WSSCC staff and partners led several paper presentations at the 40th WEDC International Conference on water, sanitation and hygiene from 24 to 28 July.
This year’s theme was Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain WASH Services.
Below are all papers presented at the conference along with two presentations
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WSSCC India Coordinator Vinod Mishra presented his paper exploring Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and stunting issues used as tools to trigger communities in Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Saharanpur District, India to rapidly achieve open defecation free (ODF) status. Click here to download the paper
Senior programme officer at GSF Hakim Hadjel presented on real-time and emergent learning with experiences from Cambodia.
Angela Padilla and Jay Dumpert from Plan International showed how real-time learning has influenced the GSF-supported Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme.
Vincent Ouma, Programme Manager for the GSF-supported Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (K-SHIP) on how grant making activities are contributing to Kenya’s 2020 ODF target.
Vinod Mishra, WSSCC’s India Coordinator also discussed the sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by marginalized communities in India, illustrating some aspects of the WSSCC’s Leave No One Behind programme. Click here to download the paper
Written by GSF’s Patrick England and the authors of the soon-to-be released GSF Equality and Non-Discrimination this paper explores how programmes can better understand, respect and include people with mental health conditions in the CLTS process.
Menstrual Hygiene Management: An Entry Point to achieving gender equality through WASH.
Images from the workshop
The workshop facilitated by MHM trainer Irene Gai, introduced participants to WSSCC’s MHM suite of tools, including the ‘As We grow Up’ booklet for breaking the silence on menstruation with the life cycle approach.
WSSCC’s Virginia Kamowa, writes how menstruation is associated with one of the most pervasive stigmas that holds back gender equality
On International Migrants Day, study findings from refugee camps in Cameroon highlight MHM challenges in humanitarian settings
WSSCC member Daniel Karanja argues that male inclusion is vital if we wish to normalize MHM