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4000 children die every day from diarrhoea caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.

End Water Poverty Planning Meeting

Campaigners gather to strategise future of the campaign

EWP campaigners in Delhi
Meeting participants in Delhi, January 2011

End Water Poverty hosted its third annual planning meeting in Delhi from 10-13 January  2011, gathering campaigners from 14 countries to analyse campaign success to date and build an ambitious strategy for the next three years.

The meeting affirmed the vision for End Water Poverty to be a global, open source campaign, with national and international members of civil society organisations who agree to work together generously in an ambitious, mass, creative, relentless movement for change. The success of the past year's campaign in achieving the Sanitation and Water for All partnership and significant government increases in provision of clean drinking water and sanitation was celebrated.

The meeting was enriched by participants from all over the world, including from national campaigns based in Burkina Faso, France, India, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Netherlands, Nepal, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, USA, UK and Zambia. Following sharing of the consultation results, an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the campaign, and of the current political environment, discussion was held about the aims of the campaign.

The following aims for the End Water Campaign for 2011-2013 were agreed at the meeting:

1. Prioritization and targeting: Governments prioritise sanitation and water, by increasing sanitation and water funding and improving the targeting of WASH funding to the most marginalized countries and communities.

2. Sanitation and Water for All: The Sanitation and Water for All partnership becomes an established, effective mechanism to improve access to safe and sustainable sanitation and water services for increased numbers of poor and marginalized people.

3. Water, sanitation and other sectors: The health and education sectors globally and nationally recognize, integrate and take action on sanitation and water.

Task teams of 5-6 people were formed for each aim and began to do further work on the objectives and to form a campaign strategy. These groups will be supported by the already existing policy forum and a recently created communications forum. The campaigns group will be replaced by these working groups around the aims. These groups are open to all members and will be supported by the secretariat to focus on developing the campaign in each area.

The new steering committee met for the first time on the day after the international planning meeting and further discussed the aims and structures, and a job description for the position of SWA CSO support coordinator, and communications plans. The branding will not be changed and the website will be redesigned.

If you have any questions please email fleuranderson@endwaterpoverty.org or call +44 (0)20 7793 4960 or +44 (0)79200 80855.

Members will soon be contacted to be offered a place on the aim task teams or in the forums. A strategy document will also be finalised and circulated by mid March in French and English. Please see other supporting documents and links from the meeting below.

Documents:

    * Agenda of Delhi meeting (DOC File 38KB)
    * Meeting Notes - Delhi (PDF File 265KB)
    * New structure of the campaign (PPT File 1156KB)      
    * Highlights of the consultation (DOC File 244KB)    
    * Deepak Xavier's Budget Advocacy (PPT File 904KB) presentation              
    * Mubu Kalaluka (DOC File 55KB) and Agnes Montangero (PPT File 2004KB) on the right to water and sanitation     
    * Introduction to twitter and how to use it campaigning  (follow us on facebook / twitter)    

Links:

    * World Walks for Water website 

    * Sanitation and Water for All website