WASH in Schools and ICT in WASH workshops at
WEDC Conference, 4th and 5th July, Nakuru, Kenya
On Friday 5th July, BPD will be co-leading a capacity development workshop on WASH in Schools (WinS) - 'Creating Advocacy Strategies and Accountable Partnerships'. The workshop will introduce tools to strengthen advocacy and make WinS partnerships more effective.
Session flyer | further details | conference programme
Co-convenors: SPLASH/WASHplus, WaterCan and WASH Advocates
Also at the conference, BPD and SeeSaw will be hosting a workshop on Thursday 4th July on 'Exploring ICT in WASH', exploring practical aspects on what it can do, how we can use it and what to avoid.
Further details | about SeeSaw
This second paper has now been published in our Classic Hits Series, where we revisit key partnership publications throughout 2013 to celebrate the UN International Year of Water Cooperation. In this short document we explore a spectrum of views on partnerships and seek to unpack some popular myths.
WASH in Schools and partnerships blogs
In two recent blog posts we reflect on: How can WASH in Schools be sustained, expanded and accountable?
Visit the blogs: Would a partnership approach help?
What could a partnership tooklit look like in this context?
BPD has also recently published its evaluation of the Mi Escuela Saludable SWASH+ (School Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene
Plus Community Impact) initiative developed by the Millennium Water Alliance. The programme targeted 150 rural public schools in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua and was executed by CARE, Catholic Relief Services and Water for People on behalf of IDB between March 2010 and July 2011. The evaluation focuses on two lines of inquiry: Partnership processes and programme results.
SWASH+ evaluation (executive summary and recommendations)
UK Sanitation Community of Practice (SanCoP) event and paper
The theme at the 12th SanCoP event on Friday 19th April at UCL was 'how better planning and risk assessment can help the sanitation sector minimise system failures and their associated impacts on environmental health'. The day was very engaging, with lively debates, and over 40 participants took part. The presentations and synopsis are now available. The theme followed on from the last event on 'learning from failure in sanitation' - about which a paper has now been published.
Learning from failure: paper |blog
SanCop 12 presentations and synopsis | past SanCoP events
Learning series for WSUP
BPD has worked closely with WSUP to extract learning on four key themes in water and sanitation delivery, from six projects under the USAID-funded African Cities for the Future Program. The themes are land tenure, community engagement, contracting small-scale entrepreneurs and hybrid management models. Papers have now been published on all four themes, giving an overview of these areas and offering practical guidance for programme managers.
Download the papers: land tenure | community engagement
contracting small-scale providers | hybrid management models