Within the development sector, we talk about reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 on a daily basis. What we often forget is that reaching these goals provides an equal, cleaner and more sustainable world for future generations. It is noticeable that youth groups and activists are extremely passionate and enthusiastic about reaching the SDGs and are regularly finding innovative and creative ways to reach these goals.
Water Action Month
Our annual campaign, Water Action Month (WAM) has now begun! With international and regional events taking place (such as SACOSAN VII, the World Water Forum, the High Level Political Forum and Africa Water Week), 2018 is an important year for the WASH sector and with the help of WAM, we can make it even more impactful.
Water: one of our planet’s most finite resources, the most vital element for survival of life on Earth, and undeniably at the core of global development towards a healthier and more sustainable planet. Fortunately for the world, End Water Poverty members are hard at work towards achieving our common goal of ending the water and sanitation crisis for all. As members our 250-organisation-strong global civil society coalition, your time and dedication culminates each year in Water Action Month (WAM), with the 2017 WAM only 14 days away.
In my ten years of campaigning and advocating for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), we have never had such a unique political opportunity for change as we have had this year at the start of Agenda 2030; the start of the new development goals for the next 15 years. In the past few months, my colleagues and I at the End Water Poverty secretariat have been criss-crossing Africa, Europe, South Asia and Latin America to tap into the enthusiasm of our members at the beginning of this ambitious path to achieve a universally better future for all.
Thank you - we couldn't have done it without you. Congratulations to all our members on your fantastic work!
It's been a busy past few months for us here at End Water Poverty. March was an incredible month of action calling for change around the world - we thank all our amazing supporters for making Water Action Month such a success!
- Civil society demand improved governance!
Blog post written by Prince Kreplah, National Executive Director - Citizens United to Promote Peace & Democracy in Liberia and Chairman, Liberia CSOs WASH Network.
Report on World Water Day - By Abibimman Foundation, Ghana. Originally posted online on Modern Ghana, 22 March 2016.
Blog post written by End Water Poverty member, OneDrop ahead of World Water Day, and originally posted on their website.
Blog post was written by End Water Poverty member, Coalition Against Typhoid, and originally posted on their website on World Water Day: 22 March 2016.
Each year, typhoid kills an estimated 200,000 people, most of whom are children. The burden of typhoid is greatest among those living in poverty throughout Asia and Africa, but the disease has now become a serious threat in destabilized nations in the Middle East.
Blog post written by Zobair Hassan of Development Organisation of the Rural Poor (DORP) ahead of world Water day, 22 March 2016.
‘Water Action Month’ began in Bangladesh with the launch of activities by DORP, at schools in very hard to reach areas around the country.