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For SWA’s HLMs 2017 Chris Williams argues that governments should be investing in disease prevention

The dangers of open defecation are explained in the campaign, with messages delivered by local celebrities

With SDG 6.2 at its heart, the strategy identifies the results WSSCC would like to achieve, the issues it will work on and regions where it will work

WSSCC Member Daniel Iroegbu’s inspirational work is impacting the lives of women and girls in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

The CoP learning agenda for 2017 will commence with discussions around Sustainability from April 10th to 28th.

WSSCC is working to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6.2, to provide sanitation and hygiene for all, and does this in a number of ways.

WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams sends greetings to members in his end-of-year message.

The first Kenya Water Week was held in Nairobi from 20-25 November 2016, with the theme “From Aid to Trade”.

Participants shared best practices, common challenges, and promising innovations to end open defecation by 2025.

Sessions discussed the impact of quality research evidence on the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in India.

The side event will draw attention to equal access to sanitation and hygiene in public spaces.

In June, July and August WSSCC reached out to its members and partners in 16 countries through dedicated national consultations.

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Connecting the Dots-Advancing the WASH Agenda in 16 Countries wit...

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WSSCC works closely with highly respected professionals in the water, sanitation and hygiene arena who are nominated by their peers and appointed by the Executive Director to be volunteer experts, known as national coordinators. The 16 national coordinators work in priority countries in Africa and Asia and are an important and distinguishing feature of WSSCC. This report is focused on the WSSCC national coordinators, the vital work they lead at country level and their considerable ongoing impact. National coordinators possess local knowledge of what is happening on the ground and understand the dynamics of their particular country contexts. Their day jobs range from heading up national NGOs to holding senior positions in government offices or consultancy firms. With this kind of combination of experience, capacities, exposure and contexts, the national coordinators bring a wide range of rich knowledge and ways of working to the WSSCC mission that allows our work to reach sectors and partners that would not otherwise be possible.Le WSSCC travaille en étroite collaboration avec des professionnels très respectés dans le domaine de l'eau, l'assainissement et l’hygiène. Ils sont nommés par leurs pairs et par le directeur exécutif pour être des experts bénévoles, connus sous le nom de coordonnateurs nationaux. Les 16 coordinateurs nationaux travaillent dans des pays prioritaires du WSSCC en Afrique et en Asie et sont des acteurs importants et caractéristiques du Conseil. Ce rapport est axé sur le travail essentiel qu'ils mènent au niveau des pays et leur impact constant. Les coordinateurs nationaux possèdent une connaissance du terrain et comprennent la dynamique particulière de leurs pays. Leur travail quotidien s’étend à diriger des ONG nationales à des postes supérieurs dans les bureaux du gouvernement ou dans des sociétés de conseil. Avec ce genre d'expérience et de capacités, ils apportent une large gamme de connaissances et de moyens de travailler, ce qui permet d'atteindre des secteurs et des partenaires qui ne seraient pas autrement possibles.
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Mid-Term Review of WSSCC’s Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2012-2016 –...

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In 2015, the WSSCC commissioned a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of its Medium-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) 2012-16 to assess its progress against intended results in the MTSP. The MTR was designed to contribute to organisational learning as well as to meet the accountability requirements of WSSCC’s Steering Committee and donors. The MTR covers the period 2012-2014, with additional analysis of progress made as part of the 2015-2016 Biennial Work Plan up to February 2016. The review was undertaken by IFMR LEAD and managed for quality assurance by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) under the 3ie Sanitation and Hygiene Thematic Window.WSSCC has issued a Management Response to the recommendations in the review, with a comprehensive internal response plan developed for each recommendation, under the headings of Programme Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation and Governance.
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National Coordinators Report – Highlights 2015

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Sixteen National Coordinators work within WASH coalitions in their home countries, leading WSSCC’s work, serving as coalition heads and spokespersons, and advocating on WASH issues. National Coordinators carry out national and local level networking, knowledge management, advocacy and communications activities, and working on facilitating and implementing Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme activities. Working with partners and networks, they aim to position sanitation and hygiene onto the national agenda and prioritize specific investments for sanitation and hygiene. This report shows how WSSCC's National Coordinators have increased the visibility of WSSCC in their respective countries and how their collective commitment has contributed to greater commitments from rights holders, duty bearers, the private sector and partners.Rapport des coordinateurs nationaux 2015 - Les coordinateurs nationaux du WSSCC sont actifs dans 16 pays d’Asie du Sud-Est, d’Afrique de l’Ouest, d’Asie du Sud et d’Afrique orientale et australe. En 2015, ils ont pu faciliter et entreprendre des activités variées, qui illustrent l’activisme local et mondial en faveur du secteur WASH, et le dynamisme de l’approche collaborative du WSSCC. Avec l’adoption des objectifs de développement durable (ODD) en septembre 2015, les coordinateurs nationaux continuent de contribuer à ce secteur en portant davantage attention aux questions d’expansion et d’équité, conformément aux nouveaux objectifs. Ils canalisent les efforts des coalitions WASH et des autorités publiques pour mettre fin à la pratique de la défécation à l’air libre, et veillent à ce que les améliorations sanitaires soient adaptées aux personnes vulnérables et aux groupes socialement marginalisés. Pour se concentrer sur l’expansion et l’équité, ils s’appuient sur les résultats et l’expérience des 13 programmes nationaux d’amélioration de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène soutenus par le GSF ainsi que sur les activités du WSSCC relatives à l’égalité et à la non-discrimination.
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The Evidence Programme on Sanitation and Hygiene

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The Evidence Programme on Sanitation and Hygiene (EPSH) stems from a strategic partnership between WSSCC and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). Formed in 2014, this partnership features two equally committed parties with vast expertise. As a global membership organization WSSCC embodies the values of collective spirit and solidarity, encouraging collaboration across the board while exercising leadership and bringing diverse voices together as one. By funding rigorous impact evaluations and systematic reviews and by making evidence accessible and useful to policymakers and practitioners, 3ie and WSSCC are helping to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
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Brochure – WSSCC: At the heart of a global movement to improve s...

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The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council – WSSCC – is at the heart of a global movement to improve sanitation and hygiene for everyone. As the only United Nations body devoted solely to sanitation and hygiene for the world’s most vulnerable people, WSSCC serves as the hub for global sanitation efforts, and as a key resource for governments, non-governmental organizations, communities and individuals working to transform sanitation worldwide.
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Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies – 2nd Edition

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The International Water Association (IWA), WSSCC and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) have made considerable efforts to promote improved sanitation by providing an easily accessible knowledge base and guidance about how to achieve these improvements. The Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies produced by EAWAG and WSSCC in 2008 went a long way towards this objective. This second, revised edition of the Compendium presents a huge range of information on sanitation systems and technologies in one volume. By ordering and structuring tried and tested technologies into once concise document, the reader is provided with a useful planning tool for making more informed decisions.
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India WASH Forum – WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter, Issu...

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The India WASH Forum stands for an independent, credible voice in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. The WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter  is issued every second month and acts as an open platform for engagement on contemporary issues in the Indian WASH sector and elsewhere. In the January 2015 issue, WASH experts provide an analytical perspective of ongoing developments, including the landmark judgment of the Mumbai High Court on the right to water as an integral part of the right to life, a new set of guidelines on the Swachh Bharat Mission launched in October 2014, and excerpts of a joint study carried out by WSSCC and the SHARE Research Consortium, investigating the specific impact of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh.
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Advocacy, communications and monitoring of WASH commitments – WSS...

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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.