On 7 October 2015, UNICEF student team Wageningen organised a seminar 'What is sustainable sanitation in WASH?". Guest speakers were Marielle Snel from IRC, Joshi Deepa professor at Wageningen University, Harold Hoiting from SIMAVI and Luca Peters who represented UNICEF.
Handwashing with soap is still the most effective way to reduce the spread of diarrheal infections. Today on Global handwashing day, hygiene and sanitation expert Alana Potter talks about key messages from IRC's experience how to make hygiene promotion work.
Did you know poverty is both a cause and a consequence of disability? 1 in 5 of poor people in developing countries are disabled. They often lack basic services, including accessible sanitation. At IRC we believe this needs to change.
With country offices in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Uganda, IRC today opens another office, this time in Ethiopia. This is the fourth country office IRC has opened since embarking on a decentralisation and internationalisation strategy under its business plan for 2012-2016.
With 20 percent of the world's GDP and 36 percent of the global population located in severely water stressed areas, the growing demand and competition for freshwater will be one of the biggest global challenges we face. At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting 2015, Wetlands...
There is a need to change behaviors in order to reach universal access to water and sanitation services that last. This was the outcome of a session co-convened by Sanitation and Water for All partnership, IRC, WSP, WaterAid and USAid at the September 2015 Stockholm World Water Week.
Along with millions of others, at IRC we are following the refugee crisis unfolding at and beyond Europe's borders with heavy hearts. Our thoughts go out to all people who are involuntarily forced to move themselves, their families, their children out of unbearable situations.
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) provided funding under the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) for Millennium Water Alliance Ethiopia Programme (MWA-EP) partners to 'deepen' their water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. The extra support was used to experiment with new interventions to...