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Report from the regional workshop to share, learn and plan with quality and sustainability of Swachh Bharat Mission

Since the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission - Gramin (SBM (G)), Uttar Pradesh (the most populous state in India) has seen pockets of success, with some Districts already declared or close to declaring themselves Open Defecation Free (ODF). To identify successful practices and methods for rapid sharing, learning, adopting and adapting of these for local needs and conditions, the Divisional Swachh Bharat Team, Moradabad, organised a three-day workshop from September 11-13, 2017.

Date: 28 September 2017
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Scoping and Diagnosis of the Global Sanitation Fund’s Approach to Equality and Non-Discrimination

The new study, Scoping and Diagnosis of the Global Sanitation Fund’s Approach to Equality and Non-Discrimination, authored by Dr. Sarah House, Suzanne Ferron, Dr. Sue Cavill, and with contributions from Dr. Jacques-Edouard Tiberghien is now available in English. (French available next month).

Date: 21 August 2017

Health and Hygiene across the Life Course: World Health Assembly 2017 side session report

During the World Health Assembly 2017, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), SCA, Government of Kenya and WaterAid came together to share approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices and to raise standards across the life course, from childhood to adolescence, from motherhood to menopause, to old age and responding to disabilities. The session took place in the morning on 24 May 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, and was attended by more than 40 international delegates from UN agencies, private sector, member states, NGOs and academia.

Date: 22 June 2017

WASH and Health Practitioners MHM Training Manual (India)

The materials in this publication were developed, tested and commented upon across five Indian states through one-on-one interviews with people in different age groups, focus groups, and discussions held in various settings including schools. A writer’s workshop was organised by WSSCC in February 2013 in Mumbai bringing together MHM Lab facilitators, designers, trainers and experts to develop the range of manuals and tools. Disability experts were a key part of the process of addressing this vital topic within the context of MHM and in developing this publication.

Date: 22 May 2017
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Local governance and sanitation: Eight lessons from Uganda

Many non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, as well as bilateral and multilateral donors, recognize the importance of closely working with governments in sanitation and hygiene programmes. Collective behaviour change approaches, such as Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), are also increasingly being embraced by governments as an alternative to traditional subsidy and enforcement-based approaches.

Date: 4 April 2017
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Gouvernance locale et assainissement (Ouganda)

De nombreuses organisations non gouvernementales et intergouvernementales, ainsi que des donateurs bilatéraux et multilatéraux, reconnaissent l’importance de travailler en étroite collaboration avec les gouvernements dans le cadre des programmes d’assainissement et d’hygiène. Des approches collectives en matière de changement de comportement, telles que l’ATPC, sont de plus en plus adoptées par les gouvernements comme une alternative aux démarches traditionnelles axées sur les subventions et la répression.

Date: 4 April 2017
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Connecting the Dots-Advancing the WASH Agenda in 16 Countries with WSSCC’s National Coordinators

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.

Date: 4 April 2017

Menstrual Hygiene Management – The experience of nomadic and sedentary populations in Niger

This study examines and analyses behaviours and practices for the management of menstrual hygiene and their impact on the living conditions of sedentary and nomadic women and girls in Niger. The study was carried out in the regions of Maradi, Zinder, Tahoua and Tillabéri under the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa and implemented by WSSCC and UN Women. The findings of the study reveal various shortcomings, especially in rural areas and, more specifically, among nomadic populations.

Date: 4 April 2017
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Gestion de l'hygiene menstruelle: experience de populations nomades et sedentaires du Niger

La présente étude sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) examine et analyse les comportements et les pratiques en matière de gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle et leur impact sur les conditions de vie des femmes et des filles sédentaires et nomades au Niger. L’étude été réalisée dans quatre régions du Niger: Maradi, Zinder, Tahoua, et Tillabéri. Elle s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme conjoint du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement WSSCC et d’ONU Femmes « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement » mené en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre.

Date: 4 April 2017
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Unlocking the power of women in CLTS

Harriet Beecher Stowe, 19th-century American author, is fondly remembered for stating that women are the real architects  of society. I decided to put this saying to test by conducting a self-sponsored micro-poll in the Kiplombe ward, part of the Turbo Sub County – one of the 11 sub counties covered by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) –  with variable X denoted as number of men involving themselves with upholding and improving communal sanitation standards and variable Y representing the number of women passionate about matters sanitation and hygiene. The results?

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