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  • Athena Infonomics Convenes 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week Session

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    Athena Infonomics brought together a diverse panel of sanitation sector leaders for a November 25 Africa Water and Sanitation Week session on the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Services Assessment and Planning (CWIS SAP) platform’s role in strengthening sanitation service delivery. Africa Water and Sanitation Week—a special jointly hosted event that merged the Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene (AfricaSan) with...

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  • CWIS SAP Platform Featured Prominently at World Water Week 2021

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    During three successful World Water Week 2021 sessions, government leaders shared how they have helped shape the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Services Assessment and Planning (CWIS SAP) platform to inform the designing and monitoring of city service plans for equitable, safe, and inclusive sanitation. On August 24, representatives from the various organisations behind CWIS SAP provided an in-depth demonstration of...

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  • Assessing Resilience Among Fairtrade-Certified Smallholder Farmers and Workers

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    For smallholder farmers and agriculture workers around the world, several global trends—such as climate change, a lack of access to adaptive technology, and volatile agriculture markets and pricing—have been making smallholder farming an increasingly difficult way of life. The coronavirus pandemic has further exacerbated farmer’ livelihoods, as their access to production inputs, local transportation, and global supply chains have...

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  • Building a Resilient Digital Financial Ecosystem through Meaningful Inclusion

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    COVID-19 has left a tangible impact on the financial sector’s key functions by posing several operational challenges—obstruction in physical payments, delayed collections, a dip in customer acquisitions, and other liquidity related stresses. Overcoming these challenges warrants a radical shift in the way financial institutions operate. The pandemic has exposed the urgency of the situation. Against this backdrop, we must...

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  • Assessing Institutional Capacity Among Town Water Utilities in Ethiopia

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    As climate change, shifts in population, and other global factors contribute to unpredictable and uneven access to safe drinking water, it is becoming more important than ever to have frameworks in place that manage water supply in vulnerable geographies. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6.1 calls for “universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for...

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  • Collective Intelligence and Citizen Data for Water Management: Reflections from the Chennai Floods

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    World Water Day, celebrated each year on March 22, allows us to focus on this most vital of resources, and the ways in which we can ensure its purity and availability for future generations. This year, the United Nations has selected the theme of Valuing Water, as an invitation to reflect on what water means to each of us....

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  • Water Balance Plans: The Importance of Co-production of Knowledge and Action for Integrated, Inclusive, and Resilient Management of Water Resources

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    Today, millions around the world are celebrating World Water Day. This year’s World Water Day theme—Valuing Water—serves as an invitation to reflect on what water means to each of us. We can look to water’s role in strengthening human security or in maintaining the health of the planet’s ecosystems. In each instance, we are attaching a value to this...

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  • Integrating Gender in Nutrition Programming: Some Considerations and Strategies

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    Today day marks 110 years since International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911. More visible forms of gender discrimination have, unarguably, reduced over these years, but less visible inequities continue to exist and persist in all aspects of life, including access to and utilization of nutritional provisions and services. Women’s biological functions and roles imply loss of iron...

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