19th European Congress of Soroptimist International of Europe: ‘Soroptimists go for Water’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10-12 July 2009

June 8, 2009 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Soroptimist International of Europe (SI/E) is one of four federations of Soroptimist International (SI), a worldwide network of women in management and professions, committed to providing assistance and service at local, national and international levels.

SI/E has chosen ‘water’ as its theme during the period 2007–2011 (see the “Soroptimists go for Water” web site). During the conference, successful SI/E-sponsored projects in Africa and Europe will be discussed.


  • Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation: a Human Right or a Need?
    – Prof. Joyeeta Gupta and Dr. Rhodante Ahlers, Delft University of Technology and UNESCO/IHE Institute for Water Education, Prof. Ellen Hey, Erasmus University, and Dr. Kiki Bröhlmann, University of Amsterdam.
  • Gender Equity and Empowerment of Women
    – Dr. Christine Sijbesma, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, and Joke Muylwijk, Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)
  • Functional Networking
    – Women for Water Partnership
  • Sanitation projects in Africa
    – AMREF/Flying Doctors
  • Water, Sanitation, Health and Hygiene
    – Saskia Geling, Simavi
  • Economic Development and Microfinance
    – Frederik Claasen, advisor Micro Water Facility of Wash Secretariat, NWP Netherlands Water Partnership, Kajetan Hetzer, SNS Reaal Waterfonds, Fon Koemans
  • Ecological Sanitation in Eastern Central Europe
    – Sacha Garbizon and Margriet Samwel, WECF Women in Europe for a Common Future, Dipl.-Ing. Claudia Wendland, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection.
  • Rainwater Harvesting
    – Sasja Kamil , Cordaid

Prior to the congress, on 09 July,  Women for Water Partnership, Soroptimists go for Water and Aqua for All, are organising a matchmaking event where grassroot women organisations will present eight water and sanitation projects.

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Forthcoming events and training courses on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A Source News Service blog by IRC.

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