Making Toilets Fashionable

February 25, 2013  |  by

Founder of the World Toilet Organization Jack Sim says that on the African continent there has been some progress in terms of the community-led total sanitation approach. Credit: Meropa Communications When the founder of the World Toilet Organization, Jack Sim, turned 40, he literally began counting how many more days he had to live and…

Take Our Short WASHfunders Survey

February 19, 2013  |  by

If you haven’t participated in our short survey, there is still time. Please click here or copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DM9RXWG.   Whether you’re new to the site or visit it often, your feedback is highly important to us. Tell us what you think of WASHfunders.org — what you like and what you’d like to…

Matt Damon Goes on Strike!

February 12, 2013  |  by

In this newly released video, Water.org co-founder and celebrity Matt Damon appears at a press conference to announce his plans to stop using the toilet until more people take the WASH crisis seriously. This tongue-in-cheek video campaign, the first in a series according to the L.A. Times, is Water.org’s attempt to raise awareness about global water and sanitation…

5 Questions for… Dr. Kerstin Danert of Skat Foundation

February 11, 2013  |  by

1. What is the number one most critical issue facing the WASH sector today? Collectively, we have the means, the methods, and the technology to enable everyone to access safe and sustainable drinking water and sanitation services. However, we need much more consideration of PPPs — People, Power, and Politics. In other words, people’s different…

A Penny for Your Thoughts

February 5, 2013  |  by

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Gates Foundation Awards $2 Million for Sanitation Policy, Monitoring, and Advocacy in Africa

January 8, 2013  |  by

The African Ministers’ Council on Water, an initiative of the African Union, has announced a three-year, $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build its capacity for sanitation policy development, monitoring and evaluation coverage, and WASH-related advocacy across the continent. Awarded through the foundation’s global development program, the grant will be used to provide training and technical…