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…

Why Physical Unique Identifiers on Water Points Will Improve Sustainable Services

November 26, 2012  |  by

What is a unique identifier? You probably don’t think of it, but you use unique identifiers every day. In the U.S., your social security number is your unique identifier for the government (which is why if someone has it they can steal your identity). Your bank account number helps the bank track all information associated with…