|FAN South Asia and its coalition partners WaterAid, WSSCC and CEJ, welcomed the Colombo Declaration, the outcome of SACOSAN IV which took place in April and outlined ministerial commitments made in the SACOSAN-IV and reflected most of the coalition calls, demonstrating the value of the intensive work done up to and during SACOSAN-IV. |
For a comprehensive list of all related news and resources from the event, visit www.freshwateraction.net/sacosaniv
Blogs - grassroots voices
Sita is just twenty years old. She has faced discrimination throughout her life because the village she comes from is the settlement of so-called low caste indigenous people. She told me her inspirational story on the first day of our pre-SACOSAN conference civil society gathering and I would like to share it with you.
Yesterday, on the first day of the civil society meeting in preparation for the official SACOSAN, I spoke to Himany Mistry, community leader from Bangladesh, who was there to share her experiences of sanitation in Bangladesh.
The residents of Gangadevpalli village in a southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh acknowledged the wisdom and dedication of women folk decades ago. The result is that today Gangadevpalli is India’s one of the rarest model villages, which has won two national and over a dozen district level awards for best governance and sanitation practices.Lajana Manandhar, FANSA steering committee member and Country Convenor, reflects on her experiences at this year's SACOSAN. Read and share your own thoughts and experences online
Tweet of the week
'Current solutions not sufficient for crisis' Chambers - 'yes, its a develop crisis, a human crisis and I agree it's a tragedy' Brocklehurst
by fannetwork via twitter at 04 April 2011 14:35:13See these and more tweets from the week on www.freshwateraction.net/sacosaniv
South Asian Ministers declaration SACOSAN-IV, Colombo (PDF 1Mb) Also in Nepali (PDF 1 Mb) and Malayalam (PDF 500Kb)
Declaration of the Pre-SACOSAN IV Consultation Meeting of CSOs (PDF 111Kb) Also in Nepali (PDF 176Kb)
Traffic Lights discussion paper (PDF 200Kb)
Download a high res image of toilet queue - photo credit: Anil Sthapit
Freshwater Action Network South Asia
FANSA Regional Secretariat
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