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The World Walks for Water and Sanitation 2013

18 December 2012

Join thousands of campaigners walking to demand political leaders keep their promises on sanitation and water this World Water Day!

Amplifying over a million voices to demand improved sanitation

Inter Country Working Group (ICWG) meeting held in Nov in Kathmandu


FANSA’s Communications Officer Prakash Amatya spoke to Murali Ramisetty, FANSA Convenor, about his hopes and expectations of the process leading to the next South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN).  

Lajana Manandhar represents civil society in SACOSAN working group

Lajana Manandhar


The Government of Nepal nominated Lajana Manandhar to the Inter Country Working Group (ICWG)  which was formed to prepare and manage SACOSAN V in Nepal next year. Lajana is the Executive Director of Lumanti and the National Convenor of JalSanjaal that hosts the FANSA chapter in Nepal.   

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. 

Key message for Climate Change Negotiations, Doha


The Water and Climate Coalition, with input from FAN Global, has developed a number of positions with for the climate change negotiations in Doha. Please share this document within your own networks, with government contacts and others who might be interested.

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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