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FAN Nepal Convenor Lajana Manandhar raised grassroots voices at the SACOSAN V public launch in Bhaktapur on 21 October.

Ensure universal access to improved toilets and end open defecation in South Asia by 2020

Press release: 21 October 2013

 

Grassroots activists call on South Asian governments to end the sanitation crisis, starting with those most in need
As the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN V, 22-24 October 2013) kicks off in Kathmandu, Nepal, leading civil society groups called on their governments to recognize the urgency of the South Asian sanitation crisis and set robust plans to achieve universal access to improved sanitation toilets and ending open defecation by 2020.

Follow FANSA at SACOSAN V

The fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation kicked off in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 22 October. Find out about FANSA's involvement and activities to raise the voice of the grassroots to influence decision makers at the conference.

Call for solidarity: support communities affected by extreme weather in Mexico

A call from FAN Mexico to support communities with safe water following the recent bouts of extreme weather in the country. 
 

Shamim Arfeen receives honourary mention at Stockholm World Water Week

Shamim Arfeen receives honourable mention at Stockholm World Water Week

FANSA member Shamim Arfeen, Executive Director of AOSED, received an honoury mention for his digital poster at Stockholm World Water Week.

FAN South America welcomes new Regional Coordinator

Leo Tambussi

In July, FAN South America welcomed Leonardo Tambussi of IIED-AL in Argentina as the network's new Regional Coordinator.

Interregional learning: Pakistani impressions of WASH in Nepal

Pakistani media visit to Nepal

A week-long visit by young Pakistani journalists to Nepal has generated a great deal of inspiration for driving improvements back in Pakistan through the mainstream media.

Media learning visit: rainwater harvesting in schools

Pakistani media visit to Nepal

In June 2013, FANSA supported a team of Pakistani journalists to visit a number of WASH interventions in Nepal as part of its Young Media Fellowship programme. The activity aimed to help drive a sanitation campaign in Pakistan which is calling on the government to be accountable about their roles in improving the sector, extend their support for a better WASH sector in Pakistan.

UN General Assembly designates 19 November as World Toilet Day

24 July 2013 – In a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly today designated 19 November as World Toilet Day, urging changes in both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation.

Community Water and Sanitation Fair "Nuestra Agua 2013"

Nuestra Agua 2013

In March 2013, FAN Latin American networks: FANAS, FANCA and FANMex, along with other organizations organised the Community Water and Sanitation Management Fair “Nuestra Agua 2013”. The fair, which aimed to increase the visibility of community water management groups and to provide a space to share and learn, took place in Granada, Nicaragua.