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28 Aug 2017 in INSIGHTS

Mali’s Experience in Planning for the SDG related to the WASH Sector

Mr. Yaya Boubacar, speaking at the 2017 HLM Mali’s overall vision is to achieve universal access to WASH services by 2030. This vision is formulated in the national policy and strategy documents which are currently being reviewed. The country plans to accelerate access to drinking water to 2% per year,…

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    Principles into practice: why ‘development effectiveness’ matters for water, sanitation and hygiene

    30 Nov 2016 in Events
    by Clare Battle, Senior Policy Analyst, Governance, WaterAid

      This week, global actors come together in Nairobi to discuss progress against global principles of effective development cooperation. Clare Battle, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Governance, explains how the outcomes of these discussions will affect progress towards achieving water, sanitation and hygiene for all. Partnering for effective development at…

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    Getting to 2030, together

    29 Sep 2016 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by By Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership for Education's Secretariat

    Originally publish on the GPE blog. “To deliver better for all people we must engage all stakeholders. Partnership brings results. Together, we can make this world more just, equitable, and prosperous.” With these words, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed an audience of more than 500 to a high-level…

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    Civil society from across Africa unites ahead of Africa Water Week!

    20 Jul 2016 in Events
    by Megan Macgarry (End Water Poverty) et Héloïse Chicou (Assainissement et eau pour tous – SWA)

    What a powerful day it was at the official opening ceremony of the 6th Africa Water Week, in Tanzania, on Monday 18th of July. Highlights of the event included speeches from Lydia Zigomo, Head of Region - East and Pan Africa - at WaterAid who stated that "we have to do business unusual here in…

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    The Right to Water in France: the Bill has been adopted by the National Assembly

    4 Jul 2016 in Country Processes
    by Par Kristel Malègue, Coordinatrice de la Coalition Eau

    On Tuesday 14th June 2016, Bill no. 2715 on the effective implementation of the human right to water and sanitation was adopted by the National Assembly at its first reading. The bill must now be approved by the Senate. The many civil society organisations that initiated the bill, including Fondation…

  • Sanjay Banka, Private Sector representative at SWA Steering Committee

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      As of June 2016, Sanjay Banka, Managing Director at Banka Bioloo, has become the first private sector representative on SWA's Steering Committee.  1. Why is it important for the private sector to engage actively in SWA?   The private sector involvement in water is no longer just about profit-making.  The…

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    Updates from End Water Poverty!

    2 Jun 2016 in Events
    by Par Heloise Chicou, la conseillère de la société civile pour SWA.

    It’s only half way through the year, and End Water Poverty (EWP) has certainly been busy lately! EWP’s Secretariat recently hosted two important international events, the Human Rights Roundtable, and EWP’s International Planning Meeting in April. On 18 April, the Roundtable brought together a range of human rights experts from…

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    From taboo to empowerment: menstruation and gender equality

    27 May 2016 in
    by Par Archana Patkar, Responsable de Programme; Rockaya Aidara , Chargée de Programme et Inga T. Winkler, Chercheur indépendant et Consultant, tous pour le Conseil de Concertation pour l'Approvisionnement en eau et l'Assainissement.

    Menstruation and menstrual hygiene are emerging as pivotal issues for gender equality, human rights and development. Original article on the Open Democracy website In many parts of the world, menstruation tends to be taboo, surrounded by silence and shrouded in myths. Yet, menstruation and menstrual hygiene are emerging as pivotal issues…

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    The WASH Revolution Alliance has launched a project called WASHCREDIT in Ghana

    15 Apr 2016 in Country Processes
    by Par David Livingston Azalekor, Coordinateur exécutif, Alliance for Water and Sanitation Revolution en Afrique

    The Alliance for Water and Sanitation Revolution works in Africa and is a network of corporate and individual expertise in WASH sector, both profit and non-profit. The project seeks to directly put water and sanitation in the hands of those who need it most. Ghana is  the 7th most dirtiest country in…

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    Interview with Hanna Woodburn

    23 Mar 2016 in
    by Partenariat Public Privé Mondial pour le Lavage des Mains (PPPHW)

    What has changed for your organization since the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were agreed in September? Our organization took a leading role in advocating for the inclusion of hygiene in the Sustainable Development Goals, so we dedicated a significant portion of our work to this task. After the agreement of…