19.11.2015, Distrito Chiredzi, Zimbaue, Letrina de la Escuela Primaria «Ruware».
El acceso al agua y al saneamiento es un derecho humano. Escolares se lavan las manos delante de la letrina de la Escuela Primaria «Ruware» en el Distrito Chiredzi, Zimbaue. © Andreas Steiner, COSUDE

Actualmente, existen cerca de 844 millones de personas sin acceso al agua potable. La COSUDE se esfuerza por que los seres humanos cuenten con un suministro fiable de agua potable y con servicios de saneamiento suficientes. El acceso al agua potable y al saneamiento, reconocido desde el 2010 como un derecho humano, es primordial para garantizar la satisfacción de las necesidades humanas básicas.

En el punto de mira de la COSUDE

El agua es un bien común y su acceso, así como al saneamiento, es un derecho humano.

La COSUDE se esfuerza por que los seres humanos dispongan de un suministro en agua potable y por que puedan mantener una higiene correcta gracias a la presencia de instalaciones sanitarias, así como por fomentar el tratamiento de las aguas residuales. Suiza cuenta con una vasta y reconocida experiencia a escala internacional en materia de agua y apoya un gran número de actividades:

  • Investigación aplicada e innovación
  • Mecanismo de financiación mundial destinado a mejorar el acceso al agua y a las instalaciones de saneamiento
  • Desarrollo de nuevos enfoques para conseguir servicios y nuevas cooperaciones con el sector privado «water stewardship»
  • Ampliación de los programas que cubren las infraestructuras. Garantiza también el buen funcionamiento de las instalaciones mediante el fomento de la capacitación y la formación.

Las experiencias registradas integran a la COSUDE en el diálogo político entre los gobiernos, el sector privado y la sociedad civil con el fin de promover un aprendizaje mutuo e impulsar la aplicación de soluciones operativas y sostenibles a lo largo de todo el planeta.

Contexto

Se estima que hoy día cerca de 844 millones de personas carecen de acceso al agua potable. Además, 2300 millones de personas viven sin instalaciones sanitarias adecuadas y 892 millones siguen practicando la defecación al aire libre.

Estas condiciones de higiene deficiente son responsables del 80% de las enfermedades que afectan a los países en desarrollo. En el mundo, cada día mueren 1000 niños menores de 5 años por una enfermedad diarreica. Sin embargo, el problema no radica en la falta de agua sino, más bien, en la ausencia de compromisos financieros, nacionales e internacionales para poder permitir el acceso del agua con un nivel adecuado de calidad a los lugares donde sea necesario. Por esta razón, la COSUDE aboga por la cooperación con todos los actores implicados con el objetivo de crear un sistema que permita a cualquier persona el acceso al agua potable limpia a largo plazo.

Documentos

Proyectos actuales

Objeto 973 – 984 de 1053

SECO Start-up Fund - Administration 2017-24

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2024

The SECO Start-up Fund is a debt vehicle that provides loans to Swiss-based individuals or small enterprises for the purpose of launching a business in Swiss partner countries. The SECO Start-up Fund is fully owned by the Swiss Confederation and consitutes an instrument of the Swiss Economic Cooperation and Development programme.


Multi-Country Investment Climate Program

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2024

The Multi-Country Investment Climate Program (MCICP) supports investment climate reform advisory in a total of 20 SECO partner countries. It is implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a globally recognized leader in this field.


Global program on Textil & Clothing - GTEX

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

GTEX addresses challenges faced by the Textile & Clothing (T&C) sector, in particular for companies to meet international market requirements. It will enhance capacities at company level, promote a conducive policy environment and strengthen trade support institutions such as business entities, consultancy firms or training centres.


Warehouse Receipts System

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020

Lack of access to finance is a key constraint for small and medium enterprises in Ghana to growth and job creation. The agricultural sector is underserved by financial institutions due to perceived risks and missing securities. Strengthening the Warehouse Receipts System will help to address this.


Solid Waste Management in Berat

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020

SECO is supporting the Region of Berat in Albania including its municipalities Berat, Kuçovë, Poliçan, Skrapar and Ura Vajgurore, in improving quality, reliability and sustainability of its solid waste management (SWM) services. The support encompasses capacity development, technical assistance and Short Term SWM Measures.


Advisory Centre on WTO Law IV

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

The Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) was established in 2001 with the goal of enabling developing countries, and in particular least developed countries (LDCs), to better understand their rights and obligations in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and to provide them with equal opportunities to defend their interests in the WTO dispute settlement proceedings. ACWL provides three types of services to this end: legal advice on WTO law, support in dispute settlement proceedings and legal training.


INDOBUS Urban Transport

05.12.2016 - 05.12.2021

The Indonesian Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Development Project (INDOBUS) managed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) assists Indonesian municipalities in developing bus rapid transit corridors as a backbone for sustainable urban mobility systems. It entails technical assistance and capacity-building for cities and ministries to foster the implementation of bus based mass public transport in medium-sized cities.


Cities and Climate Change in Africa (CICLIA)

01.12.2016 - 31.12.2022

Cities and Climate Change in Africa (CICLIA) is a program managed by the Agence française de Développement for preparation of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in Sub-Sahara Africa cities. CICLIA proposes to bridge the existing gap between policy-making and actual financing and implementation of low-carbon infrastructure projects.


KHUJAND PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROJECT

15.11.2016 - 31.12.2021

The SECO-EBRD project aims to improve passenger transport services in Greater Khujand. The project entails investments, regulatory support, Corporate Development support for the public transport company and a stakeholder engagement program.


Integral Development of Urban Water and Sanitation Utilities in Colombia

01.11.2016 - 31.12.2021

Urban water and sanitation utilities in Colombia face problems regarding service quality and financial sustainability. The Program will support 10 utilities in assessing their performance through a standardized tool, and on this basis, formulate and implement measures to improve their performance and reach a better service quality.


Strengthening governance and public financial management

01.11.2016 - 30.09.2022

This Program supports the government of Tunisia at the national and subnational level to improve its governance, public financial management (PFM) and public investment management. Legal and institutional reforms are combined with sustainable capacity building to improve government efficiency, effectiveness and transparency.


Better Gold Initiative, Phase II

01.11.2016 - 30.06.2021

During the second phase of the Better Gold Initiative for artisanal and small-scale mining (BGI for ASM), a scaling-up of responsibly sourced ASM gold shall take place. Value chains for sustainably produced gold from ASM operations in Peru, Colombia and Bolivia to the Swiss market are established. The project follows 3 components: 1) Production and certification: Support to ASM operations in their formalization and certification- 2) Policy Dialogue: Simplification of formalization framework- 3) Demand: Establishment of value chains through collaboration with private sector.

Objeto 973 – 984 de 1053