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Portraying Women Leadership in Water Cooperation

Salamatu Garba, the founder and Executive Director of the Women Farmer's Advance Network (WOFAN), a nongovernmental organization founded in Nigeria since 1993 which has provided a wide range of services for rural communities to promote economic, social and political empowerment strongly believes with indisputable evidence that when you give women the right skills and the platform, you can trust them to adequately deal with WASH problems in their community in a sustainable way. Salamatu shares her experience with you.


August 29th, 2014
World Water Week in Stockholm

WfWP is participating in the World Water Week in Stockholm August 31 – September 5. WfWP is co-hosting the session of UNESCO-WWAP on gender disaggregated indicators. President Mariet Verhoef will represent WfWP's views during the session.


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August 25th, 2014
AMCOW AfricaSan Awards 2014

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) is pleased to invite entries for the AMCOW AfricaSan Awards to be announced on the 10th October 2014 at AfricaSan 4. The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards are dedicated to recognizing outstanding efforts and achievements in sanitation and hygiene in Africa which result in large-scale, sustainable behavior changes and tangible impacts.

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August 22nd, 2014
Interview with Josefina Maestu on the Water for Life UN-Water Best Practices Award

WfWP has been very involved in the Water for Life Decade from the United Nations and is very excited that the decade will be concluded with the 'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award in March 2015. Deadline to apply for the award is the 15th of September. Josefina Maestu, coordinator of the United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015 shares her thoughts on the award with us.

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August 20th, 2014
Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

Kyoto World Water Grand Prize - Candidatures are open

The World Water Council and the Japan Water Forum invite grassroots organizations from developing countries to submit their candidatures for the 4th edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize.

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July 23rd, 2014
Former WfWP President Alice Bouman elected as Chair of the European Water Stewardship

On July 3, 2014 the European Water Stewardship (EWS) held its first Members Council meeting at the Finish Permanent Mission in Brussels marking the formal establishment of EWS as an independent organisation.

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July 2nd, 2014
Gender Water & Development conference announces new dates 3 - 7 November 2014

The Gender Water & Development Conference originally planned to take place from 7-11 July 2014, in East London South Africa has been postponed till 3-7 November 2014. While the organisers acknowledge and regret the considerable inconvenience that may result from the change in dates, all partners and hosts have committed to making this important event a success.

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June 22nd, 2014
Women for Water Partnership recently applied for (ECOSOC)

Women for Water Partnership recently applied for United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC) consultative status, which is now pending review.

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June 19th, 2014
Honorary Founding President of WfWP Alice Bouman-Dentener on the GWD Conference

Honorary Founding President of WfWP Alice Bouman-Dentener tells us about her involvement in gender, water and development.

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June 17th, 2014
Compilation Competition GWD Conference

As part of the Gender Water & Development Conference which takes place from the 7-11 July 2014 East London, South Africa, Digital Storytellers are sought to share their stories from around the globe with us. As Co-host, Women for Water Partnership greatly supports this creative initiative and invites you all to participate.

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June 16th, 2014
Interview new ED Annemiek Jenniskens

On 2nd of June Annemiek Jenniskens has started as executive director of Women for Water Partnership. She shares more about her background, first impression and inspiration to take up this position in a short interview.

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May 28th, 2014
President of Women for Water Partnership Mariet Verhoef- Cohen on GWD Conference

Prior to the GWD conference WfWP will be interviewing interesting participants of the conference to share their inspiring and fascinating stories. The President of Women for Water Partnership Mariet Verhoef- Cohen tells us about her involvement in gender, water and development.

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May 27th, 2014
Women for Water Partnership: 10 years of women making a difference

During the 12th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-12), Women for Water Partnership was officially launched as a WSSD-type2 partnership. We have since been the voice of women in water matters, worldwide, and have raised the profile of women in the water sector, both in a professional capacity and as an important interest group in society.

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May 22nd, 2014
GWD Conference Chair Barbara Schreiner

As announced in March; WfWP is co-hosting The International Conference Gender-Water-Development (GWD): the untapped connection. This conference will take place in East London, South Africa from July 7 to 11.

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May 19th, 2014
Women for Water former SC member winner of Zonta Women of Achievement Award 2014

NetWwater Chair and former SC- member of Women for Water Partnership Mrs. Kusum Athukorala  is winner of the Zonta Woman of Achievement award 2014 inf the catagary Environment.

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May 8th, 2014
Women empowerment for WASH access in rural Uganda

After installation of the rain water harvesting tanks for Women’s household in 2013, the 1st quarter of 2014 Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) reports construction of Rainwater Harvesting units and construction of toilets for two schools and three VIP latrines and one eco-san toilet in four women groupmembers’ households has been completed.

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April 28th, 2014
WfWP presents case study on 1st African Water Integrity Learning Summit

On the African Water Integrity Learning Summit in Lusaka, 29 and 30 April 2014, Women for Water Partnership Steering Committee member, Africa Coordinator, Asha W. Abdulrahman will present the case study “Social Accountability Approach to Rainwater Harvesting for Mwihoko Women group” demonstrating social accountability tools, by lessons learned and impacts on integrity.

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April 17th, 2014
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2014

Menstrual Hygiene Day creates a united voice for women and girls around the world, helping to break the silence and confront the taboos that often prohibit girls and women from reaching their full potential.

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April 14th, 2014
Vacancy Executive Director

WfWP has a vacancy for an Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the WfWP organization and its operations in accordance with the strategic direction and work plan set by the WfWP Steering Committee (SC).

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April 1st, 2014
WfWP elected a new President

Women for Water Partnership announced today that Mariet Verhoef-Cohen succeeded Founding President Alice Bouman-Dentener as President of the organisation as from 1st April 2014. Mariet was elected by the Women for Water Partnership General Assembly.

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March 22nd, 2014
Gender-Water-Development: the untapped connection
WfWP message on the occasion of World Water Day 2014
Water is the source of life. We depend on it for our well-being and development. With the world population growing and developing at an accelerated pace, meeting the current and future water needs for domestic uses, food, energy, economic activities and healthy ecosystems is one of the prime challenges of our time.
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March 21st, 2014
WfWP co-hosts the Gender, Water and Development Conference in South Africa

The International Conference Gender-Water-Development (GWD): the untapped connection will take place in East London, South Africa on July 7 - 11.

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March 16th, 2014
CSW 58
Women for Water Partnership was proud to support core sponsors, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Swiss Mission, South African Mission and Mexican Mission to the United Nations at a side event at the Commission for the Status of Women 58 on 11 March 2014.
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March 8th, 2014
Happy International Women’s Day ...and don’t forget the Water!
NetWwater Chair and former WfWP Steering Committee member, Kusum Athukorala spoke for women and water on the occasion of International Women's Day 2014.
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March 8th, 2014
Happy International Women’s Day
But do not forget the water… Water is the source of life. We depend on water for our well-being and development. Not having access to this vital resource severely hampers women in their social and economic development.
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February 5th, 2014
Women, Water and Energy

WfWP President Alice Bouman-Dentener has addressed the interlinkages between water and energy at the annual UN Water conference in Zaragoza. Using the case of Mweteni village in Tanzania, where Tegemeo Women Group plays a central role in achieving water security for all.

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February 5th, 2014
Wilton Park

Wilton Park report on Climate Resilient Agricultural Systems now available. WOFAN has represented Women for Water Partnership in this Wilton Park conference in April 2013 The WOFAN case is referred to on page 9 of the report.

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January 14th, 2014
World Water Day 2014

An announcement of the World Water Day 2014 the main event of which will take place in Tokyo, Japan on 20 and 21 March.There will be many events around the world to celebrate World Water Day 2014. The theme is water and energy.

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January 3rd, 2014
Water for Life Decade
2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014.
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December 5th, 2013
WfWP statement on the occassion of the Closing Ceromony in Mexico
The Closing Ceremony of the 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation is taking place 5-6 December in Mexico City. This ceremony provides a synthesis of the major achievements of the International Year, explores modalities to further foster water cooperation and sets the agenda for the follow-up of the International Year.
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November 20th, 2013
Women leading water diplomacy in Myanmar

Women for Water Partnership  contributed to the Water Security and Peace Dialogue in the Hague on 14 and 15 November 2013. The added value of involving women in grassroots water diplomacy was illustrated through the case of Myanmar where integrated water resources management is rapidly gaining importance.

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November 18th, 2013
WOFAN calls upon women leaders to join forces on sanitation for all

On the occasion of World Toilet Day. Salamatu Garba, Executive Director of the Women Farmers Advancement Network of Nigeria, raises the flag on women's sanitation needs. Speaking from her experience and her heart, she calls upon the women leaders of the world to join forces on providing safety and dignity for the millions of women on our globe that lack basic sanitation facilities.

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November 11th, 2013
Kathy Kelly newly appointed WfWP SC-member forAmericas
The Women for Water Partnership General Assembly has elected Ms. Kathy Kelly as Steering Committee member for Americas of the Women for Water Partnership. On November 11th 2013 President of WfWP Alice Bouman-Dentener congratulated Kathy Kelly.
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November 4th, 2013
Second Global Soil Week “ Loosing Ground”, Berlin
Women for Water Partnership was invited by IASS to participate in the Global Soil Week in Berlin that brought together 550 participants from around the world.  Scientists, farmers, policy makers, civil society representatives and development agencies debated the quality of soil, its importance for sustainable development and its position in the water-food-energy.
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October 22nd, 2013
Partnerships for sustainable development
Halle Snavely, as part of her Post Graduate work at Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po, Paris researched the role of partnerships and how they contribute to sustainable development. The paper gives an overview of strategic partnerships and their importance for Sustainable Development. It particularly analyses power imbalances among stakeholders and how they affect the functioning of partnerships.
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October 20th, 2013
The Outcome Document of the High Level International Conference on Water Cooperation, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 2013
Outcome document of the High Level International Conference on Water Cooperation available. Women for Water Partnership was member of the International Steering Committee and organising partner, responsible for the Gender Forum and the High Level Pane 5 on gender. The outcomes are included in the report on pages 12 and 18.
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