civil society voices

Civil Society: Change makers and allies with Government in reaching SDG6

Civil society organisations (CSOs) play a key role in ensuring no one is left behind as we strive to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But what are the benefits, opportunities, and challenges that CSOs face as they work with governments and other actors to deliver the SDG targets on water and sanitation? Who exactly do we mean when speaking about CSOs? How are we using the term ‘CSO’? Who are CSOs speaking on behalf of? What is their mandate? What is the role of CSOs in accountability?

SEED Madagascar Tackles Clean Water Access in Rural Madagascar Through Rainwater Harvesting and Well Management

SEED Madagascar’s WASH team focus their rural efforts at two ends of the spectrum: introducing a new approach to a country steeped in strict traditional and cultural norms through the promotion of rainwater harvesting (RWH); and improving on established routes to clean water through community management and repair of wells.

Strong, professional civil society voices are vital for SWA's success

Following the recent Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership meeting - which brought together a range of stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector - EWP member John Oldfield, CEO of WASH Advocates based in the US, offers writes on his reflections.

November 2015

7th World Water Forum: The Forum of Disappointments

Written by Kristel Malegue, Coordinator at Coalition Eau, May 2015

7th World Water Forum: The Forum of Disappointments

Weak processes, the side-lining of civil society, organisational issues … this year’s Forum failed to generate productive discussions with all sector stakeholders to advance the cause of water.