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PRO-WASH Desk Mapping DFSA Review Zoom Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
nweber
13:39
Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening! Welcome! I'm Nicole, Senior Specialist for PRO-WASH. Please go ahead and introduce yourself in the chatbox. Tell us your name and organization.
Rado ADRA
13:49
Hi everyone, I'm Rado from ADRA Madagascar
Teshale
14:44
Hi Everyone, I'm Teshale from Ethiopia
nweber
15:33
Welcome Rado, Welcome Teshale!
Teshale
15:38
I work for FH Ethiopia in a WASH Manager Position
Pamela Ncube
18:17
Hello everyone, i am Pamela from Zimbabwe, i work for International Medical Corps (IMC), the technical health and nutrition & WASH lead on a USAID FFP DFSA project.
nweber
18:30
Hi Pamela, Welcome, thanks for joining
Rakesh_Katal
18:41
Hello Everyone, Rakesh from from World Vision Bangladesh - Nobo Jatra - DFSA Project
nweber
19:06
Good evening Rakesh, thanks for joining us at the end of your day! Welcome Raju.
Raju
19:12
Hi, myself Raju and I work with Nobo Jatra, FFP program in Bangladesh implemented by World Vision and consortium partners. Our WASH team also joining me using the same device
nweber
19:45
Great, thanks for joining us at the end of your day!
Alex
20:14
Hi am Alex, working with World Vision Bangladesh as Deputy Chief of Party on the Nobo Jatra USAID (DFSA) activity
nweber
20:40
Hi Alex, welcome.
nweber
22:36
We will get started in just a couple of minutes. If you haven't had a chance yet, please drop a line in the chatbox to tell us your name and organization
Rod
22:53
Rod Beadle, Food for the Hungry
nweber
22:59
Hi Rod, thanks for joining.
Saeqah_Kabir
23:37
Hi everyone, Saeqah here. World Vision - Nobo Jatra
chris riggs
23:55
Chris Riggs, The Kaizen Company - IDEAL
nweber
24:07
Welcome Saeqah, Chris
FHUSER
24:20
Hi everyone, this is Tesfaye Legesse from FH Ethiopia
Eric Carlberg
24:42
Eric CarlBerg, DCoP for Mercy Corps on the PAHAL program in Nepal
Meredith
24:43
Hi - this is Meredith Jackson-deGraffenried from HKI Asia-Pacific
iqbal_azad
24:47
Hi this is Iqbal Azad from Nobo Jatra, World Vision Bangladesh
nweber
25:07
Welcome Eric, Meredith, Iqbal, Tesfaye
Tesfaye
25:21
Hi everyone this is Tesfaye Tilahun,health and nutrition program manager for DFSA
nweber
25:43
Please use the chatbox throughout the webinar to share your thoughts, questions and comments you might have.
Halima Laoual B.
25:43
Hello! I am Halima Laoual, FSR Program Officer CARE USA
nweber
25:53
Hi Tesfaye, Halima, welcome!
Tesfaye
26:19
Welcome Halima,too
nweber
34:42
Please let us know in the discussion box what you feel one of your biggest obstacles to sustainability is
Kelly Alexander
34:42
Private sector engagement in water and sanitation -- and weighing this with reaching the poorest. What is the answer? Subsidies? pro-poor pricing?
kolleenbouchane
34:43
Please feel free to share specific challenges here that impede your work to become sustainable
Kyla Gregoire
35:18
2nd Kelly's comment!
Meredith
35:47
In the experience of SAPLING in the remote, mountainous region in Bangladesh, we found that use of improved latrines and engagning in hygienic behaviors is directly influenced by lack or limited access to water.
Saeqah_Kabir
36:03
Limited capacity and resources of local Government to support and deliver WASH services.
Rado ADRA
36:18
same as Kabir
Precious Sancho
36:18
Water quality monitoring and treatment, whose responsibility is it?
Kyla Gregoire
36:24
and a lack of evidence on promising practices for rural, pro-poor water service delivery, whether private or public sector
Rado ADRA
36:38
also lack of link with local stakeholders and cacapacity for maintenance
Pamela Ncube
37:01
challenge with sustainability of tippy taps
Raju
37:03
Institutionalization and owner is crtical once development project completes
iqbal_azad
37:09
WQT monitoring by the respective Government agency
Teshale
38:52
Lack of system that makes government authorities more accountable for service delivery
kolleenbouchane
39:35
What do you notice from these slides? What’s missing? What resonates with you? Thank you for your continued comments!
Pamela Ncube
39:41
lack of capacity of Government agencies - WQT & monitoring
Rado ADRA
39:58
other approach for total sanitation is not consdered. Why?
Pamela Ncube
40:07
economic challenges - affecting access to cement for latrines
Tesfaye
40:29
access to soap is the biggest seyback in our DFSA operational areas
Pamela Ncube
40:29
suatainability of tippy taps is a challenge at community level
Halima Laoual B.
40:38
Lack of WASH services at the public place (latrines, soap, etc)
Kelly Alexander
40:40
Engaging in hygienic behaviors: integrating messaging with other sectors
nweber
42:29
Pamela, thanks for the comment about the tippy taps. What about the tippy taps is a challenge?
Rado ADRA
43:22
what we've done related to tippy tap in Madagascar, and we find it successful is engaging community members in the design of tippy tap
Rado ADRA
43:57
through a FFP funded project, we were able to support IGA of community members in developing their own design and result qas interesting
Pamela Ncube
44:04
despite having strong SBC messaging around tippy tap use, after a while communities stop maintaining them consistently, despite the same communities having been trained (hygine promotion)
Pamela Ncube
44:24
especially where water is a challenge.
Kelly Alexander
44:27
@Rado ADRA: agreed (on your total sanitation comment). Why have we only focused on CLTS? I guess we do it if that government "accepts" CLTS as their strategy -- but can we push back as a sector? I do think though that recent DFSAs do not only see CLTS as the answer. fingers crossed
Kyla Gregoire
45:05
Would be great to hear what non-CLTS sanitation approaches partners are trying and having success with!
Kelly Alexander
45:05
What are small inputs that are needed to improve ease of use of tippy taps by women? by others who also refill these containers?
FHUSER
45:10
The capacity of the local government, both technical and resource, is very limted to work on the completed and handed over projects when they need O&M
Tesfaye
45:35
inability to improve traditional latrines , lack of maintenance and susutainable mamangement for communal is the biggest challenge for susutaining ODF. Lack of sustained promotion of good hygine and sanitation behaviour following phasing out of NGOs is another setback
Kyla Gregoire
48:29
Just some food for thought from FFP- some of the ways we've seen partners addressing staff capacity to improve sustainability: Utilizing the R&I or 1st year to invest in staff capacities & core competencies; ensuring that project WASH staff have the needed background, skills, and motivation; and increasing inter-project, inter-partner, and cross-country learning so that project and technical staff can learn from others
Rado ADRA
48:33
ADRA push USAID to accept cross approach using not just CLTS but also CATS and PHAST/CHAST depend on local contect
Rado ADRA
49:20
*context
Kyla Gregoire
51:06
I wonder if we need a myth buster around the idea that USAID only accepts CLTS as a sanitation approach?
nweber
51:34
Thanks Kyla, that's a great idea!
Pamela Ncube
52:23
In Zimbabwe we are doing Sanitation focused PHHE on the DFSA program (Amalima). This is a community demand driven approach to improving hygiene and sanitation
Pamela Ncube
52:50
so, its not just CLTS that is accepted by USAID
Meredith
52:55
collaborating and working with the government for the first few years has helped the buy-in and acceptance of working with WATSAN groups and community-level water user committees - but it has taken a long time to get to a point where the system is starting to function and government entities are allocating resources for community needs identified by WUCs and prioritized by WATSAN committees. have others have this same experience and how long before you started seeing a functioning system?
Rafiul Islam
52:58
Weak structure of local government institutions who are responsible to regulate and facilitate and low level of awareness.
Rado ADRA
53:50
Following Kyla comments, USAID actually were happy with idea deciding the approach for total sanitation promotion based on local context
iqbal_azad
55:59
Political commitment and allocate needbased annual budget allocation from government for mitigating the challanges of WASH.
Pamela Ncube
56:43
Local Govt structures or WASH Coordination groups are mostly in place, but what we are seeing is that they are 'motivated' by incentivisation...even in a situation where project staff work closely with them throughout implementation. And this is even more challenging where other actors/partners offer higher incentives...maybe more needs to be done in terms of donor to Govt engagement so Govt has the higher appreciation that programs are complementing Govt efforts
Kyla Gregoire
56:49
From the FFP perspective on WASH-B/SHINE: WASH interventions within FFP programming are relatively diverse; however, many partners (both FFP and across USAID) were using a WASH 'package' that was very similar to what was tested in WASH-B and SHINE-- SBCC around handwashing and latrine use, distributions of POU treatment. We now know that this alone, in all likelihood, will not affect stunting rates. BUT we know that unsafe WASH practices and low access to WASH services is one of the strongest drivers of diarrhea disease, wasting, and stunting globally... So there is very distinct need for re-thinking the WASH-nutrition linkages and thinking rationally about the fecal-oral route and particularly looking at the less-known/less-targeted routes (e.g. floors/fields; food hygiene; reducing barriers to behavior change; the nuances of water quality).
Laurie Starr
57:12
Yes to the Myth buster!
Kyla Gregoire
57:36
Jesse/Ryan- please feel free to chime in regarding CLTS versus other approaches :)
iqbal_azad
01:00:19
Intensive SBCC package and graduation approach for community contributes sustainable behabiour changes
jeshapiro
01:01:18
Yes, CLTS is not the only approach USAID supports. Like other approaches, CLTS, must be tailored to each context and is not the best approach in every situtation.
nweber
01:01:42
What would your team want to learn from other FFP partners through peer to peer learning?
jeshapiro
01:02:09
Please see our report on CLTS on global waters. https://www.globalwaters.org/WASHPaLS
nweber
01:02:42
Jessie, thanks for sharing the link to the CLTS report.
Saeqah_Kabir
01:02:45
Nicole - yes! that would be great
Tesfaye
01:02:49
how to realize sanitation marketing in poor community settings, with low purchasing power
jeshapiro
01:03:10
actually here is the real link https://www.globalwaters.org/resources/assets/washpals/examination-cltss-contributions-toward-universal-sanitation
nweber
01:03:26
Thanks Tesfaye.
nweber
01:04:29
Please continue to drop ideas in the chatbox: What would your team want to learn from other FFP partners through peer to peer learning? What would your team be able to share as peer to peer learning with other FFP partners?
jeshapiro
01:04:52
We also have a report on scaling market based sanitation here: https://www.globalwaters.org/resources/assets/washpals/rural-mbs-desk-review
kolleenbouchane
01:05:04
What is your biggest most surprising success? That might help others!
jeshapiro
01:05:08
Not everyone can be reached with market based sanitation alone.
Precious Sancho
01:05:58
Do organizations have learnings from leveraging positive deviant doers as champions? How have we taken advantage of doers who have had minimal NGO/Government awareness, but doing positive practices that can be leveraged? We have seen successes with PDHearth concepts, but how can this be translated to WASH?
Rado ADRA
01:06:29
Interested in those training
nweber
01:06:46
Thanks Jessie for the resources.
nweber
01:07:34
Hi Rado, interested in all these trainings? or does one specifically jump out to you? (Water quality, market based sanitation, or Make me a Change Agent training?)
Pamela Ncube
01:09:24
Zimbabwe: WASH-nutrition integration, WASH-livelihoods integration lessons learnt
Rod
01:09:39
In-country training on water quality testing programs and SanMark would be great!
nweber
01:09:52
Thanks Pamela, we will follow up with you after the call.
Meredith
01:11:55
we are looking forward to MMCA training!
Rebekah Pinto
01:12:30
Thanks Meredith! Definitely looking forward to supporting SAPLING.
Pamela Ncube
01:12:50
Yes - Wellington from Zimbabwe (WASH Coordinator on the Amalima DFSA) for the e-learning or blended learning course
Meredith
01:14:30
have you thought of a training geared specifically toward local government institutes and local governing bodies?
Pamela Ncube
01:14:32
the Amalima program is in its final full year of implementation and would like to assess effectiveness of hygiene promotion in intervention vs control area
Precious Sancho
01:14:51
Could we promote podcasting as part of e-learning for those who may have time zone constraints or can't make the time for other purposes?
Kyla Gregoire
01:16:27
Given how active this chat feature is, wondering if whatsapp groups among interested participants might be a way to continue the conversation?
nweber
01:17:00
Thanks Meredith..Can you tell us a bit more details about the training you would be thinking of? On accountability and governance?
Kelly Alexander
01:17:20
I'm always down for a Whatsapp group!
Rafiul Islam
01:17:49
can we initiate blogging
Kyla Gregoire
01:18:19
thanks rebekah & nicole! great webinar!
nweber
01:18:46
Rafiul, it would be great to hear more about your ideas for blogging. reach out to us at prowash@savechildren.org so we can discuss further
Saeqah_Kabir
01:18:47
Thanks Rebekah and team!
nweber
01:19:01
Thanks everyone for joining. Please stay in touch if more ideas come up prowash@savechildren.org
Rebekah Pinto
01:19:06
Thanks Rafiul. We've already talked to Saeqah about a blog post on Global Waters, but will definitely follow up
Meredith
01:19:25
yes to Nicole's question - it seems a challenge to many partners is weak governance capacity - some projects work directly with this, but maybe a best practices training that helps prioritization, evidence and needs-based decision-making, monitoring, etc.
Meredith
01:19:34
thanks for the webinar!
nweber
01:20:31
Thanks Meredith, great idea and we heard gov/accountability issues from a number of partners. Let's continue to discuss this topic.
kolleenbouchane
01:21:23
Hi SINA Abdoul Kader sorry we were not able to take your comment before we closed. Please do share in the chat box or let us know if you want to connect
nweber
01:23:40
Thanks everyone. We are closing now. If you come up with more ideas, please email prowash@savechildren.org