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Why should water, sanitation and hygiene be priorities in the Post-2015 development agenda?

WSSCC is proud to be a co-publisher of an important new sector resource, the Violence, Gender and WASH Toolkit.

More and more organisations working in sanitation and hygiene support the vision that equitable and sustainable sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and services at scale should be delivered through locally driven and locally sustained institutions, mechanisms and service providers. This calls for strengthening these institutions, mechanisms and providers at the level where they operate, regionally, […]

The proceedings document is now available from a 2013 Menstrual Hygiene Management Virtual Conference organized by UNICEF and Columbia University.

View guide The behavior change module introduces the theory of change and key components of the approach WSP used in the project. This module includes four presentations: Behavior Change Overview FOAM Framework (see below) Enabling Products Monitoring The Tools section includes a link to a database of enabling products for handwashing maintained by WSP, and […]


Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies – 2nd Edition

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.

Advocacy, communications and monitoring of WASH commitments – WSS...

The “Advocacy, Communications and Monitoring of WASH Commitments” workshop took place in Cotonou, Benin, from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 February 2014. The meeting was organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in association with the Benin Ministry of Health; the Partenariat pour le Développement Municipal, PDM, (Partnership for Municipal Development); and the West African WASH Journalists Network. It brought together some 30 journalists from the aforesaid network, along with others from Asia and East Africa. Civil society organizations active in the education, environment and health sectors also took part in the event. Over three days, participants from 17 countries attended various presentations on the following topics: Communications aspects of the behaviour change approach; WASH commitments – from AfricaSan and SocaSan to the Sanitation and Water for All meetings; Progress and challenges encountered by countries in implementing the eThekwini commitments; Post-2015 WASH targets and indicators; Equity and inclusion in WASH.L’atelier « Plaidoyer, communication et suivi des engagements WASH » s’est tenu à Cotonou au Bénin du mardi 18 au jeudi 20 février 2014. Organisé par le Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC), en collaboration avec le Ministère de la Santé (MS) du Bénin, le Partenariat pour le Développement Municipal (PDM) et le Réseau de Journalistes WASH pour l’Afrique de l’ouest (WASH JN), cette réunion a regroupé une trentaine de journalistes du même réseau et d’autres venant de l’Asie et de l’Afrique australe. Des organisations de la société civile intervenant dans le secteur de l’éducation, de l’environnement et de la santé ont également pris part à la rencontre. Pendant 3 jours, les participants provenant de 17 pays, ont suivi plusieurs exposés2 sur les thématiques suivantes : Les aspects communicationnels dans l’approche pour le changement de comportement ; Les engagements WASH – D’AfricaSan, Sacosan aux réunions de Sanitation and Water for All (SWA); Les avancées et les défis rencontrés par les pays quant à la mise en œuvre des engagements eThekwini ; Les cibles et indicateurs WASH post 2015 ; L’équité et l’inclusion dans le domaine WASH.

Many Hands: Harmonising Capacity, Knowledge and Documentation in ...

A meeting of key representatives from the water, sanitation and hygiene sector produced a series of commitments to improve coordination for more effective results in for the sector by cementing a consensus on goals and actions needed in the sector. Organised by WSSCC, the November 2013 meeting brought together key partners from the sector, including Plan International, WaterAid and UNICEF, among others. Results of the day’s meeting are laid out in this new report, 'Many Hands: Harmonising Capacity, Knowledge and Documentation in Sanitation and Hygiene'. Participants at the meeting considered what water, sanitation and hygiene, or WASH-related capacity building remains to be achieved in the dynamic environments of Asia and Africa. They also looked at what documentation, learning and knowledge systems are required to achieve this goal, agreeing on a number of steps for moving forward.

WASH in schools empowers girls’ education – Proceedings of the Me...

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and UNICEF convened the Second Annual Virtual MHM in WinS Conference at UNICEF Headquarters in New York City on 21 November 2013. Building on recommendations from the MHM 2012 virtual conference, the 2013 conference focused on the research tools and instruments being used to explore MHM barriers and practices and to evaluate the interventions being trialed or implemented in various contexts.