SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA launched in March 2017 - now called WANA Regional Chapter

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SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA launched at 4th Arab Water Week!

Dear SuSanA community,

we are excited to announce the establishment of a new Regional Chapter for the Middle East and North Africa, called 'Regional Chapter MENA'.

The idea of a chapter dedicated to the MENA region was born in times of severe water scarcity, ongoing conflicts and devastating humanitarian crises in this region of the world. In order to enhance regional capacity to implement sustainable sanitation and water management, the Regional Chapter aims to gather resources relevant and adapted to the MENA context and make them accessible for the Arabic speaking communities, NGOs, refugee camp managers and other key stakeholders affected by the recent crises.

The SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA will be embedded in the SuSanA Portal with:
- SuSanA Publications and Library (English/Arabic)
- “Thematic Discussion Series” / Discussion Forum (English/Arabic)
- Partner Profiles
- Projects
- Training Materials and Events

To create an interactive and informative chapter, cewas Middle East, GIZ and other partners are now calling for contributions to one or more of the different functionalities of the chapter, incl. (Arabic) publications, training materials, topics for discussion forums, projects and initiatives and member requests.

If you are interested to contribute to the Regional Chapter MENA, you are more than welcome to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the SuSanA Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

A first version of the SuSanA Middle East chapter will be launched at the Arab Water Week in Jordan 2017. SuSanA will be represented with a joint booth of its members and promoted in a dedicated session. We welcome all members, partners and interested participants to join us!

Looking forward to your feedback and contributions.

All the best,
Lillian (cewas Middle East)

Please note: SuSanA Secretariat has already established a Mailing List for the Regional Chapter MENA, which allows you to stay informed and receive regular updates. If you are interested, please subscribe here: www.susana.org/mailinglist-mena-chapter .
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Re: A Regional Chapter for the Middle East and North Africa - Call for participation and contributions

Dear all,

SuSanA is about the launch the Regional Chapter MENA!

At the fourth Arab Water Week, taking place from March 19th - 21st at the Dead Sea in Jordan, SuSanA will be represented by a joint booth of its partners GIZ, cewas Middle East, Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA), Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (eawag), Antenna Foundation and Arab Countries Water Utility Association (ACWUA). The SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA will be launched and promoted in the dedicated session “Scaling-up sustainable sanitation through the MENA Regional Chapter of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)”.

By the time of the conference the first version of the chapter will be ready and online on the SuSanA platform. It comprises a first overview of partners (including new partners from the MENA region), activities and resources and will continuously grow in the future.

SuSanA partners interested to contribute to the SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA are welcome to contact the SuSanA Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Looking forward to your recommendations.

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Aline (cewas Middle East)
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Re: A Regional Chapter for the Middle East and North Africa - Call for participation and contributions

Congratulations and a big welcome to SuSanA MENA Regional Chapter. I am proud, as a member of the forum and look forward to this chapter creating greater opportunities for the region to make significant strides in improvement of sanitation access.

Join the rest of the forum teams in revolutionizing the sanitation sector! We are excited to have you on board and wish you all the best.

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Re: SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA launched at 4th Arab Water Week!

The SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA has been launched at the session “first day of the Arab Water Week (AWW)” taking place at the Dead Sea, Jordan from 19-23 March 2017. The session was hosted by the SuSanA Partners ACWUA, GIZ and SDC.





Next to available resources and engagement opportunities, contributions to the Regional Chapter MENA from SuSanA partners cewas/ seecon, eawag and BORDA have been presented. The session closed with a vivid discussion between Mufleh Alalaween Al Abbadi (SDC), Dr. Almoayied Assayed (Royal Scientific Society), Eng. Malek Rawashedeh (ASG WAJ) and Prof. Dr. Ghada Kassab (University of Jordan), moderated by Dr. Maha Halalshe (GIZ Jordan), about the main challenges within the MENA Region to be addressed by the SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA in future.

One of the key publications within the new released SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA Library was launched right afterwards: The Arabic version of the eawag Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. Accompanied by TV and media representatives as well as the Chief General of ACWUA Khaldoun Kashman, and Christoph Lüthi (eawag) presented the Compendium in Arabic to the public.



Softcopies of the latest version in Arabic can be found here – as well as the “original” English Version here .

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Re: SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA launched launched in March 2017 - now called WANA Regional Chapter

Hi,
Just letting you all know that the SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA has had a name change and is now called WANA Chapter
See here: www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/regional-chapters/wana-chapter

WANA stands for West Asia and North Africa. Everything else stays the same, it is just a name change from MENA to WANA (more information on why is also available in this thread: forum.susana.org/events-at-world-water-w...aug-2018-at-11-30-am )

If you haven't done so yet, you can register for the WANA chapter mailing list here if you have an interest in those countries: www.susana.org/en/mailinglist-mena-chapter
The Chapter is currently focusing on Arabic speaking countries in West Asia and North Africa.

The coordinator for this chapter is Ms Lara Nassar from BORDA: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Re: SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA launched in March 2017 - now called WANA Regional Chapter

This video here is a recording of a presentation by Lara Nassar about the WANA Chapter which she made at the recent SuSanA meeting in Stockholm on 25 August:



It is the first 13 minutes of the video and includes a question by Kitch Bawa at the end.

(the camera work is really good - this is the same footage which the people watching the livestream saw)

Elisabeth

P.S. Please see here for the minutes from the WANA Chapter meeting at Stockholm on 26 August: forum.susana.org/events-at-world-water-w...18-at-11-30-am#26032

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