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National Coordinators Report – Highlights 2015

Collaboration
Sixteen National Coordinators work within WASH coalitions in their home countries, leading WSSCC’s work, serving as coalition heads and spokespersons, and advocating on WASH issues. National Coordinators carry out national and local level networking, knowledge management, advocacy and communications activities, and working on facilitating and implementing Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme activities. Working with partners and networks, they aim to position sanitation and hygiene onto the national agenda and prioritize specific investments for sanitation and hygiene. This report shows how WSSCC's National Coordinators have increased the visibility of WSSCC in their respective countries and how their collective commitment has contributed to greater commitments from rights holders, duty bearers, the private sector and partners.Rapport des coordinateurs nationaux 2015 - Les coordinateurs nationaux du WSSCC sont actifs dans 16 pays d’Asie du Sud-Est, d’Afrique de l’Ouest, d’Asie du Sud et d’Afrique orientale et australe. En 2015, ils ont pu faciliter et entreprendre des activités variées, qui illustrent l’activisme local et mondial en faveur du secteur WASH, et le dynamisme de l’approche collaborative du WSSCC. Avec l’adoption des objectifs de développement durable (ODD) en septembre 2015, les coordinateurs nationaux continuent de contribuer à ce secteur en portant davantage attention aux questions d’expansion et d’équité, conformément aux nouveaux objectifs. Ils canalisent les efforts des coalitions WASH et des autorités publiques pour mettre fin à la pratique de la défécation à l’air libre, et veillent à ce que les améliorations sanitaires soient adaptées aux personnes vulnérables et aux groupes socialement marginalisés. Pour se concentrer sur l’expansion et l’équité, ils s’appuient sur les résultats et l’expérience des 13 programmes nationaux d’amélioration de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène soutenus par le GSF ainsi que sur les activités du WSSCC relatives à l’égalité et à la non-discrimination.

WASH Case Studies Series – Ethiopia

Collaboration
WASH Coalitions are involved in activities ranging from participating in information sharing to advocating specific policy changes and everything in between. All, though, have in common a commitment to addressing the need for improved systematic communication, collaboration, and joint action among sector stakeholders in their country of operation. Part of the series of WASH Coalition country case studies, here we focus on Ethiopia, showcasing the evolution, activities and impact made in recent years. Since 2004 the Ethiopia WASH Movement has operated in one of the most underprivileged countries in the world, where the majority of the population does not have access to sufficient and safe sanitation and related diseases are exceedingly common. The goal of the movement was to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality caused by lack of safe and adequate water, poor sanitation and hygienic practices. The objectives were to promote improved water, sanitation and hygiene practices and gain the political and social commitment and endorsement required to make a real difference in the country’s water, sanitation and hygiene situation. In this case study we reveal the details of the three major elements that combined to such success against the extreme challenges of Ethiopia.

WASH Case Studies Series – Madagascar

Collaboration
Since 2002, the Madagascar Diorano-WASH Coalition has operated in an environment where only 38% of the population has access to safe water and only 52% of houses are equipped with latrines. Unsurprisingly, with this backdrop, diarrhoea has been identified as the second highest cause of death among children. In this case study, part of the series examining individual countries, we look at the building of the successful Diorano-WASH Coalition, showcasing the evolution, activities and impact made in recent years. WASH Coalitions are involved in activities ranging from participating in information sharing to advocating specific policy changes and everything in between. All, though, have in common a commitment to addressing the need for improved systematic communication, collaboration, and joint action among sector stakeholders in their country of operation. Each WASH Coalition must tailor its approach to suit the country it operates in to achieve the greatest benefits. Here, we look at the two significant factors that contributed to the clear success in Madagascar.Le WSSCC présente le travail des coalitions WASH dans une série d’études de cas des pays de ces coalitions. Les dites études présentent l’évolution, les activités et l’impact des coalitions nationales WASH. Cette édition se concentre sur le pays de Madagascar, où la coalition Diorano-WASH est devenue le principal corps sectoriel de coordination afin d’assurer sensibilisation et mobilisation relatives à l’hygiène et l’assainissement.