4th Webinar – Gender-Responsive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Key Elements for Effective WASH Programming

Dear all, hello! JOIN US FOR A JOINT WEBINAR: GENDER & WASH PRESENT A NEW GUIDANCE NOTE! This is our “SAVE THE DATE 4″ for the 4th Webinar of the series!! (please, distribute it on your own networks, print it out and put it on your office, and mark it on your calendar!)

3rd Webinar – Development of a Real Time Monitoring System (U-Report) to assess citizen perception on strengthening the enabling environment for WASH – EE Campaign (PRESENTATION)

I’d like to THANK YOU all for the warm welcome & participation during our third Webinar!! 54 of you joined us and we are very happy with your engagement. We’ve attached the presentation: PDF version in English. This material is available so you can use it in your own offices, discuss it, send to colleagues that you think may be interested. Please, if you feel you want to know more, let me know and we’ll continue our great interaction, here or @ our Yammer SEE4WASH Group!

 

(this was our “SAVE THE DATE” for the 2nd Webinar of the series!!  – we made it pretty so you would’ve printed it out & hanged it at the office!   =-)

[SUPPORTING MATERIAL]: Report on Assessment of Gaps and Needs for Institutional Strengthening of Sub-National Levels in WASH Sector in Cambodia

We greatly appreciate the team of GoAL WaSH in Cambodia, a Project from SIWI and UNDP,  for sharing  the report assessment, a workshop report, and a short presentation with us. This is a particularly relevant piece of work, because it tackles both the sub-national level and EE assessment! So far, the project has been implemented only in 4 out of 26 cities in Cambodia that aimed to scale up nationwide when the guideline (in development) is finished. They consider to disseminate this guideline to sub-national level including schools throughout the country by involving stakeholders that could organize the cascade training to local authorities. Check it out!!

[SUPPORTING MATERIAL]: UNICEF Pakistan WASH Strategic Review & SDG6 and The Way Forward in Pakistan

We highly appreciate the UNICEF Team in Pakistan for sharing with us the Concept Note for EE linking with HLPD and PF4C and a related presentation – they have started using a few tools like WASHBAT and have developed this Concept Note. This is a great piece of work & we invite you to go to our Yammer SEE4WASH Group, ask questions about it, and engage with the team!

2nd Webinar – Results Assessment Module (RAM) Standard Indicators – WASH (VIDEO AND PRESENTATION)

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Dear all, hello!
The link to assess the video of our first Webinar, so you can see our “Take Home Messages”:
  • The RAM Standard Indicators (SI) should be used to tell the great story of the relevant work that we are all doing to address the water and sanitation sector needs and different conditions for development in countries; and,
  • Use the RAM SI in your WASH programming and reviews and then share your ideas, inputs, and suggestions that will help us use them better.

We’d quite like to hear your feedback on its use and how we can improve it. Here’s a brief summary of the Q & A and Comments during the Webinar, and afterwards, by e-mails & posts.

 

I’d like to THANK YOU all for the warm welcome & participation during our second Webinar!! 66 of you joined us today and we are very happy with your engagement. We’ve attached the presentation: PDF versions in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish (and their PPT format). This material is available so you can use it in your own offices, discuss it, send to colleagues that you think may be interested. Please, if you feel you want to know more, let me know and we’ll continue our great interaction, here or @ our Yammer SEE4WASH Group!

 

(this was our “SAVE THE DATE” for the 2nd Webinar of the series!!  – we made it pretty so you would’ve printed it out & hanged it at the office!   =-)

[SUPPORTING MATERIAL]: Promising Approach – Role of Sanctions and Rewards in Enhancing Water and Sanitation Service Delivery in Kenya

Strengthening the EE for WASH in subnational/district levels has been recently highlighted as a key outcome for partners and donors. It’s an important focus to guide our WASH programming. We’ve brought here a short but interesting video about the role of sanctions and rewards in enhancing WASH service delivery in Kenya, from the Water Governance Facility web page (UNDP; SIWI; FORUM SYD). Examples of addressing the EE for WASH to improve and scale up sustainable WASH service delivery are growing and it’d be relevant to collectively discuss them.  Please, share your experiences!

[Suporting Material]: Vietnam Case Study Scaling Up Rural Sanitation to Reach Ethnic Minorities in Rural Vietnam

East-Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) from UNICEF, Equity Case Studies Publication, presents a success case on reaching the Ethnic Minorities in Rural Vietnam. This (Link) – also, see below! – shows how Government commitment and action to initiate legal reforms were identified as vital to the creation of enabling environments within which equity-focused programming could flourish. Showing the results of programming and policy changes in regards to Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (2011-2015), the development of the Guideline for Planning and Implementation for Rural Sanitation (2013), and the outcome of a bottleneck analysis with efforts from the Government and UNICEF (2013-3014), this case study is a clear and great example of the significant results achieved (and in a considerable short time-frame!) when you approach challenges in the sector also by strengthening the enabling environment for WASH.

With smart investments and targeted actions, every child can have a fair chance in life. The four case studies show how governments in East Asia and the Pacific have successfully implemented programmes that address inequity for children. Each case study details how a government reoriented its social services to focus on the most disadvantaged and socially marginalized children, and how this choice dramatically improved the life chances for individual children, to the benefit of their nation. The Governments of China, Indonesia, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Vietnam have clearly demonstrated that inequities can be reduced with simple, well-informed policies, well-targeted programmes, and mutually beneficial partnerships. The ‘Scaling up Rural Sanitation’ initiative, which is supporting ethnic minority communities in rural Vietnam to improve sanitation and hygiene practices has emphasized the use of culturally appropriate messaging locally driven interventions and participatory approaches. In terms of success factors, it was found that national governments were particularly committed when local evidence was gathered and presented by national experts, and when this evidence provided a sound basis for monitoring results, thus supporting decision-making and wider roll out of programmes. (Link)


UNICEF. 2016. Vietnam Case Study Scaling Up Rural Sanitation to Reach Ethnic Minorities in Rural Vietnam. In: A Fair Start for Every Child – How six governments in East Asia and the Pacific solved some of the most stubborn problems facing marginalized children. 42-49 pp.

1st Webinar – This Online Platform!!! (video & presentation)

*click on the pic to download all material!
Dear all, hello!
The link to assess the video of our first Webinar, so you can see our “Take Home Messages”:
  • You now have a “Hub of Information” – The Online Platform, where you find ample material, courses and a network of professionals to support your work on strengthening the EE for WASH; and,
  • We strongly recommend you to “Work Out Loud” – narrate and share your work frequently, let others enrich your work, and collaborate openly! Build this community with us!

We’d quite like to hear your feedback on its use and how we can improve it. Here’s a brief summary of the Q & A and Comments during the Webinar, and afterwards, by e-mails & posts.

I’d like to THANK YOU all for the warm welcome & participation during our first Webinar!! 65 of you joined us and we are overjoyed with the amazing repercussion. We’ve attached the presentation: PDF versions in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish (and their PPT format). This material is available so you can use it in your own offices, discuss it, send to colleagues that you think may be interested. Please, if you feel you want to know more, let me know and we’ll continue our great interaction, here or @ our Yammer SEE4WASH Group!

 

(this was our “SAVE THE DATE” for the 1st Webinar of the series!!  – we made it pretty so you would’ve printed it out & hanged it at the office!   =-)

[Supporting Material]: Gender Mainstreaming: Improving Water Supply in Vanuatu Women in Key Roles

One of the key outcomes of the use of the WASH BAT in Madagascar was that the WASH sector needed to evolve rapidly from providing infrastructure to a service delivery culture. A national campaign on sanitation and hygiene was believed to be required to highlight the issue and to focus on behaviour change, targeting women and children particularly, and ensuring that equity and poverty issues were addressed. This material presents an innovative and promising initiative ongoing from WASH colleagues in Pacific/Vanuatu, featured in the EAPRO Gender Newsletter (Feb 2017). If you know of other ways to strengthen gender in WASH, kindly lets us know!

This brief shows an innovative and promising initiative ongoing from WASH colleagues in Pacific/Vanuatu, featured in the EAPRO Gender Newsletter (Feb 2017). Despite Government commitments to equality and the advancement of women and girls, progress towards gender equality in Vanuatu has been slow. Men dominate in leadership and political positions, evident by the fact that no women have been elected to parliament for over a decade. Women are generally not permitted to take part in decision-making processes, especially in regards to resources. However, females play a key role in fetching water, collecting up to 2/3 of the water, but they are under-represented in water user committees: of the 2,237 committee members only 16% are female. This brief summarizes a promising practice that showcases gender mainstreaming in WASH programming in the region. UNICEF Vanuatu utilised the power of data to encourage greater female leadership in water systems management. Data was used to highlight the benefits women bring to the efficiency of Water User Committees when they hold key decision-making positions. (Link)


UNICEF. 2017. Gender Mainstreaming: Improving Water Supply in Vanuatu Women in Key Roles. 2 p.

[Supporting Material]: WASH Accountability Mapping Tools – Accountability for Sustainability Partnership

This brochure provides an overview of methods for assisting groups in understanding accountability relations in their WASH context and planning improvement actions. It has been produced under the “Accountability for Sustainability” programme, a partnership between the UNDP/SIWI Water Governance Facility and UNICEF which aims to increase the sustainability of WASH interventions by enhancing accountability in the service delivery framework. The Accountability mapping tools are built upon the accountability framework, the generic set-up of institutional responsibilities in public service provision. These tools can be conducted as a quick accountability mapping at the sector level, or as an in-depth accountability diagnosis at the service delivery level. They have proved successful in stimulating debates on the governance, scope and solutions to unsustainable benefits of WASH programmes. It encourages WASH professionals to reflect on these issues, and to look for new ways to improve the sustainability of programmes. In particular, it has been successfully conducted during WASH-BAT exercises to facilitate sector diagnosis and prioritization. (Link)


UNICEF, UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). 2016. WASH Accountability Mapping Tools – Accountability for Sustainability Partnership. 5 p.