09.09.2013 - 31.08.2014
cewas is the international Training Centre for start-ups in the water, sanitation and resource management based in Willisau (Switzerland). The third cewas Start-Up programme is directed at graduates who want to start their own business in the emerging water sector. Within the one-year training programme which will be commencing in September 2013, young entrepreneurs-to-be are supported in the foundation of their business with advanced training modules, business coaching and consulting by international experts and an extensive international network.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
This annual global campaign supports WHO's effort to improve hand hygiene in health care and thus prevent often life threatening healthcare-associated infections (HAI). It was launched in 2009 as a follow-up to WHO's First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care work. As of April 2012, 127 Ministers of Health have committed to reduce HAI and to support the work of WHO, while over 40 countries and areas have started hand hygiene campaigns.
The course will show that business model innovations oriented towards the sanitation value chain and water supply chain can make markets work. We show how business model innovations enable organisations to provide sanitation and water services in more affordable and sustainable ways.
26.05.2014 - 30.05.2014
CDD Society will be conducting a 5-day training programme on DEWATS™ for Engineers in collaboration with BORDA and RGRHCL at CASS, Bangalore, from 26th through 30th May 2014 at the Center for Advanced Sanitation Solutions (CASS) in Kengeri, Bangalore.
26.05.2014 - 30.05.2014
Over 1000 participants from governments, regional institutions, international partners, the private sector, the scientific community, civil society, and the media are expected to meet to discuss Africa’s water and sanitation challenges. AMCOW organised the first Africa Water Week in 2008 with the aim to build momentum on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation targets by 2015, and the 2025 Africa Water Vision.
27.05.2014 - 29.05.2014
This 3rd Sanitation Dialogue will emphasize a comprehensive approach to sanitation, including adoption of appropriate technology options, innovative contracts and incentives; addressing policy gaps; dealing with financing, viability and affordability issues; and demonstrating health, socioeconomic and environmental benefits.
In May 2013, WASH United pioneered May #MENSTRAVAGANZA, a 28-day social media campaign cycle to generate awareness around menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) within water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) development initiatives. Out of this campaign came the idea to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May, starting in 2014. The date was chosen because May is the 5th month of the year, representing 5 days, or the average number of days (between 2-7) spent menstruating. Twenty-eight represents the average number of days in a menstrual cycle, which is reflected in the 28 dots in the Menstrual Hygiene Day logo.
Benefiting from Effective Collaboration
Access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education are essential for human development. Although access to water has increased dramatically (globally we met the Millennium Development Goal for water in 2010) progress on sanitation lags far behind. Annually millions of children still die from preventable water-borne illness that could be eliminated through improved water, sanitation, and regular practice of basic hygiene such as hand washing with soap.
04.06.2014 - 06.06.2014
Innovative technologies have a central role to play in the effort to alleviate poverty in this world. Innovative technologies should also mean appropriate technology in the sense that they should be socially, culturally, environmentally and economically accepted by the stakeholders. However, what are the key factors that will determine whether or not a technology succeeds in its intended role to reduce poverty? The conference – held in English – will offer a high-level platform to take part in cutting-edge discussions in the field of technologies for development, to share information and to network.