It’s All in the Water – Check Out New Video Highlighting Importance of Safe Water
GWC and its members The Coca-Cola Company and Proctor & Gamble teamed with the WASH Advocacy Initiative to draw attention to the issue of women and water at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The group developed a hopeful short film that depicts the importance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene to women, girls and their communities. The film, It’s All in the Water, was produced with generous financial support from The Coca-Cola Company and the creative talents of advertising giant Ogilvy and Mather. It was previewed September 20th for a high level audience at a special CGI topic dinner hosted by Proctor & Gamble.
The film is the first piece to be developed in support of the Women for Water campaign being developed by GWC and the WASH Advocacy Initiative that will launch in early 2012. Women’s leadership around the world will play a key role in the coming years to solve global water and sanitation challenges. This decade-long, global campaign aims to inspire a movement to increase awareness of and investments in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for communities in need.
GWC, WASH Advocacy Initiative Convene Webinar on Post Implementation Monitoring
Last week GWC and the WASH Advocacy Initiative convened a webinar that brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders interested in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector to discuss options for post implementation monitoring. This event was aligned with the WASH Sustainability Charter and focused on providing attendees with several concrete and practical tools that can be used to monitor programs after implementation, including collaborative monitoring, circuit riding and remote monitoring.
Each of the speakers gave their perspective on post implementation monitoring during the hour-long webinar. The entire webinar can be viewed in the player at the bottom of the post. The individual speakers begin at the timestamp after their affiliation.
Jae So, Manager of the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (1:55), gave an overview of monitoring and discussed why it is so important for long-term program effectiveness.
Erick Toledo, Program Director at Millennium Water Alliance (12:55), outlined the circuit rider program that has been put in place in Central America.
Marla Smith-Nislon, Executive Director of Water 1st (23:45), introduced the concept of collaborative monitoring and introduced about the upcoming accountability forum that will pilot this model.
Eric Stowe, Founder and Director of a child’s right (32:25), gave a survey of remote monitoring technologies and options for interested organizations.
A question and answer session (39:00) followed the last presentation.
On Tuesday, June 7 at 11 am EST, Dow Chemical is hosting a virtual thought leadership conference on “The Future of Water.” The conference will convene 60 leading thinkers including GWC Co-Chair Bill Reilly, five GWC board members, GWC CEO Monica Ellis and representatives from members Acumen Fund, Blue Planet Network, Project WET and the WASH Advocacy Initiative.
Each of the leaders will present their perspectives on how to meet the challenge of supplying a growing global population with clean and sustainable water.
WASH Advocacy Initiative Announces Launch, Calls for Action on International Women’s Day
The WASH Advocacy Initiative, made possible by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Wallace Genetic Foundation, announced its launch today. The Initiative supports a coalition of more than a dozen partner organizations, led by Water.org, Global Water Challenge, Water For People and CARE, all dedicated to ending the global water and sanitation crisis.
The Initiative raises awareness of the global WASH challenge, increases financial resources for proven, sustainable solutions, and gives everyone the opportunity to learn more.
The Initiative also called for action on international WASH issues on International Women’s Day:
On International Women’s Day, the WASH Advocacy Initiative calls on U.S. policy makers, corporate and philanthropic leaders, and civic and faith communities to make the investments and create the policies necessary to end the global water and sanitation crisis, one that disproportionally affects the health, education, productivity and livelihoods of billions of women and girls around the world.