The Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice (www.sanitationmarketing.com) managed by WaterAid Australia on behalf of the Australian WASH Reference Group is pleased to announce our fourth webinar!
Webinar 4: Sanitation Marketing and Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS)
Date: Thursday 7th February 2013
Time: | 8:00am (London) | 9:00am (Geneva) | 11:00am (Nairobi) | 3:00pm (Jakarta, Indonesia) | 7:00pm (Melbourne, Australia) Check my time zone
Presenters: This session will be facilitated by Oliver Jones, Programme Officer, The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). Presenters include Ulemu Chiluzi from Plan Malawi and Julian Kyomuhangi from the Government of Uganda.
This document sets out WaterAid’s framework for hygiene promotion and behaviour change in the countries where it works. It will also help organisations that work on hygiene in the context of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. WaterAid has developed similar frameworks for sanitation and menstrual hygiene.
The framework’s structure is as follows:
- Part 1 gives a background to the framework
- Part 2 provides an overview of existing literature on hygiene promotion.
- Part 3 contains a brief history and overview of WaterAid’s hygiene-related work.
- Part 4 sets out key principles for country programmes on hygiene promotion, within the framework of a programme cycle.
- Part 5 outlines WaterAid’s minimum commitments for hygiene promotion work – these make up WaterAid’s policy on hygiene promotion
WaterAid, 2012. Hygiene framework. WaterAid, London, UK. 56 p. : 9 fig., 1 tab., photogr. Includes glossary and references. Available at: http://washurl.net/6fyfgy
Towards Inclusive WASH: Sharing evidence and experience from the field, 2012. WaterAid Australia.
This new publication is a record of the WASH sector’s efforts to achieve equity and inclusion in programming around the world. The publication includes one keynote paper by Hazel Jones (WEDC) and Louisa Gosling (WaterAid UK) and 16 case studies from a wide range of organisations in 13 countries and with examples from urban, rural and school WASH programming. The case studies provide stories of policy, technology and process innovations through four lenses: Poorest of the poor, Living with HIV and AIDS, Disability and Gender.
We hope that this publication can provide some inspiration for development practitioners around the world who want to build equity and inclusion into their WASH programming and also for those who aspire to incorporate water, sanitation and hygiene outcomes into their programming in the HIV, disability or other sectors.
A woman health volunteer is showing the group the sanitary napkins that she sells. BRAC programme Bangladesh. Photo: Christine Sijbesma/IRC
The third bi-annual Asia Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners’ workshop, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 31 January to 2 February 2012, reported notable progress in implementing menstrual hygiene into WASH programmes.
In 2008, menstrual hygiene management was signalled as a neglected area in WASH programmes. In 2010 the workshop participants pushed ahead and discussed necessary provisions for menstrual hygiene management in toilet design (washing facilities, sufficient space, incinerators) as well as issues of availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene materials.
A major hurdle remains the lack of awareness and lack of recognition that menstrual hygiene is a human right and health issue. In 2012, participants concluded that menstrual hygiene programmes are now usually linked to school WASH, but efforts are needed to reach girls who are not in schools. Advocacy and hygiene promotion have to improve the awareness of both men and women about menstruation and menstrual hygiene management.
The poor villagers of Kaniche in Malawi can’t afford to buy fertilizer. That’s why villager elder, Chair of the Village Development Committee, local headman and community mason Mr. Khombe has built 30 ecosan latrines for his neighbours.
Mr. Khombe features in WaterAid’s latest fund raising appeal The Big Dig. The goal is to bring safe water to 134,000 poor people in rural Malawi.
WaterAid field officers Michael Kalane and Nathan Chiwoko are posting live reports from the project area using smartphones and Instagram.
The UK Government, through its UK Aid Match initiative, will double all donations the public gives before 18 September 2012.
British multinational bank HSBC has launched a new US$ 100 million, five year partnership with WaterAid, WWF and the Earthwatch Institute. The HSBC Water Programme will bring safe water and improved sanitation to over a million people; tackle water risks in river basins; and raise awareness about the global water challenge.
The programme is backed-up by report  commissioned by HSBC, which warns that the predicted high-growth rate in several of the world’s most populous river basins may not materialise because of their unsustainable water consumption . The report also highlights “the powerful economic rationale for improving access to freshwater and sanitation, at a time when total aid for water access and sanitation has actually declined”.