Friday, May 28, 2010

WASH United / Water, Sanitation and the World Cup!

WASH United has just relaunched their website in time for the World Cup! 

Please join the coalition, and help them get the word out...

WASH United, united for WASH

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, we harness the power of sport to promote safe drinking WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all people, everywhere.

But WASH United is much more than just a project. WASH United is a Club.

Anyone in the world – ordinary people, political decision makers, organizations and of course YOU – can join our Club and become a Champion for WASH, side by side with the world’s biggest football stars like Didier Drogba, Nwankwo Kanu or Stephen Appiah!

Every new member makes our voice stronger and brings us one step closer to turning our shared vision of every person enjoying their human right to safe drinking water and sanitation into reality.

Where is WASH United active?

In the campaign leading up to the 2010 World Cup, WASH United focuses on promoting safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Lesotho, Uganda and Tanzania.

In addition to activities in the WASH United target countries, there are also targeted activities taking place in Europe to raise awareness for the importance of water and sanitation among the general public and political decision makers.

Who we want to reach?

WASH United’s activities in Sub-Saharan Africa target a different constituencies. Our activities in schools, youth football clubs and local communities, aim to promote safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene among children, adolescents and families. WASH United advocacy activities at the national and international level aim to influence political decision makers, relevant governing bodies, civil society organisations and the media.

In Europe, WASH United aims to reach political decision makers to ensure that access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene are prioritised in development cooperation, and that the right to water and sanitation is promoted within all development activities. In addition, our activities are designed to raise awareness among the general public and the media.

Project partners

WASH United is supported by a broad range of international partners, including international and African civil society organizations, United Nations agencies, governments and leading actors from the world of football. It is is hosted by the German NGO Brot für die Welt.

In the target countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, WASH United works with and through project partners’ country offices, WASH networks and local partner organizations (both non-governmental and governmental) to implement WASH United activities on the ground.


WASH United would like to thank the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) for their generous financial support. 

1 comment:

Rima Hanano said...

Help WASH United Win Ashoka´s Changemakers competition!

WASH United recently received the fantastic news, that we are one of the 12 finalists in Ashoka´s Changemakers ''Changing Lives Through Football'' Competition. We need your help to win!

Ashoka’s Changemakers has selected WASH United out of 293! entries.

Winning the competition would not only mean to raise the profile of our campaign, but also help to fund our work for safe drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all people, everywhere.

We hope you will take a few minutes to vote for WASH United.

Please go to and vote for us. Voting closes on August 18, 2010, so don't wait to cast your vote.

Thanks in advance for your support!