sanitation

  • SACOSAN VI: Getting to 100%

    1 Feb 2016 in Country Processes
    by John Oldfield, Directeur général de l’organisation WASH Advocates de 2011 à 2015, lance aujourd’hui l’initiative « Amis d’une Inde propre » (Friends of Clean India) pour soutenir l’engagement pris par le Premier ministre Modi de mettre en place une couverture d’assainissement universelle en Inde d’ici le 2 octobre 2019, le 150e anniversaire de la naissance du Mahatma Gandhi.

    On stage at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 13, 2016 were villagers with physical disabilities, adolescent girls, transgender leaders, sanitation workers, landless farmers, housewives, and students from across South Asia. Their voices at SACOSAN VI were clear: we all deserve access to safe drinking water,…

  • One Year On: Companies and Respect for the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

    29 Jan 2016 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Mai-Lan Ha, Conseillère à CEO Water Mandate

    2015 was a historic year for sustainable development. The world came together and adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new framework that will guide development for the next 15 years.  The 17 SDGs cover a range of topics from health to education to equality and environmental protection.  Underpinning the…

  • Africa’s Declaration of Dignity: The N’gor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene

    18 Dec 2015 in Country Processes
    by Kitchinme Bawa, Point focal assainissement, Conseil des Ministres Africains chargés de l'Eau (AMCOW)

    It sounds unbelievable yet true that Africa has more people without access to sanitation in 2015 than in 2000 when the MDGs were articulated. Africa therefore missed the MDGs for sanitation by a wide margin. Only 10 of the 54 member countries have reported to have met the MDGs target…

  • Moving Beyond Business as Usual for WASH in the SDG Era

    27 Nov 2015 in Country Processes
    by Julie A. Truelove, Consultante, EAH/WASH et Développement

     A broad cross section of stakeholders including representatives of country ministries of health and finance, donor country agencies, researchers and civil society practitioners gathered at the 2015 UNC Water & Health Conference as the WASH sector embarks upon the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We’ve had aid effectiveness…

  • SWA outlines four collaborative behaviours to overcome business as usual

    10 Nov 2015 in Country Processes
    by Patrick Apoya, PDG, SkyFox Ltd ; Directeur, Africa Sanitation Think Tank, Water and Sanitation for Africa Apollos Nwafor ; Directeur régional des activités de plaidoyer de WaterAid pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest

    Talking about major challenges to achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene as required by the recently launched Sustainable Development goals, one thing comes to mind: Individual and group behaviour. This is at the center of many of the intractable challenges in the WASH sector that various stakeholders are…

  • Pakistan Country Briefing on Right to Water and Sanitation launched

    27 Oct 2015 in Country Processes
    by Ikhtiar Khaskhelly, Directeur général de KRDO Sindh Pakistan

    The Country Briefing paper of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Right to Water , Sanitation & Hygiene is a detailed document for the sector related volunteers to work more efficiently having primary and secondary data and information about the WASH Sector in Pakistan. The WSSH Sector organizations and volunteers were…

  • AfricaSan 4: from eThekwini Commitments to the Ngor (Dignity) Declarations – a report from the ground

    2 Jun 2015 in Events
    by By Eng. Deus Masige Executive Director – TAEEs Board member – Tawasanet SWA CSO Focal Point, Tanzania

    Greetings from Dakar, Senegal! The 25th May 2015 marked the beginning of the 4th AfricaSan conference under the theme, “Making sanitation for all a reality in Africa” hosted at King Fahd palace, the biggest hotel in Dakar located at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Basically, this was a political…

  • AfricaSan 4: Perspectives on success in urban sanitation

    1 Jun 2015 in Events
    by By Jesse Shapiro, WASH Advisor and Sanitation Focal Point, USAID

    Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Many countries are challenged in their efforts to provide adequate sanitation for their entire population, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases. Although a majority of those unserved by sanitation live in rural areas, the urgent…

  • Transforming sanitation, addressing professional capacity gaps

    25 May 2015 in Events
    by Par Kirsten de Vette, Learning and Capacity Development officer, International Water Association (IWA)

    Whilst the water-related Millennium Development Goal targets have been reached, sanitation lags behind, particularly in African countries. The post-2015 global development framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will challenge the sanitation sector to go beyond just increasing access, to achieving sustainability for sanitation services. This will require countries to address…