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STARS Impact Awards

The STARS Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 STARS Impact Awards recognising outstanding organisations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children. Organisations working with children in Africa, the Middle East, Asia or Pacific are invited to apply for unrestricted funding awards of $100,000.

FANSA nominates CSO representative into Sanitation and Water for All steering committee

After reviewing the Expressions of Interest received, the selection committee nominated Dibalok Singha as the first representative and Mr Syed Shah Nasir Khisro as the support representative on the Sanitation and Water for All steering committee.

Ninon Machado de Faria Leme Franco

Ninon Machado de Faria Leme Franco


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Ninon Machado on 11 September 2012.

Announcing FANSA's new Coordinator Siddhartha Das

FANSA's new Coordinator Siddhartha Das


Siddhartha Das joins FANSA as the new regional Coordinator. A management graduate with specialisation in Forestry and Natural Resources, he has been working with UNICEF as the HIV/AIDS Officer in its India Country Office in Delhi for 2 years. 

FAN Global secretariat open for business


After the closure in August, the FAN Global secretariat is now open for business again. 

FAN Global Rio+20 round up

The overwhelming feeling from civil society on the outcome of the Rio+20 conference was disappointment that the final text was not action oriented and lacked real commitment. That said, there were a number of positive outcomes as well as opportunities for the FAN Global network to take forward. 

Right to Service becomes law in Kerala (India)

On 25th July 2012, the Kerala Legislative Assembly has passed the Right to Service Bill-2012. The Kerala Chief Minister Oommen  Chandy has kept his promise of making available services including domestic water connections to people within a specified time.


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