International network of women’s organisations:
Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) is an international network of women’s organisations in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and West- and Eastern Europe. The partnership consists of more than a million women - one of the Major Groups that are identified by the United Nations to shape a sustainable society. The women of WfWP come from different social cultural and professional backgrounds. They contribute to poverty reduction with their know-how and experience.
The focus of the organisation is sustainable development through integrated water resource management. WfWP’s key concerns are empowerment, local ownership, equity mainstreaming, partnership, and grassroots development.
WfWP fills the gap between the local day-to-day practice in water management and the international agreed principles for sustainable development. The partnership links macro and micro level interventions and creates conditions that enable women and their organisations to become partners in the development of their own environment.
WfWP has its own working methodology: Dynamic Networking. It is tailor-made for sustainable solutions at grass roots level. Through the Dynamic Networking approach all stakeholders arrive at a shared needs perception and jointly develop the most appropriate solution. In the resulting project all parties involved work together on an equal footing contributing their specific expertise.
Every year WfWP members organise working conferences in different regions in the world. At those conferences initiatives of member organisations are developed into concrete projects. Relevant stakeholders are invited to participate in the joint development and subsequent implementation of these projects. The knowledge and experience about a.o. partnerships, appropriate technologies, micro finance, and up-scaling of successful initiatives are exchanged and put to practice.