Welcome to our new members!

Welcome to our new members!

Welcome to our new members! 938 704 Agenda for Change

Agenda for Change is thrilled to announce five new members are joining our collaboration: Action Against Hunger (ACF), Living Water International, Max Foundation, Population Services International (PSI), and Self Help Africa/United Purpose. They join Aguaconsult, CRS, CARE, Concern Worldwide, CWSC, Helvetas, IRC, Osprey Foundation, Splash, WaterAid, Water for Good, Water For People, and Welthungerhilfe in the collaboration.

Agenda for Change is a collaborative response to the challenge of reaching sustainable service delivery as outlined in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. To qualify for membership, an organization – working in one or in many countries – must be supporting or engaging in collaborative WASH systems strengthening approaches (e.g., providing funding, technical assistance, or market-based services) and be nominated for membership through an existing country collaboration. See our Governance Framework for more information on criteria.

Read more below about what each member brings to the collaboration:

Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an important actor in the combat for access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the countries where it works and is examining the issue of water governance and the right to water through a range of measures that include research, advocacy and communication. ACF views the governance of water and sanitation as a fundamental condition for establishing lasting access to WASH for the people its projects are designed to benefit, and seeks to increase the consistency, equity and sustainability of the provision of governance to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goal 6.

Living Water International works to build thriving communities by linking arms with individuals, church congregations, and communities to end the global water crisis by cultivating sustainable water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. Living Water technical teams consider many variables when constructing or rehabilitating a safe water source, including geography, government regulations, and a community’s ability to maintain the water point. All these conditions are factored into selecting an appropriate water system.

Max Foundation believes in mobilizing all stakeholders around the goal of child health right from the start. To build enduring WASH systems that last, we actively engage communities, government entities, civil society organizations, and the private sector as proactive participants, not as passive recipients. By collaborating closely with government entities at all levels, we cultivate an environment for sustainable community-driven solutions to flourish. This strategy fosters resilience and strengthens communities, laying the foundation for a healthy start in every child’s life: the goal we are dedicated to achieving.

Population Services International (PSI) recognizes that enduring change requires working arm-in-arm with other inspiring and innovative minds committed to building systems-based solutions for safe WASH services. For over 20 years, PSI has been working to solve WASH challenges. Our ambition is to bring this experience to bear to strengthen systems for sustained access to WASH products and services that customers want to use. Our goal is to develop at least 10 inclusive WASH markets, where 30 million will have access to healthier, safer, more productive lives as a result of strengthened systems that enable access for all.

Since merging in 2021, Self Help Africa and United Purpose have been working together to achieve sustainable livelihoods and healthy lives for disadvantaged communities, in a changing climate, in Africa, Bangladesh and Brazil. The organisation’s WASH programmes have reached more than 5 million people so far. Its systems strengthening, market-based approach, and the work it does to evolve service delivery and financing models, are crucial to its strategy for universal and sustainable WASH services. SHA/UP works collectively with others to share learnings and positively influence the sector agenda.

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