Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation


Like a 'toad from another hole' - civil society at the UN climate change talks

When civil society has the opportunity to access events such as the UN climate change talks, we might tend to see ourselves 'as a toad from another hole', or 'Sapo de otro pozo' as we say in Spanish. Discussions appear to be in terms of national governments and according to policy implementation of developing countries without the voice from NGOs. 

Update from first day of UNFCCC meeting in Bonn

Jorgelina Hardoy, FANAS member

Jorgelina Hardoy, FANAS member, reports back from the first day of the UNFCCC meeting in Bonn, at the opening session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) - 36th session.

60% rural India lives on less than Rs 35 a day: NSSO Report

About 60 per cent of the population in rural India lives on less than `35 a day while nearly as many of the city population sustain on only `66 a day, according to the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO).

CSO role indispensable in bridging the grassroots - government divide

Lajana Manandhar, National Convenor, FAN Nepal and the Executive Director at Lumanti Support Group for Shelter attended the Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting. She tells us about the meeting of Water, Sanitation, Environment and Health Ministers from Africa and Asia that took place from 19-20 April 2012 in Washington DC.

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