC-supported WASH journalist network to hold Annual Meeting in Senegal

The 3rd annual general meeting of the West Africa Water and Sanitation Journalists (WASH-JN) takes place in Dakar, Senegal, 8-10 April 2013.
About twenty eight journalists plus representatives of WSSCC and WaterAid – the networks partner organization – will participate. The journalists are reporting water supply and sanitation issues for radio, television, newspaper and online media in 14 West African countries.

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. 

WSSCC’s Archana Patkar highlights sanitation equity for UK parliamentarians

WSSCC’s Programme Manager for Networking and Knowledge Management, Ms. Archana Patkar, was a key participant at “Universal access to water and sanitation – More than a pipedream?” an event, held yesterday,  Monday 4 March 2013 at the UK House of Commons in London.

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.” 

New job at WSSCC: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (P4)

WSSCC has an exciting senior-level (P4) monitoring and evaluation (M&E) position based in Geneva, Switzerland. The application deadline is 30 December 2012. The purpose of the post is to coordinate the effective monitoring and evaluation of WSSCC’s work in line with its Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) for the period 2012-2016. The incumbent is expected to establish a conceptual framework for the monitoring & evaluation practice, provide leadership to strengthen WSSCC’s capacity, and to develop systems and engagement strategies to enable WSSCC to:

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.

WSSCC Steering Committee meets new Executive Director

From 1-2 October, WSSCC’s Steering Committee will take place at its Secretariat Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting will be chaired by Anna Tibajuka and WSSCC’s new Executive Director, Chris Williams, will also participate.

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

Second call for nominations for WSSCC Steering Committee elections: SIDS re...

Second call for nominations on the WSSCC Steering Committee for the SIDS region.

Andy Cotton wins Partnership Seat on WSSCC Steering Committee

Following the call for nominations on 17 July 2012, WSSCC is pleased to announce that following the WSSCC election Mr Andy Cotton has won the Partner Agency seat on its Steering Committee.

WSSCC présente son nouveau Directeur Exécutif

M. Chris Williams, professionnel du développement possédant plus de 25ans d’expérience auprès d’organisations internationales en Afrique, Asie, Amériques et a suivi une formation en sociologie ainsi qu’en économie, prendra ses fonctions en tant  que prochain Directeur Exécutif du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC) en octobre 2012. 

WSSCC presenta su nuevo Director Ejecutivo

Sr. Chris Williams, un profesional del desarrollo con más de  25 años  de experiencia trabajando con organizaciones internacionales en África, Asia y Américas y con una formación en  sociología y economía, tomará su función de Director Ejecutivo del Consejo de Concertación para el Aprovisionamiento en Agua y el Saneamiento (WSSCC) en Octubre 2012.  

WSSCC announces new Executive Director

Mr Chris Williams, a development practitioner with over twenty-five years of experience in international organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas and with training in economics and sociology, will take up office as the next Executive Director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in October 2012.  

Call for Nominations – SIDS Regional Seat and A Partner Agency seat on WSSC...

This is a call for Nominations for the Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) regional seat on the WSSCC Steering Committee. Thsi is your chance to make a difference in the world of sanitation and hygiene.

Call for Nominations – SIDS Regional Seat and A Partner Agency seat on WSSC...

This is a call for Nominations for the Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) regional seat on the WSSCC Steering Committee. Thsi is your chance to make a difference in the world of sanitation and hygiene.

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.

WSSCC launches social media competition – the winner will receive an Ipod T...

WSSCC has launched a competition to encourage its Members to make full use of its social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkeIn to help advocate on critical sanitation issues. The competition ends on 30 April and the winner will receive an Apple Ipod Touch.

WSSCC seeks strong, experienced Executive Director

WSSCC seeks strong, experienced Executive Director. Application deadline is 6 May 2012.

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 […]

WSSCC Annual Report 2011

2011 was a year marked by events, activities and a programme of work which demonstrated the extent to which WSSCC collaborated effectively in the interests of better sanitation and hygiene.  Much energy went into the planning and hosting of the very successful Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene held in India. The Global Sanitation Fund […]

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.

 

WSSCC supports International Women’s Day – Breaking the silence on Menstrua...

 International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8 March in many countries around the world as an occasion to globally recognize women’s achievements, as well as for observing and highlighting gender inequalities and issues that still persist. WSSCC highlights the plight of women and girls who continue to suffer the indignity of not having access to basic facilities during their menstruation.

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.

WSSCC Steering Committee results announcement

WSSCC announces the results of its Steering Committee elections!

Results of two regional WSSCC Steering Committee seats announced!

WSSCC welcomes Mr. Akbar Suvanbekov and Mr. Khin Maung Lwin to the Steering Committee. Following a call for nominations on 16 November 2011 for the WSSCC Steering Committee elections, unopposed nominations were received for two regional Steering Committee seats namely, the Eastern/Central Europe-Western/Central Asia region and the South-Eastern/Eastern Asia region.

Once in a lifetime opportunity – WSSCC donating WASH materials!

WSSCC is looking to donate approximately 400 Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and environment-related materials to a WASH Resource Centre or to one of its Members, as part of an overall effort to ensure that its Members and partners are well equipped with relevant knowledge, advocacy and outreach materials. Contact us today!

WSSCC participates in African Regional Center for Water and Sanitation (CRE...

WSSCC participated in the inaugural African Center for Water and Sanitation forum in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Led by CREPA, a key player and visionary in Africa on sanitation, water and hygiene issues, the forum attracted key African decision and policy makers to discuss Africa’s representation at the much anticipated high-level meeting on Sanitation and Water for All which will take place in Washington in April 2012 and the 6 World Water Forum (WWF). 

WSSCC External Review 2005-2010 Final Report

This report details key findings of an External Review of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

Highlights from the 2011 WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene

The report is a short summary of the 2011 WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene in Mumbai, India.

WSSCC External Review 2005 – 2010 Final Report

This report details the findings of an independent external review of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) from 2005 to 2010.

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.

WSSCC External Review 2005-2010 Final Report Executive Summary

This is the executive summary of the key findings of an External Review of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

Nominations welcome for WSSCC Steering Committee

WSSCC is seeking members to fill its six open Steering Committee seats. This is an opportunity for its  members to contribute to WSSCC’s work and improve peoples’ quality of life.

WSSCC Medium-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) 2012-2016 – Executive Summaries

WSSCC, with its strong values base, its 20-year track record, its committed Members, donors, leadership and staff, and its position bridging the boundary of the UN system, is well-placed to contribute to achieving sanitation and hygiene for all. The impact which WSSCC undertakes to achieve between 2012 and 2016 is to contribute substantially to global […]

WSSCC Medium-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) 2012-2016

WSSCC, with its strong values base, its 20-year track record, its committed Members, donors, leadership and staff, and its position bridging the boundary of the UN system, is well-placed to contribute to achieving sanitation and hygiene for all. The impact which WSSCC undertakes to achieve between 2012 and 2016 is to contribute substantially to global efforts to improve sanitation […]

WSSCC – Plan Stratégique à Moyen Terme 2012-2016

Le Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC), fort de ses valeurs, de vingt ans de prestations, de l’engagement de ses membres, donateurs, responsables et collaborateurs, et de sa position au sein de la famille des Nations Unies, est bien placé pour contribuer à la réalisation de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène pour […]

Steering Committee approves new WSSCC Strategic Plan

A generation after man walked on the moon, a billion people on earth still defecate in the open and another billion use unhygienic holes in the ground. This collective failure shames humanity.

WSSCC Governance Document

This document describes the processes & procedures of the Steering Committee & membership, as well as duties of each governance body.

Programme et inscriptions au Forum mondial sur l’assainissement et l’hygièn...

Le Forum mondial sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène du WSSCC aura lieu à Mumbai, en Inde, du 9 au 14 octobre. La deuxième annonce, qui contient de plus amples details concernant le programme et les inscriptions, vient d’être publiée.

Quarante ans et en pleine forme ! Le WSSCC participe à la conférence intern...

Jon Lane, directeur exécutif du WSSCC, et Archana Patkar, Chargée du programme Réseaux et Gestion des connaissances, étaient présents lors de la 35e Conférence internationale du WEDC à l’université de Loughborough, au Royaume-Uni, du 6 au 8 juillet. 

WSSCC Rapport Annuel 2010

Le WSSCC a fêté son vingtième anniversaire en 2010, une des années les plus productives. Le WSSCC, à travers son Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement, est devenu un contributeur actif dans le domaine de l’assainissement dans quelquesuns des pays les plus pauvres du monde. De la même manière, le WSSCC communique avec assurance ses croyances et ses messages lors de forums mondiaux et régionaux. Il […]

WSSCC Annual Report 2010

2010 was WSSCC’s 20th year, and a very productive one at that. Through the Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC became an active financier of sanitation in some of the world’s poorest countries. At the same time, the organization assertively voiced its beliefs and messages in global and regional fora. It reached new heights in the number […]

WSSCC Rapport Annuel 2010

Le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) a fêté son vingtième anniversaire en 2010, une des années les plus productives.

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 !

La réponse du WSSCC et des OSC au SACOSAN

Le FANSA, WaterAid et le WSSCC accueillent avec satisfaction la Déclaration de Colombo, qui souligne les engagements pris lors du SACOSAN-IV. Ils sont heureux de constater que celle-ci reflète en grande partie la déclaration adoptée lors de la réunion de consultation des OSC précédant le SACOSAN-IV. Cela démontre la valeur de notre travail intensif avant et pendant le SACOSAN-IV. Nous espérons que les engagements des gouvernements de l’Asie du Sud fourniront un élan suffisant pour accélérer les progrès en matière d’assainissement et d’hygiène.

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).

Le WSSCC contribue aux discussions donnant suite aux OMD

Archana Patkar, Directrice du Programme Réseaux et Gestion des connaissances du WSSCC, représentera l’organisation cette semaine lors de la « Première Consultation sur le suivi de l’eau et de l’assainissement pour l’après 2015 » à Berlin, du 3 au 5 mai. La réunion est organisée par l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et l’UNICEF.

Le WSSCC insiste sur certaines questions lors de la Conférence des pays les...

Mme Anna Tibaijuka, Présidente du WSSCC, et Jon Lane, Directeur exécutif du WSSCC, participe cette semaine à la 4e Conférence des Nations Unies sur les Pays les moins avancés (UN LDC-IV) à Istanbul, en Turquie. 

WSSCC contributes to post-MDG discussions

Archana Patkar, WSSCC’s Networking and Knowledge Management Programme Manager, is representing the organization this week at the “First Consultation On Post-2015 Monitoring Of Water And Sanitation” from 3 to 5 May in Berlin.  The meeting is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. 

WSSCC External Review 2005-2010 – Final Report

This report describes the process and presents the findings of the External Review of WSSCC, which was carried out between April 2010 and January 2011.

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.

Professor Anna Tibaijuka takes over as WSSCC Chair

Professor Anna Tibaijuka takes over as WSSCC Chair

1ère annonce: Forum mondial du WSSCC sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène 2011...

The Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene in Mumbai, India, will be a leading platform to discuss and advance issues of importance to billions of people. Arranged by WSSCC for its members and for professionals from around the world, the event has several aims.

Le Forum mondial du WSSCC sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène 2011 se tiendra à Mumbai, en Inde, du 9 au 14 octobre et représentera une plateforme unique pour débattre et faire avancer les questions d’assainissement et d’hygiène qui revêtent une importance cruciale pour des milliards d’êtres humains. Organisé par le WSSCC pour ses membres et pour les professionnels du monde entier, cet événement a plusieurs objectifs.

1ère annonce: Forum mondial du WSSCC sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène 2011...

Rejoignez nous à Mumbai pour le Forum mondial du WSSCC sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène 2011!

1st Announcement: WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene 2011

Join us in Mumbai for the WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene 2011!

WSSCC supports World Water Forum preparations

 

WSSCC is participating in the 2nd Stakeholder Consultation Meeting, taking place 17 and 18 January in Paris, for the  6th World Water Forum. WSSCC is represented by its Networking and Knowledge Management Programme Manager, Ms. Archana Patkar.

 

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 contributes to PLoS Medicine Series on sanitation and health

WSSCC Executive Director Jon Lane is co-author for sanitation and health paper in new PLoS Medicine Series paper on sanitation and hygiene.

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.

WSSCC applauds recognition of the human right to sanitation and water

Today, in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council recognized that the rights to water and sanitation are derived from the right to an adequate standard of living.

WSSCC’s van der Voorden comments in Swiss Info article about urine reuse

WSSCC’s Carolien van der Voorden was interviewed recently in an article by Swiss Info about the importance of urine to crop fertilisation.

WSSCC Nepal chapter and the media: a win – win relationship

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

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.

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.

Message from WSSCC Chair Roberto Lenton

The holiday season is here, and we, as WSSCC members, have much to celebrate.

Cameroon joins the widening world of WSSCC

The newest National WASH Coalition was officially launched in Cameroon on 5 May by His Excellency the Head of Government Inoni Ephraim at a ceremony that was also attended by WSSCC Executive Director Jon Lane.

WSSCC makes its mark at the 5th World Water Forum

WSSCC was active in March at the 5th World Water Forum, where the Secretariat promoted the work and interests of members and National WASH Coalitions.

WSSCC endorses sanitation as a human right

From 27 to 29 April WSSCC joined in an expert consultation to discuss the human rights obligations related to access to sanitation.

WSSCC Joins the World Water Council

The World Water Council’s Board of Governors has approved the membership application of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

WSSCC helps build advocacy capacity in the Philippines

As part of the WSSCC advocacy strategy, direct support is provided to National WASH Coalitions.

Steering Committee member Edgar Quiroga represents WSSCC at first Internati...

The 1st IWA Development Congress was held in Mexico City from 15 to 19 November under the theme “Water and sanitation services: what works for developing countries”. This event brought together water and sanitation professionals from all levels of the service delivery chain, from water utilities to NGO practitioners, in order to facilitate communication and experience sharing.

WSSCC visits China

In October 2009 WSSCC was pleased to make its first visit to China to learn about its WASH sector. The visit focused on meeting colleagues and learning about sanitation and hygiene issues and programmes as well as exploring the role for WSSCC in relation to China. There are a large number of people without improved sanitation in China, some 460 million mainly in rural areas according to the JMP.

Congratulations to WSSCC’s 3,000th member, Aroopjyoti Tripathy

WSSCC’s membership continues to grow, and the latest milestone occurred 10 September 2009 when Aroopjyoti Tripathy became our 3,000th member.

Holiday message from WSSCC Chair Roberto Lenton

During this festive season, when we all look forward to seeing our loved ones and friends, I’d like to pause briefly and look back at the year that’s been.

WSSCC supports WASH media training in Ethiopia

As part of the WASH Ethiopia Movement’s multi-sectoral approach, the WASH Media Forum was established in September 2008 with the aim of bringing media professionals and WASH sector actors together.

WSSCC and partners meet to discuss advocacy work

In January, WSSCC secretariat staff met with several key partner organisations to discuss how they could all work more effectively together and also avoid duplication in their collective WASH advocacy efforts.

Anna Tibaijuka to Chair WSSCC

The Steering Committee of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today elected Professor Anna Tibaijuka, Former Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, as its new Chair.

WSSCC lathers up for 15 Oct. Global Handwashing Day

For the third annual Global Handwashing Day, more than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers, celebrities and government officials around the world will lather up, but at the end of the day, they aim to have more than just clean hands.

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).

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.

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 premiers in Madagascar with $5 million from WSSCC

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today launched its first national Global Sanitation Fund programme, with Madagascar leading the way in implementing the world’s only multi-donor fund aimed at helping more poor people attain safe sanitation and practice good hygiene.

WSSCC Rapport Annuel 2009

En 2009, le WSSCC a commencé à contrôler et à évaluer son travail de façon plus systématique. L’ensemble des programmes de l’organisation vise non seulement à réaliser des activités mais également à œuvrer pour un impact positif sur la vie des personnes. Le WSSCC s’efforce d’apporter un changement qui se mesure soit par un certain […]

WSSCC Annual Report 2009

In 2009, WSSCC remained at the centre of global leadership on sanitation and hygiene, continuing the organizational transformation initiated in 2007. That transformation is to grow and focus on sanitation while contributing to the collective global leadership in sanitation and water by working at the interface between the professional and political spheres. The whole range […]

WSSCC Informe Anual 2009

Este informe describe las muchas maneras en que los miembros, las coaliciones y la secretaría del Consejo de Colaboración para el Abastecimiento de Agua y Saneamiento (WSSCC) con sede en Ginebra trabajaron en 2009.

Archana Patkar Named Manager of WSSCC’s Networking and Knowledge Management...

Ms. Archana Patkar, an Indian national and social development expert, was announced today as Manager of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC) Networking and Knowledge Management programme.

WSSCC receives $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has received nearly $2.1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support its efforts at improving access to safe sanitation and promoting good hygiene practices for people in developing countries. These funds, provided over the next two years, will enable WSSCC to carry out its global networking, knowledge management and advocacy work programmes.

WSSCC Rapport Annuel 2008

Plus d’un tiers de la population mondiale, soit 2.4 milliards de nos semblables, vivent sans assainissement adéquat. Le WSSCC a commencé sa transformation en 2007, avec la décision délibérée de concentrer la majorité de ses efforts sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène. En 2008 ce mandat est devenu une réalité de manière logique et expansive. De grands […]

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 […]

WSSCC Informe Anual 2008

En el presente informe se describen los logros alcanzados por el WSSCC en el 2008, así como el crecimiento constante registrado en la organización y en su número de socios y miembros, sin los cuales no sería posible acometer esta misión.

HIV/AIDS & WASH – WSSCC Reference Note

WSSCC looks at the importance of WASH for people living with HIV/AIDS at both the practical & management level.

Disaster Risk Reduction & Emergency Response for WASH – WSSCC Reference Not...

This compilation of resource materials detailing emergency responses in the WASH sector is your first step to preparedness.

On World Environment Day, as Euro 2008 beckons, WSSCC says environmental pr...

Over 500,000 tonnes of faeces are openly defecated every day to the environment around the world. That’s enough to fill the 30,000-seat Stade de Genève, where the Euro 2008 football tournament kicks off this weekend, three times over.

WSSCC Rapport Annuel 2007

En 2007, l’organisation s’est mise en position de tirer parti de son parcours influent et respecté en définissant et en élaborant une nouvelle stratégie sur le long terme, ainsi qu’une structure interne qui fera du Conseil une organisation encore plus résolue, viable, sûre et orientée sur les résultats. La principale décision stratégique prise par l’organe […]

WSSCC Annual Report 2007

2007 was an exciting year for the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) as we defined and developed a new long-term strategy and internal structure to make us even more purposeful, viable, secure and results-oriented. WSSCC’s elected Steering Committee refocused the organization’s efforts on sanitation and hygiene, establishing a third core department, the Global […]

Bridging the gap between research and policies on water issues – WSSCC/CERF...

This document contains a directory of entities committed to scientific and technological research on water issues that has been produced by CERFE under an Agreement for Performance of Work with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) signed on July 7th 2005. It is accompanied by a directory of ongoing and recent research projects […]

Advocacy Sourcebook – A guide to advocacy for WSSCC co-ordinators working o...

This sourcebook provides you with advocacy tools, practical examples of advocacy work, information on key policy actors and processes, along with how to influence them at local, national and international levels.

Sanitation Promotion – WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation

The objective of this book is to help water supply and sanitation professionals and others who care about advancing sanitation to promote it effectively. It has been prepared for policy makers and strategic planners at national, district and municipal levels who are responsible for securing investments for sanitation and planning, commissioning, monitoring and evaluation sanitation […]

Since 2012, WSSCC has been working with governments to address historical gender inequalities, discrimination  and social injustice in WASH and beyond, using menstrual health and hygiene as an entry point. Capacity development is an important part of this and in India alone, WSSCC has trained more than 1,645 qualified trainers in recent years, the majority […]

Long-running advocacy in Nepal to realize menstrual health and hygiene for ...

Interview with the national convener of the MHH alliance By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Mr Gunaraj Shrestha is the National Convener of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners’ Alliance (MHMPA) since 2017. The MHMPA is an informal network with 80 members of various organizations working in the field of sanitation and hygiene. Shrestha was […]

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 […]

Madagascar: Vulnerable people improving sanitation facilities for them

By Hoby Randrianimanana and Bakoarintsoa Randimbison ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar –  Jean Ramaroson, a retired doctor, lives in a village of Madagascar’s Betsiboka region. A few years ago, he went blind due to diabetes and has been reliant on other people for most activities ever since. As a former professional, he finds the loss of independence painful. Until […]

Experts welcome Kenya’s Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy

Hope for greater safety and dignity of menstruators if there are accountability measures By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya –  Kenya launched its first-ever standalone menstrual hygiene management (MHM) policy and strategy on this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), marking a significant milestone for menstruators in the country. The multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process to the […]

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, […]

Epidemic preparedness in Nigeria must include sanitation and hygiene

Interview with Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, CEO of EPiAfric By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, Chief Executive Officer of EPiAfric, an Abuja-based African population health consultancy group, is a leading advocate for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. Dr Nsofor sat down with WSSCC to discuss Nigeria’s COVID-19 response, […]

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 […]

India: Migrant labourers under lockdown get toilet construction training

By Raza Naqvi When India went under strict COVID-19 lockdown on 24 March, migrant labourers started moving back to their home states. In the East Champaran district of Bihar state, 102 quarantine centres were set up for migrant labourers returning from Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Delhi among other places. For the 1,200 migrant labourers in […]

Improving sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia during the pandemic

An interview with Mesfin Sahele Gebreyes, E-SHIP Programme Manager By Kevin Mwanza Ethiopia, one of the countries where WSSCC has been working to advance better sanitation and hygiene for the vulnerable people, has so far managed to contain the spread of COVID-19 through a mix of surveillance, WASH-Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), health education and […]

COVID-19: A handwashing station in rural Nigeria offers hope for local comm...

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – For its part in the global battle with COVID-19, Nigeria has implemented lockdowns, suspended non-essential services and imposed travel restrictions, among other measures to contain the spread of the disease, very much along the lines of what most other countries have done. Amid these fairly disruptive interventions stands the […]

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 […]

Out of school, out of pads

NGO provides sanitary pads to girls in Nairobi slum during COVID-19 lockdown By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – In Nairobi’s Korogocho slums, the sudden closure of schools in March was a double tragedy for 15-year-old Consolata. It meant she would lose out not only on learning, but also on free access to sanitary towels provided […]

The Clean Nigeria’ campaign vital to achieving SDG6

WSSCC National Coordinator applauds inauguration of campaign steering committee By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – WSSCC’s National Coordinator for Nigeria, Ms Elizabeth Jeiyol, has commended Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on the inauguration of a steering committee newly established for the Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet Campaign. The campaign is a government-led initiative supported by UNICEF, […]

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 […]

Providing sanitation and hygiene support for Nairobi slum

Masks, soap and sanitizer help the vulnerable protect themselves against COVID-19 By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – 3,000 residents of the Mukuru slum in Nairobi received face masks, handwashing soap and sanitizers in an effort led by a sanitation and hygiene programme in Kenya to help some of the country’s most vulnerable residents protect themselves […]

Indian teens provide hygiene products to underprivileged women through crow...

By Raza Naqvi During the COVID-19 lockdown enforced across India, 16-year-old Tia Poovayya learned underprivileged women could not get menstrual products and, as a result, were at risk of exposure to infection. “Our housekeeper came to my mother and asked her for some sanitary napkins because she could not get any,” she says. “This made […]

Pressing for sanitation and hygiene to become a national priority in Madaga...

Interview with the Global Sanitation Fund Programme Manager By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – For the past 10 years, Dr Rija Lalanirina Fanomeza has led a sanitation programme in Madagascar, known as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA). He is a doctor by training and a public health specialist with over 20 years of experience in […]

Intervention in the WASH sector is a ‘gateway’ to improve other development...

Interview with the national coordinator for the Society of Water and Sanitation in Nigeria By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – The Society of Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) is a group of civil society organizations in Nigeria’s WASH sector, supported by WSSCC. Its national coordinator, Benson Attah, recently spoke with WSSCC on the COVID-19 response and […]

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 […]

Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate

By Marni Sommer, Virginia Kamowa, Therese Mahon COVID-19 highlights the vulnerable amongst us across the globe: Those who are most vulnerable because of the crowded conditions they live in; those who must continue working despite the threat of infection; and those who cannot absorb the shock of the economic impact of closed economies and quarantine. […]

Menstrual hygiene and health – a call for dignity, rights and empowerment

It is time to address the stigma, taboo and lack of knowledge around menstruation By Rt Hon Helen Clark and Elhadj As Sy We stand as advocates for addressing women’s issues. Because gender equity is so closely linked to health, we also see the achievement of universal health coverage – the need for which has […]

Join us to end the sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health crisis!

Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of WSSCC, voices out the need for a scalable and global Fund to effectively tackle the sanitation and hygiene crisis.

Join us to end the sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health crisis!

Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of WSSCC, voices out the need for a scalable and global Fund to effectively tackle the sanitation and hygiene crisis with a transformative, long-term approach. For more information about the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund please check here

Six takeaways on Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 and poor sanitation

By Olajide Adelana In the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in a context of poor sanitation, Nigeria and many countries around the world are confronted with enormous challenges at every turn. A critical look at national response plans offers much to be learned in terms of what is working and what is not, […]

Amid lockdown, India’s youth initiative takes sanitary pads and hygiene awa...

By Raza Naqvi A youth organization in New Delhi has been distributing sanitary pads and raising menstrual awareness among girls and women across India since 2016. While the country remains under lockdown due to the coronavirus, Project Baala is determined that its important work still gets done. “Women would have been the worst hit, as […]

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 […]

Strengthen Benin’s hygiene and sanitation communications

Interview with Alexis Tobada of Benin’s National Water Institute By Alain Tossounon Sociologist and speaker at Benin’s National Water Institute, Mr Alexis Tobada has a long experience in raising awareness for the adoption of hygiene and sanitation practices and, in particular, handwashing with soap and water. In this interview, Mr Tobada expresses his determination to […]

To combat COVID-19, an Indian innovator designs zero touch handwashing stat...

By Raza Naqvi DELHI, India – An innovator in India has come up with a ‘no touch’ handwashing station to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and conserve water in the process. Tamchos Gurmet in the Leh district of northern India developed a design for better hand hygiene, which enables users to control the flow […]

Entretien avec Mme Anuradha Gupta, directrice générale adjointe de Gavi, l’...

Per Eileen Palmer À l’occasion de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination, célébrée du 24 au 30 avril, le WSSCC a choisi cette année de s’entretenir avec Mme Anuradha Gupta, directrice générale adjointe de Gavi, l’Alliance du Vaccin. Invitée à décrire la mission de Gavi, qui est de sauver des vies d’enfants et de protéger […]

Interview with Ms Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

By Eileen Palmer GENEVA – Commemorating this year’s World Immunization Week between 24 and 30 April, WSSCC interviewed Ms Anuradha Gupta, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. In describing Gavi’s mission, to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries, Ms Gupta underscores the vital […]

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 […]

Nigeria turns to music as it ramps up its COVID-19 response

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria’s music star, Sunny Neji, is reaching out to the people of the country through a new song he has released recently in support of the nationwide effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In his latest song titled “Together we will beat it,” Mr Neji emphasizes the importance […]

Daima Tutamkumbuka Mwalimu Rehema: Mmoja wa vinara Mahiri wa Hedhi Salama N...

Mwanzilishi wa kampuni ya Kasole Secrets, Hyasintha Ntuyeko & WSSCC National Coordinator Wilhelmina Malima Mwaka 2013, Mwalimu Rehema Darueshi alihamishwa na kuanza kufundisha shule ya msingi Toa Ngoma iliyopo wilaya ya Kigamboni, mkoani Dar-es-Salaam nchini Tanzania. Mwl Rehema hakuridhika sana na mazingira ya kazi kwani shule hiyo haikua kabisa na watoto wasioona na yeye alikua ndie […]

Remembering Rehema: A Passionate Champion of Menstrual Health and Hygiene i...

By Kasole Secrets Founder, Hyasintha Ntuyeko and WSSCC National Coordinator Wilhelmina Malima In April, the global Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) arena lost a champion. Along with Hyasintha and Wilhelmina, WSSCC celebrates the life of Rehema Darueshi. In 2013, Rehema Darueshi began teaching visually impaired students at Toa Ngoma primary school in Tanzania’s community of […]

Debunking myths on COVID-19: United Purpose conducts sensitization tour in ...

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – United Purpose (UP), the executing agency of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme in Nigeria, completed a two-day sensitization tour in April to debunk myths and correct misconceptions about COVID-19 in communities in the states of Cross River and Benue. The initiative was carried out to put an end to […]

COVID-19: Reaching out to street children in Ethiopia

By Mesfin Gebreyes and Machrine Birungi ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Sanitation and hygiene experts in Ethiopia are placing a special focus on a group of young individuals that are left behind as they ramp up their effort to improve sanitation and hygiene services to fight against coronavirus. Ms Fasika Ayalew, WASH Communication Expert for SNV […]

‘A higher calling.’ Community health workers boost health, hygiene and dign...

By Aidan Tarimo DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania – Samuel Chitute has long been the face of health, safety and sanitation in his community. As a community health worker serving in the remote district of Bahi, he speaks with local people in their own languages, not just Kswahili, one of Tanzania’s most widely used languages. “Here in [the […]

In Nigeria, radio dramas are set to bust myths around COVID-19

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Water Resources has launched a ground-breaking radio drama to spread life-saving facts and fight dangerous misinformation in the face of COVID-19. Radio is one of Nigeria’s leading media channels, reaching tens of millions each day, and with funding and support from the Water Supply and […]

COVID-19: Stepping up hygiene effort in Madagascar

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Sanitation and hygiene partners are placing an increased emphasis on improving hygiene services as a first line of defense in curtailing the spread of coronavirus in Madagascar, where a surge in the number of cases is feared to overwhelm the public health care system. As of 1 May, 128 […]

ODF champion in Punjab village leading fight against COVID-19

By Raza Naqvi Panthdeep Singh helped protect his Punjab village from disease by leading its effort to become open defecation free (ODF). Now he is putting many of the same sanitation and hygiene strategies to work in the fight against COVID-19. Mr Singh, the Sarpanch (head) of the village of Chhina in India’s district of […]

Covid-19 : au Bénin, la communauté de Téprédjéssi (Djougou) prend son desti...

Par Alain Tossounon En réponse au Covid-19, DEDRAS, l’ONG chargée de la mise en œuvre du Programme d’amélioration de l’accès à l’assainissement et des pratiques d’hygiène en milieu rural, (ou PAPHyR), programme financé par le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement du WSSCC, a engagé plusieurs actions dans sa zone d’intervention. Le Bénin a rejoint, depuis une […]

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, […]

Keeping the momentum for Nigeria’s quest to end open defecation

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Ms Chizoma Opara is the acting coordinator of the “Clean Nigeria” campaign – a government initiative supported by UNICEF, World Bank and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), amongst others, to end open defecation (OD) in the country. She believes the country has a unique opportunity to […]

Opinion: Achieving public health equity — start with sanitation and hygiene...

By Hind Khatib-Othman, Elhadj As Sy What was once unthinkable is now reality. An unknown disease has spread around the world with terrifying speed, and the global community was not prepared — not by a long shot. There have been pandemics before: SARS in 2003, H1N1 in 2009, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in 2012, Zika […]

COVID-19 and Menstrual Health and Hygiene

Health Care Heroines Need Menstrual Health Too By Virginia Kamowa, Technical Expert, Menstrual Health and Hygiene, WSSCC GENEVA – Around the world, there has been an outcry about the severe shortage of supplies and equipment that medical personnel need in order to protect themselves and take care of patients with COVID-19. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including […]

‘Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic should not be a one-off emergency action’

Interview with Nigeria’s WASH Ambassador By Olajide Adelana Ms Ebele Okeke, WSSCC’s WASH Ambassador in Nigeria, speaks on the novel Coronavirus disease, and what Nigeria must learn while addressing the pandemic. She shares her thoughts as to why Nigeria should use this as an opportunity to accelerate precautionary measures for stopping the spread of future […]

Overcoming challenges along the road to better sanitation and hygiene

DODOMA, Tanzania – Unusually heavy rainfall across much of East Africa over recent months has caused much disruption, not least to efforts to improve sanitation and hygiene in Tanzania. In the Dodoma district, not only have severe flash floods submerged and destroyed toilets, but they have also washed out roads and damaged bridges, making it […]

“We must continue to promote good hygiene practices beyond COVID-19”

Interview WASH specialist and WSSCC member on the fight against COVID-19 in Benin By Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Benin – Like many countries in the world, Benin has been undergoing the coronavirus pandemic for weeks. In response to the crisis, several measures have been taken by the government, including handwashing with soap and water. However, Edmond […]

Stay indoors: India’s faith-based leaders’ message on combating COVID-19

By Raza Naqvi DELHI, India – In a show of interfaith unity, spiritual leaders from all religious denominations across India came together to address a special webinar on fighting the novel Coronavirus, organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), in partnership with WSSCC and with technical support from UNICEF. Faith-based leaders presented how their […]

COVID-19: Mainstream sanitation and hygiene as reality stares Nigeria in th...

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – While as many as 343 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are reported as of 15 April, Nigeria is stepping up its advocacy campaign, advising people to practice good hand hygiene – by washing hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizers – among other prevention measures based on […]

In India, comic books smash shame around menstruation

By Raza Naqvi DELHI, India – In the world’s second most populous nations, shame and stigma stops millions of girls from learning about their own bodies. “In India, the biggest challenge to educating people about their periods is shame,” says Aditi Gupta, an activist who founded a unique, fun and educational comic book for girls. […]

Strengthening support for world nurses requires basic WASH services in heal...

By Philip Son and Technical experts, WSSCC Geneva – Last week — on World Health Day — the World Health Organization (WHO) released an Executive Summary on the state of the world’s nursing, highlighting the crucial role that nurses play in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and the support that the workforce needs over the coming […]

Covid-19 : Au Bénin, la communauté de Téprédjéssi (Djougou) prend en main s...

Par Alain Tossounon DJOUGOU, Benin – En réponse au Covid-19, l’agence de mise en œuvre (DEDRAS ONG) du Programme d’Amélioration des Pratiques d’Hygiène et d’Assainissement en milieu Rural (PAPHyR), un programme financé par WSSCC, a entrepris des actions dans sa zone d’intervention. Avec 26 cas et 1 décès enregistrés, le Bénin est entré, depuis une […]

Article d’opinion: COVID-19 un échec collectif, une opportunité sans précéd...

GENÈVE — La fermeture des frontières européennes et des pays à haut revenu est inédite en temps de paix, mais pour les 3 milliards de personnes qui ne disposent pas d’une installation de base dans leur maison pour se laver les mains, la lutte contre les maladies évitables telles que le Covid-19, le choléra, la poliomyélite, […]

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 […]

A robot will teach handwashing skills to students in India

By Raza Naqvi, DELHI, India – A robot called Pepe will soon encourage schoolchildren to wash their hands. The robot will help kids adopt better practices by talking about hygiene and sanitation and developers say they will be useful especially when pandemics like COVID-19 requires confinement and social distancing. Video courtesy: Ammachi Labs According to […]

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
Description
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: The link between transmission, sanitation and hygiene services

GENEVA – In the wake of the Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, we are working to protect each other and our communities. Key to keeping healthy is having access to basic sanitation and hygiene. Yet globally, 2 billion people live without access to basic sanitation, 3 billion lack basic handwashing facilities at home (WHO). People in least […]

Opinion: COVID-19 a collective failure, an unprecedented opportunity – By S...

GENEVA – Closure of Europe and high-income countries in peacetime may be unprecedented, but the war against preventable diseases such as COVID-19, cholera, polio, measles, and Ebola has long been raging for the 3 billion people who lack basic hand-washing facilities in their homes. Nearly three-quarters of the populations in the poorest countries have no […]

The real life impact of poor access to clean water and sanitation on pregna...

By Olajide Adelana, ABUJA, Nigeria – Poor access to clean water in rural communities has far-reaching consequences for livelihoods and health – particularly for women. These consequences are being keenly felt in a slum community called Duste Makaranta in Abuja, Nigeria. Despite its proximity to Usuma Dam (a public water supply facility), years of water shortages […]

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 […]

COVID-19: How gender stereotyping impacts delivery of sanitation and hygien...

By Dr Elizabeth Wamera Most sanitation programmes, in their mission to change (un)hygienic behaviour, only in some cases attempt to shift gender roles and power dynamics between men and women at the household and community levels. As such, sanitation processes may inadvertently reinforce gender stereotypes relating to women’s socially prescribed care roles and intrinsic motivation […]

Le maire d’une commune béninoise impressionné par le progrès sanitaire dans...

Par Alain Tossounon DJOUGOU, Bénin – Dans le cadre de la mission de renforcement des capacités des acteurs du programme soutenu par le Fonds Mondial pour l’assainissement du WSSCC au Bénin, une séance de déclenchement institutionnel s’est tenue avec le Maire de la commune de Djougou entouré de ses adjoints et de son Responsable du […]

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 […]

UNAIDS calls for a human rights approach to the COVID-19 outbreak that puts...

Press Release UNAIDS is calling on countries to adopt a human rights-based approach in responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 that puts communities at the centre and respects the rights and dignity of all. To help guide governments, communities and other stakeholders in planning and implementing measures to contain the pandemic, UNAIDS has produced […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

COVID-19: Fears Over Handwashing in Africa to Stem Coronavirus Seen as Trig...

By Kim Harrisberg and Nellie Peyton JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – People globally are being told to wash their hands to fight the spread of coronavirus but in Africa many can’t, experts said, urging states to use the pandemic as a reason to finally push for improvements to water supplies. Aid workers and […]

COVID-19 Update: WHO and FIFA launch campaign against COVID-19

Geneva, 23 March 2020: The international governing body of football, FIFA, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) awareness campaign featuring world-renowned footballers, urging people across the world to follow five key steps to stop the spread of the disease. The “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” campaign promotes five […]

COVID -19 Update: “This is, above all, a human crisis that calls for solida...

By Antonio Guterres “We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives,” The United Nations Secretary General has said. “A global recession – perhaps of record dimensions – is a near certainty. […]

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Updates 1

This page brings you information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and WSSCC about the current Coronavirus disease outbreak. Please visit this page for daily updates. WSSCC is working closely with partners to provide useful updates and advice to individuals on measures you need  to protect health and prevent the spread of this […]

Des pratiques d’assainissement et d’hygiène sûres sont essentielles à la pr...

À un moment où la communauté internationale est frappée par la flambée épidémique du Covid-19, l’importance d’avoir accès à des pratiques d’assainissement et d’hygiène sûres pour prévenir les maladies et jouir d’une vie saine et épanouie est plus manifeste que jamais. L’adéquation de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène n’a pas une incidence seulement sur la santé […]

Le coronavirus, une crise de l’hygiène

La réponse des gouvernements nationaux face au coronavirus est sans précédent. Outre les fermetures d’écoles et l’interdiction des grands rassemblements, les frontières se ferment, les vols sont annulés et de nombreuses populations sont confinées dans un effort collectif de maîtrise de la propagation virale. Nous sommes tous affectés par cette situation critique en matière de […]

Safe sanitation and hygiene key to preventing pandemics like COVID-19

At a time when the global community is hit by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of safe sanitation and hygiene to prevent diseases and live a healthy and fulfilling life is more obvious than ever before. Safe sanitation and hygiene does not only impact on people’s health. It also impacts on livelihoods, […]

Coronavirus is a hygiene crisis

  National governments are responding to the Coronavirus on an unprecedented scale. In addition to school closures and bans on large gatherings, borders are closing, flights are cancelled and whole populations are in lockdown as we collectively try to contain the virus. Each of us is touched by this very public health emergency. We are […]

New homes and new toilets offer lifelines for Nepal’s landless

By Renu Kshetry As far back as she can remember, Lakhani Devi Rishidev’s family has never owned their own land. “How could they ever save to buy land? They never even had enough to feed the family,” she says. The stalwart 60-year-old grandmother of seven lives with her sons and their families in a flimsy […]

Handwashing and COVID19

We all know that washing our hands at important times, like after using a toilet and before preparing food, is key to preventing many diseases such as cholera and diarrhea. It is also key to fighting the latest virus we all face, coronavirus. It is called COVID19 where ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ […]

Health, safety and dignity: boosting access to safe, clean toilets for wome...

  By Machrine Birungi Geneva, SWITZERLAND – Pakistan has come a long way in bringing down open defecation. A recent WHO/UNICEF report shows that the phenomenon has been reduced by around 30 percent since the year 2000. Yet 79 million people still lack access to decent toilets across the country. This poses significant risks to […]

India’s Simdega district leading by example on menstrual health and hygiene

A journey to spark off conversations on menstruation By Raza Naqvi SIMDEGA, India – In India, shame and stigma associated with menstruation is silencing conversations on the subject, leading to a lack of knowledge and unsafe hygiene practices. To break this cycle, an engineer from a small town in Bihar left his lucrative career to […]

Series: Friends of the human rights to water and sanitation

Interview with the ambassador of Germany to the UN in Geneva   By Francesca Nava GENEVA – The second episode of the series: “Friends of the human rights to water and sanitation” features His Excellency Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations Office. As […]

Briser le silence autour de l’hygiène menstruelle

de Trupti Ashtankar et Charlotte Jenner Mumbai, Inde – Dans de nombreuses communautés indiennes, les menstruations et les pratiques d’hygiène qui s’y rapportent restent des sujets sensibles sur le plan social et culturel, passés sous silence et entretenus par des mythes ou des tabous sociaux. De ce fait, les femmes (et les hommes) disposent rarement […]

Le partage d’informations entre pairs pour une campagne d’assainissement pl...

de Renu Kshetry KATMANDOU, Népal — Cinq jours durant, 18 délégués venus du Cambodge ont étudié les stratégies mises en œuvre par le Népal pour libérer le pays de la défécation à l’air libre (campagne FDAL). Ils en ont tiré un certain nombre de meilleures pratiques qu’ils envisagent de suivre dans leur propre pays. Cet échange […]

Namaste Lal Bhoomi Shrestha, le stratège à l’origine de la campagne ODF [Me...

de Renu Kshetry M. Shrestha a poussé un soupir de soulagement lorsqu’en septembre dernier, son rêve de voir le Népal déclaré « pays libéré de la défécation en plein air » est devenu réalité. Aujourd’hui âgé de 60 ans, Namaste Lal Bhoomi Shrestha a passé 36 ans de sa vie dans le domaine de l’approvisionnement en eau et de l’assainissement. […]

Les fortes précipitations qui balaient l’Afrique orientale imputées à un oc...

d’Aidani Tarimo et Charles Dickson Si les pluies salutaires sont indéniablement appréciées en Afrique, elles peuvent également constituer une menace. Les inondations provoquées par des précipitations exceptionnellement abondantes ces derniers mois en Tanzanie ont obligé des milliers de personnes à fuir de leur maison pour se réfugier sur les hauteurs, laissant derrière elles un sillage […]

Au Nigéria, un homme consacre sa vie au déclenchement

Par Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigéria – Parler de défécation n’est pas chose aisée. Bien souvent, ce sujet est abordé à voix basse, nous plonge dans l’embarras et nous paraît déplacé. Mais pourquoi avons-nous honte d’un processus aussi naturel que l’évacuation des selles ? Certes, il existe des sujets de discussion plus plaisants. Mais tout le monde […]

Entretien avec l’Ambassadeur d’Allemagne auprès des Nations Unies à Genève ...

Par Francesca Nava GENÈVE – Pour le deuxième épisode de la série « Amis des droits fondamentaux à l’eau et à l’assainissement », nous avons rencontré son Excellence Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, Ambassadeur et Représentant permanent de l’Allemagne auprès des Nations Unies. Alors que 2020 marque le dixième anniversaire de la reconnaissance universelle des droits fondamentaux à l’eau […]

“We call it shit, not poop”

One man in Nigeria is ‘triggering’ communities for a living By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Conversations around defecation are challenging. They often take place in hushed tones and can be seen as awkward or impolite. But why are we so ashamed to talk about such a natural process as our bowel movements? Sure, it […]

Sanitation in Tanzania suffers setbacks as toilets damaged by heavy rains

High precipitation across East Africa attributed to unusually warm Indian Ocean By Aidani Tarimo and Charles Dickson As welcome as the life-giving rains are in Africa, they can also be a menace. Floods resulting from unusually heavy rainfall in Tanzania over recent months have forced thousands to flee their homes for higher ground and caused […]

Namaste Lal Bhoomi Shrestha, a strategist behind Nepal’s ODF campaign

By Renu Kshetry Shrestha heaved a sigh of relief when his dream of declaring Nepal an open defecation free country became a reality last September. Now 60 years old, Namaste Lal Bhoomi Shrestha has spent 36 years of his life in the water and sanitation field, including as Senior Sanitation Specialist at the United Nations […]

From hydrogeology to hygiene

A conversation with WSSCC member Dr Asad Umar  By Raza Naqvi Dr Asad Umar’s professional journey began 20 years ago with the completion of his PhD in hydrogeology at the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University. Then came the Bhuj Earthquake in Gujarat in 2001 where he worked relentlessly to make water accessible to the victims. That […]

Cambodia ODF campaign to build on the lessons of Nepal’s successes

Peer-to-peer sharing set to accelerate a sanitation campaign in Cambodia By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – A five-day examination of Nepal’s implementation strategies to achieve open defecation free (ODF) status has equipped 18 delegates visiting from Cambodia with a number of best practices they plan to put to good use back home. The peer-to-peer learning […]

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 […]

Les tabous menstruels au Népal passés à l’objectif d’un appareil photo

La destruction des huttes menstruelles, un signal puissant, mais comment démanteler les mentalités ? de Renu Kshetry « Je n’ai jamais compris pourquoi on m’avait laissée dans une pièce sombre pendant 7 jours quand j’ai eu mes premières règles », raconte Bunu Dhungana, « ou pourquoi on me considérait intouchable pendant quatre jours chaque mois. » Dans son pays d’origine, le […]

Breaking the silence around menstrual hygiene

By Trupti Ashtankar and Charlotte Jenner Mumbai, India – In many communities across India, menstruation and related hygiene practices are socially and culturally sensitive issues, shrouded in silence and perpetuated by myths or social taboos. As a result, women (and men) often lack essential information about the cause of menstruation, as well as safe menstrual […]

Combatting menstrual taboos in Nepal through the lens of a camera

Demolishing menstrual huts, a powerful start, but how do we demolish the mindset? By Renu Kshetry “I never understood why I was kept in a dark room for seven days when I menstruated for the first time,” says Bunu Dhungana, “or why I was considered untouchable for four days every month.” In her native Nepal, […]

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 […]

Mutilations Genitales Feminines et Gestion de l’Hygiène Menstruelle au Sene...

La présente étude sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) a été réalisée au Sénégal dans quatre régions : Sédhiou, Kédougou, Kolda et Matam. Cette étude s’inscrit dans le cadre du  programme conjoint du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC) et d’ONU Femmes sur « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement » mené […]

Tackling India’s ‘silent problem’ of menstrual waste

New innovation offers women and girls the confidence and space to manage their menstruation By Machrine Birungi Nearly 121 million women and adolescent girls in India use on average eight sanitary napkins per menstrual cycle. That translates to 1 million pads generated monthly, which then results into 12 billion pads produced and disposed of annually […]

Interview with the ambassador of Spain to the UN in Geneva

By Francesca Nava GENEVA – As part of a campaign to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the universal recognition of the human rights to water and sanitation, WSSCC is supporting Mr Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, to feature “friends of the human rights to water and sanitation” throughout […]

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. […]

Sprinting the Last Mile: Nepal’s Sanitation Campaign in the Terai

In September 2019, the Government of Nepal declared the country ‘open defecation free’ (ODF). Leading up to this milestone, the Government of Nepal and other sector partners focused on the challenging Terai plains – the ‘last mile’ of Nepal’s Sanitation Campaign. This Case Study documents the key success factors from WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme […]

A timeline of events leading to Kenya’s MHM policy

At a Glance By Neville Okwaro and Kevin Mwanza On 21 November 2019, the Government of Kenya approved its first stand-alone policy dedicated to Menstrual Health and Hygiene.  A timeline of events leading up to Kenya’s MHM policy describes key dates and months recognized as contributing to the country’s MHM policy. 2015 MHM work focused […]

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 […]

Le gouvernement et ses partenaires renforcent la coordination régionale

Un comité de direction sera formé dans chacune des 22 régions de Madagascar Par Hoby Randrianimanana IHOSY, Madagascar – 11,3 millions de personnes pratiquent toujours la défécation à l’air libre à Madagascar et seulement 10 % de la population bénéficie de services d’assainissement de base dans le pays. Le gouvernement prend désormais les choses en […]

RUSHPIN célèbre la déclaration FDAL d’une nouvelle zone de gouvernement loc...

Succès de la campagne « Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet » à Gwer East Écrit par Machrine Birungi et United Purpose GENÈVE, État de Benue – Le 19 décembre 2019, les habitants de la zone de gouvernement local (ZGL) de Gwer East, dans l’État de Benue au Nigéria, ont fêté un exploit spectaculaire. La zone a été […]

Au Népal, des écolières s’allient pour améliorer la gestion des menstruatio...

Dans une école rurale, les filles peuvent désormais rester à l’école en période de menstruation Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Népal — Dans un village népalais, une écolière de 15 ans raconte comment ses parents lui ont demandé, trois ans plus tôt, de s’isoler pendant cinq jours lorsqu’elle a eu ses premières règles. « J’ai été forcée de […]

India’s vulnerable and voiceless groups speak out at Rishikesh

“Leave No One Behind” workshop addresses inequality on poor access to toilets and menstrual facilities By Prince Mukherjee RISHIKESH, India, – A growing sense of exclusion from the rest of the community is palpable as hundreds of marginalized people in India speak openly about the availability of toilets and menstrual facilities and matters of water […]

RUSHPIN celebrates another ODF Local Government Area

‘Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet’ campaign scores an achievement in Gwer East By Machrine Birungi and United Purpose GENEVA, Benue State – On 19 December, 2019, the people of Gwer East Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue state of Nigeria celebrated a spectacular achievement. The area was declared open defecation free (ODF), implying that the […]

Schoolgirls in Nepal team up for proper management of menstruation

Improvement at a rural school empowers menstruating girls to stay in school By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – A 15-year-old schoolgirl in a Nepali village recalls how her parents asked her to stay in isolation for five days when she had her first period three years ago. “I was made to stay in the darkroom […]

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 […]

Government and partners accelerate regional coordination

A leadership committee will be formed in each of the 22 regions across Madagascar By Hoby Randrianimanana IHOSY, Madagascar – 11.3 million people still defecate in the open, and merely 10 percent of the population benefits from basic sanitation services in Madagascar. The government is now stepping up to change this with a robust collaborative […]

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, […]

La menstruation est la responsabilité de tous

Entretien avec un jeune leader kenyan qui plaide pour le rôle des hommes dans le domaine de la santé et de l’hygiène menstruelles Par Kevin Mwanza et Francesca Nava NAIROBI, Kenya Alors même que le gouvernement du Kenya a approuvé la Politique nationale de gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) le 21 novembre 2019en vue d’intensifier […]

Des experts discutent de la manière de résoudre les problèmes de l’assainis...

La révolution mondiale des toilettes Par Machrine Birungi GENÈVE Des outils numériques de pointe, tels que des capteurs de données et des robots, figurent au cœur des débats pour trouver des moyens d’améliorer notre manière de traiter les grands problèmes de l’assainissement, comme la gestion des déchets fécaux. D’après l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, tous […]

Fermer les toilettes pour la Journée mondiale des toilettes

Des élèves genevois s’intéressent à la crise sanitaire mondiale Par Francesca Nava GENÈVE – Dans cette école internationale bilingue de Genève, la plupart des élèves n’avaient jamais envisagé de devoir sortir dehors pour faire leurs besoins, et encore moins réfléchi au problème du manque de toilettes dans le monde. Or, le 19 novembre (à l’occasion de la […]

Closing the toilets on World Toilet Day

School children in Geneva reflect on the global sanitation crisis By Francesca Nava   GENEVA – Most children at an international school in Geneva would have never thought twice about going outside to relieve themselves, let alone the lack of toilets across the world. That was until 19 November (World Toilet Day) when more than […]

Reaffirming the commitment to total sanitation

Experts in Nepal bring the agenda of leaving no one behind front and center on World Toilet Day By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Celebrating this year’s World Toilet Day, sanitation experts gathered in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu to renew their commitment to availability, accessibility, and affordability of WASH services across the country. In […]

Combating the deadly impact of open defecation

Stakeholders call for a change at the national level to realize the ambition of achieving SDG 6.2 by 2025 By Alain Tossounon LADJI, Benin – In Benin, basic sanitation and hygiene are still a luxury for many people living in both rural and urban areas where open defecation is commonplace. The consequences of this practice […]

Experts discuss how to tackle sanitation challenges through digital innovat...

The Global Toilet Revolution  By Machrine Birungi GENEVA – Cutting-edge digital tools such as data sensors and robots are the center of a debate on how to improve the way we deal with significant sanitation challenges such as fecal waste management. Inadequate sanitation, according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for 432,000 diarrheal deaths […]

A precious stone stands in the way to stop open defecation

Madagascar’s rural communities tackle the ongoing migration challenge By Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – In a rural commune of Madagascar, villages that have once ended the practice of defecating in the open are now facing a major difficulty sustaining their open defecation free status. That is all because of a precious stone that was found […]

Interdependencies and Mutual Impacts on the Human Rights to Water and Sanit...

In 2020, the world celebrates Agenda 2030’s 5th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the recognition of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (UNGA Resolution 64/292 of 28 July 2010), acknowledging that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights.  During the UN General Assembly in 2019, WSSCC […]

Menstruation is everyone’s responsibility

An interview with a Kenyan youth leader that advocates for the role of men in Menstrual Health and Hygiene By Kevin Mwanza and Francesca Nava NAIROBI, Kenya – As the Government of Kenya approved the National Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy on 21 November to scale up its effort to provide more support for girls and women, […]

Combattre l’impact mortel de la défécation à l’air libre

Les acteurs appellent à l’unisson à un sursaut national pour réaliser l’ambition d’atteindre l’ODD 6.2 d’ici 2025 Par Alain Tossounon LADJI, Bénin – Dans plusieurs quartiers de villes et villages du Bénin, l’hygiène et l’assainissement de base sont encore un luxe pour de nombreuses populations qui défèquent dans la nature. Les conséquences de cette pratique […]

Leave no one behind with an award-winning squat toilet

Interview with a young entrepreneur that brings a huge impact with a small change By Machrine Birungi   After scanning through hundreds of photos of people squatting on toilets, an Indian product designer took the efficiency and comfort seriously and reinvented the form of a squat toilet. Since Mr Satyajit Mittal from Pune created SquatEase, […]

Tirer le meilleur profit de la puissance des données et des éléments factue...

Les partenaires du WSSCC se sont réunis pour discuter des questions les plus récentes en matière d’assainissement au Togo Par Atakouna Essowaza LOMÉ, Togo – Les partenaires du secteur de l’assainissement membres du WSSCC de différents pays francophones africains sélectionnés se sont réunis dans la capitale togolaise, Lomé, pour discuter de la manière d’intégrer les […]

Kenya paves the way for menstruators

The government approves a policy exclusively on menstrual health and hygiene By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – The Government of Kenya will provide more robust support for menstrual challenges faced by girls and women across the nation after approving a landmark policy dedicated to menstrual health and hygiene on 21 November 2019. The stand-alone National […]

‘Transformational benefits’ of ending outdoor defecation

How people’s lives are improved once they have a toilet to use Ahead of World Toilet Day, which is marked annually on 19 November, WSSCC’s acting Executive Director, Sue Coates, has been speaking to UN News about how to end open defecation. What is open defecation and where is it mostly practiced? Open defecation is […]

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 […]

Seizing the day at the global population summit in Nairobi

WSSCC and partners call for action on Menstrual Health and Hygiene By: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – Research shows that 6 out of 10 girls in Kenya have never heard about menstruation until their first period, and 65 percent of menstruating girls and women in the nation cannot sustainably access sanitary pads. Menstruation is rarely […]

Saisir l’opportunité du Sommet mondial sur la population à Nairobi

Le WSSCC et ses partenaires appellent à l’action sur la santé et l’hygiène menstruelles Par: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI au Kenya – Selon certaines études, 6 filles sur 10 au Kenya n’ont jamais entendu parler de la menstruation avant leurs premières périodes, et 65 pour cent des filles et des femmes kenyanes qui sont réglées ne […]

Des latrines à fosse qui transforment la vie

Les toilettes respirent un air nouveau dans le village de Qahir au Kenya Par: Kevin Mwanza and Sheba Omondi WAJIR, au Kenya – Imaginez la vie dans un foyer sans toilettes. Ensuite, imaginez les mouches qui voleraient autour de vos toilettes, et l’impact grave sur votre santé de ce catalyseur de transmission oro-fécale. C’était là […]

Une chanson vient inspirer la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle au Kenya

« Je n’existerais pas sans la menstruation » – un chanteur local Par: Kevin Mwanza KIISI, au Kenya – Une chanson en l’honneur de la menstruation rompt le mur du silence autour de la menstruation au Kenya, où un grand nombre de filles continuent de manquer l’école lorsqu’elles ont leurs règles, des milliers d’autres n’ont pas les […]

Des comités d’assainissement dans des villages du Kenya passent à l’action...

Concrétisation des ambitions de la campagne de promotion de la fin de la défécation à l’air libre Par: Kevin Mwanza NAROK, au Kenya – Les comités d’assainissement de villages travaillent à l’accélération des progrès réalisés pour mettre fin à la défécation à l’air libre dans les villages ruraux au Kenya, en encourageant les populations locales […]

From Poop-Man to Honey-Man

One Man’s Fight to End Open Defecation in Kenya By Kevin Mwanza and Sheba A. Odondi WAJIR, Kenya – For Shukri Isaack, insulting by-names like “poop-man” did not deter him from pursuing his mission to stop the long-running practice of open defecation in Kenya’s Wajir County when a programme known as the Kenya Sanitation and […]

‘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 […]

Kenya conference raises awareness on sanitation and hygiene

WSSCC partners and members show case their work  By: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – A four-day conference in Nairobi with a special focus on sanitation offered a timely opportunity for WSSCC-supported partners to make a show of “splash” on their work to leave no one behind and engage with other diverse sector players from the […]

Training of Swachhagrahis on ODF Plus – Module & Trainers’ Handbook

Swachh Bharat Mission is the biggest people’s movement on sanitation in the world that seeks to create a Clean India. As reported by the Government of India, close to 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) status has been achieved. The current focus of the national flagship programme is now on ODF Plus (ODF+), which aims at […]

Bihar State Menstrual Hygiene Management Guidelines & Implementation Framew...

Menstruation and related hygiene practices are a socially and culturally sensitive issue shrouded largely in silence and perpetuated by social taboos. Following the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission-Garmin, Open Defecation Free (ODF) achievements are now proposed to be followed up by ODF sustainability and ODF plus initiatives. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is one of the […]

Pit latrines changing lives

Toilets breathe new air in Qahir village – Kenya WAJIR, Kenya – Think about your home without a toilet. Now, think of the flies that float around your room, and its serious harmful impact on your health as a catalyst of oral-fecal transmission. That was the life for many people who practiced open defecation in […]

Village Sanitation Committees in Kenya jump into action

Making open defecation free campaign a reality NAROK, Kenya – Village Sanitation Committees are busy spearheading the drive in Kenya’s rural sides to accelerate progress on making villages free from open defecation by encouraging the local people to shift from the generations-long practice to proper toilet use. Inadequate access to sanitation and hygiene has long […]

Song inspires menstrual hygiene management in Kenya

‘I would not exist without menstruation’ – a local singer By Kevin Mwanza   KIISI, Kenya – A song in praise of menstruation breaks the code of silence around menstruation in Kenya, where many girls are still missing school while they are menstruating, thousands of others are unable to afford health products, and a large […]

Going the last mile in ending open defecation in Nepal

Nepal’s sanitation campaign making a difference in Majhi By: Charles Dickson MAJHI, Nepal – Recently, the national campaign to end open defecation across Nepal arrived in Sunaina Devi’s village, and it promises to be transformational. Sunaina lives in Majhi, a village of 104 impoverished people in Nepal’s Terai region. Majhi’s huts of mud, thatch and […]

From Poop-Man to Honey-Man

One Man’s Fight to End Open Defecation in Kenya By Kevin Mwanza and Sheba Odondi WAJIR, Kenya – For Shukri Isaack, insulting by-names like “poop-man” did not deter him from pursuing his mission to stop the long-running practice of open defecation in Kenya’s Wajir County when a programme known as the Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene […]

Time to Vote! Make your voice heard by voting in the upcoming Steering Comm...

WSSCC has launched a Call for Voting for its members. Check your inbox to review the candidates and vote for the Steering Committee Global Seat! Steering Committee Voting Process video   Vidéo sur le processus de vote pour le Comité de Pilotage More on here

UNITED PURPOSE AT THE FOREFRONT OF GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY

Earlier this week, the world celebrated Global Handwashing Day (GHD) with this year’s theme, ‘Clean Hands for All’. United Purpose, a Global Sanitation Fund implementing partner, was extremely active during this year’s milestone day. After following their activities on social media, WSSCC decided to contact United Purpose Nigeria to learn more about their activities. We […]

Madagascar veut inclure ceux laissés de côté dans l’élimination de la déféc...

Par Joséa Ratsirarson Dans un village, pour éliminer la défécation à l’air libre, chacun doit apporter sa contribution. C’est ce dont est convaincue une agence d’exécution de Madagascar soutenue par le WSSCC chargée de mettre en place le programme d’élimination de la défécation à l’air libre dans le pays. Le Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), […]

[Blog] Le concept « Ne laisser personne de côté » (Leave No One Behind) s’e...

Par Patrick Alubbe Parmi toutes les rencontres auxquelles j’ai eu la chance de participer, celle de l’édition 2019 de la Semaine mondiale de l’eau à Stockholm (SWWW) a été unique. J’y ai côtoyé des milliers de participants venus des quatre coins de la planète. Les mots « inclusion, responsabilité envers les citoyens, transparence dans l’utilisation des ressources, […]

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, […]

A Call to Action: Delivering Rural Sanitation Programs at Scale, with Equit...

Two billion people lack basic sanitation and 72 per- cent of them live in rural areas. At the current pace, universal access to safely managed sanitation will not become a reality until the 22nd century. Diseases linked to poor sanitation and hygiene hit children and the most vulnerable hardest – women and girls are affected […]

Squat a moment in her shoes

In the drive to end open defecation, one of the strengths of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is its reliance on local knowledge, collective action and community leadership. To ensure that nobody is left behind, WSSCC is proposing ways to make CLTS even better at reflecting the needs of people who may be overlooked or marginalized […]

[Blog] The ‘Leave No One Behind’ concept interwoven into key discussions in...

By Patrick Alubbe 2019 Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) was a unique event amongst many I have attended with thousands of participants from all over the world. Keywords that frequently resonated with me throughout the week include “inclusion, accountability to citizens, transparency in use of resources, access to information, reaching the last mile” and many […]

Video Message by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

Video Message by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, for the side event on the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly: “Sanitation and Hygiene for a Clean Nigeria: Sharing Lessons and Key Insights,” convened by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council [English version] Excellencies, Ladies and […]

Sanitation and Hygiene Campaign for a clean Nigeria

Join WSSCC and the Permanent Mission of Nigeria on 24 September in New York for this upcoming UN General Assembly side event. Achieving universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene by 2030 is a major challenge in many parts of the world, with 2 billion people still lacking access to basic sanitation services, […]

Madagascar’s open defecation free quest to include those left behind

By Joséa Ratsirarson Any activity at a village to end open defecation takes everyone’s participation. That’s what an executing agency in Madagascar, supported by WSSCC, strongly believes as they carry out its open defecation free programme throughout the country. The programme body in Antananarivo known as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), or the Sanitation Support […]

WASH Talks at Stockholm World Water Week

WSSCC hosted a series of talk shows with special guests at 2019 World Water Week in Stockholm. Here is Dr. Robert Chambers, Research Associate at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, who was previously based in India and has a long-standing commitment to supporting Swachh Bharat Mission [WSSCC] Can you tell us about […]

Interview with Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to saf...

GENEVA – Earlier in June, WSSCC had the opportunity to interview Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Here is what he has to say about the striking connection between sanitation and human rights. WSSCC: First of all, why […]

Thousands of faith group members in India stand up for menstrual hygiene

By Vinod Mishra and Francesca Nava RISHIKESH, India – About 5,000 volunteers, pilgrims, devotees and religious students in India broke the silence on Menstrual Hygiene Day to shine an important light on menstruation – a topic often hidden and purposely avoided in the Hindi culture. In some parts of the country, women’s fertility is considered […]

Stockholm! Here we come!

An exciting summer is coming as WSSCC gears up for the 2019 Stockholm World Water Week between 25 and 30 August! And this year, we are making a splash! See our programme for details! Why? Because we can’t emphasize enough the importance of this year’s theme: Water for society – Including all. The Council has […]

Improving menstrual hygiene management in Tanzania is everyone’s responsibi...

By Francesca Nava DODOMA, Tanzania – Hygiene practitioners, boys and girls, humanitarian workers, government officials and parliamentarians are joining forces to raise a unified voice on menstruation. Flexing their muscles in a group photo, they emphasized that everyone, including government officials, sanitary pads suppliers and family members especially men, should be involved in actions to […]

Community triggering awakens Madagascar villages to open defecation free be...

By Hiro Saito and Charles Dickson ANDOHARANOVELONA, Madagascar – The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they […]

Interview with Madagascar Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Earlier in May, Clara Rudholm, East and Southern Africa Regional Manager for WSSCC and its partners in Madagascar spoke with Honorable Vonjy Andriamanga, Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons to discuss the new initiative that the minister has been advocating, expectations about eliminating open defecation in the country, and the partnership with WSSCC. […]

At hard-to-reach villages in Madagascar, building a shower room is a drasti...

By Hiro Saito AMBOHITSARATELO, Madagascar – Hundreds of village dwellers in a hard-to-reach area of Madagascar are now pledging to build shower rooms for girls and women after an intense discussion on how to provide a safe and protected space, particularly for managing menstrual hygiene with dignity. For the residents of the fokontany, or the […]

2018 Highlights

A WSSCC two-page document highlighting our sanitation and hygiene activities in 2018.

Annual Report 2018

WSSCC launched its Annual Report highlighting 2018 activities during our April Steering Committee meeting. With 892 million people worldwide still practicing open defecation and only 39% of the global population (2.9 billion people) using a safely managed sanitation facility, achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 6.2 remains the guiding principle for WSSCC’s work. Now in […]

Dialogue: l’Intégration de la Gestion de l’Hygiène Menstruelle dans les Pol...

Fawoziatouh Allade, Benin Le 23 mai 2019, s’est ouvert le dialogue des parties prenantes sur l’intégration de la Gestion de l’Hygiène Menstruelle dans les politiques et stratégies du Développement au Bénin. Placé sous le haut parrainage du Ministre de la Santé, ledit dialogue qui est une première au Bénin, est financé par le WSSCC. L’objectif […]

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Publicity Materials

On 28 May, celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day with WSSCC! WSSCC works to break the silence on menstruation leaving no one behind. For WSSCC, Menstrual Hygiene Management means that those who menstruate have : better school attendance and learning outcomes greater mobility and opportunities greater self-determination and well-being a healthier and more confident adolescence. Breaking the […]

Report: Shared Latrine Use and Dynamics in Rural Cambodia

The Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (CRSHIP) has worked to increase access to improved sanitation and to promote proper hygiene practices in rural Cambodia. As part of CRSHIP, WaterAid Cambodia and Plan International Cambodia engaged Causal Design to conduct a qualitative research project focused on better understanding shared latrine use — the practice […]

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

GSF l’égalité et la non-discrimination- Etude_FR  

The Growth and Potential of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in Advancing Compr...

Experts representing the WASH sector, UN organizations, academia and civil society came together today at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in an All-Female Panel to chair a side event titled, Access to Menstrual Health as a Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls. The event was dedicated to elevating […]

Lessons Learned from Global Champions for Improved Access to Public Service...

At this year’s Commission on the Status of Women, the plight of many women, girls and marginalized groups who face barriers to safely accessing water and sanitation (WASH) services in public spaces took center stage at a side event entitled, Empowerment of Women and Girls through Access to Public Services – including Water, Sanitation and […]

Prioritizing Women and Girls in Pakistan – Country holds first national tra...

The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group in Pakistan held the first national level training of trainers this past January in a move to support the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to mainstream and promote the health of women and girls.  More than 70 participants from across the country are now able to cascade […]

She is the solution: a day at the Kumbh Mela

Blog from Emily Deschaine, Acting Head, Partnerships It’s 10 am in Allahabad and the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious festival in the world, is bathed in sunlight. We’re sitting outside in a roundtable discussion on WASH and women’s empowerment, which has brought together faith leaders (male and female), development partners, civil society and even politicians. […]

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.  […]

FSM Alliance Executive Secretary (Head of Secretariat)

The Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Alliance seeks a Head of Secretariat. For more details, please see the following documents. The applications should be sent to Stefan Reuter (reuter@borda.org). JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION – Exec Secretary v4 17 12 18 TERMS OF REFERENCE- Secretariat v3 post-July 2018 FSM Alliance Vision, Mission, Goals and Strategy vfinal  

As we grow up: a digital book on menstrual hygiene management

This book brought out by Saksham, Noida Deaf Society and WSSCC is in 5 different formats: 1) Universal book: this is a synchronized version of a video in Indian Sign Language (ISL) along with text and audio. You can view and hear all these formats together. But you may have to wait a bit for […]

One brick at a time

A few months ago, Leonard Ochwada was making more bricks than he could sell. Now he can’t keep up with demand. It’s a good problem to have, not just because of what it means for Leonard’s earnings, but also for the health of the people in his community. Leonard is a member of a youth […]

AfricaSan Awards is now open for nominations

Are you an outstanding sanitation and hygiene professional working in Africa? The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards is looking for your nomination. Candidates can submit the nominations no later than January 9, 2019, all information available here. The AfricaSan 5 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 18-22. The AfricaSan Award aims to raise the profile […]

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 […]

On World Toilet Day, Let Us Speak Plainly About An Issue That Is Often Negl...

By Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director, WSSCC As we mark World Toilet Day and there is more and more discussion about the importance of dealing with human waste, many people will become embarrassed or shocked, and some would rather avoid the subject altogether. However, the sanitation crisis that exists in many parts of the world, and […]

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 […]

Bihar workshop picks up pace to end open defecation

WSSCC co-convenes Rapid Action Learning to share strategies for faster success Ramping up the elimination of open defecation in India’s northern state of Bihar was the theme of a three-day workshop convened in the state’s Patna district from October 29 to 31. Seventy-five people – representing ten districts across the state, a civil society organization […]

World Toilet Day: Join the Global Rally for Sanitation in Geneva

For the first time ever, a major public World Toilet Day celebration – the Global Rally for Sanitation – will take place in Geneva on 19 November, at the Place des Nation, from 11:00 to 15:30. Join the rally and help us to send a life-saving message to the world about the critical importance of good […]

When nature calls, you answer – and take action this World Toilet Day with ...

This year’s World Toilet Day will take place on 19 November. The theme, “When Nature Calls”, focuses on the importance of building toilets and sanitation systems that work in harmony with our environment and nature. According to WHO/UNICEF, 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practise open defecation – […]

Governance

  The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global, multi-stakeholder membership and partnership-based organization that works with poor people, non-State actors and civil society organizations, national and local governments, the private sector and other stakeholders at the national, regional and global levels to improve sanitation and hygiene at scale. WSSCC works to […]

Invitation: Webinar on improving accountability mechanisms for SDG 6 at the...

On 6 November, End Water Poverty and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, with partners (Coalition Eau, Watershed Empowering Citizens, with the support of Sanitation and Water for All) will host a webinar, entitled ‘how can we improve accountability mechanisms for SDG 6 at the national level?’. This webinar will be delivered in three languages […]

Toilet innovation wins first prize at India’s sanitation convention

SquatEase poised to help increase use of squat toilet and reduce open defecation The widespread practice of open defecation is a major source of contamination of India’s fresh water resources. It causes severe illness among millions of people across the country every year. At the heart of the problem is not just a lack of […]

Shame of menstruation must be replaced with support for improved menstrual ...

WSSCC welcomes resolution promoting respect for the human rights of women and girls and their greater participation in society Geneva, 28 September 2018: A Human Rights Council resolution urging countries to take decisive action to ensure women and girls have universal access to information, products and facilities needed for improved menstrual hygiene has been warmly […]

Learning from India’s massive, country-wide people’s movement to end open d...

By Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director, WSSCC India may be the world’s largest democracy, with 815 million eligible voters with access to the ballot. Much less a source of pride is the fact that, historically, so few Indians have access to a toilet. This situation is changing fast, however. As of 2014, for 550 million people […]

Qatar Fund for Development Signs a Memorandum of Understanding in partnersh...

Qatar Fund for Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. This agreement will cover the initial partnership framework for a period of 4 years. The agreement aims to provide a framework and facilitate cooperation […]

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 […]

3ie presents updated results of the 2018 Evidence Gap Map on the Effectiven...

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), a WSSCC partner, has updated the Evidence Gap Map (EGM) that provides an analysis of 41 systematic reviews and 317 impact evaluation studies in low- and middle-income countries (L&MICs). The analysis is based on the impact of WASH promotional approaches on behaviour change, health and socio-economic outcomes in […]

India hosts the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention

Click here for information in Arabic, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Ministers and sanitation sector leaders from around the world will come together this month at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) in New Delhi. Hosted by the Government of India, this 4-day event will be an opportunity for participating countries to share sanitation […]

Webinar Announcement: How much evidence do we have on the effectiveness of ...

According to a 2017 report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme, 3 in 10 people worldwide (2.1 billion) lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and more than 6 in 10 (4.5 billion) lack safely managed sanitation. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) also set the Target 6.2 of universal […]

Appel à candidatures pour des sièges au Comité d’orientation

Le WSSCC a lancé un appel à candidatures auprès de ses membres en vue de pourvoir des sièges vacants au sein de son Comité d’orientation pour les régions Asie du Sud, Afrique de l’Est et Afrique australe et Asie de l’Est et du Sud-Est. Si vous êtes un membre résident dans l’une de ces régions, […]

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.

Banka BioLoo assume la nouvelle composante sanitaire du programme nutrition...

Sanjay Banka Banka BioLoo, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Havells, Alwar, Rajasthan, India       ANNÉES DE MISE EN ŒUVRE DE L’ÉTUDE DE CAS 2015 à 2018 RÉSUMÉ DE L’ÉTUDE DE CAS La société Havells, l’un des principaux fabricants de produits électriques en Inde, possède des installations industrielles dans plusieurs régions du pays, dont la plus […]

L’éducation est l’un des domaines d’intervention, avec WASH, pour le centen...

Dans les décennies à venir, il y a fort à penser que les plus grands problèmes de ce monde persisteront, tout comme des millions de personnes continueront de se sentir laissées pour compte face aux forces de la mondialisation. Seul un changement rapide et radical pourrait déjouer cette prédiction. Il appartient donc aux États, aux […]

Make your voice heard by voting in the upcoming Steering Committee elections

WSSCC has launched a Call for Nominations from its members for open seats on its Steering Committee. South Asia, Eastern & Southern Africa and South Eastern/East Asia.  If you are a member residing in one of those regions, please check the website from 12 September to review the candidates and vote for your regional representative […]

Education is one of the policy focal areas, with WASH, for the Mandela 100 ...

One safe prediction for our world in the next future is that the biggest global problems will not disappear, and millions of people will keep feeling left behind by the forces of globalization unless we take immediate radical action. Governments, civil society organizations, development partners and businesses must increase their joint efforts to achieve the […]

Banka BioLoo Complementing Havells’s Nutrition Program with Sanitation

Sanjay Banka Banka BioLoo, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Havells, Alwar, Rajasthan, India     YEAR(S) CASE STUDY WAS IMPLEMENTED 2015 to 2018 CASE STUDY SUMMARY Havells, India’s largest electrical products manufacturer, has manufacturing facilities in several parts of India, the largest among them being in Alwar, Rajasthan. As a part of CSR initiative, the company has […]

Evidence Gap Map: Mapping the evidence on WASH promotion in communities, sc...

This brief’s based on the WASH evidence gap map: 2018 update by Hugh Waddington, Hannah Chirgwin, Duae Zehra, John Eyers and Sandy Cairncross. The 2018 update was funded by the WSSCC. The authors systematically searched for published and unpublished studies since the original 2014 WASH evidence gap map was produced and conducted new searches of […]

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 […]

In Memoriam: Kofi Annan

Le WSSCC se joint au monde entier pour exprimer ses plus sincères condoléances à la famille, aux amis et aux collègues, tant anciens qu’actuels, de l’ancien Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Kofi Annan. Le récent décès de M. Annan a mis en lumière sa vie et son héritage et a suscité un élan de respect et […]

In Memoriam: Kofi Annan

WSSCC joins the world in expressing its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Mr. Annan’s recent passing brought his life and legacy in focus and elicited a global outpouring of respect and appreciation for him, and his work, on social media, traditional media, from many in […]

Swachh-o-vation Call for Entries!

Swachh-o-vation Call for Entries! The Swachh-o-vation Competition now welcomes submissions on sanitation and hygiene innovations and technologies from within India by SEPTEMBER 9. Submit your entry today and compete for the chance to participate in the forthcoming Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, to be held 28 September – 2 October 2018 in Delhi! The Government […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HLPF 2018: Why robust multi-stakeholder national accountability mechanisms ...

(The article below was originally published with support from WSSCC by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, here) This side event convened to launch and discuss the findings of a global review on the effectiveness of national accountability mechanisms on progress towards the water and sanitation targets of SDG 6. The report is available online […]

HLPF 2018: Putting menstrual health on the 2030 Agenda

On July 11, 2018 Simavi and WSSCC hosted a panel discussion during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, about “Putting Menstrual Health on the 2030 Agenda.” This event was the 5th of a live webinar series related to menstrual health management and was attended by over 100 in person and online participants. The event […]

Important new resources from our work in India, Cambodia and with IDS

Important new resources from our work in India, Cambodia and with IDS From India to Cambodia, and with partners such as the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), WSSCC and has been active in developing new training guides, reviews and reference briefs for members and the broader water, sanitation and hygiene sector. The new publications described […]

The Government of Nepal calls for dignified Menstrual Hygiene Management

Did you know …? Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) challenges facing women and girls in Nepal have gained political attention: a policy on civil code of conduct against menstruation taboos and on dignified menstruation together with an MHM Master Plan (2018-2020) are in the process of formulation Four Ministers and speaker of the lower Parliament have […]

Nouvelles ressources importantes tirées du travail que nous menons en Inde,...

De l’Inde au Cambodge De l’Inde au Cambodge, et en collaboration avec des partenaires tels que l’Institut des études sur le développement (IDS), le WSSCC a rédigé de nouveaux guides de formation, examens de la documentation et documents de référence pour ses membres et l’ensemble du secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène. Voici […]

Evaluating advocacy initiatives: what works?

Advocacy for social, economic or political change has always existed, in numerous forms and across societies. In recent decades, advocacy’s importance in bringing about social change has been widely recognised and formal advocacy programmes have proliferated, particularly in development programming. They have aimed to establish or change policy and legislation, bring about positive change within an organisation, or target behavioural and attitudinal […]

Les mots sont importants : principes et terminologie utiles pour soutenir l...

Alors que la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme a été adoptée en 1948 et que le Pacte international relatif aux droits économiques et sociaux est entré en vigueur en 1966, l’eau et l’assainissement n’ont été officiellement reconnus comme des droits fondamentaux qu’en 2002 et 2010, respectivement. Cela a conduit à une reconnaissance accrue des […]

Évaluation des initiatives de plaidoyer : qu’est-ce qui fonctionne ?

Le plaidoyer en faveur du changement social, économique ou politique a toujours existé, sous différentes formes et dans toutes les sociétés. Au cours des dernières décennies, l’importance du plaidoyer dans l’introduction du changement social a été largement reconnue et les programmes formels de plaidoyer se sont multipliés, en particulier dans les programmes de développement. Leur […]

Réduction des inégalités de genre dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’hygiène et...

ONU Femmes et le Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC) ont organisé une conférence régionale sur la réduction des inégalités de genre dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’hygiène et de l’assainissement (WASH) Dakar a abrité les 18 et 19 juin la conférence régionale sur la réduction des inégalités de genre […]

Words matter: helpful principles and terminology supporting the Human Right...

While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was agreed in 1948 and the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights came into force in 1966, it was not until 2002 and then 2010 that water and then sanitation were formally recognised as human rights. The recognition has led to increased recognition of the Human Rights […]

Au Bangladesh, les réseaux WASH (EAH) plaident en faveur d’une augmentation...

Lors d’une conférence de presse qui s’est tenue à Dhaka le 24 juin, les réseaux du secteur WASH (EAH) au Bangladesh ont demandé à ce que l’affectation des fonds soit plus équitable dans le projet de budget national pour 2018-19. La conférence de presse, qui s’est tenue en réaction aux financements affectés au secteur WASH […]

WASH networks in Bangladesh advocate for sector funding increases

WASH sector networks in Bangladesh appealed, through a press conference in Dhaka on 24 June, for more equitable funding allocations in the proposed National Budget 2018-19. The press conference, on Post Budget Reaction on WASH Allocation, was organized jointly by WaterAid, UNICEF Bangladesh, Power and Participation Research Center (PPRC), Freshwater Action Network – South Asia (FANSA), […]

Rapid Action Learning (RAL) workshop generates sanitation momentum in Uttar...

By Madhurima Sangma, Rapid Action Learning Facilitator The Swachh Bharat Mission in India is moving with great speed and especially in Uttar Pradesh, a state in Northern India with a population of 200 million. There, much is happening in each district and block (a district sub-division): new ideas, innovations and practices are being developed. Rapid […]

L’atelier d’apprentissage à l’action rapide (RAL) crée une dynamique d’assa...

Par Madhurima Sangma, facilitatrice de l’apprentissage à l’action rapide En Inde, la mission Swachh Bharat avance rapidement, surtout dans l’Uttar Pradesh, un État du nord du pays qui compte 200 millions d’habitants. Beaucoup de choses s’y passent dans chaque district et bloc (une sous-division de district) : on innove, on conçoit de nouvelles idées et pratiques. Les ateliers […]

Regional Conference on Reducing Gender Inequalities in the WASH sector

On 18 and 19 June 2018, the regional conference on reducing gender inequalities in the WASH sector in West and Central Africa will take place in Dakar (Senegal).

Enseignements en provenance du Cambodge : Garantir la sécurité des enfants ...

Au Cambodge, la mise en œuvre de l’assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC) implique souvent des enfants.

Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle : de la stigmatisation au changement socia...

Le féminisme n’a jamais été aussi visible et pourtant, la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle continue d’être l’un des stigmates les plus importants de la société.

Ne laisser personne pour compte : L’assainissement n’est pas un tabou : les...

Lankani est une jeune fille de 19 ans. Elle a abandonné l’école et vit dans une ville côtière du Sud. Elle et ses amies ne buvaient pas suffisamment d’eau lorsqu’elles allaient à l’école, tout particulièrement pendant leurs règles.

Ne laisser personne pour compte : une trousse à outils sur la gestion de l’...

WSSCC a conçu, testé et produit une trousse à outils en hindi et en anglais sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle.

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).

Ensuring child safety during and after CLTS

By James (“J.”) Dumpert, Learning and Documentation Manager, WaterAid Cambodia In Cambodia, the implementation of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) often involves children, who are encouraged to become change agents to help influence their family and community to improve sanitation and hygiene behaviours. However, some of these strategies may pose a risk to child safety. Therefore, the WSSCC […]

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 […]

WASH Progress from Senegal in focus during the 62nd CSW in New York

WSSCC and its partner UN Women co-convened a side event during the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2018. The cross-cutting session, entitled Sanitation: the challenge of rural women and girls in West and Central Africa, highlighted the issue of unlocking multiple benefits for rural women and girls through […]

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 […]

South Asian Conference on Sanitation produces Islamabad Declaration

The South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) concluded its seventh iteration in mid-April with the official Islamabad Declaration. WSSCC is one of the four external support agencies supporting the Inter-Country Working Group (ICWG) which, together with UNICEF, WaterAid and the Freshwater Action Network South Asia, supported governments of the region as they drafted the declaration. […]

SACOSAN Special! Voices of people in vulnerable situations in South Asia

The 7th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN VII) kicks off on 10 April 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan. SACOSAN Is a powerful agent for sanitation and hygiene progress in South Asia and in recent years has highlighted, in particular, the voices, and needs, of people in vulnerable situations. This year, the Freshwater Action Network South […]

Leave No One Behind: Voices of women in Afghanistan

Editor’s Note: For the last month, the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), WaterAid and WSSCC have facilitated national level consultation meetings with marginalized communities to identify key issues and messages to be represented at SACOSAN, the South Asian Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, which takes place 10-14 April 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This blog […]

Leave No One Behind: Access to sanitation improved in Bangladesh, but still...

Editor’s Note: For the last month, the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), WaterAid and WSSCC have facilitated national level consultation meetings with marginalized communities to identify key issues and messages to be represented at SACOSAN, the South Asian Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, which takes place 10-14 April 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This blog […]

Leave No One Behind: Sanitation is not a taboo – voices of young girls in S...

Editor’s Note: For the last month, the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), WaterAid and WSSCC have facilitated national level consultation meetings with marginalized communities to identify key issues and messages to be represented at SACOSAN, the South Asian Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, which takes place 10-14 April 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This blog […]

Leave No One Behind: In Nepal, coordination and ownership is a key to achie...

Editor’s Note: For the last month, the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), WaterAid and WSSCC have facilitated national level consultation meetings with marginalized communities to identify key issues and messages to be represented at SACOSAN, the South Asian Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, which takes place 10-14 April 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This blog […]