Sanitation (and water) conditions directly affect health and food security and are key components in the fight against Hunger and Malnutrition. For 25 years, in line with its vocation of fighting Hunger, the Action contre la Faim international network has been implementing field programmes aimed at supporting populations in humanitarian situations, along with research and technical development in order to optimise its interventions. The mandate of ACF, since 1979, is dual:
- To fight against hunger and undernutrition worldwide especially severe acute under-nutrition, a preventable disease affecting 19 million people and killing 1 million under 5 children every year.
- To respond to and be prepared for emergencies, as well as working on mitigation and prevention of disasters’ impact.
ACF’s approach to under-nutrition combines the treatment with an integrated preventive approach, based on the UNICEF conceptual framework of undernutrition. The 3 main underlying causes of undernutrition - Food Security & Livelihoods, Care practices and Public and environmental Health - directly or indirectly relate to an inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene. ACF approach to disasters is to intervene both at field and global levels, getting actively involved in coordination bodies such as Global Clusters. ACF intervenes from emergency through rehabilitation and up to development, in more than 45 countries, with more than 4600 staff, and support 4.6 million people worldwide including more than 2 million for the WASH sector. Beside the clusters, ACF is member of key networks including End Water Poverty, Partenariat Français de l’Eau, and now SuSanA.
4 rue Niepces
Julien Eyrard, Jean Lapegue
00 33 1 43 35 86 36
French manufacturer of dry separation toilets with attached composting unit
40 avenue H. Rochier
LABORDERIE Cecile, MORIN Emmanuel
The Fondation Ensemble is a private foundation
recognized by the state as serving the public interest.
Water and sanitation, sustainable development,
animal biodiversity, these three areas of activity rerflect the
founders' wish to fight poverty issues, whilst
working towards long-term environmental protection.
45 rue de Babylone
Irène Serot Almeras
The pS-Eau network was created in 1984 during the International Water and Sanitation Decade. It was hosted first by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then by an NGO called GRET. The Nongovernmental Co-operation Mission has provided financial support for pS-Eau since its inception. As pS-Eau’s financing sources became more diversified, the Nongovernmental Co-operation Mission asked for it to be made into an autonomous entity at a Steering Committee meeting in December 1999. In December 2000, the articles of association of pS-Eau were officially registered. Following a transitional period of restructuring that lasted until June 2003, pS-Eau became fully autonomous. It went from being an informal network to a nongovernmental organisation under the responsibility of a board of directors. As an NGO, pS-Eau is a neutral forum for co-ordination and alignment between support/advice providers and for capacity-building in the water sector. It strives to meet all of the requests made to it, regardless of their scope. To preserve its neutrality, pS-Eau is not involved in financing or carrying out projects in the field. The general objective of the programme, as defined in the articles of association, is to “facilitate local initiatives for international co-operation in the water and sanitation sector, and more generally for the environment and development”.
The specific objectives relate to support/advice, research/action, co-ordination, access to information and raising awareness of international co-operation. The operational objectives are set out in financing agreements signed by pS-Eau and donors.
32, rue Le Peletier
Christophe Le Jallé, Jean-Marie Ily
Toilettes Du Monde is a French NGO focused on development and promotion of sustainable and ecological sanitation issue. Since 10 years, we operate in France and worldwide to develop several kinds of activities as:
- Training on sustainable sanitation
- Sludge management and urine diverting dry toilets in urban areas,
- Scientific studies on both household and public ecological sanitation,
- Promotion of dry toilets and grey water treatment in France.
28 place des Arcades