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Civil society calls echo throughout Ministerial declaration at SACOSAN IV

SACOSAN logo FAN South Asia and its coalition partners WaterAid, WSSCC and CEJ, welcomed the Colombo Declaration, the outcome of SACOSAN IV which took place in April and outlined ministerial commitments made in the SACOSAN-IV and reflected most of the coalition calls, demonstrating the value of the intensive work done up to and during SACOSAN-IV.

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Blogs - grassroots voices

The confidence of a young sanitation activist: story of Sita

Sita is just twenty years old. She has faced discrimination throughout her life because the village she comes from is the settlement of so-called low caste indigenous people. She told me her inspirational story on the first day of our pre-SACOSAN conference civil society gathering and I would like to share it with you.

Community voices at SACOSAN pre-meeting: Himani Mistry's story

Himani Mistry

Yesterday, on the first day of the civil society meeting in preparation for the official SACOSAN, I spoke to Himany Mistry, community leader from Bangladesh, who was there to share her experiences of sanitation in Bangladesh.

Community voices at SACOSAN pre-meeting: Women power

Raja Mauli, community leader

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.

Inspring Sri Lanka

Lajana Manandhar, FANSA steering committee member and Country Convenor, reflects on her experiences at this year's SACOSAN. Read and share your own thoughts and experences online

Tweet of the week

'Current solutions not sufficient for crisis' Chambers - 'yes, its a develop crisis, a human crisis and I agree it's a tragedy' Brocklehurst
by fannetwork via twitter at 04 April 2011 14:35:13
See these and more tweets from the week on

Other news

FANSA Communications Officer reports back from Global communication workshop

Blog: You are not alone South Asia

CEJ Environment day celebration

Download Freshwater News August 2010 issues in Nepali, Hindi and Telugu as well as the March 2011 edition in Hindi (March issue in Tegugu and Nepali will be posted soon) 

SACOSAN downloads

CSO coalition response to SACOSAN-IV, Colombo Declaration (PDF 120Kb)

South Asian Ministers declaration SACOSAN-IV, Colombo (PDF 1Mb) Also in Nepali (PDF 1 Mb) and Malayalam (PDF 500Kb)

SACOSAN IV Opening address - Tom Palakudiyil, WaterAid (PDF 40Kb)

Declaration of the Pre-SACOSAN IV Consultation Meeting of CSOs (PDF 111Kb) Also in Nepali (PDF 176Kb)

Traffic Lights discussion paper (PDF 200Kb)

South Asian People’s Perspective on Sanitation executive summary (PDF 290Kb)

Peoples' perspectives on sanitation Sri Lanka (PDF 2Mb)

Download a high res image of toilet queue - photo credit: Anil Sthapit

SACOSAN media event feedback

CSO traffic light session feedback

Media coverage from SACOSAN IV

Photo gallery of pre CSO meeting and SACOSAN IV


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Dated June 2011