Introducing: Splash

October 10, 2012  |  by

Introducing: Splash from splash on Vimeo. Kids need clean water to be healthy, to grow and thrive, to attend school regularly, and to fulfill their potential. Since 2006, Splash has developed a highly effective model to ensure safe water for urban children living at the intersection of these two streets: ‘greatest degrees of poverty’ and…

How Can SMS Texting Increase the Impact of Safe Drinking Water Programs?

October 1, 2012  |  by

One of Blue Planet Network’s founding members, Project Well, is an organization that brings safe drinking water to rural communities in an arsenic-affected district of West Bengal, India. Credit: Rudi Dundas SMS texting is today’s most widely used mobile data service, especially in some of the most rural and marginalized communities around the world. SMS traffic…

Engaging Networks for Systemic Impact Webinar, October 2

September 28, 2012  |  by

The Rockefeller Foundation, Context Partners, and NextBillion invite you to hear first-hand from NGO leaders about how their organizations leverage networks to build and maintain their capacity to innovate. This webinar is especially salient to WASH sector organizations interested in learning about the best practices of NGOs, like Winrock International, who are paving the way forward with holistic and innovative…

STARS Foundation Launches 2013 Impact Awards

September 26, 2012  |  by

School girl from Jogimara, Nepal, washing her hands at a Restless Development Nepal water supply. (2011 Asia-Pacific Health Award Winner) Credit: Kristian Buus The STARS Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 STARS Impact Awards recognizing outstanding organizations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children. In response to…

Catalyzing Funding, Innovation, and Advocacy: U.S. Philanthropy and WASH

August 24, 2012  |  by

Attending World Water Week? Join us for a seminar examining the role of U.S. philanthropy in solving the global WASH crisis. Detailed information on the seminar’s theme and structure is below. Stockholm, Sweden — World Water Week conference venue, room K2 Wednesday, August 29th (9AM – 12:30PM) Follow @WASHfunders for live tweets at the time of the session This…

3 Questions for… John Oldfield of WASH Advocates

August 23, 2012  |  by

1. Describe what your organization does and what your role is. WASH Advocates is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative entirely dedicated to helping solve the global safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge. Our mission is to raise awareness of WASH issues, and convert that heightened awareness into increased financial and political capital throughout the developing…

3 Questions for… John Thomas of the Rockefeller Foundation

August 22, 2012  |  by

1. Describe what your organization does and what your role is. I’m currently a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation, where I conduct research and work with our partners and grantees to support the strategic development of various initiatives ranging from climate smart agriculture to fisheries management to water service delivery for poor or vulnerable populations. The…

3 Questions for… Braimah Apambire of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

August 21, 2012  |  by

1. Describe what your organization does and what your role is. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in five priority areas: providing safe water,…