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West Africa representatives met in Dakar Senegal from 11-12 September 2013 to prepare AfricaSan4

After the East and Central African AfricaSan4 preparatory meetings, the West African meeting took place in Dakar, Senegal from 11-12 September 2013. Over 40 West African countries and CSO representatives attended the meeting that was organized by UNICEF, WSSCC, WaterAid, AMCOW, ANEW and SWA.

Updated on 13 September 2013

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Opening of the WSSCC training on Equity and Inclusion in Sanitation and Hygiene in Senegal

IMG_0054 The WSSCC training on Equity and Inclusion in Sanitation and Hygiene started this morning in Dakar, Senegal in continuation to the AfricaSan preparatory meeting for Central and West Africa held from 9-12 September 2013. The two days training gathers over 75 representatives from Central and West African countries and different groups (civil society, government, youth, disabled people, children, women, environment, etc.).

Updated on 13 September 2013

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AfricaSan regional meeting for Central Africa

DSC01958 The AfricaSan4 regional meeting for Central Africa was held in Dakar, Senegal from 9-10 September 2013 at the Hotel des Almadies. The meeting brought together about 30 government and civil society representatives from Central Republic of Africa, DRC, Chad and Cameroon, civil society representatives. The two days meeting organized by AMCOW, UNICEF, WSSCC, ANEW, WSA, SWA and WaterAid aimed at:-  Preparing AfricaSan4 to be held in September 2014 in Senegal.-  Reviewing progress on AfricaSan and eThekiwini commitments-  Encouraging peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing During the first day, participants displayed key Sanitation and Hygiene areas in their respective countries, progress made in each of them and the challenges met. They also answered to their peers’ questions on how best they could achieve the same progress in their own countries.

Updated on 11 September 2013

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ANEW Secretariat to be closed on August 9, 2013 for Eid El Fitr

The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya will be closed to the public on Friday, August 9, 2013, a public holiday, in observance of the Eid El Fitr.

Updated on 7 August 2013

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3rd Country Training on Resource Mobilisation, Project Planning and Proposal Writing

IMG_6224 It was an exceptionally cold week when more than 50 participants of various non- profit organisations from across South Africa met for the 3rd Country Training on Resource Mobilisation, Project Planning and Proposal Writing held from the 3rd to 7th June 2013. 

Updated on 26 July 2013

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CIVIL SOCIETY DECLARATION ON THE SHRINKING SPACE FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN THE AFFAIRS OF THE AFRICAN UNION

Civil society have responded to the Africa Union's restriction of public engagement in its next meeting which they believe is contrary to the underpinning principles of the organisation. Read the full statement here.

Updated on 31 May 2013

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Short Videos from the East Africa CSO Forum

The East Africa CSO Forum held in Kampala on 16th to 18th April 2013 featured alot many presentations learning, information sharing and discussions. The proceedings of the forum have been summarised in the short videos available on this links.

Updated on 20 May 2013

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Views from the East Africa CSO Forum 16th-18th April 2013.

Commissioner Kavutse Dominic- Commissioner Urban Water The 1st ever WASH civil society East Africa CSO Forum took place on 16th-18th April 2013 at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Kampala. The forum that brought together over 47 Civil Society representatives from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Ghana, South Sudan, Tanzania, UK and Switzerland was aimed at tracking progress made during the High Level Meeting (HLM) to ensure Water and Sanitation for all in the region. The 3 day meeting was organised by the Africa Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Sanitation and Water for All, WaterAid, End Water Poverty and hosted by Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET). some opinions at the forum have been captured belowDominic Kavutse- Commissioner Urban Water and Sanitation-Uganda. At the opening of the forum, Eng Kavutse Dominic, the Commissioner for Urban Water and Sanitation in Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment appealed for increased partnership, transparency and NGO’s investment in rain water harvesting.

Updated on 20 May 2013

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Ensure a water secure world for all African vision for post- MDG goal on water

At the final African consultation on water I attended in Tunis for the post- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework, the overriding outcome was the development of a framework for a distinct goal on water. The meeting, which took place on 1 March in Tunis, was a multi-stakeholder forum which included government, NGOs, CSOs and youth and closely followed a thematic consultation on water in Geneva which Mary O’Connell attended on behalf of FAN Global.

Updated on 7 May 2013

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Zambia NGO WASH Forum commemorate World Water Day

some of the people who attended the World Water Day in Kanyama Lusaka Zambia. NGO WASH Forum conducted an event in Kanyama, a compound in Lusaka to commemorate World Water Day. In the past the region has recorded high cases of cholera because of these challenges that surround water and sanitation.

Updated on 7 May 2013

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East Africa CSO Forum

East Africa CSO forum will be held on the 16th to 18th of April 2013 at the Lake Victoria Serena hotel, Kampala Uganda. The event which has been organized by six organizations namely WSSCC, WaterAid, End Water Poverty, UWASNET, ANEW and Sanitation and Water for All (SWA).

Updated on 12 April 2013

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ANEW writes to High level Panel of Eminent persons on the post 2015 development agenda

ANEW writes an open letter to the High Level Panel of Eminent persons on the post 2015 development agenda.  read the full letter.

Updated on 12 April 2013

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AMCOW statement on world water day.

The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) has restated support for Africa's call for the adoption of a distinct water goal in the post 2015 development agenda. An Africa Wide Stakeholders Forum on Water on the Post 2015 development agenda which met in Tunis on March 1st 2015 had proposed the adoption of “Water Secure World for All by 2030” in the global post 2015 development goals.

Updated on 28 March 2013

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FAN Global eBulletin January 2013

FAN Global eBulletin January 2013, check the link for more  http://www.freshwateraction.

Updated on 14 March 2013

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The first Sanitation and Water for All Partnership meeting takes off in Johannesburg: What happened and what is coming?

Anew is actively engaging with the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership, representing Africa Civil society on the steering committee and coordinating their involvement and participation. ANEW together with EWP organized a civil society meeting with all those members of civil society who attended the partnership meeting to discuss how to take the SWA activities forward at national level and how to strengthen coordination.

Updated on 12 February 2013

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The Global Sanitation Forum in Mumbai in October 2011

Members of FAN, FANSA and ANEW present at the World Sanitation Forum 2011. The Global Sanitation Forum in Mumbai in October 2011 was a great forum at which a lot of learning, sharing, capacity building and knowledge sharing from the various practitioners was achieved. The theme was……The World Water and Sanitation Collaborative Council supported 10 members of ANEW to actively participate in this global event.

Updated on 12 February 2013

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ANEW Celebrates World Water Day 2012 with President of Liberia

HE. The President of Liberia … meeting the delegation from Civil society and AMCOW at her office in preparation for the HLM meeting in her capacity as the Water and Sanitation Good will Ambassador ANEW members in more than 10 countries organized and participated in the World Water day. Members at national level organized the World Walks for Water Campaigns.

Updated on 11 February 2013

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ANEW invited to Coordinate and mobilize the Youth in Water in Africa

At the Africa day during the Africa day during the World Water Forum, Marseille France, the participants recommended that AMCOW forms a task force to ensure that the youth are mobilized and actively engage in WASH issues more actively and deliberately. Following this recommendation, AMCOW put together a task force and Water Aid provided funding for an initial meeting in Nairobi.

Updated on 11 February 2013

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Joint FAN/EWP Planning Meeting,

The Freshwater Action Network (FAN) and the End Water Poverty complement each other in organizing campaigns and mobilizing civil society and other actors across the globe to take action on various water and sanitation issues. They work on issues such as the realization of the right to water for all, advocate for increased sector financing, good governance, equity and accountability of the WASH sector.

Updated on 11 February 2013

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4TH AFRICA WATER WEEK, CITY STARS, CAIRO EGYPT

 WATER FOR GROWTH IN AFRICA..

Updated on 24 January 2013

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AFRICA WATER WEEK CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS FORUM 14th MAY 2012 CAIRO EGYPT

 The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) is an autonomous regional networking body of African civil society organizations (CSOs) actively involved in the field of sustainable water management, water supply and sanitation. It aims to ensure coordination of the diverse voices of African civil society organizations on water and sanitation, represented and heard in the development and implementation of Water and Sanitation plans and policies by promoting dialogues, learning and cooperation on water and sanitation issues in Africa and provides a platform for sharing and coordinating the activities of its members.

Updated on 10 January 2013

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Forum for Equity and Social Inclusion in the WASH sector opens in Dar es Salaam

Opening address - Learning and Sharing Forum Tz DAR ES SALAAM, September 28, 2010

Updated on 29 September 2010

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ANEW meets with AMCOW president

ANEW_AMCOW ANEW has been urged to support AMCOW in advocating for the realization of the right to water and sanitation in Africa. This was said by Minister Buyelwa Sonjica, President of AMCOW during a side meeting with ANEW held on July 29th in her offices in Cape Town.

Updated on 2 August 2010

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CSOs message to the 15th Ordinary AU Summit in Kampala, Uganda

No woman should die while giving life:  Despite the political commitments made by African leaders at the AU summit in Sharm el Sheikh on water and sanitation, Africa continues to lose hundreds of women and newborns everyday due to poor health systems including access to clean water, improved sanitation and hygiene.

Updated on 22 July 2010

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EQUITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION IN THE WASH SECTOR

The learning forum is an opportunity for members and key actors to learn and share experiences on different approaches to equity and social inclusion in the water and sanitation sector. Several case studies will be presented and discussed to draw key lessons on what has worked and how it can be replicated elsewhere. In particular the conference will focus on the following areas:

Updated on 20 July 2010

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Policy Analysis and Research training held in Addis

Water and sanitation policies are important because they govern how the sector services are delivered and how sector resources managed and conserved.   Policies also set out a framework for the WATSAN sector that determines what will be done, and sometimes, how it will be done.  They also provides the principles and guidance for the activities of national and local civil servants.  Africa has a wealth of policies in the WASH sector but the problem has been mainly the implementation stage. 

Updated on 15 July 2010

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World's Longest Toilet Queue in Nairobi, Kibera slum

WLTQ_0655 World's Longest Toilet Queue in Nairobi, Kibera Slum ANEW and Maji naUfanisi today organized an event to mark the World's Longest Toilet Queue. Theevent attracted more than 600 people on queue from the sprawling Kibera Slum.

Updated on 20 March 2010

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The Worlds Longest Toilet Queue

World Longest Toilet Day_banner Wolds Longest Toilet Queue- Nairobi Kenya, Kibera slumANEW in partnership with Maji na Ufanisi have organized an event to mark The Wold Longest Toilet Queue. This will take place in Soweto East, Kibera Slum in Nairobi.

Updated on 19 March 2010

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Eastern Africa to track political commitments

Closing 4 The eastern Africa region states have committed to tracking progress on political commitments in the water and sanitation sector. This follows the successful conclusion of the 2nd Eastern Africa regional Sanitation conference which was held in Kampala, Uganda on 2nd - 4th March. During the opening, the Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment, Hon. Maria Mutagamba noted that a large proportion of the African population still faces sanitation challenges only five years to the deadline of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets.

Updated on 12 March 2010

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ANEW's baby steps now long strides

_MG_4694 Kampala, March 2, 2010: The delegates from at least nine eastern Africa countries that converged at the second Eastern Africa Sanitation conference are yet another testament of how many strides the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) has made on water and sanitation issues in the region.

Updated on 3 March 2010

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Activists storm COP15 hall in protest at leaked memo

Chaos hits the climate talks in Copenhagen after leaked documents reveal plans to sideline the interests of developing nations. Representatives from developing to discover that world leaders will expected to sign an agreement that empowers richer countries and marginalises the UN in future climate change negotiations. African countries were outraged delegates from PACJA (Pan African Climate Justice Alliance) swamped the main hall of the COP15 conference shouting “Two degrees to suicide” and “We will survive”. They were immediately pounced upon by representatives of the press, including reporters from CNN and Reuters, and the conference area was completely disrupted by the ensuing chaos.

Updated on 10 December 2009

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ANEW's Five Years Strategic Plan

After intensive national and regional consultations, ANEW is about to launch its 5-year strategic plan that will equip ANEW to play a key role in contributing towards the achievements of the MDG targets on water and sanitation in Africa.

Updated on 4 December 2009

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