Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation


Governing Council refocuses secretariat

Members of the Governing Council

The Governing Council meeting in January saw Board members gather for an intensive session where lots of plans were made for the future and a new focus for the secretariat of s

FAN's second global communications workshop, Costa Rica

Prakash presenting the challanges faced by the coms team, photo by andre pol

FAN's second global communications workshop, which took place at the end of January in Costa Rica, was a rich and productive three days and a valuable chance for FAN's communications officers

Meeting with UK Government on right to sanitation

On the 28 October 2009, Kolleen Bouchane, FAN's Advocacy Action and Learning Officer, along with other civil society representatives met with officials from the UK Department for Internat

Water makes a splash at the Barcelona Climate Change negotiations

Prof Oweyegha Afunaduula testing the heat of a pot on a solar reflection cooker

On 3 November 2009, FAN took part in a 'Water Day', an event that took place alongside the Climate Change negotiations to build further support for a Copenhagen outcome that clearly

Stockholm World Water Week 2009

Ramisetty Murali at World Water Week.

FAN's involvement in Stockholm World Water Week was more effective and dynamic than ever this year.

The road to Copenhagen

FAN nominated a speaker to present the ‘perspective of southern civil society on water and climate change adaptation’ during one of a series of meetings and negotiations in Bonn leading up to COP-15.

A challenging experience for FAN at the 5th World Water Forum

FAN was able to achieve several positive outcomes during its participation in the 5th World Water forum in Istanbul in March 2009.  However, some members also experienced difficulties in gaining adequate financial support and opportunities for networking were quite limited for civil society organizations (CSOs).

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