Dick van Ginhoven is Senior Advisor Water and Sanitation at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2016, he attended the World Water Week in Stockholm where Global Citizens handed over their petition to make the Dutch commitment on WASH a reality. Simavi supports this action and spoke to Dick van Ginhoven about it.
During the World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm, Simavi, IRC, Akvo and Wetlands International launched the Watershed programme. In this strategic partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we have joined hands to increase the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene services.
Roel Blesgraaf is Simavi’s Public Affairs Officer WASH. At the end of this month he will attend World Water Week in Stockholm (august 28- september 2), the most important water issues event in the year. Prior to his visit, we talked with him about the right to water and sanitation and the Sustainable Development Goals.