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18 August 2017

An independent study on equality and non-discrimination (EQND) in WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programmes

12 July 2020

Interview with Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa is the Community Mobilization Specialist at the Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme in Madagascar. A medical doctor by training, Fano Randriamanantsoa has worked in the WASH sector for over ten years. His role with FAA is […]

6 April 2020

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by UNICEF and INSTAT (Madagascar National Institute of Statistics) on WASH in Madagascar has shown a significant decrease in drinking water coverage – from 54% (reported by WHO/UNICEF JMP) in 2017 to 41% in 2018. The same survey reveals a major […]

26 February 2020

After ODF, Kenyan households benefit from improved latrines during heavy rains By Kevin Mwanza BUSIA, Kenya – Heavy rains in western Kenya nearly spelled tragedy for a man in the county of Busia last November when the floor slab of a public pit latrine collapsed while he was inside. Fortunately, he managed to climb out […]

21 February 2020

by Hoby Randrianimanana ANTSIAFABOSITRA, Madagascar – In 2018, the Madagascar programme of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) reported it had helped 2.1 million people become open defecation free (ODF). The programme, Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), had also provided 3.7 million with access to sanitation and handwashing facilities. In December 2019, FAA added to those […]

24 December 2019

Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]

12 November 2019

‘Do-no-harm’ means taking every precaution to ensure people will not be adversely impacted by the programme, including inadvertently. Whilst it is understood that ‘community problem, community solution’ should remain core to community-led approaches, facilitators also have an ethical obligation to step in if initiatives pose a risk to the rights, dignity or well-being of people who […]

27 September 2019

In the drive to end open defecation, one of the strengths of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is its reliance on local knowledge, collective action and community leadership. To ensure that nobody is left behind, WSSCC is proposing ways to make CLTS even better at reflecting the needs of people who may be overlooked or marginalized […]

25 September 2019

By Patrick Alubbe 2019 Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) was a unique event amongst many I have attended with thousands of participants from all over the world. Keywords that frequently resonated with me throughout the week include “inclusion, accountability to citizens, transparency in use of resources, access to information, reaching the last mile” and many […]

9 September 2019

The Equality and Non-discrimination (EQND) and Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Handbook provides practical guidance for ensuring that behaviour change interventions leave no one behind. Drawing on experience from across the sector, this handbook is specifically targeted towards those implementing or supervising CLTS interventions at the community level. Key features include a summary of EQND principles, […]

18 January 2019

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)’s vision is a world in which everyone, everywhere is able to practice safe sanitation and hygiene with dignity. Working to facilitate sector coordination at national, regional and global levels, WSSCC believes that the 5th African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene is a unique opportunity to promote political […]

11 July 2018

  La séance de renforcement des capacités comporte plusieurs aspects, notamment : présenter les concepts d’égalité et de non-discrimination (END) dans le cadre des droits de l’homme, en mettant l’accent sur les programmes de changement des comportements dans le secteur WASH (EAH) ; comprendre comment identifier les personnes généralement susceptibles d’être les plus défavorisées dans les pratiques […]