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.
Hi everyone, I'm Rado from ADRA Madagascar
Hi Everyone, I'm Teshale from Ethiopia
Welcome Rado, Welcome Teshale!
I work for FH Ethiopia in a WASH Manager Position
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.
Hi Pamela, Welcome, thanks for joining
Hello Everyone, Rakesh from from World Vision Bangladesh - Nobo Jatra - DFSA Project
Good evening Rakesh, thanks for joining us at the end of your day! Welcome Raju.
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
Great, thanks for joining us at the end of your day!
Hi am Alex, working with World Vision Bangladesh as Deputy Chief of Party on the Nobo Jatra USAID (DFSA) activity
Hi Alex, welcome.
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 Beadle, Food for the Hungry
Hi Rod, thanks for joining.
Hi everyone, Saeqah here. World Vision - Nobo Jatra
Chris Riggs, The Kaizen Company - IDEAL
Welcome Saeqah, Chris
Hi everyone, this is Tesfaye Legesse from FH Ethiopia
Eric CarlBerg, DCoP for Mercy Corps on the PAHAL program in Nepal
Hi - this is Meredith Jackson-deGraffenried from HKI Asia-Pacific
Hi this is Iqbal Azad from Nobo Jatra, World Vision Bangladesh
Welcome Eric, Meredith, Iqbal, Tesfaye
Hi everyone this is Tesfaye Tilahun,health and nutrition program manager for DFSA
Please use the chatbox throughout the webinar to share your thoughts, questions and comments you might have.
Halima Laoual B.
Hello! I am Halima Laoual, FSR Program Officer CARE USA
Hi Tesfaye, Halima, welcome!
Please let us know in the discussion box what you feel one of your biggest obstacles to sustainability is
Private sector engagement in water and sanitation -- and weighing this with reaching the poorest. What is the answer? Subsidies? pro-poor pricing?
Please feel free to share specific challenges here that impede your work to become sustainable
2nd Kelly's comment!
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.
Limited capacity and resources of local Government to support and deliver WASH services.
same as Kabir
Water quality monitoring and treatment, whose responsibility is it?
and a lack of evidence on promising practices for rural, pro-poor water service delivery, whether private or public sector
also lack of link with local stakeholders and cacapacity for maintenance
challenge with sustainability of tippy taps
Institutionalization and owner is crtical once development project completes
WQT monitoring by the respective Government agency
Lack of system that makes government authorities more accountable for service delivery
What do you notice from these slides? What’s missing? What resonates with you? Thank you for your continued comments!
lack of capacity of Government agencies - WQT & monitoring
other approach for total sanitation is not consdered. Why?
economic challenges - affecting access to cement for latrines
access to soap is the biggest seyback in our DFSA operational areas
suatainability of tippy taps is a challenge at community level
Halima Laoual B.
Lack of WASH services at the public place (latrines, soap, etc)
Engaging in hygienic behaviors: integrating messaging with other sectors
Pamela, thanks for the comment about the tippy taps. What about the tippy taps is a challenge?
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
through a FFP funded project, we were able to support IGA of community members in developing their own design and result qas interesting
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)
especially where water is a challenge.
@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
Would be great to hear what non-CLTS sanitation approaches partners are trying and having success with!
What are small inputs that are needed to improve ease of use of tippy taps by women? by others who also refill these containers?
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
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
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
ADRA push USAID to accept cross approach using not just CLTS but also CATS and PHAST/CHAST depend on local contect
I wonder if we need a myth buster around the idea that USAID only accepts CLTS as a sanitation approach?
Thanks Kyla, that's a great idea!
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
so, its not just CLTS that is accepted by USAID
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?
Weak structure of local government institutions who are responsible to regulate and facilitate and low level of awareness.
Following Kyla comments, USAID actually were happy with idea deciding the approach for total sanitation promotion based on local context
Political commitment and allocate needbased annual budget allocation from government for mitigating the challanges of WASH.
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
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).
Yes to the Myth buster!
Jesse/Ryan- please feel free to chime in regarding CLTS versus other approaches :)
Intensive SBCC package and graduation approach for community contributes sustainable behabiour changes
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.
What would your team want to learn from other FFP partners through peer to peer learning?
Please see our report on CLTS on global waters. https://www.globalwaters.org/WASHPaLS
Jessie, thanks for sharing the link to the CLTS report.
Nicole - yes! that would be great
how to realize sanitation marketing in poor community settings, with low purchasing power
actually here is the real link https://www.globalwaters.org/resources/assets/washpals/examination-cltss-contributions-toward-universal-sanitation
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?
We also have a report on scaling market based sanitation here: https://www.globalwaters.org/resources/assets/washpals/rural-mbs-desk-review
What is your biggest most surprising success? That might help others!
Not everyone can be reached with market based sanitation alone.
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?
Interested in those training
Thanks Jessie for the resources.
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?)
Zimbabwe: WASH-nutrition integration, WASH-livelihoods integration lessons learnt
In-country training on water quality testing programs and SanMark would be great!
Thanks Pamela, we will follow up with you after the call.
we are looking forward to MMCA training!
Thanks Meredith! Definitely looking forward to supporting SAPLING.
Yes - Wellington from Zimbabwe (WASH Coordinator on the Amalima DFSA) for the e-learning or blended learning course
have you thought of a training geared specifically toward local government institutes and local governing bodies?
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
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?
Given how active this chat feature is, wondering if whatsapp groups among interested participants might be a way to continue the conversation?
Thanks Meredith..Can you tell us a bit more details about the training you would be thinking of? On accountability and governance?
I'm always down for a Whatsapp group!
can we initiate blogging
thanks rebekah & nicole! great webinar!
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Thanks Rafiul. We've already talked to Saeqah about a blog post on Global Waters, but will definitely follow up
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.
thanks for the webinar!
Thanks Meredith, great idea and we heard gov/accountability issues from a number of partners. Let's continue to discuss this topic.
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