New strategy for Simavi is driven by climate change

Article: 22.03.22, Amsterdam, Karin Bojorge-Alvarez

A fast-changing world – ‘code red’ for our planet, warned the IPCC recently – asked for a new strategy by Simavi.

In the new strategic plan that we developed over the last months, Simavi will fully focus on women and girls as they bear the biggest burden from the effects of climate change.


Fight inequality and overcome barriers for women and girls

We know that climate change will further affect the availability, quality and quantity of water for basic human needs. This will threaten the human rights to water and sanitation for potentially billions of people. Simavi continued mission is to fight inequality and overcome barriers for women and girls to claim their human rights to water and sanitation.

Focus on water and sanitation, gender equality and climate change

In a nutshell, the new strategic plan of Simavi focuses on water and sanitation with a strong emphasis on social justice and climate justice. Women and girls are in the lead and key drivers of change. We will advocate with partners for the realisation of human rights to water and sanitation and increased investments in climate adaptation. We believe in locally driven solutions and that decision making power should be with those whose lives are affected. Shifting the Power is a red thread throughout every programme and the entire organisation.

Locally-led organisations at the heart of change

We do so by positioning locally-led organisations at the heart of change and holding governments accountable for their commitments on human rights to water and sanitation. Furthermore, Simavi believes that Shifting the Power should entail shared global leadership, as well as ensuring that funding, programmes and advocacy are locally-driven, -rooted, and -led.

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