USAID’s TRANSFORM/WASH Program: Increasing Use of Improved WASH Products & Services in Ethiopia

Deadline: 19 May 2016 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for Assistance Agreement from qualified and eligible U.S. and non-U.S. organisations for funding to support a program entitled "TRANSFORM/Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with an aim to increase the use of improved WASH products and services in Ethiopia and the TRANSFORM's overall goal of ending preventable child and maternal death. The objective of TRANSFORM/WASH is to capacitate … [Read more...]

Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia: Innovation Grant Program for Private Sector!

Deadline: 5 February 2016 Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia (MCA-Zambia) is pleased to announce the second call for concept notes for its Innovation Grant program (IGP) which is a competitive pro-poor grant program to engage the private sector in innovative partnership opportunities in water supply, sanitation and drainage (Solid waste management). MCA-Zambia has been established under the laws of Zambia as a company limited by guarantee, designated by the Government of the Republic of … [Read more...]

Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings: Research Grant for Innovative Projects

Deadline: 31 March 2016 The Project "Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings" of The Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies at TERI University with the support of USAID is inviting applicants in order to offer scholarships to final year graduate and post graduate students who are interested in showcasing their ingenuity in the field of managing water and sanitation. India, as other South Asian countries, is heading towards freshwater crisis mainly due to improper management and use of … [Read more...]

UNICEF Bangladesh Needs WASH Officer in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Deadline: 7 Feb 2013 Applications are invited by The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) from qualified and deserving candidates for the job/vacancy of WASH Officer, “special projects in severely arsenic affected areas”. The location of this assignment will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh with frequent travel to the field. Please note that this position is open for Bangladesh Nationals only. Duration of this assignment is 364 days with possibility of extension, depending on needs and … [Read more...]

Gates Foundation’s Request for Letter of Inquiry: Round 3 of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity under its Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program which works with partners wot develop sustainable sanitation services that work for everyone. Under this new funding, the Foundation is seeking Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for the third round of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. The Reinvent the Toilet Challenge is designed to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for the 2.5 … [Read more...]

Japan Water Forum Fund: Grants for Grassroots NGOs

The Japan Water Forum has announced a grant opportunity for grassroots NGOs in developing countries working to resolve water and sanitation problems. Only projects planned and faithfully implemented to solve the current water and sanitation problems by grass-roots organizations in developing countries will be considered. These projects include for example: Installation of rainwater-harvesting tanks, ponds or digging wells; Development of small scale water supply systems; Building … [Read more...]

Gates Foundation’s Grants under Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for Reinventing the Toilet Challenge

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has issued a request for letters of inquiry for disbursing a set of new grants to support its Reinventing the Toilet Challenge (Round 2) under its Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program. These grants are intended for exceptionally highly-qualified research groups interested in contributing to major advances in sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. The Reinvent the Toilet Challenge is designed to prototype a means of dealing effectively and … [Read more...]

Global Sanitation Fund seeks business proposals in Malawi

Plan Malawi, the Executing Agency for the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC's) Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) in Malawi, invites suitably qualified firms and organisations to submit expressions of interest in the role of Sub Grantee (SG) for the GSF grant programme in the country. Sub-grantees are the primary agents that implement the programme of activities that have been set out in the Country Program Proposal funded by the GSF, with the purpose of contributing directly … [Read more...]

University of North Carolina to organize Annual Conference on “Water and Health”

Even in 21st century, there are hundreds of millions of people in the world who don’t have access to clean, fresh water for survival. For many, who have access to this basic necessity, there are threats of aging infrastructure, politics and climate change. To address these issues, the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hills is organizing its annual conference entitled “Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy”. The Conference, convened by Water Institute at UNC and the UNC … [Read more...]

IRC Seeks Applications for Participation and Contribution in Learning and Sharing Session

The IRC is the organizations dedicated to improve the condition of water and sanitation services across the world. Over the past few decades, the IRC has worked for promotion and use of knowledge to enable governments and organizations help poor communities in developing world in getting better water and sanitation services. IRC, together with UCLGA, WIN-SA and AusAid, will host a Learning and Sharing Workshop on the topic ‘Sanitation in Rapidly-Growing Towns’ in November 2011. The 2-day … [Read more...]

World Vision to undertake $200 Million Clinton Global Initiative

World Vision, which is a leader in Global relief and development, has announced its project that would focus on improving sanitation facilities for women, girls and their communities. As safe water is essential for their physical and mental well-being, the present project would aim at providing the same to girls and women, across 10 African countries, thereby having an impact on almost 6.6million people. The project will be conducted for six years, and will cost $200 million; moreover, it will … [Read more...]

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards US$12 million grant to African Water Facility for improving water and sanitation services in the continent

Source: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded US$12 million to African Water Facility (AWF) to implement the programme for advancing water and sanitation services in Africa. The final announcement about the grant was done at the AfricaSan 3 conference in Rwanda. The grant will be part of more than $40 million in new investments being planned by the foundation for launching its Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene strategy. The African Water Facility … [Read more...]

WASH Media Awards 2011-2012: Applications sought from journalists working on water supply, sanitation or hygiene issues

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in association with the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) invites applications for fourth edition of the WASH Media Awards. These awards are basically meant to honour the works of journalists who publish or broadcast original stories on water supply, sanitation or hygiene (WASH) related issues. These awards also support the important role that media plays in awakening society about the importance of water, sanitation, and … [Read more...]

End Water Poverty invites people to attend the meeting at World Water Week in Stockholm

End Water Poverty is the international campaign aimed towards bringing an end to the global water and sanitation crisis. This campaign is formed of organizations from around the world that seek for immediate action and direction from donors as well as the governments. The campaign strives to tackle distressing water crisis across the world that affects billions of poor people. End Water Poverty is a growing movement for change with members all over the world. In March, 350,000 people joined the … [Read more...]

Japan Water Forum funding opportunity for grass-roots organizations in developing countries

The Japan Water Forum (JWF) beginning July 13, 2011 will be accepting applications from grass-roots organizations in developing countries involved in resolving water and sanitation problems to apply for the JWF Fund 2011. What kind of projects can be awarded the grants from JWF Fund 2011? Only projects planned and faithfully implemented to solve the current water and sanitation problems by grass-roots organizations in developing countries will be considered. These projects include for … [Read more...]

The Temasek Foundation Water Leadership Programme to be held in Singapore seeks scholarship applications from representatives of various concerned agencies in East, Central and South East Asian countries

While Asia is entering a new era of unprecedented growth and prosperity, innovative thinking is still required to address a critical health and sustainability issue that is hampering its progress: the growing water and sanitation needs of 3.7 billion people. While some parts of Asia have realized a high penetration of clean water and improved sanitation facilities, the improvement has not been equal and a new generation of water leaders is needed to implement new ideas and technologies that will … [Read more...]

USAID’s Pastoralist Areas Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program in Ethiopia

USAID/Ethiopia seeks to support the improvement of access to clean and sustainable water sources for target communities in the Afar, Oromia, and Somali Regions of Ethiopia. In order to improve access to water in these regions, it is recommended that additional boreholes be drilled in strategic locations, and existing non-functional boreholes be repaired where feasible and the original causes of inoperability can be determined and corrected. The objectives of this Pastoralist Area Water, … [Read more...]

Foundation Ensemble’s Small Grants Fund

Foundation Ensemble's Small Grants Fund provides funding in the areas of animal biodiversity, water and sanitation and sustainable development. However, nearly 50% of this fund is focused upon supporting projects related to biodiversity such as protecting species of animals that are under threat and/or about to become extinct. Unlike Program Fund, the Small Grants Fund of the Foundation represents the 15% of its annual endowment and it has no geographical priorities (proposals can be submitted … [Read more...]

Download End Water Poverty’s Advocacy Guide for influencing MDGs

End Water Poverty, “an international campaign to end the global injustice that causes millions to live without access to clean water and sanitation” has come out with the Advocacy Guide: UN High-Level Plenary on the MDGs to help “organise lobbying activities in order to influence the outcome of the UN’s MDG+10 Summit in September 2010.” The Millennium Development Goals or the MDGs set by the Heads of the State in 2000 to achieve targets to end world poverty by 2015 will be gathering this year … [Read more...]

Funding for NGO Programs benefiting Tibetan Refugees in South Asia

The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) at the US Department of State has announced the FY 2010 Funding Opportunity for NGO programs benefiting Tibetan refugees in South Asia, especially India, Nepal, and, to a lesser extent, Bhutan. The projects will be implemented for a period of twelve months. Following are priorities identified by PRM: “(a) Proposed activities should primarily support Tibetan refugees in South Asia. Successful proposals will seek to address the needs of … [Read more...]