Columbus, Ohio-based advocate for clean water for all in Zimbabwe in Africa, and Executive Director of Rosshirt Water for Africa Foundation, Inc. Tim Rosshirt has been selected, alongside five others to speak at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference holding in New York, USA from March 22 to 24, 2023.
Others include Easton Mako, representative of Rosshirt Water for Africa Foundation, Inc. in Zimbabwe, Sheva Carr of Pathways to Peace, Sandra Solano of Fyera Foundation, Tracey Chew of Fyera/Heart Foundation, and Natasha Singh-Ally of Pathways to Peace.
They will be speaking on “Dignity for All Through Access to Clean Water in Africa”, with key topics being “How to Create a ‘Ripple Effect’ – Clean Water Becomes Education for Girls, Gender, Equity, Health, Food Security, Reduction in Poverty, Community Stability and more”.
Also, to be discussed are “The Benefits of Partnering with Local Communities and other organizations,” “How to Detect and Prevent Corruption and Fraud,” and “Making Sure Funds Generate the Most Impact – Small Organizations can make big difference when they add water to their philanthropic efforts.”
The UN 2023 Water Conference – formally known as the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018-2028) – will be co-hosted by Tajikistan and the Netherlands.
The conference will include an opening and closing session, six plenary sessions, and five interactive dialogues, as well as side events organized by participants. It will result in a summary of proceedings from the UNGA President that will feed into the 2023 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Tim Rosshirt described the invitation as “a huge honor for us and we’re very happy to be a part of it. This could be an enormous benefit for the foundation and the people of Zimbabwe. It’s such an incredible opportunity.”
“In 2022, the Rosshirt Water for Africa Foundation partnered with the Fyera Foundation to drill and install a solar powered borehole. This borehole is now helping over 4,000 villagers- including 1,200 children every day,” said Tim Rosshirt.
“When the Fyera Foundation reached out asking us to submit a letter to the United Nations Water Action Agenda about our collaborative efforts in Zimbabwe, we were elated. Earlier this month, we received the news that our letter was selected out of 1200 others that were submitted from all over the world. We hope to be able to attend for the entire week of events, running from March 18 through the 26th.”
The nonprofit, Rosshirt Water for Africa Foundation “is raising awareness and $11,000 to fund this trip. The money will be used to get Easton to the United States, as well as hotel accommodations, food, and expenses for the two representatives.”
Its mission is to save the lives of people in under-developed areas of Zimbabwe by providing access to clean and sanitary water through the drilling and routine maintenance of deep wells.
Non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations, and other stakeholders will be participating in the United Nations 2023 Water conference.
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