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This blog was written by Virginia Kamowa, Senior Programme Officer for Global Advocacy at WSSCC. For feedback and questions, please send an e-mail to virginia.kamowa@wsscc.org. “We need to influence government processes by working with various line ministries to ensure integration of WASH in all areas of development.” Hon. Jaqueline Amongin Member of Parliament (MP) and […]

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

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WASH Case Studies Series – Nepal

Collaboration
The Nepal WASH Coalition was formed in 2003 to serve a country where less than half of the population uses adequate sanitation facilities. Ranking low on the human poverty index means that Nepal faces major hurdles in ensuring a basic standard of living, including sustainable access to adequate sanitation, for its population. To reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation by 2015 would require the construction of at least 14,000 latrines every month until 2015. In this case study, part of the series analyzing individual countries, we examine how the Nepal WASH Coalition has emerged as an advocacy and communications-driven entity through its increased interaction with various media organizations. The result of which is a marked increase in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene issues in the media, which played an influential part in convincing the Government to endorse WASH programmes. WASH Coalitions are involved in activities ranging from participating in information sharing to advocating specific policy changes and everything in between, with approaches tailored to suit the country it operates in. Each coalition, though, has in common a commitment to addressing the need for improved systematic communication, collaboration, and joint action among sector stakeholders in their country of operation.

WSSCC Annual Report 2007

WSSCC General
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 Sanitation Fund, to complement the Networking & Knowledge Management and Advocacy & Communications departments. WSSCC established National WASH Coalitions in four more countries – Benin, Mali, Niger and Togo – bringing our active presence to a total of 36 countries. Our staff also met with members of National WASH Coalitions in Benin, Burkina Faso, India, Nepal, Niger, South Africa, Tanzania and Togo. Combined with involvement in the launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008 in New York, the 5th World Water Forum, and the World Water Week in Stockholm and LatinoSan. Our continual presence at global and regional fora ensured a high profile platform for promoting the new sanitation-focused mandate. This is just a taste of our activities. To find what else WSSCC did in 2007, take a look inside this Annual Report.