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10 principles for ensuring that disadvantaged people benefit effectively from sanitation programmes and processes

WSSCC’s Carolien van der Voorden reflects on World Water Week conversations in today’s blog

Study confirms that disadvantaged groups have benefited from Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programmes, but more proactive attention is needed

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

WSSCC’s participation and partnerships at the conference reinforced the council’s achievements and commitments to the WASH sector.

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

At SACOSAN 6, WSSCC highlighted the plight of underserved groups, and their need for safe and satisfactory WASH.

Archana Patkar (WSSCC) and Kersti Strandqvist (SCA) were featured speakers during the 2015 Global Child Forum, a prestigious event attended by high-level representatives from business, civil society, government and academia. The GCF is hosted annually by the King and Queen of Sweden, and takes place at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This year’s theme was […]

On Tuesday, November 24th, WSSCC and 3ie hosted a discussion on how evaluation partnerships can be effective for achieving development impact, and for bridging the gap between evaluators and policymakers. Held as a side event at the Evaluation Conclave 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal, the event showcased the critical nature of multi-sectoral, multi-agency collaborations in the […]

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 new report was presented today at a UN event in New York which celebrates recognition of the first official World Toilet Day.

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Scoping and Diagnosis of the Global Sanitation Fund’s Approach to...

Global Sanitation Fund
In 2016, WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) recruited an independent team of experts to undertake an in-depth two-part diagnosis of GSF’s approach to equality and non-discrimination (EQND). The first part of the diagnosis – an assessment comprising of visits to six countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) and a review of documentation across all GSF-supported programmes – was completed in 2017, resulting in this study. While confirming that many people who may be considered disadvantaged have benefitted positively from GSF-supported programmes, the study emphasizes that more proactive attention is needed to ensure no one is left behind. Several recommendations are offered to better integrate EQND throughout the components and stages of all GSF-supported programmes.Summarized version of the study, including the Executive Summary, selected case studies and GSF reflections.Cadrage et diagnostic de l’approche du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement sur l’égalité et la non-discrimination: Résumé analytique, études de cas et réflexions.Annexes related to the study.

WSSCC at Women Deliver 2016

Equality
Download the full programme below to find out more about our events at this year's Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a leading, global advocate for girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. We build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication, and action that spark political commitment and investment in girls and women. For more information on Women Deliver, visit www.wd2016.org.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2014

Global Sanitation Fund
In this report, you will find the main results for the Global Sanitation Fund as of 31 December 2014. Also presented are cumulative numerical results in a dashboard, for the GSF as a whole and for each country that has reached the implementation phase, and descriptions of the various results indicators. The country profiles provide more detail on the national GSF-supported activities. Other sections present the GSF’s key developments in 2014, monitoring and evaluation aspects, and a full listing of active Sub-grantees. Through its regular reporting, WSSCC desires to give a clear impression of the current and planned impact of its GSF. WSSCC encourages support for the GSF and it also welcomes critical analysis of the GSF’s key results, learning and sharing aspects, and approaches used to raise awareness and generate demand for improved and sustainable sanitation and hygiene practices.Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement - Rapport d’avancement 2013 - En 2014, le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) a soutenu des actions nationales dans 13 pays visant à étendre l’accès à des installations sanitaires améliorées et à encourager l’adoption de comportements hygiéniques. Au course de l’année, ses programmes ont permis d’augmenter considérablement le nombre de personnes vivant dans des zones exemptes de défécation a l’air libre, et d’intensifier la pratique du lavage des mains et l’utilisation de toilettes améliorées.

We Can’t Wait – A report on sanitation and hygiene for women and ...

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A collaborative approach between governments, civil society and business is essential to getting the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target back on track. This is critical to improve the health and prosperity of women worldwide, said a new report jointly published by WSSCC, WaterAid and Unilever’s leading toilet brand Domestos. This report highlights the stark consequences for women and girls of the lack of access to toilets or use of good hygiene practices. One in three women worldwide risk shame, disease, harassment and even attack because they have nowhere safe to go to the toilet and 526 million women have no choice but to go to the toilet out in the open. Women and girls living without any toilets spend 97 billion hours each year finding a place to go. The report also brings together real life case studies of people in the developing world, alongside research from a variety of organizations and agencies that examine the impact of a lack of sanitation on women and girls.Il y a urgence - Rapport sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène en faveur des femmes et des filles

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

WSSCC General
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 and hygiene for poor and vulnerable people, predominantly in Africa and Asia. This Medium-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) describes how WSSCC’s goal and vision direct its strategies for the next five years. It outlines WSSCC’s intended impact and outcomes and it specifies how these results will be achieved and monitored. It also contains indicative budgets needed to achieve these results.Résumé d’Orientation - 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 tous. Le présent plan stratégique à moyen terme (MTSP) décrit la manière dont l’objectif et la vision du WSSCC vont guider sa stratégie dans les cinq années à venir. Il esquisse l’impact et les résultats visés par l’organisation et la manière dont ces résultats seront atteints et suivis. Il présente les budgets indicatifs requis pour y parvenir. Il commence par un résumé d’orientation à l’intention de ceux qui sont trop occupés pour lire le document tout entier.Resumen Ejecutivo - WSSCC Plan Estratégico de Mediano Plazo 2012-2016 - El Consejo de colaboración para el abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento (WSSCC) es una organización de afiliados fundada en 1990 y especializada en el saneamiento y la higiene para las personas pobres. Este documento, publicado por el Comité Directivo del Consejo de colaboración para el abastecimiento de agua potable y el saneamiento, se basa en el plan anterior y en las conclusiones de la evaluación externa, y establece las directrices de trabajo del Consejo para el período 2012- 2016 (MTSP). El documento se elaboró a través de un proceso participativo en el que se tuvo en cuenta el punto de vista de diversos interesados, en particular los miembros del Consejo, los coordinadores nacionales, los socios y los donantes. En él se reiteran los principios y los valores del Consejo. Además, se ofrece un breve resumen de la historia y la identidad de la organización, se describe el contexto en el que trabaja el Consejo y se explica el valor añadido que aporta este órgano debido a su especial carácter organizativo, a su concentración en la esfera del saneamiento y la higiene, al hecho de que presta sus servicios a los más necesitados y a la atención que concede a las labores de colaboración y promoción. El documento expone las actividades que el Consejo llevará a cabo durante los próximos cinco años y los recursos económicos que necesita para ello.

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

WSSCC General
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 and hygiene for poor and vulnerable people, predominantly in Africa and Asia. This Medium-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) describes how WSSCC’s goal and vision direct its strategies for the next five years. It outlines WSSCC’s intended impact and outcomes and it specifies how these results will be achieved and monitored. It also contains indicative budgets needed to achieve these results.

Equity and Inclusion in Sanitation and Hygiene in South Asia – A ...

Equality
There are two facets to the problem in South Asia, both of which are unacceptable. The first is a problem of scale: 716 million men, women, and children defecate in the open every day in South Asia, especially in rural areas: a veritable sanitation crisis that impairs progress in the region. Many districts in India, Nepal, and Pakistan fall in this category. The second, and in many ways more pernicious problem, particularly in South Asia, is one of exclusion, where different categories of people are not able to access and use safe sanitation facilities. These categories of people include those who are socially and economically marginalized or excluded, and those who cannot use standard designs. This catalytic working paper, including a bibliography, was developed for the Technical Session during the 4th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN IV) Reaching the Unserved: Equity and Inclusion in South Asia. It is intended for discussion leading to collaborative action.

For Her It’s the Big Issue – Putting Women at the Centre of Water...

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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