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Coming together is the beginning

FAN Nepal Convenor Lajana Manandhar raised grassroots voices at the SACOSAN V public launch in Bhaktapur on 21 October.

Ensure universal access to improved toilets and end open defecation in South Asia by 2020

Press release: 21 October 2013


Grassroots activists call on South Asian governments to end the sanitation crisis, starting with those most in need
As the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN V, 22-24 October 2013) kicks off in Kathmandu, Nepal, leading civil society groups called on their governments to recognize the urgency of the South Asian sanitation crisis and set robust plans to achieve universal access to improved sanitation toilets and ending open defecation by 2020.


The fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation kicked off in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 22 October. Find out about FANSA's involvement and activities to raise the voice of the grassroots to influence decision makers at the conference.

Call for solidarity: support communities affected by extreme weather in Mexico

A call from FAN Mexico to support communities with safe water following the recent bouts of extreme weather in the country. 

Shamim Arfeen receives honourary mention at Stockholm World Water Week

Shamim Arfeen receives honourable mention at Stockholm World Water Week

FANSA member Shamim Arfeen, Executive Director of AOSED, received an honoury mention for his digital poster at Stockholm World Water Week.

FAN South America welcomes new Regional Coordinator

Leo Tambussi

In July, FAN South America welcomed Leonardo Tambussi of IIED-AL in Argentina as the network's new Regional Coordinator.

Harnessing political will for WASH in Pakistan

Syed Shah Nasir Khisro

Syed Shah Nasir Khisro, FANSA Pakistan's National Coordinator, shares news of the network's recent election campaigning success.

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