Our November 2022 newsletter is out!

by | Nov 28, 2022 | News

Update your membership details!

This a reminder to please update your membership details if you haven’t yet done so. End Water Poverty has recently refreshed its website and membership criteria. To ensure your organisation’s details are up-to-date and correctly displayed on our new member map, we emailed each member individually to request that you complete our updated membership application form. Please note that if you did not receive a personalised email this means your membership details are not up-to-date.

Once you have resubmitted the membership application form, you will receive an automated response stating that “your application has been received and is pending review”. Please note that this review is merely a formality – we will approve your application as a matter of urgency. Thank you to the 55 organisations who have already updated their membership details.

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Announcing our new Claim Your Water Rights grantees

81% of our operational budget in the last few years has gone directly to members’ community-led advocacy. Following our open call in October, we received 27 high-quality applications for Claim Your Water Rights mini-grants.

The secretariat carefully assessed each application against our granting criteria to ensure the work we fund is spread across different regions, strategies and thematic interests – including climate justice, corporate accountability, elections advocacy, direct government engagement, and research advocacy.

Please join us in congratulating:

  1. Africa Water Commons Collective (AWCC) / International Labour, Research & Information Group (ILRIG) – South Africa
  2. Asociación Hondureña de Juntas Administradoras de Sistemas de Agua (AHJASA) – Honduras
  3. Center for Law & Justice (CLJ) – Pakistan
  4. Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) / Indian Institute of Youth & Development (IIYD) – India
  5. United Youth for Peace, Education, Transparency and Development in Liberia (UYPETDL) – Liberia

One of our main aims in this new phase of Claim Your Water Rights is to diversify grantees while sustaining ongoing campaigns. In this latest round, we are providing mini-grants to five organisations who have not previously received funds from End Water Poverty. This means that the Claim Your Water Rights campaign now has active funding agreements with members in Honduras, India, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand and Zimbabwe.

We are grateful to all members who submitted thoughtful proposals. We hope to expand our granting capacity over the coming years and will open calls again in the new financial year.

Invitation: UN 2023 Water Conference workshop

In December 2022, we will hold two workshops exploring different ways civil society can influence states and actively participate in the UN 2023 Water Conference. The first will be held on Thursday 8 December from 2-4pm CET. The second will be held on Wednesday 14 December from 9-11am CET.

The workshops will provide a comprehensive overview of what to expect from the UN 2023 Water Conference while strengthening synergies between civil society and youth groups. The workshops will take place online with simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish. They have been organised by the Butterfly Effect, SIMAVI, the Global Youth Movement for Water, Sanitation and Water for All, Coalition Eau, and End Water Poverty.

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Welcome to our new members!

We are pleased to announce four new organisations who have joined the coalition in the last couple of months:

  • International Labour, Research & Information Group (ILRIG) assist working class people to find different and democratic ways of self-organising. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, ILRIG provide analysis tools that aid activists in promoting progressive principles and practices that counter the impacts of neoliberalism and the oppression of class rule, the nation state, racism and patriarchy. Read more about ILRIG here.
  • Millennium Community Development Initiatives (MCDI) enhances the capacity of communities to design and implement home-grown solutions to diverse environmental and livelihood challenges. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, MCDI works with communities along the Athi River to advocate for the conservation of its springs, streams and wetlands while lobbying against polluters and those who deny communities’ water rights. Read more about MCDI here.
  • Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) strive to be a trusted vehicle for advocacy and positive change. Based in Randburg, South Africa, OUTA work with communities and authorities to improve service delivery, challenge ineffective policies or regulations, and hold those responsible for maladministration and corruption to account. Read more about OUTA here.
  • SHIFA Welfare Association‘s work centres on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, including ‘water and sanitation for all’ (SDG6). Based in Sindh, Pakistan, SHIFA recently worked with disaster management authorities to help coordinate the provincial government’s response to the country’s mega-floods. Read more about SHIFTA here.