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Ninon Machado de Faria Leme Franco

Ninon Machado de Faria Leme Franco

 

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Ninon Machado on 11 September 2012.

Announcing FANSA's new Coordinator Siddhartha Das

FANSA's new Coordinator Siddhartha Das

 

Siddhartha Das joins FANSA as the new regional Coordinator. A management graduate with specialisation in Forestry and Natural Resources, he has been working with UNICEF as the HIV/AIDS Officer in its India Country Office in Delhi for 2 years. 

FAN Global secretariat open for business

 

After the closure in August, the FAN Global secretariat is now open for business again. 

FAN Global Rio+20 round up

The overwhelming feeling from civil society on the outcome of the Rio+20 conference was disappointment that the final text was not action oriented and lacked real commitment. That said, there were a number of positive outcomes as well as opportunities for the FAN Global network to take forward. 

Right to Service becomes law in Kerala (India)

On 25th July 2012, the Kerala Legislative Assembly has passed the Right to Service Bill-2012. The Kerala Chief Minister Oommen  Chandy has kept his promise of making available services including domestic water connections to people within a specified time.

 

First UNFCCC technical workshop on water and climate change impacts and adaptation strategies , held in Mexico city

Water and climate change, UNFCCC hold a SBSTA technical workshop

I was very happy to participate in the UNFCCC technical workshop on water and climate change on 18-20 July 2012. The workshop resulted from the lobbying work myself and my colleagues carried out at COP16 in Cancun when FAN worked with the Water and Climate Coalition to get water included in the climate change agenda.

FAN Global celebrates independence

FAN independence celebration logo

On 1 August 2012, Freshwater Action Network becomes an independent consortium.

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