Today, the House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament organises a hearing on the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and climate change. Simavi’s Public Affairs Officer WASH, Roel Blesgraaf, is invited to explain the role and importance of WASH in this debate.
Last year we said we would choose optimism: what a rewarding choice this turned out to be. Several major programmes ended in December and we have been developing and securing funding for new ones. All while maintaining our ongoing efforts in the field, advocating at international and national levels, and taking strategic steps to maximise our impact. Have a look at our annual report that provides a detailed record of our work, achievements and finances in 2015.
Hilda Alberda is one of Simavi’s Senior SRHR Programme Officers and an expert on Menstrual Hygiene Management. She has been invited by Léo Heller, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, to take part in an expert consultation on ‘Gender equality in the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation’. Together with a group of experts, Hilda will discuss topics such as menstruation, specific challenges that women face in accessing WASH, and how to combat gender-based violence related to water and sanitation – in short, a lot of issues close to Simavi’s heart.
This month Simavi’s managing director, Ariette Brouwer was interviewed for Management Scope magazine. Here are some highlights from the text that give a few insights into her background and where she wants to take Simavi in the future.
Our goal is to structurally improve the basic health of 10 million people by 2020.
Over this time we’ve built up an in-depth knowledge of what - and who - it takes to successfully implement WASH and SRHR programmes and how to keep producing positive and sustainable results.Meet us here
Chief Executive of the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
Mr. Parshahum Prasad
Head of Phadiya Panchayat, social worker (Rathura)
Dr. Chittarnajn Pankaj
Medical Officer, India