We are proud and honoured that our co-hosts are the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra. WSSCC’s sponsors for the Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene have played a key role in developing the Forum’s approach and sessions, and in supporting the participation of many practitioners from around the world. CO-HOSTS Government of India Government of Maharashtra SPONSORS SHARE Consortium The SHARE consortium aims to accelerate progress on sanitation and hygiene in developing countries by generating rigorous and relevant research, and ensuring new and existing solutions are adopted at scale.Its partners are ICDDRB, IIED, LSHTM, SDI, and WaterAid. Sulabh International Social Service Organization Sulabh International is an Indian based social service organization which works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, nonconventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education. The organization counts 50,000 volunteers. Sulabh International is the largest non-profit in India. Unilever Unilever meets everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. PARTNERS African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) ANEW is a regional networking body of African civil society organizations actively involved in the field of sustainable water management, water supply and sanitation. Arghyam Arghyam is an Indian public charitable foundation setup with an endowment from Rohini Nilekani, working in the water and sanitation sector since 2005. ‘Arghyam’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘Offering’. Its vision is “Safe, sustainable water for all”. CREPA CREPA is an interstate not-for-profit organization that was established 22 years ago. It currently operates in 18 countries in West and Central Africa with its Headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It is a uniquely African organization that seeks homegrown, sustainable and appropriate solutions to WASH challenges in Africa. EAWAG/SANDEC Sandec is the department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). Sandec’s activities centre on problems of sustainable development in economically less developed countries. Its mandate is to assist in developing appropriate and sustainable water and sanitation concepts and technologies adapted to the different physical and socio-economic conditions prevailing in developing countries. Freshwater Action Network/FAN-South Asia Established in 2008 as a consortium of four national networks (Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan), FANSA – Freshwater Action Network South Asia – works to empower citizens and civil society organisations to engage effectively and collectively support and/or influence policies, processes and institutions responsible for the realisation of the right to water & sanitation and hygiene promotion. IDE– International Development Enterprises IDE’s mission is to create income opportunities for poor rural households. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to inform. The IDS-led, Gates funded project on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) aims to support the approach to go to scale with quality and in a sustainable manner, and to accelerate its spread in order to contribute to the health and wellbeing of children, women and men in rural areas of the developing world who currently suffer the consequences of inadequate or no sanitation. International Water Association The International Water Association is a global network of water professionals, spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. IWA is comprised of leading water professionals in science, research, technology and practice. There are 10,000 individual and 400 corporate members, spread across 130 countries. Plan International Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world. It works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan works with nearly 38,000 communities each year, covering a population of 28,200,000 children. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Public Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW) Every year, diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections cause the death of more than 3.5 million children under five. These figures could be cut dramatically if handwashing with soap were widely practiced. The global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW) works to save children’s lives by promoting the awareness of this simple practice. The CLTS Foundation The CLTS Foundation is an association of like-minded development professionals focusing mainly on issues around rural and urban sanitation, and water. Apart from the WATSAN focus, the foundation is also making efforts in human resources development focused towards poverty reduction, rural and urban livelihoods, and governance issues. It is a Trust being managed by a board of Trustees and headed by the Chairman with headquarters in Kolkata, India. UNICEF South Asia Dedicated to ensuring results for the children of South Asia, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) provides additional experience, support and expertise for the eight UNICEF Country Offices in the region and for other humanitarian partners. Specialist advisers based in Kathmandu help develop effective programmes in child survival, child protection, HIV/AIDS, education, water and sanitation, emergency preparedness, maternal mortality, and communication for advocacy and changing behaviour. Their work aims to ensure programme excellence, good practice and compliance to global policies. WASH United WASH United is a unique coalition of international and African civil society organizations, United Nations agencies, governments and leading actors from the world of football.Together, they harness the power of sport to promote safe drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all people, everywhere. Water Integrity Network (WIN) The Water Integrity Network (WIN) is an action-oriented coalition of organizations and individuals promoting water integrity to reduce and prevent corruption in the water sector. WaterAid WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. It works with partners and influences decision-makers to maximise its impact.