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The GSF works with schools and the broader education sector to achieve sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all

On International Women’s Day, Chris Williams writes that there is more to adding women to the workplace; they need an enabling space

In the second of a seven-part series for WASH practitioners, we explore the nuances of slippage and its impact on communities.

The analysis provides recommendations on the methodology that the GSF can use to better track VfM aspects within supported programmes.

WSSCC and Mzuzu University are holding a joint 3-week thematic discussion on linking water, sanitation and hygiene to other development sectors.

Three Traditional Authorities supported by GSF-funded programme in Malawi recently celebrated becoming open defecation free.

WSSCC and the Mzuzu University are holding a joint 3-week thematic online discussion on applied research in WASH.

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

Sessions addressed key issues and provided recommendations for action required to achieve universal and equitable access to WASH.

DAPP is a non-profit organization working on sanitation activities related to the GSF-supported programme in Malawi.

On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported country programmes.

The Malawi national consultation workshop was the first in a series of 16 national consultations.

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Value for Money Study in Global Sanitation Fund Programmes – Synt...

Global Sanitation Fund
With maturing programmes and results steadily growing, the GSF is not only interested in the real cost of reaching results, but also in deepening its understanding of resources invested by communities, governments, and other partners. This is critical in further developing a model for scaling up sanitation and hygiene. With these aspects in mind, a multi-country value for money study was commissioned by the GSF in 2015, and carried out by Oxford Policy Management. This synthesis report explores the methodology and findings from the study. Moreover, it provides recommendations on the methodology which the GSF can utilize to track better value for money aspects within supported programmes.

GSF partners in action: Boosting WASH for schools and communities...

Global Sanitation Fund
“In the past, pupils used to skip classes as well as get sick very often. Pupils who would come to school one day were usually not the same ones the next day. And again, some of the girl students approaching adolescence were mostly shy at school when menstruating since there was no proper structures to support them. As a result, many of them dropped out.” In the open defecation free (ODF) Traditional Authority of Mwadzama, a Plan International project under the GSF-supported programme in Malawi has boosted water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools. The project ensured the installation of boreholes and improved latrines, established school wash clubs and competitions, and supported community sanitation and hygiene campaigns. Since the start of the project school enrollment has also increased, which may be linked to project’s outputs.

Global Sanitation Fund Mid Term Evaluation – Synthesis Note

Global Sanitation Fund
In 2013, the GSF commissioned a mid-term evaluation of 10 of the national programmes it supports. This report is a synthesis 7 completed evaluation reports covering GSF-supported programmes in Cambodia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal and Uganda. WSSCC, which operates the GSF, issued a response to the main observations in the synthesis report, including specific follow up actions the Council will take in the coming year.WSSCC’s Management Response to the Global Sanitation Fund Independent Mid-Term Evaluation Synthesis Report

National Coordinators Report – Highlights 2015

Collaboration
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.