Three billion people across the world have no access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. In the world’s poorest countries – half of all hospitals and clinics have no clean water. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this already stark reality.
We need to act. Together.
The Roddenberry Foundation, in partnership with The Shockwave Foundation, has launched +1:WASH to promote a more inclusive, scalable, and collaborative approach to improving WASH in communities in greatest need.
Leveraging the +1 Global Fund framework, we aim to:
Create a collaborative and scalable model for identifying and supporting locally-led organizations addressing WASH
Build a robust pipeline of diverse, “under-the-radar” WASH organizations working with last-mile and vulnerable communities
Collect unprecedented data on individual, organizational and network behavior to catalyze action and learning
Form an adaptive ecosystem of funders, intermediaries, social entrepreneurs, and grassroots organizations working in WASH-related fields
The pandemic has shed light on the fragility and inequality of our most foundational systems, while highlighting the innovation and resilience of locally-led, community-based organizations. To improve upon and ultimately change our failing systems for the better we must leverage this moment to support them in profoundly different ways. The +1:WASH initiative is an ambitious, collective effort to catalyze this change.
+1:WASH is supported by a unique collaboration of WASH organizations, funders, practitioners, and social entrepreneurs working together to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” (SDG 6).
Water For People
Sanitation And Water For All
Sall Family Foundation
The Roddenberry Foundation
J. Carl Ganter
Circle of Blue
City of Somerville
Safe Water Network
Stone Family Foundation
Partnerships in Practice