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RWSN Webinar 20 June: Water for food, for drinking, and for rural development – examples at scale
We recently participated in an RWSN-organised webinar with the title: 'Water for food, for drinking, and for rural development - examples at scale'. Together with Colin Andrews of Tiyeni and Joshua Briemberg of the Nicaragua SMART Centre, Reinier Veldman participated in a discussion on the opportunies for Self-supply in the combination with soil and water conservation, such as Tiyeni's Deep Bed Farming method.
The recording of the webinar is available on the resources page and below.
IRC All Systems Connect
IRC WASH, together with Water for People and Water for Good hosted the All Systems Connect 2023 symposium in The Hague.
The MetaMeta / SMART Centre Group, together with Tiyeni and IWMI contributed through a session titled: 'Scaling self-supply in Africa'. This session evaluated lessons learnt, among others from an IRC evaluation, about supported self-supply as an successful scaling approach to reach SDG6.1 in rural Africa at a cost that is 2-6 times lower than conventional WASH delivery models and simultaneously contributes to SDGs for poverty, food security, gender and climate.
There was a good turn-out and an interactive discussion, following the presentations by Barbara van Koppen (IWMI), Colin Andrews (Tiyeni) and Henk Holtslag (MetaMeta / SMART Centre Group). Lemessa Mekonte of IRC moderated the session together with Aline Saraiva of RWSN.
The presentations of the session and posters presented can be accessed through the Resource Page and after the 'read more'.read more
UN Water Conference, New York – 2 Virtual Side Events
The SMART Centre Group is facilitating two virtual side events around the UN Water Conference, which will take place in NEw York from 22 - 24 March 2023.
'2 with 8' initiative on HWTS
The first virtual side-event will take place on Tuesday 21st March, 09.00AM (EST) and will focus on the recently launched '2 with 8' initiative on HWTS to work towards 'Safe drinking water for 2 billion people with $8 billion'. During the event there will be presentations from WHO, CAWST, Danone, Navaza, John Cherry and others.
The second virtual side-event will take place on Thursday 23rd March, 09.00AM (EST) and will focus on the huge impact of self-supply in Asia and shares experience how supported self-supply can reach SDG6.1 and increases food security in rural Africa at a 1 time grant of $25 per person. During the event there will be presentations from RWSN, The Groundwater Project, Tiyeni and MetaMeta/SMART Centre Group as well as a moderated discussion with panel and participants.
Interested to support or join?