Hygiene and Sanitation Software: An Introduction

Carolien van der Voorden, WSSCC

WSSCC takes a hard look at hygiene and sanitation promotional or "software" activities. This presentation clearly describes how activities such as policy development, training, monitoring and evaluation, and social interventions empower individuals and communities, enable a change in behaviour and create demand for services.

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This presentation introduces hygiene and sanitation software, provides a snapshot the most significant software used to date and a basic analysis of these approaches and their applicability in certain situations. It addresses why it is important to focus on hygiene and sanitation and why it is important to effectively promote. Choosing the most appropriate software approach is critical to ensure community participation. By reviewing hygiene and sanitation software practices in India, Ethiopia, and Benin, WSSCC presents an informative tool for implementation.

About the author

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and membership organization that works to save lives and improve livelihoods. It does so by enhancing collaboration among sector agencies and professionals who are working to provide sanitation to the 2.6 billion people without a clean, safe toilet, and the 884 million people without affordable, clean drinking water close at hand. Through its work, WSSCC contributes to the broader goals of poverty eradication, health and environmental improvement, gender equality and long-term social and economic development. It has coalitions in 36 countries, members in more than 160 countries, and a Geneva-based Secretariat which is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). www.wsscc.org

Last updated: Fri, 10/08/2010 - 14:24