WaterAid Australia Annual Report 2015-16
2015 saw the launch of WaterAid’s new Global Strategy which requires us to further increase our influencing agenda to work collaboratively with government, the private sector and international organisations to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030.
In pursuit of our Global Strategy we expanded our operations in Southeast Asia, with a new office in Myanmar. This builds on the programs in the Solomon Islands and Cambodia established in recent years, and our long standing presence in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. We have been able to diversify our funding base with support from new donors. We are working with many new in-country partners, including in new sectors such as education, health, sports, urban development, gender and disability inclusive development. We have grown income by 28% and been able to bring in highly capable and experienced senior staff in our country programs.
We are grateful for the increased level of support from our valued water industry and corporate partners and individuals. We are delighted with the deepening engagement from supporters in our work, from senior industry people acting as WaterAid ambassadors and volunteer committees in each state running major events, to joint planning and involvement in policy development and program implementation.
The Board is proud of the efforts of our in-country partners and staff. We are able to demonstrate significant results from the work to date. We fully expect that with sustained collaborative effort from industry and government we will achieve major impact towards our 2030 vision over the next five years. I thank you for your support, and commend this Annual Report and the work of the organisation for your consideration.
Chair, WaterAid Australia