WSSCC

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The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is at the heart of a global movement to improve sanitation and hygiene for everyone. WSSCC is the only part of the United Nations devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable people around the world. Through a collaborative approach which has spanned 25 years, WSSCC has harnessed the energy and expertise of communities, NGOs, governments, international organizations and the private sector. Together with thousands of members in 150 countries, the Geneva-based Secretariat advocates for change and facilitates local solutions for the millions of people who lack access to good sanitation and hygiene.

In developing countries, WSSCC support national coalitions working to accelerate action on sanitation, hygiene, and safe water among all actors. WSSCC work directly with government agencies to strengthen national sanitation programs, and we help ensure that government policies promote equal access to sanitation for women, girls, and marginalized groups. In the global arena, our cutting-edge awareness campaigns and policy analysis help make the case for community-led sanitation and hygiene as a top development priority.

Through the Global Sanitation Fund (http://wsscc.org/global-sanitation-fund/) – the world’s first and only fund dedicated to improving sanitation and hygiene – WSSCC provide vital funding for community-based, publicly-supported and commercially-operated programmes, reaching millions of people. The Global Sanitation Fund empowers people to make informed decisions to change their sanitation and hygiene situation, and therefore choosing a healthier and more productive life for themselves and their children.

Core to WSSCC’s mandate are equality and non-discrimination. WSSCC programmes and partnerships address gender inequality, disability and social exclusion in the WASH sector, and beyond. Specific attention goes to the needs of women and adolescent girls. Menstrual hygiene management is a key part of our portfolio, aiming at breaking the taboo around menstruation globally while ensuring change in national policies.

For more information visit WSSCC's website (http://wsscc.org/)

 

WSSCC Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene
The aim of the WSSCC led Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries is to reinforce the global community of those working in sanitation and hygiene and create a neutral platform to share and learn together.

The group is managed by a coordinator who currently sits within the WSSCC Secretariat in Geneva. The coordinator works with a global team of 'stewards' who are dedicated and well respected sector professionals. The Stewards are responsible for the strategic decisions for the CoP and each one brings different opportunities, networks and geographical representation to the table.

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Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its SuSanA partners. The SuSanA news mail is sent out once every two months and contains information about the latest news, events, new partners and publications of the SuSanA network.

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24thSuSanA meeting

The 24th SuSanA meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday 26 August 2017 prior to the Stockholm World Water Week. It is organised by the SuSanA Secretariat together with SEI.

The 24th SuSanA meeting will take place on 26 August 2017 (Saturday, full day) at the SEI headquarter in Stockholm: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Linnégatan 87D, 115 23 Stockholm, Sweden

It is intended to have a live stream of the meeting for the members of the SuSanA community who are unable to attend.


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Get access to the global sanitation library which has a constantly growing number of publications, drawings, flyers etc. For other resources, see below.


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The project database is a database for all sanitation projects - be it research, awareness raising, market development, upscaling, pilot demonstrations etc. It contains sanitation projects of SuSanA partners and of other organisations and allows you to find information for sanitation projects worldwide. Read more about the purpose of this project database »


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SFDs are a way of visualising excreta management in cities and towns, with a promise to improve the understanding of urban sanitation. SuSanA is part of the "SFD Promotion Initiative".

 


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Within SuSanA several thematic working groups have been established in order to cover a variety of different sanitation aspects and to provide outputs that underline the problems and opportunities of these aspects. By joining a working group you can work with other experts on several issues to promote sustainable sanitation. You can also be active by hosting SuSanA meetings and/or by organising activities/events to promote sustainable sanitation.

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On 1 September we relaunched our website, using a new menu concept to improve the user experience. However, some functions are not working yet but we are working on those now. If you have any comments or suggestions please post them here on the SuSanA discussion forum. Thank you.


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