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Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2014

Global Sanitation Fund
In this report, you will find the main results for the Global Sanitation Fund as of 31 December 2014. Also presented are cumulative numerical results in a dashboard, for the GSF as a whole and for each country that has reached the implementation phase, and descriptions of the various results indicators. The country profiles provide more detail on the national GSF-supported activities. Other sections present the GSF’s key developments in 2014, monitoring and evaluation aspects, and a full listing of active Sub-grantees. Through its regular reporting, WSSCC desires to give a clear impression of the current and planned impact of its GSF. WSSCC encourages support for the GSF and it also welcomes critical analysis of the GSF’s key results, learning and sharing aspects, and approaches used to raise awareness and generate demand for improved and sustainable sanitation and hygiene practices.Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement - Rapport d’avancement 2013 - En 2014, le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) a soutenu des actions nationales dans 13 pays visant à étendre l’accès à des installations sanitaires améliorées et à encourager l’adoption de comportements hygiéniques. Au course de l’année, ses programmes ont permis d’augmenter considérablement le nombre de personnes vivant dans des zones exemptes de défécation a l’air libre, et d’intensifier la pratique du lavage des mains et l’utilisation de toilettes améliorées.

Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies - 2nd Edition

Collaboration
The International Water Association (IWA), WSSCC and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) have made considerable efforts to promote improved sanitation by providing an easily accessible knowledge base and guidance about how to achieve these improvements. The Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies produced by EAWAG and WSSCC in 2008 went a long way towards this objective. This second, revised edition of the Compendium presents a huge range of information on sanitation systems and technologies in one volume. By ordering and structuring tried and tested technologies into once concise document, the reader is provided with a useful planning tool for making more informed decisions.

Defining and measuring Swachhata - Verification workshop

Equality
The two-day residential workshop had a Pan-India representation of national, state, district, Gram Panchayat and community level functionaries and practitioners. Through a series of discussions, group exercises and plenary synthesis sessions: What is Open Defecation Free and therefore, how, when to measure or verify it were discussed for a Swachh Bharat. This report captures the detailed deliberations, discussions, questions and outcomes of the workshop.This note is prepared by WSSCC summarizes the main outcomes of the jointly convened workshop by GOI and WSSCC on verification of sanitation outcomes under Swachh Bharat. It is accompanied by a summary power point presentation (Prepared by WSSCC) and a detailed workshop report (prepared by the rapporturing team of Vijeta Rao and Anjali Verma). The workshop report captured all discussions and observations by participants including differing points of view, observations and further questions for analysis. This summary note presents key agreed principles together with recommendations for meaningful measurement of progress.Synthesis and recommendations from the first national verification workshop - Presentation by Archana Patkar and Vinod Mishra

India WASH Forum - WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter, Issue # 38

Collaboration
The India WASH Forum stands for an independent, credible voice in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. The WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter  is issued every second month and acts as an open platform for engagement on contemporary issues in the Indian WASH sector and elsewhere. In the January 2015 issue, WASH experts provide an analytical perspective of ongoing developments, including the landmark judgment of the Mumbai High Court on the right to water as an integral part of the right to life, a new set of guidelines on the Swachh Bharat Mission launched in October 2014, and excerpts of a joint study carried out by WSSCC and the SHARE Research Consortium, investigating the specific impact of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh.

Info letter 4 - Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation

Equality
The release of research findings from Senegal and Cameroon provided a platform to voice women’s needs and call for action on menstruation at a meeting of global decision-makers in New York. The specific needs of young girls were also voiced to decision-makers at a regional education conference in Kigali. Such examples illustrate how the Joint Programme is making a difference on issues such as gender, equality, universal access and service delivery, all essential elements in the emerging global development agenda.Programme conjoint - Genre, hygiène et assainissement - Lettre d’information n°4: Le lancement des résultats des études réalisées au Sénégal et au Cameroun a offert une plateforme servant à faire entendre les besoins des femmes et des filles et à appeler à l’action sur les menstruations lors d’une conférence internationale des décideurs à New York. Les besoins spécifiques des jeunes filles ont également été entendus par les décideurs lors d’une conférence régionale à Kigali. De tels exemples illustrent la contribution du Programme Conjoint sur des problématiques telles que le genre, l’égalité, l’accès universel et la fourniture de services, autant d’éléments essentiels dans l’agenda de développement global en cours d’élaboration.

MHM Studies on Behaviour and Practices in Senegal and Cameroon

Equality
At present, there are no public policies in West or Central Africa mentioning menstrual hygiene management. Under the UN Women/Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) joint programme, ˮGender, Hygiene and Sanitationˮ a survey, combined with focus groups discussion and interviews, was conducted in the Louga region of Senegal, in June 2014. The outcomes of this study provided critical information about menstrual hygiene management knowledge and practices in the region.Briefing Note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Louga Region, SenegalÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Louga, SénégalNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Louga, SénégalThe study of menstrual hygiene management in the Kedougou region (Senegal) is the second in a series of research studies undertaken by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women as part of the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa. Available information on menstrual hygiene management, (MHM) is extremely limited and behaviour and practices are largely undocumented. The study’s main objective is to establish a database of information on public policies, behaviour and practices with regard to menstrual hygiene management and to analyse their impact on the living conditions of women and girls in this largely rural and impoverished region of Senegal.Briefing Note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Kedougou Region, SenegalÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Kédougou, SénégalNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Kédougou, SénégalThis study is the third in a series by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women within the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa. The study focused on two localities with different socio-cultural profiles: Kye-Ossi in the south and Bamoungoum in the west. It reports on the current state of MHM-related practices and behaviours and analyses infrastructure and public policies. Additionally the study investigates the availability and relevance of information on MHM and evaluates the impact of the situation on people’s living conditions, their health, educational levels and the employment of women and girls.Briefing note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Kye-Ossi and Bamoungoum Regions, Cameroon – Findings and recommendationsÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle dans les régions de Kyé-Ossi et Bamoungoum, CamerounNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle dans les régions de Kyé-Ossi et Bamoungoum, Cameroun

Sanitation for a Better Cambodia - The CR-SHIP Programme

Global Sanitation Fund
Regionally and globally, Cambodia has comparatively low levels of access to basic sanitation and hygiene in rural areas. Lack of access is widely recognized as a cause for the spread of disease and economic loss for countries. In Cambodia, diarrhoea is indeed a major factor for the country’s child death, which remains relatively high, despite significant decrease to 54 deaths per 1000 live births in 2013. In 2010, Cambodia was selected as a focus country for programmes to improve access to sanitation and hygiene by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). GSF partners work closely with government sanitation and hygiene programmes and other water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) stakeholders to implement transformative programmes focused on 4 three core principles: national leadership; targeting poor and unserved communities; and ensuring interventions are people-centered, community-managed, and demand-driven. The CR-SHIP partnership, led by Plan Cambodia as the Executing Agency, includes sub-grantees selected from government agencies, local authorities, local and international NGOs, and individuals or private firms with experience and competence in the sector. The programme promotes sanitation and hygiene behavior change through five effective approaches: CLTS, school and community water, sanitation and hygiene (SC-WASH) and sanitation marketing, behavior change communication (BCC), and information, education and communication materials.

Information letter no. 3

Equality
A series of internal and external events marked the implementation of the Joint Programme in the last quarter of 2014 and presented some considerable challenges. First, the postponement of the AfricaSan conference resulted in the deferral of a number of activities designed to highlight specific hygiene and sanitation needs of women and girls in the region. Many programmes in the region have experienced slow progress due to the Ebola virus, which is still not under control in West Africa. One case of the virus was recorded in Senegal. Fortunately, the patient was cured and to date there have been no other cases in the country. No cases have been reported in Cameroon or Niger. Implementation of the Joint Programme continues, with the support of increasingly committed stakeholders. Joint Programme studies conducted in rural areas look promising, although difficulties in moving around and accessing some locations made data collection difficult. In addition to United Nations agencies, governments in the region – through their relevant ministries – are expressing growing interest in the Joint Programme and seeking technical support from the team to integrate programme ideas in their planning processes.Décembre est traditionnellement le mois des bilans. Après huit mois d’existence, le programme conjoint « Genre, hygiène et assainissement » n’y déroge pas et livre un premier rapport d’activités qui met en lumière l’impact des premières actions mises en œuvre, notamment au Sénégal, ainsi que les défis posés.