Alka Panda's blog http://freshwateraction.net/blog/300 This is the brief website summary. Less then 250 characters is desired en Call for more active involvement of CSOs at water and sanitation events http://freshwateraction.net/content/call-more-active-involvement-csos-water-and-sanitation-events <DIV style="POSITION: absolute; WIDTH: 1px; HEIGHT: 1px; OVERFLOW: hidden; TOP: 0px; LEFT: -10000px" id=_mcePaste class=mcePaste></div> <P><IMG style="FLOAT: left" class=imagecache-Thumbnail alt="Ceridwen Johnson" src="http://www.freshwateraction.net/sites/freshwateraction.net/files/imagecache/Thumbnail/ceridwen_0.jpg" />Ceridwen Johnson, Networking and Communications Manager at FAN Global, recommended&nbsp;more active involvement of civil society organizations (CSOs)&nbsp;in forums and events like the WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene, held recently in Mumbai.</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/call-more-active-involvement-csos-water-and-sanitation-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/call-more-active-involvement-csos-water-and-sanitation-events#comments Rights to water & sanitation South Asia Sun, 23 Oct 2011 08:31:11 +0000 Alka Panda 943 at http://freshwateraction.net Strong leadership required to tackle sanitation problems http://freshwateraction.net/content/strong-leadership-required-tackle-sanitation-problems <P>Large&nbsp;nations,&nbsp;that have been able to ensure only 20 to 60 per cent coverage of sanitation issues, need to focus on political and community leaders at the national, regional, and local level to&nbsp;convey the message of sanitation for all and to encourage behaviour change. </p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/strong-leadership-required-tackle-sanitation-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/strong-leadership-required-tackle-sanitation-problems#comments Rights to water & sanitation South Asia Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:23:13 +0000 Alka Panda 939 at http://freshwateraction.net WASH journalists dare to share http://freshwateraction.net/content/wash-journalists-dare-share <P>The Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene (GFSH), which concluded in Mumbai last week, offered a good opportunity&nbsp;for journalists from South Asia and Africa to share their experiences and learn from each other.</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/wash-journalists-dare-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/wash-journalists-dare-share#comments Rights to water & sanitation South Asia Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:16:21 +0000 Alka Panda 938 at http://freshwateraction.net Adopt sanitation, hygiene and clean water for healthy living http://freshwateraction.net/content/adopt-sanitation-hygiene-and-clean-water-healthy-living <p>After India's most celebrated Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan became the brand ambassador for the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), now Indian cricket players are to promote sanitation and hygiene in the country. Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan have already shot a clip, in which they are asking people to: "Adopt the WASH hatrick - sanitation, hygiene, clean water - for healthy living".</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/adopt-sanitation-hygiene-and-clean-water-healthy-living" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/adopt-sanitation-hygiene-and-clean-water-healthy-living#comments Rights to water & sanitation South Asia Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:59:40 +0000 Alka Panda 930 at http://freshwateraction.net South-South cooperation and exchanges in Mumbai http://freshwateraction.net/content/south-south-cooperation-and-exchanges-mumbai <p>About 700 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) issues at the grassroots level in the South Asian and African nations, have shared and learned from each others' successes and failures to improve the water and sanitation situation in these regions of the world.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/south-south-cooperation-and-exchanges-mumbai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/south-south-cooperation-and-exchanges-mumbai#comments Rights to water & sanitation South Asia Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:57:19 +0000 Alka Panda 925 at http://freshwateraction.net Tackling menstrual hygiene http://freshwateraction.net/content/tackling-menstrual-hygiene <p>“I cuddle to the bodies, which my father carries, when I feel cold in winters.” The statement by a seven-year-old Sunita (imaginary name) can horrify anyone. But it made young Anshu Gupta ponder over need for clothing. Soon his thinking turned into a major concern and led him to go beyond clothing which people use to cover their bodies to tackling menstrual hygiene.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/tackling-menstrual-hygiene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/tackling-menstrual-hygiene#comments South Asia Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:15:02 +0000 Alka Panda 921 at http://freshwateraction.net Going Bananas over Growing Bananas http://freshwateraction.net/content/going-bananas-over-growing-bananas <p>How to convey a complex but meaningful message in a simple but powerful way? Who can understand it better than the communication specialists. “We develop fantastic technological solutions to various problems, but fail in connecting them to the needs and desires of the consumers,” said Everold Hosein, Senior World Health Organisation Consultant and founder of the Communications for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) of USA.</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/going-bananas-over-growing-bananas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/going-bananas-over-growing-bananas#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:11:30 +0000 Alka Panda 920 at http://freshwateraction.net I Do http://freshwateraction.net/content/i-do <P>The word innovation does not restrict itself to technology and methodology alone. This was proved correct&nbsp;at the Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene, which is being held in Mumbai by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/i-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/i-do#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:07:02 +0000 Alka Panda 919 at http://freshwateraction.net It’s not another maniac Monday for sanitation in news http://freshwateraction.net/content/it%E2%80%99s-not-another-maniac-monday-sanitation-news <p>Monday blues! Or Just another maniac Monday! We all have lived through these terms sometime or the other in our lives. But there are no such things when it comes to pushing a story on subject as boring as sanitation.</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/it%E2%80%99s-not-another-maniac-monday-sanitation-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/it%E2%80%99s-not-another-maniac-monday-sanitation-news#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 03:14:42 +0000 Alka Panda 918 at http://freshwateraction.net Community voices at SACOSAN pre-meeting: Women power http://freshwateraction.net/content/community-voices-sacosan-pre-meeting-women-power <p>The residents of Gangadevpalli village in a southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh acknowledged the wisdom and dedication of women folk decades ago. The result is that today Gangadevpalli is India’s one of the rarest model villages, which has won two national and over a dozen district level awards for best governance and sanitation practices.</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/community-voices-sacosan-pre-meeting-women-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/community-voices-sacosan-pre-meeting-women-power#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2011 07:50:52 +0000 Alka Panda 678 at http://freshwateraction.net