Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation


Planning the a global campaign for water and sanitation

As a member of the EWP campaign steering committee representing FANSA members, I attended the campaign’s annual planning meeting at the end of January. FANSA is a key supporter of this campaign which calls for an end to the water and sanitation crisis.

The African Development Bank - a primer

This primer is a resource for civil society organisations active in the water and sanitation sector to deepen understanding of the African Development Bank (AfDB) at a time when its work in the sector is expanding. It is hoped that the knowledge will enable civil society to engage with the AfDB from a more informed position.

SWA Partnership Meeting Summary - November 2012

Report of the first SWA Partnership Meeting, held in Benoni, South Africa from 12-14 November 2012 which brought together over 110 SWA partners and potential partners from developing countries, governments, donors, development banks, civil society, multilaterals, sector partners and research and learning institutions. Southern civil society was represented through FAN Global members. The meeting and aimed to review what has been achieved since the beginning of the partnership in 2010 and decide what future role it should play.

Strengthen the SWA at the national level to ensure grassroots engagement

FANSA member Laboni Shabnam (Dhaka Ahsania Mission)

FANSA member Laboni Shabnam (Dhaka Ahsania Mission) shares her reflections from attending the first ever Sanitation and Water for All Partnership meeting, describing how the country level process must be strengthened to ensure the grassroots are properly engaged in this important process which is clearly making an impact. 

ANEW and FANSA members attend SWA Partnership Meeting

CSO representatives at the SWA meeting

Eight FANSA and ANEW members attended the first ever Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership Meeting in November which brought together SWA partners including Government, Donors, Research Institutes, Civil Society Organisations to review what has been achieved since the beginning of the partnership in 2010 and decide what future role the partnership should play. 

Citizens’ voices need to be heard more strongly to achieve sanitation and water for all

ANEW's Executive Secretary, Yiga Baker, shares his reflections form the SWA Partnership Meeting. 

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