“This report is important as it highlights the outcomes from a rare meeting that brought together a core group of partners working on capacity, knowledge and documentation in WASH for the purposes of formulating a shared plan of action,” said Carolien Van der Voorden, Senior Programme Officer for Networking and Knowledge Management at WSSCC.
Author: Andrew Kanyegirire, Carolien van der Voorden
The drive for improved coordination between development agencies became a top priority after both the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness of 2005 and the Accra Agenda for Action in 2008 warned that the duplication of efforts by donors placed an unnecessary burden on partner countries and ultimately impinged potential development results.
SNV, a sub-grantee of the Global Sanitation Fund in Camodia, is working in close cooperation with the government partners, community groups and other stakeholders in the five provinces of Kampong Cham, Takeo, Svay Rieng, Kampong Speu and Kandal to improve the health and quality of life for the rural households through enhanced access to improved sanitation and hygiene practices.
Through The Medium of Documentary Film and Art we are trying to create Awareness Among the Masses about Girl Child Education , Menstrual Hygiene, Sanitation and Safe Drinking Water and trying to relate how Girl Child education is directly suffering due to bad sanitation facilities , unsafe drinking water and lack of knowledge to obtain the same.
The water quality problem in India is severe in many pockets of the country. It has been learnt that there are comparatively less efforts toward addressing the problems related to water quality by government and other agencies in India. We have examples where the youth could not find jobs in organizations or public sector agencies those take physical fitness test by looking in each parameter of health of a person. In majority of cases the health authorities are not aware about the severity of endemic water quality problems in their area. The institutional coordination and knowledge networking efforts are shockingly negligible. This article tells that what the agencies and government should consider in such situation.