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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.
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WASH Case Studies Series – Madagascar

Collaboration
Since 2002, the Madagascar Diorano-WASH Coalition has operated in an environment where only 38% of the population has access to safe water and only 52% of houses are equipped with latrines. Unsurprisingly, with this backdrop, diarrhoea has been identified as the second highest cause of death among children. In this case study, part of the series examining individual countries, we look at the building of the successful Diorano-WASH Coalition, showcasing the evolution, activities and impact made in recent years. WASH Coalitions are involved in activities ranging from participating in information sharing to advocating specific policy changes and everything in between. All, though, have in common a commitment to addressing the need for improved systematic communication, collaboration, and joint action among sector stakeholders in their country of operation. Each WASH Coalition must tailor its approach to suit the country it operates in to achieve the greatest benefits. Here, we look at the two significant factors that contributed to the clear success in Madagascar.Le WSSCC présente le travail des coalitions WASH dans une série d’études de cas des pays de ces coalitions. Les dites études présentent l’évolution, les activités et l’impact des coalitions nationales WASH. Cette édition se concentre sur le pays de Madagascar, où la coalition Diorano-WASH est devenue le principal corps sectoriel de coordination afin d’assurer sensibilisation et mobilisation relatives à l’hygiène et l’assainissement.
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For Her It's the Big Issue - Putting Women at the Centre of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene

Equality
Lack of basic sanitation and safe water is an acute problem for all who live in poor and overcrowded urban slums and rural areas of the developing world. For women and girls it presents unique problems. This report is a collection of evidence, brief examples highlighting the effect and benefits of placing women at the core of planning, implementation and operations of WASH programmes. The experiences also show how women’s empowerment and the improvement of water supply, sanitation facilities and hygiene practice are inextricably linked. One cannot be successfully achieved without the other.Pour elle - c'est la grande question. Placer les femmes au centre des initiatives liées à l'approvisionnement en eau, à l'assainissement et à l'hygiènePARA ELLAS ES EL TEMA CRUCIAL. Colocar a las mujeres en el centro de las iniciativas sobre abastecimiento de agua, saneamiento e higiene
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Bridging the gap between research and policies on water issues – WSSCC/CERFE Directory of Research A...

Collaboration
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 conducted by the same institutions (vol. II, t. II) and a final report (vol. I). The latter describes the institutional, theoretical and methodological framework of the two directories and provides data on the two sets of research institutes and projects. Readers are thus invited to refer to this report for further information on the methodology employed. The directory contains a sheet for each institution. Sheets are numbered progressively and ordered by geographical area (sub-region) and, within each sub-region, by country in alphabetical order.
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Home Hygiene in Developing Countries – Prevention of infection in the home and the peri-domestic set...

Collaboration
This resource provides practical support to community workers and teachers (ranging from school teachers to public health educators to community nurses etc) who have responsibility for developing and implementing community-based programmes to improve home hygiene standards in the household. Containing all the necessary material to enable you to build your own knowledge and use it to develop a hygiene education or promotion programme, the contents apply to the whole range of social situations, from relatively prosperous communities where water and sanitation is adequate, to rural unserved communities where they are not. This document also allows you to understand your community's needs, and how to develop hygiene practice and hygiene promotion within it.Hindi - Home Hygiene - Developing Countries - Prevention of infection in the home and the peri-domestic settingsRussian - Home Hygiene - Developing Countries - Prevention of infection in the home and the peri-domestic settingsUrdu - Home Hygiene - Developing Countries - Prevention of infection in the home and the peri-domestic settingsBengali - Home Hygiene - Developing Countries - Prevention of infection in the home and the peri-domestic settings
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Community-driven development for water and sanitation in urban areas – Its contribution to meeting t...

Collaboration
Community organizations working with local NGOs have been responsible for many of the most cost-effective initiatives to improve and extend provision for water and sanitation to low-income urban households. This has a growing relevance within an urbanizing world, with a large and increasing proportion of those with low incomes who lack provision living in urban areas. Along with considerable bearing on meeting the water and sanitation target within the Millennium Development Goals. This publication defines the scale of need before focusing on the role local, community-driven schemes provide in addressing the requirements of the unserved or ill-served in urban areas. Schemes that improved and extended provision for water and sanitation as a result of changes in approach by local governments and civil society organizations are detailed. This includes local initiatives not normally considered part of ‘water and sanitation’ which have been significant in improving and extending provision, especially squatter upgrading schemes, initiatives to provide land for new housing and measures to increase the availability of loans to support household and community investments in better housing. Often underpinning these successes were the partnerships offered to local government by organizations of the urban poor. The tools and methods used are examined along with the ‘local’ constraints to improving and extending provision for water and sanitation and how these can be successfully addressed.
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Making Every Drop Count – Financing WASH in Ethiopia

Collaboration
One sixth of all Africans who need access to safe water live in Ethiopia. Without improving access to safe water, basic sanitation and hygiene, the MDG targets on infant mortality, girls’ access to primary education and poverty cannot and will not be met. This publication addresses the issue of financing these most vital, basic services. Many of the problems stem from poor financing, with NGOs and donors making up much of the shortfall. But where, exactly, are budgets being currently spent? Are the correct strategies in place, along with clear co-ordination? Which areas need to be extended and financed to deliver the biggest effect and best outcomes? These and many more issues are addressed in this snapshot of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Ethiopia. Clear assessments of the problems are outlined before short, medium and long-term recommendations are made, guiding the best approaches to deal with these problems.
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Making Every Drop Count – Financing WASH in Sierra Leone

Collaboration
With almost all of the prevalent killing diseases being water-related, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) promotion is key to development and the alleviation of poverty in Sierra Leone. Unfortunately there is no national policy on water. Available figures suggest only 22% access safe water, and 15% access appropriate sanitation. Currently, though there is aid and finances going into Sierra Leone, the water and sanitation sector does not see its fair share. The two biggest donors do not address the sector while Government funding prioritizes other sectors. With such a momentous task to address, this road map of the challenges currently facing Sierra Leone offers directions to where WASH must be focused to deliver the most effective results.
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