WSSCC Papers and Presentations at the 40th WEDC International Conference


WSSCC staff and partners led several paper presentations at the 40th WEDC International Conference  on water, sanitation and hygiene from 24 to 28 July.

This year’s theme was Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain WASH Services. 

Below are all papers presented at the conference along with two presentations

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Rapid action towards ODF in Saharanpur District in India: stunting, menstruation and other innovations in CLTS

WSSCC India Coordinator Vinod Mishra presented his paper exploring Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and stunting issues used as tools to trigger communities in Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Saharanpur District, India to rapidly achieve open defecation free (ODF) status. Click here to download the paper

Real Time Emergent Learning (RTEL): a promising approach for adaptive programming

Senior programme officer at GSF Hakim Hadjel presented on real-time and emergent learning with experiences from Cambodia.

The influence of real time learning in WASH programming

Angela Padilla and Jay Dumpert from Plan International showed how real-time learning has influenced the GSF-supported Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme.

Scaling-up sanitation and hygiene promotion through grant-making

Vincent Ouma, Programme Manager for the GSF-supported Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (K-SHIP) on how grant making activities are contributing to Kenya’s 2020 ODF target.

Key challenges of marginalized communities on sanitation and hygiene and recommendations to clean India

Vinod Mishra, WSSCC's India Coordinator also discussed the sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by marginalized communities in India, illustrating some aspects of the WSSCC’s Leave No One Behind programme. Click here to download the paper

Understanding, respecting and including people with mental health conditions as part of the CLTS process

Written by GSF’s Patrick England and the authors of the soon-to-be released GSF Equality and Non-Discrimination this paper explores how programmes can better understand, respect and include people with mental health conditions in the CLTS process.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: An Entry Point to achieving gender equality through WASH.

 Images from the workshop

The workshop facilitated by MHM trainer Irene Gai, introduced participants to WSSCC’s MHM suite of tools, including the 'As We grow Up' booklet for breaking the silence on menstruation with the life cycle approach.