Working with community leaders to change WASH behaviors

Results for Development Institute, the Millennium Water Alliance, and Dasra are hosting a thematic discussion as part of their work with the WASH Impact Network: a group of over 120 WASH innovators across India and East Africa.

We invite you to join a conversation on the opportunities and challenges of working with community leaders (both formal and informal) to achieve WASH behavior change.

How can we do a better job of leveraging the influence of community leaders to change some of the social and cultural norms that prevent uptake of health WASH behaviors?

The guiding questions for this discussion are:

1. How can community leaders play a larger role in efforts to achieve universal adoption of healthy WASH behaviors?
2. What can we learn from working with natural leaders in CLTS that can inform how we work with them in other WASH approaches?
3. What are some of the challenges of working with natural leaders? What are some challenges of working with appointed leaders?
4. What are some best practices for working with natural leaders? What are some best practices of working with appointed leaders?

The discussion takes place here on the SuSanA forum from April 14th – April 22nd.

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