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The event included able and disabled women and girls, who traveled from many parts of Nepal to share their real-life experiences.

Sessions addressed key issues and provided recommendations for action required to achieve universal and equitable access to WASH.

The regional consultations held in June across India discussed forward planning to accelerate progress under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

WSSCC’s strategy consultation in Pakistan will help guide WSSCC as it develops its new global strategy and increases engagement in the country.

The event provided an opportunity for detailed exchange and learning on scaling up and sustaining improved sanitation and hygiene.

Amina Mohammed highlighted key issues & questions on the Nigerian Sanitation Agenda and how it would need to be focused with a need for cohesion.

Minister of Health Alassane Séidou stressed the commitment of the government to increase its contribution to the sanitation & hygiene sector.

The discussions focused on the many challenges the sanitation sub-sector faces, the need to get new leadership more involved as well as water supply issues.

The workshop also provided a platform for a sector discussion on the commitments, challenges, institutions & systems in Togo.

Interactive sessions generated responses on the role that WSSCC can play to contribute to progress in the country.

Researchers gathered discussed objectives and actions for an MHM pilot study.

The Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) recently hosted two Advocacy, Communications and Learning workshops in Togo and Uganda, respectively, which convened the Council’s partners from eleven countries in Africa. The two workshops were designed to build capacity and facilitate learning between country teams and with WSSCC’s Geneva-based Secretariat, in order for all country […]

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Information letter 9 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, ...

Equality
Highlighting the main points and events since the second half of the year (July to December 2016), this information letter focuses on: Highlighting strengths and weaknesses of sanitation programmes in Senegal,- including sanitation expert findings, international norms and standards-, concrete steps on how to improve MHM in refugee camps in Cameroon through observations within three separate refugee camps that are home to some 38,000 men, women and children. Menstrual waste management in West and Central Africa is also covered reporting on a technical workshop hosted by the Senegal Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in October. Also, Menstrual Hygiene Management is reaching main results in Cameroon after five municipalities have committed to integrate it into their budget plans, before key result of the MHM trainers platform and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign are mentioned.Cette lettre d'information met l'accent sur les points et événements forts de la seconde moitié de l'année (de juillet à décembre 2016). Elle pointe les forces et les faiblesses des programmes d'assainissement au Sénégal, y compris les résultats de l’expert en assainissement, les normes internationales ; la façon d'améliorer la GHM dans les camps de réfugiés au Cameroun à travers des observations dans trois camps de réfugiés séparés qui accueillent quelque 38 000 hommes, femmes et enfants. La gestion des déchets menstruels en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre est également couverte suite à un atelier technique organisé par le Ministère sénégalais de l'environnement et du développement durable en octobre. En outre, la gestion de l'hygiène menstruelle obtient des résultats importants au Cameroun après que cinq municipalités se sont engagées à l'intégrer dans leurs plans budgétaires, avant de mentionner les résultats clés de la plateforme des formateurs en GHM et la campagne de 16 jours d'activisme contre la violence faite aux femmes.

Catalytic programming for scale and sustainability: Conversations...

Global Sanitation Fund
This publication explores the conversations, reflections and lessons that emanated from the sessions, workshops and presentations at the 2016 GSF Learning Event in Madagascar. The following themes, which were central to the Learning Event, are explored: Incorporating effective approaches for scale and decentralized programme delivery; Incorporating effective approaches to ensure sustainable behaviour change, as well as the sustainability of built capacity within institutions and other stakeholder groups; Ensuring a truly inclusive approach that leaves no one behind; and Addressing monitoring and evaluation challenges.Le GSF vise à contribuer à l’accès universel à des services d’hygiène et d’assainissement adéquats, comme les imaginent les stratégies ou les feuilles de route nationales, et les objectifs de développement durable. Le Fonds tente d’y arriver en suscitant la création, la démonstration et la reproduction de modèles nationaux, axés sur les résultats, provoquant des changements de comportements sanitaires et hygiéniques durables et à grande échelle. Pour ce faire, il est prévu que les programmes passent par trois étapes distinctes, mais qui se chevauchent souvent largement : la conception, leur démonstration et la transition. La Réunion d'apprentissage a donné l’occasion aux programmes de pays de réfléchir à ces trois phases dans le contexte de leur pays. La présente publication est structurée de telle sorte qu’elle reflète ces thèmes et explore les discussions, réflexions et enseignements qui s’y rapportent.

First National Training of Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Manageme...

Equality
In order to break the silence on menstruation and empower government officials with the knowledge and skills on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), WSSCC, in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, UNICEF and other partners held a six-day Training of Trainers(ToT) in Naivasha from 28 July to 3 August. Here is a full report of the workshop.

Integrating Equity and Inclusion in Collective Behaviour Change u...

Collaboration
This summary report summarizes the findings of the WSSCC and WaterAid India organized consultation in Delhi that brought together a small, select group of collective behaviour change trainers and professionals working on equity issues, such as different kinds of disability, participation and MHM, so that together they could explore different ways of integrating equity and inclusion into the existing CLTS module keeping in mind the needs of marginalized individuals and groups.WSSCC in partnership with WaterAid India organized a one-day consultation in Delhi that brought together a small, select group of collective behaviour change trainers and professionals working on equity issues, such as different kinds of disability, participation and MHM, so that together they could explore different ways of integrating equity and inclusion into the existing CLTS module keeping in mind the needs of marginalized individuals and groups. The consultation gave interesting insights on how trainers have tried to implement the SBM guidelines on equity and inclusion and the challenges they have faced. A list of practical steps was developed that can be taken at each stage of the CLTS process to ensure that marginalized individuals and their issues are included. These findings can be found in this narrative report.

Report from the CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop at SACOSAN VI

Collaboration
On January 10 2016, the CLTS Knowledge Hub at IDS, together with UNICEF and WSSCC, hosted a one-day Sharing and Learning workshop on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), as part of and prior to the 6th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 80 participants from different NGOs, international development agencies, government and research institutions representing from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka attended and discussed experiences, challenges and innovations in CLTS and WASH in the region and beyond.

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

Collaboration
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.

Effective Hygiene Behaviour Change Programming – Messages from th...

Collaboration
In February 2010, during a workshop organized by BRAC, WaterAid, IRC and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, 50 hygiene practitioners and researchers from South and South East Asia came to together to share lessons learned, and discuss progress and challenges in promoting hygienic behaviours. Eighteen papers were presented and discussed, representing a range of experiences. Considerable progress has been made in research, in improving knowledge about hygiene, and, partially, in improving hygienic practices. In five of the programmes represented at this workshop, hygiene promotion is being implemented at scale with more than one million people. The detailed discussions led to nine recommendations, presented on the document. The papers of the workshop can be found in our resource section.