The issue of governance has become fundamental in every human endeavor. Governance permeates every societal fabric including corporate institutions, nation building and the provision of essential social services such as WASH services. It was therefore no wonder that the issue of governance featured prominently at the 27th edition of the Mole Conference at Big Ada in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Accra, Feb 17, GNA - Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been urged to partner government for collective action towards achieving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A statement issued by IRC, an international think-and-do tank, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday said one significant issue facing developing countries, of which Ghana was no exception, in the area of WASH was the waning funding to the sector.
Published in the Modern Ghana The announcement of a new Ministry for Sanitation and Water Resources by the new government has come as pleasant surprise package for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of Ghana.
The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that it approved 27 grants totaling $35.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2016, which brings the amount of grants awarded for 2016 to more than $111 million, which surpasses the amount of grants awarded in 2015. $1 million was granted to IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre to create the foundation for an ambitious learning and collective action initiative that will catalyze development of SDG 6 in Burkina Faso, Niger and Uganda.
De watersector zou zich meer bewust moeten zijn van het vóórkomen van corruptie wereldwijd en vaker de juiste vragen moeten stellen. Onderzoeken naar de besteding van watergelden moeten openbaar gemaakt worden. Dat waren enkele belangrijke conclusies afgelopen vrijdag tijdens de presentatie van het rapport Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 in Het Buitenhof in Den Haag.
Report on the WIN-IRC Event on the launch of the Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016, published in Waterforum on 20 April 2016.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded 1 million US dollar to Dutch-based IRC, an international think-and-do-tank on WASH-issues. An adapted version of the joint Conrad N. Hilton Foundation-IRC press release.
Published on dutchwatersector.com, 21 December 2016
On the eve of World Toilet Day, Devex spoke to four sanitation experts to get their insights on the major challenges ahead and what needs to change if universal sanitation for all is to become a reality. One of those experts was IRC's international advocacy expert and Iead on U.S. partnerships Elynn Walter,
The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world. Supported by partners Tetra Tech and LINC, IRC will lead delivery of one of three projects under the initiative.
Stef Smits was one of the WASH experts interviewed for an article about the 7th Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Forum that was published in the Planeta Futuro section of Spanish newspaper El País. Planeta Futor is similar to the Guardian's Global Development section. Stef is quoted on the importance of monitoring and allocating budgets to maintain what already exists. The article mentions some innovations in information and communications technology (ICT) for WASH such as SIASAR, the Rural Water and Sanitation Information System for Central America.
Published in El Pais on 5 December 2016 [In Spanish].