Category Archives: Education & training

Event Invitation: Realizing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation – 14 September 2018

WSSCC is inviting you to a session: Realizing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: Tackling stigma and discrimination: From menstruation to access to WASH for people on the move that will take place next Friday 14 September 2018 / 13h30 – 15h00 at Palais des Nations, Room XXVII (Geneva, Switzerland).

PROGRAMME

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the co-chairs
Keynote speech: Mr. Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation
Remarks by: Mr. Rolf Luyendijk, WSSCC Executive Director
Presentations:
– Ms. Inga Winker, Human Rights Expert, Columbia University (NY)
– Mr. Labo Madougou, Director of Development and Extension of Sanitation Services from the Water and Sanitation Ministry of Niger
– Ms. Khadi Sonkho, MHM Trainer for West and Central Africa, Louga (Senegal)
Q/A and Moderated Discussion
Closing remarks:
Mr. Rolf Luyendijk, WSSCC Executive Director
Permanent Mission of Niger

This session is an opportunity to:

  • Reinforce evidence-based advocacy for sustainable access to WASH provisions (water, sanitation and hygiene) for all in public policies
  • Share evidence, best practice and innovations in programming and policy at the national level
  • Build a community of stakeholders committed to promoting and fostering menstrual health
  • Discuss how the agenda for menstrual health and other stigmatized topics can be advanced at the global level
  • Emphasize the impact of stigma, psycho-social stress and lack of body literacy as issues that have thus far received less attention
  • Contribute to the dissemination of the recommendations from the most recent report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitatio
  • Understand important barriers to and solutions for implementing the Human
  • Rights to Water and Sanitation for all for people on the move
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities for different stakeholders

Fore more info, read the Event Program and the Concept Note.

Snacks will be provided at 13h00 at the entrance of the room.

Please RSVP to anthony.dedouche@wsscc.org before 12 September 2018.

Menstrual Hygiene Webinar Series 2018

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There is a growing interest in the development sector on menstrual hygiene (MH), and more organisations are working on this issue. WASH United, Simavi, World Vision and GIZ are launching a webinar series focusing on menstrual hygiene as an activity under the MH Alliance. This five-part, weekly webinar series will launch the week of 28 May (Menstrual Hygiene Day), with a different topic each week. This series aims to touch on many of the complex aspects of MH, including evidence, knowledge, menstrual products, infrastructure and policy. Below is a summary of the objectives, deliverables, outline and topics for these webinars:
Overall objective: To document and promote learning and connection between menstrual hygiene practitioners and interested professionals from different sectors, with a specific aim to refine and advance the global MH agenda. More specifically, we hope to

● Building a global MH movement
● Creating a community of practice on MH
● Providing a platform for sharing and learning on MH
● Giving NGOs in the global south a platform to share and learn

Deliverables: After each webinar, a one-page learning document will be produced noting key points discussed, questions for further discussion, resources highlighted, and action items identified. Learning and exchange will be consolidated and shared, such as in upcoming forums like the High-level Political Forum, as well via MH Day website and newsletter.

Outline: Each 60 minute webinar will follow roughly the same outline:

● Introduction and welcome (5 minutes)
● Thematic presenter (10 minutes)
● Topic presenter 1 (10 minutes)
● Topic presenter 2 (10 minutes)
● Discussant reflections (5 minutes)
● Guided group discussion around core question (20)

The webinar will take place every Thursday starting on 31 May 2018. It is free-of-charge and open to all interested professionals and individuals from all sectors. These webinars will be recorded and posted online for future access. Post-webinar discussion will take place on the SuSanA platform.

Topics:

● Webinar 1: Menstrual hygiene: the issue, evidence and gaps
● Webinar 2: Solutions to improve knowledge, practices and attitude
● Webinar 3: Creating access to menstrual products
● Webinar 4: Infrastructure solutions for MH
● Webinar 5: Advocating for MH

Register here: bit.ly/mhws-register

Examining Sustainability of USAID’s Millennium Water Alliance Activity in Ethiopia – May 17, 2018 Webinar

The USAID Water Office is hosting a webinar on May 17, 2018, at 9 a.m. EDT (New York time): Examining Sustainability of USAID’s Millennium Water Alliance Activity in Ethiopia. mwa.png

  • Thursday, May 17 | 9 a.m. EDT (New York time)

The Millennium Water Alliance-Ethiopia Program (MWA-EP) has worked to improve WASH access and local capacity in the country since 2004, supporting more than 700,000 people as well as a large number of schools and health facilities, across five regions. This event presents key findings from a soon-to-be released USAID ex-post evaluation of MWA-EP’s work between 2004 and 2009 in 24 rural woredas (districts) of Ethiopia.

The webinar will focus on the extent to which MWA-EP’s outcomes have been sustained and the factors affecting sustainability. Kari Nelson will present evaluation findings on the long-term outcomes related to rural water point construction and rehabilitation, community management of those water points, as well as sanitation and hygiene education activities.

Join the webinar:  https://ac.usaid.gov/what-we-are-learning-ethiopia-mwa/

About the Presenter – Dr. Kari Nelson is a Senior Technical Specialist at Social Impact with ten years of experience conducting monitoring and evaluation activities in international development. In her current role at Social Impact, Dr. Nelson oversees performance evaluation teams, reviewing methodologies, data collection tools, and analysis to ensure quality. She plays a senior advisory role to the ex-post evaluation series for the USAID Water CKM Project.

WASHPaLS Webinar: Toward a Hygienic Environment for Infants and Young Children

The USAID Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project is holding a webinar to discuss the findings of Toward a Hygienic Environment for Infants and Young Children: A Review of the Literature. The presentation will share highlights from the desk review, key lessons for implementers, and the project’s next steps in this area.

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This recently completed review of the scientific and grey literature to capture the state of knowledge of the health risks to infants and young children from fecal exposure in their home environments focuses on historically underemphasized sources and transmission pathways not disrupted by the traditional suite of WASH measures. Download the review

Presenters: 

  • Julia Rosenbaum, Senior Behavior Change Specialist, WASHPaLS Project
  • Francis Ngure, Research Advisor, WASHPaLS Project
  • Jeff Albert, Deputy Director, WASHPaLS Project

CLTS Knowledge Hub support to attend the 2018 WEDC conference in Kenya

The CLTS Knowledge Hub is pleased to announce that we have funding available to support a small number of early career practitioners and/or researchers to attend and present at the 41st WEDC International Conference 9-13 July 2018 at Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya. clts

The funding will cover all costs related to conference registration, travel, accommodation and food. The theme of this year’s conference is Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services.

Those selected will be expected to write a paper and present it at the conference, attend the CLTS Knowledge Hub’s pre-conference Sharing and Learning Workshop on July 8th, help support the Hub’s CLTS related stall throughout the week and write a blog about their experience and reflections from the conference.

For more information on criteria and how to apply, please see http://www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/story/support-early-career-researchers-attend-wedc-conference-2018

 

Celebrating Sanitation and Handwashing on World Toilet Day – Global Handwashing Partnership

Celebrating Sanitation and Handwashing on World Toilet Day. Global Handwashing Partnership, November 15, 2017.

Just a month after Global Handwashing Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership is celebrating World Toilet Day on November 19thWorld Toilet Day drives action to solve the global sanitation crisis.

Like handwashing, sanitation is a vital way to prevent diseases and protect health. For example, both can prevent diarrhea, which remains a leading cause of death and long-term suffering for children around the world.

Credit: WASHplus Project

Credit: WASHplus Project

Proper handwashing and safe sanitation are essential for good health and development, but access to both is far behind where is needs to be. In some countries, fewer than 10% of peoplehave access to basic handwashing facilities.

Globally, 4.5 billion people lack a safe toilet with proper waste treatment. This affects health and dignity, and costs lives. View this National Geographic picture story for a moving look at how open defecation affects communities around the world.

Read the complete article.

 

October 12 webinar – What’s the impact of WASH responses in disease outbreaks?

Thursday 12 October – What’s the impact of WASH responses in disease outbreaks? 

Registration – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6742503653491463426

Join the Humanitarian Evidence Programme team, Andy Bastable (WASH lead, Global Humanitarian Team, Oxfam) and review authors Daniele Lantagne and Travis Yates (Tufts University – WASH), and Helene Juillard (Key Aid Consulting – market support), to discuss the key findings emerging from a synthesis of existing research evidence: – What examples emerge of good practice and successful interventions?

Community engagement has emerged as key in both evidence syntheses. What can or could be done in practice to act on such findings? In which contexts? – What are the gaps in the evidence base and what can researchers and practitioners do to generate better evidence in the future? You can send us specific questions of your own when you register for the event (see final question on the registration form below) or on the day via the webinar chat function. You can also join the #HumanitarianEvidence conversation on Twitter.