The IUS Champions programme is a central component of the Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative and the related dedicated campaign – SanitAction – launched to gather the support and collaborative action needed to secure progress in attaining Sustainable Development Goal 6.2.
The call for applications for the 2023 IUS Champions is now open until 17 September 2023.
The 2023 winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held during the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition, taking place from the 10-14 December 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda.
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The wider Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative aims: (i) to promote and acknowledge global best practices in sanitation; (ii) to engage and expand the IUS community of practice; and (iii) to inspire and encourage progress towards achieving SDG 6.2.
The IUS Champions Programme consists of different categories that recognise excellence and innovation in the sanitation sector, specifically focusing on inclusive and sustainable sanitation service provision in urban areas. At this stage, nominations for the following categories are encouraged:
The categories for the IUS Champions Programme align with the globally recognised Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) framework, which defines Sanitation Service Outcomes (Equity, Safety, and Sustainability) and Functions (Responsibility, Accountability, and Resource Planning and Management). Additionally, the programme is also aligned with the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework and its five accelerators: Financing, Capacity development, Governance, Data & information, and Innovation.
The IUS Champions nomination and selection process involves some key aspects. Full details are set out in the Prospectus (see download button above).
If you want to nominate an individual, team (including communities) or organisation/institution for the 2023 IUS Champions Programme, please fill in the online form. The extended submission deadline is 17 September 2023, 23:59 BST. All submissions must include:
Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
Please note that nominators must be IWA members and self-nominations will not be accepted.
9 August 2023 – Online submission opens
10 September 2023 – Close of online submission
17 September 2023 – Extended submissions deadline
September 2023 – Shortlisted candidates are notified
October 2023 – Supporting documents submission & judging process
10 – 14 December 2023 – Recognition ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda
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