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

Whether you’re a regular user or a new visitor, we want to hear what you think of WASHfunders.org! Tell us what you like, what we could improve, and what features you would like to see added to the site. It will only take a minute of your time. Click here to get started or copy and paste…

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…

Using Technology to Increase Project Impact

December 17, 2012  |  by

How do you see technology scaling your Clean Water and Sanitation Program to provide more people in impoverished, rural areas with greater access to safe water and improved sanitation? A 5-year-old girl in Da Nang, Vietnam benefits from an East Meets West Foundation project, which is tracked and managed on Blue Planet Network’s platform. Credit:…

Gates Foundation Awards $2.2 Million to University of Toronto Engineers for Toilet Research

December 10, 2012  |  by

The University of Toronto has announced a $2.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of ongoing efforts to design a waterless hygienic toilet that is safe and affordable for people in the developing world. Engineering professor Yu-Ling Cheng, director of the Centre for Global Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and her team, which…

WASHing with Sesame Street Webinar, December 11

December 3, 2012  |  by

Global Water Challenge and Sesame Workshop invite you to an hour-long webinar, “WASHing with Sesame Street,” to learn about an innovative opportunity to join a coalition of partners for a targeted WASH multimedia effort. The two organizations will be developing a global campaign to deliver key messages about WASH to millions of parents, children, and caregivers around the…