World Water Week carries the 'inclusiveness' torch forward
This year’s spotlight on inclusiveness is intensifying as temperatures soar in many parts of Western Europe. In one month, the world’s WASH experts will gather in Stockholm to home in on how the sector is helping enable the human right to water and sanitation, for all. Where to find the SNV WASH team during the World Water Week? Read more.
‘Human rights are universal and inalienable; indivisible; interdependent and interrelated. They are universal because everyone is born with and possesses the same rights, regardless of where they live, their gender or race, or their religious, cultural or ethnic background’ (UNFPA, 2015).
But for hundreds and millions of people, access to their human rights – specifically, the human right to water and sanitation – remains a ‘lifetime away’.
As the world approaches its last decade to achieve the Global Goals by 2030, the principles of inclusiveness and equality have been ramped up by, for example, this year’s UN World Water Day, European Development Days, and the UN High-Level Political Forum. Under the theme, ‘Water for society – including for all’, World Water Week (WWW) has joined in this global effort.
Towards a sustainable and inclusive development
For SNV, a sustainable and inclusive development involves the creative disruption of what is comfortable and known.
From 25 to 30 August, the SNV team will demonstrate how its collaboration with like-minded partners, and groups that fall outside its own disciplinary boundaries – e.g., Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), privately funded urban planners, labour rights groups, women’s rights organisations and gender experts, etc. – has helped strengthen the effectiveness and scalability of SNV’s rural sanitation, rural water, and urban sanitation strategies.
Sunday 25 August 2019
urban sanitation | nexus | poverty reduction
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor | SNV | Emory University | Slum Dwellers International | World Bank | United Nations Human Settlements Programme | University of Technology Sydney
occupational health and safety | decent work | safe management
World Health Organization | SNV | World Bank | WaterAid | International Labour Organisation | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
governance | policy | participation
WaterAid | SNV | Rural Water Supply Network | End Water Poverty | University of Technology Sydney | Simavi | Water Services Regulatory Board Kenya | WASH United | Kenya Water for Health Organisation | Development Organisation for the Rural Poor (Bangladesh)
Monday 26 August 2019
gender | human rights | integrity
SNV | Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council | Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | International Women's Development Agency | DFAT Water for Women Fund | WaterAid
Tuesday 27 August 2019
gender | governance | human rights
WASH Alliance International | SNV | Plan International Netherlands | Simavi
private sector participation | community | water supply | rural area
SNV | Water Sector Trust Fund Kenya | Kakuo International
Wednesday 28 August 2019
gender | governance | health | WASH
WaterAid | SNV | Simavi
Thursday 29 August 2019
sofa session/ exhibition hall
climate change | human rights | nexus | trade-offs
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | SNV | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit | SNV | University of Technology Sydney
Attending World Water Week this year?
Have you installed the World Week App on your mobile phone yet? Register now with the WWW App and mark SNV co-convened sessions to receive session-specific updates and notifications.
In the coming weeks, SNV will also be publishing resources on rural and urban sanitation. Stay tuned!
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