civil society

Webinar on improving accountability mechanisms for SDG 6 at the national level

On 6 and 22 November, End Water Poverty and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, with partners (Coalition Eau, Watershed Empowering Citizens, with the support of Sanitation and Water for All) will host a webinar series, entitled ‘how can we improve accountability mechanisms for SDG 6 at the national level?’. This webinar will be delivered in three languages (English, French and Spanish). The times of the webinars are as follows:


Strengthening advocacy actions of South Asian CSOs to reach the SDGs

On 13–16 of August, the Freshwater Action Network for South-East Asia (FANSA) organised a workshop in Sri Lanka to explore how civil society in the region could continue acting together to push for progress and accountability towards the achievement of Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). More than 40 participants were invited from eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).

Civil society in West Africa come together for change!

Civil society representatives will join forces to strengthen francophone networks and to hold governments accountable to their water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) commitments throughout West Africa. 
Next week, from 24 to 26 January, in Cotonou, Benin, a diverse group of francophone civil society organisations (CSO) from West Africa will participate in a workshop for structuring and reinforcing advocacy and collaboration in the region.

What a success! Civil society meets in Costa Rica for Latin American regional meeting

Wow, we've just finished a fantastic End Water Poverty (EWP)/ Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) civil society regional meeting in Latin America! We've been working together with a diverse range organisations over the past 2 days - discussing opportunities and challenges for the region, how we can strengthen our connections and working together, and how to deepen the engagement with EWP and SWA in the future. Such energy and passion in the room was truly inspiring!

EWP members call for change at COP 22!

“Water resource management is climate change adaption“ says Joe Bongay (Executive Director - Young Volunteers for the Environment - The Gambia) at the on-going UNFCCC Conference Of the Parties (COP) 22 Climate Conference, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco.

Blog post originally posted on 13 November 2016 on EcoView Africa online

Africa's river run to 2030: making universal access to water and sanitation a reality

This week, governments at Africa Water Week are expected to agree a roadmap to ensure the continent achieves Global Goal 6 on water and sanitation by 2030.  Apollos Nwafor, WaterAid’s Regional Advocacy Manager for West Africa, looks at why it is important that these ambitious targets are first met in Africa, and how the roadmap must be shaped to make this a reality.