RWSN is governmed by an Executive Steering Committee that meets twice a year (once face-to-face). These organisation provide financial or in-kind support to the network. Furthermore, World Vision Switzerland has kindly provided financial support to the network since 2012, but has chosen not to join the Executive Steering Committee.  RAIN and RWSN have a strategic partnership to support the uptake rainwater harvesting technology.

RWSN Executive Partners

African Development Bank (AfDB) AfDB is a member of the RWSN Executive Steering Committee

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the institution aims at assisting African countries – individually and collectively - in their efforts to achieve sustainable economic development and social progress. Combating poverty is at the heart of the continent’s efforts to attain sustainable economic growth. To this end, the Bank seeks to stimulate and mobilize internal and external resources to promote investments as well as provide its regional member countries with technical and financial assistance. | »

IRC IRC is a member of the RWSN Executive Steering Committee and leads the Sustainable Services theme

IRC is an international think-and-do tank that works with governments, NGOs, businesses and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. At the heart of its mission is the aim to move from short-term interventions to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

With over 40 years of experience, IRC runs programmes in more than 25 countries and large-scale projects in seven focus countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is supported by a team of over 100 staff across the world. | »

Skat Foundation, Switzerland Skat Foundation is a member of the RWSN Executive Steering Committee and hosts the RWSN Secretariat. Furthermore, Skat leads the Themes of Accelerating Self-supply and Sustainable Groundwater Development.

The Skat Foundation is a legally independent not-for-profit organisation supervised by the Swiss Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations. The aim of the Skat Foundation is to foster the exchange of knowledge and experience in development cooperation. | »

Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) SDC is a member of the RWSN Executive Steering Committee

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation. | »

The World Bank The World Bank is a member of the RWSN Executive Steering Committee

The World Bank joined the RWSN Executive Steering Committee in September 2011, and signed the Letter of Common Interest on April 3, 2012. "Safe and sustainable water supply is critical to improves the lives of the rural poor, especially women and girls," said Jose Luis Irigoyen, the World Bank's director for Transport, Water, and Information and Communication Technologies. To learn more about how the World Bank views its partnership with RWSN, click (first link). To view the World Bank's knowledge products on rural water supply, click (second link) | »

UNICEF UNICEF is a member of the RWSN Executive Steering Committee

UNICEF is the United National Children’s Fund. UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. UNICEF sponsors a wide range of activities and work with many partners, including families, communities, governments and like-minded organizations. | »

WaterAid WaterAid is a member of the Excutive Steering Committee and leads on the 'Equality, Non-Discrimination and Inclusion' theme

WaterAid works specifically on the WASH crisis: water, sanitation and hygiene. Our vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

WaterAid is working to reach 1.1 million people with safe water and 1.9 million with sanitation in South Asia; Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and in the West African countries of Ghana and Nigeria. | »

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