CS WASH Fund Pacific Regional Learning Event
Civil Society Organisations working to deliver sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in the Pacific
Approximately 90 representatives from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), key change agents, local governments, donors and other stakeholders gathered at the Australian Aid-funded CS WASH Fund Pacific Regional Learning Event (PARLE) in November 2015 to explore how to best deliver sustainable WASH services in the region.
The key objectives of the event were to:
- Improve the effectiveness and sustainability of WASH projects within the Fund by facilitating knowledge exchange and learning;
- Strengthen relationships between CSOs, local government and other change agents to extend specific areas for collaboration and sharing; and
- Provide a forum to build the Pacific WASH community of practice within the Fund, and learn from and share with the wider WASH sector.
The Pacific context presents particular challenges to WASH service delivery as access to resources is constrained, communities and economies are geographically isolated and institutional capacity is typically low. Models and strategies for CSOs to strengthen and complement the WASH enabling environment, from various levels of government, to private sector and supply chains were considered at the PARLE. The event focussed particularly on: Schools WASH; Behaviour change for sustainable WASH; and; Working effectively with the enabling environment.
The event's four-day program, facilitated by Krissy Nicholson, Ross Kidd and Bronwyn Powell, CS WASH Fund Management Facility (FMF) Knowledge and Learning Manager, included an open day presentations by key dignitaries and thematic discussions, workshop sessions and field trips to local informal communities and schools. The following provides access to presentations given at the event.
Fantastic discussions around some serious challenges were had by participants, and these lessons and reflections have been captured in the Synthesis Report.
Day 1 - Open Day
Keynote: WASH, behaviour change & innovative approaches in the Pacific, Timor and Africa
Ross Kidd, WASH Facilitator
Pacific Regional Learning Event Objectives
Bronwyn Powell, CS WASH FMF
Regional persective on WASH trends and challenges
Marc Overmars, UNICEF Pacific and Rhonda Robinson, South Pacific Commission
Adapting WASH to climate change threats in the Pacific
Dr Wade Hadwen, Griffith University
Participatory action research: How can it contribute to WASH marketing exchanges in peri-urban informal settlements
Dani Barrington, Monash University/IWC
Mainstreaming gender in water and sanitation provision
Misileti Masoe-Satuala, Pacific Water and Wastes Association
WASH in the Australian Aid Program
Anne Joselin, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Embedding disability inclusion in WASH programming
Kevin Akike, PNG Assembly of Disabled Persons, Kathryn James, CBM Australia and George Nakel, World Vision PNG
Working with the enabling environment at the national, provincial and community level
Samuel Cleary and Eileen Tugum, WaterAid PNG
Healthy Islands concept
Segela Gagole, World Vision PNG
Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program
Patrick Topital, Live & Learn Environmental Education and Regina Souter, IWC
Building WASH resilience in Vanuatu - Experiences from Cyclone Pam
Simione Tavoa and Rob Hughes, Live & Learn Environmental Education
Day 2 - Workshops
Workshop handout: Hygiene and sanitation behaviour change
Ross Kidd, WASH Facilitator
Workshop handout: Schools WASH
Krissy Nicholson, WASH Facilitator
Day 3 - Field visits
Informal settlement field trip: Sanitation in Lami zone summary
Live and Learn Environmental Education, Fiji
WASH Communities of Practice in the CS WASH Fund
Bronwyn Powell, Knowledge and Learning Manager, CS WASH Fund Management Facility
For further information contact Bronwyn Powell at the CS WASH Fund Management Facility (email@example.com).
|Organisation CS WASH Fund Management Facility||Duration 17/11 - 20/11||Location Suva, Fiji||Type CS WASH Fund Internal Learning Event||Link||Topic Knowledge and Learning|