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MEDIA RELEASE
18 May 2020

 
NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE
TOILET BOARD COALITION
STEERING COMMITTEE

The Toilet Board Coalition welcomes Shuchi Suri, Global Vice President, Home & Hygiene at Unilever to the Steering Committee. 

Shuchi Suri brings 17 years of marketing experience across Unilever's Beauty and Homecare Brands, both in brand development and local business management. She is passionate about creating innovation and staying ahead of trends in digital. She enjoys coaching teams, leading new age marketing (data marketing and analytics initiatives) and mentoring start ups. 

The Toilet Board Coalition welcomes Cynthia Ramirez, Director Multilateral Engagement at Pfizer, to the Steering Committee as an Independent Director. 

Cinthya Ramirez brings 15 years of experience working in global health diplomacy in the international Geneva, Switzerland, engaging on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry. A believer in the power of the private sector to help address society’s most pressing challenges, she has spearheaded global partnerships in the area of non-communicable diseases, healthy ageing and innovation for the sustainable development goals. She has also worked extensively in issues related to counterfeit & substandard medicines, health systems strengthening and access to medicines. An economist by training, she holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs and International Economics from the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva. She is currently Director for Multilateral Engagement for Pfizer Inc., supporting the Company’s work with Geneva stakeholders in global health.

'I am very excited to join this group of experienced leaders in the sanitation and hygiene space and look forward to help build strong bridges with the health sector; the pandemic we are living in right now is a vivid example that health and sanitation go hand in hand together.' - Cinthya Ramirez, Pfizer

NEW PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS


The Container Based Sanitation (CBS) Alliance was formed in November 2016. It is a coalition of CBS practitioners around the world with extensive experience in developing and providing CBS services. The founders of the CBSA are Clean Team (Ghana), Loowatt (Madagascar), Sanivation and Sanergy (Kenya), SOIL (Haiti) and x-runner (Peru). Sanitation First (India) has joined as a member as well.

Groups affiliated with CBSA include, MoSan (Guatemala), re.source sanitation, Non-Water Sanitation and WSUP. We believe we can be more effective at accomplishing progress collectively compared to each of us operating in isolation.


Days for Girls
was founded in 2008 and is a nonprofit organisation that increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilising volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigma and limitations associated with menstruation for improved health, education and livelihoods. Over 150 enterprises represent a diverse group of local leaders who are trained to produce and sell Days for Girls Kits, provide women's health education, and advocate for menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) in their communities. This Social Enterprise Program cultivates locally-driven menstrual health leadership and entrepreneurship in low and middle-income communities around the world. Days for Girls has regional offices located in Ghana, Guatemala, Nepal, and Uganda. These offices support the enterprises in their regions and advocate for MHH by building connections with policymakers, coalitions, and organizations who can advance, accelerate and amplify the importance of menstrual health in improving education and livelihood outcomes for women and girls.


One Young World (OYW)
is the global forum for young leaders. OYW identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership. The annual OYW Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact.
 
One Young World partners with 180+ global businesses, NGOs and educational institutions to bring the Summit to life. Once delegates ‘graduate’ from the Summit as Ambassadors, they return to their communities and organisations with the means and motivation to make a difference, accessing the global network of 12,000+ young leaders based in 190+ countries to accelerate existing initiatives or establish new ventures. Over 20.9 million people have been affected by OYW Ambassador-led initiatives to date.


WASTE
is an NGO established in 1983 headquartered in Den Haag, the Netherlands. WASTE is specialised in business development and innovative financing in sanitation and solid waste management. WASTE has a substantial portfolio of multi-country projects in Asia and Africa of programme design, enterprise development, innovative financing and system design from collection to resource recovery and reuse of solid and liquid waste.

WASTE’s main approach of the Diamond model is to establish linkage between demand, businesses, financiers and governments in order to establish a local structure and participatory process that increases the likelihood of sustainable sanitation and solid waste management. WASTE has achieved 1 million toilets constructed by trained MSMEs and leveraged local financing for safe sanitation (€73 million, in which €50 million comes from MFIs with less than 5% of initial grant). The model has been expanded to Kenya, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania for scalable solution in sanitation (finishmondial.org). With the Diamond model approach, the programme is also looking at circular economy in sanitation and therefore supporting resource recovery and reuse of faecal sludge businesses in FINISH Mondial targeted countries including India.


NEW ADDITIONS TO THE 2020 TBC
INDIA CHAPTER ACCELERATOR COHORT

At the Global Sanitation Economy Summit last November the Toilet Board Coalition officially launched it's first regional chapter in India. The Toilet Board Coalition India Chapter will carry forward the TBC's on-going programming in India and continue to build out additional programmes and projects aligned with national priorities and opportunities.

We are proud today to announce that we are welcoming two new additions to the TBC's Sanitation Economy Accelerator Programme 2020 Cohort via the India Chapter - Ecodew & PadCare Labs.

Ecodew will be mentored by India Chapter Member Kalyani Cleantech
PadCare Labs will be mentored by Tata Trusts

The 2020 Cohort, announced on World Toilet Day 2019 is the TBCs largest yet, three of the eleven companies in this year's Accelerator programme are being mentored via the India Chapter's members and supported through the TBC's local team. 
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