Join us at this year’s conference organized by The Water Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, from October 29 to November 2
The 2018 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public health emphasis. The conference will be held at the UNC, in North Carolina, USA, and here are the WSSCC’s interventions:
Tuesday 31 October 14h30-16h00 Sunflower Room – Co-convened with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, SHARE, WaterAid, Emory University and Plan International UK
Behaviour change is critical for the achieving SDG targets. Moving from a theory-based framework for behaviour change intervention to case studies, we will illustrate how intervention design for scale might work highlighting pitfalls and offering insights from a policy and practice perspective.
Thursday 1 November 8h30-10h00 Dogwood Room – Co-convened with the University at Buffalo and 3ie
Understanding and measuring the sustained behavioural effect of community sanitation programs, changes in sanitation norms and effects on addressing the needs of potentially disadvantaged populations has been the basis for WSSCC’s collaboration with the University at Buffalo and 3ie over recent years. Through the development of a new programme monitoring survey tool and mixed-method impact evaluations, we’ve jointly gathered some exciting new evidence from programmes in several countries on critical elements of achieving SDG 6.2 including the sustainability of sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and equity and inclusion.
Monday 29 October
By WSSCC In the wake of the Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, we are working to protect each other and our communities. Key to keeping healthy is having access to basic sanitation and hygiene. Yet globally, 2 billion people live without access to basic sanitation, 3 billion lack basic handwashing facilities at home (WHO). People in least […]
By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Poor access to clean water in rural communities has far-reaching consequences for livelihoods and health – particularly for women. These consequences are being keenly felt in a slum community called Duste Makaranta in Abuja, Nigeria. Despite its proximity to Usuma Dam (a public water supply facility), years of water […]
By Dr Elizabeth Wamera Most sanitation programmes, in their mission to change (un)hygienic behaviour, only in some cases attempt to shift gender roles and power dynamics between men and women at the household and community levels. As such, sanitation processes may inadvertently reinforce gender stereotypes relating to women’s socially prescribed care roles and intrinsic motivation […]
Par Alain Tossounon DJOUGOU, Bénin – Dans le cadre de la mission de renforcement des capacités des acteurs du programme soutenu par le Fonds Mondial pour l’assainissement du WSSCC au Bénin, une séance de déclenchement institutionnel s’est tenue avec le Maire de la commune de Djougou entouré de ses adjoints et de son Responsable du […]