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On January 1st 2018 Michiel de Wilde was appointed as the new Chairman of Simavi’s Supervisory Board. He replaces Maria Marten, who was a dedicated and highly active Chairwoman for Simavi over the last eight years. The Supervisory Board, and Simavi’s managing director Ariette Brouwer, are very pleased to nominate Michiel as her replacement.
Access to affordable water is a human right. There has been increasing discussions about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since it was adopted by world leaders two years ago, aiming to end all forms of poverty. From multinational corporations to small and medium-sized companies, everyone is talking about their initiatives in tackling global issues. You might wonder, what are the problems really?
Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. At Simavi, we are dedicated to achieving our vision – a healthy life for all. Therefore, we would like to share five aspects of human rights that we actively work to protect through our programmes.
Our Theory of Change ensures we deliver sustainable, long lasting improvement of basic health. In addition we work according to five sustainability principles: Financial Institutional, Environmental, Technical and Social (FIETS) sustainability.
On November 23, Simavi’s WASH programme officer, Selma Hilgersom, will be attending The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases conference (ISNTD Water 2017) in London. She is there on behalf of Sightsavers and Simavi to give a joint presentation focusing on innovative approaches to preventing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), specifically trachoma. Selma gives a sneak preview of her presentation.
At Simavi, taking responsibility for demonstrating the impact of our work has always been one of the main drivers to achieve our goal: a healthy life for all. In the past few years, we have developed a comprehensive theory of change as the ultimate principle to ensure that we empower behavioural change widely and effectively. But in practice, how do we measure the effectiveness of our work? This is where evidence informed programming comes in.
Although accountability mechanisms such as the Joint Sector Reviews and the UN Voluntary National Reviews exist, it is unclear if there are other national-led mechanisms. In addition to this, there is very little clarity on what the role(s) of CSOs are in these mechanisms, in order to hold governments accountable for the implementation of SDG 6.