The India WASH coalition, active for many years in bringing water and sanitation organizations and individuals together, became a legal entity called the India WASH Forum (IWF) in 2008. The Forum comprises a large number of member organizations and individuals from all over India, and works in close cooperation with several civil society groups.
The Forum aims to bring together all major initiatives by organizations and networks in India in the spirit of transparency, sharing and learning. It is committed to:
- promoting knowledge generation through research and documentation. Special emphasis given to sector-specific and cross-cutting thematic learning;
- supporting field-based NGOs and civil society organizations (CSOs) in technical work and programmes;
- using monitoring, evaluation, media, campaigning and fact-finding missions to underpin advocacy and work to influence policy;
- lobbying and networking to promote common objectives.