Hygiene Behaviour Change: Webinar on lessons from the Fund

Over the course of the Civil Society WASH Fund, CSOs have been implementing four year programs across a large diversity of contexts and geographies. A community of practice across the Fund has prioritised the following three themes for exploration and reflection: 1) Strengthening the enabling environment; 2) Gender and social inclusion; and 3) Hygiene behaviour change. As projects come towards the end or final year of implementation, the Fund is hosting an online learning platform to capture and share project achievements and lessons and CSO approaches across these three topics. These discussions will contribute to the face-to-face Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE) to be held in August 2017.

View webinar recording here. 

The webinar was held Wednesday 5 July 2017 at 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Webinar outline

Greater understanding the determinants of hygiene behaviour does not necessarily translate into the delivery of more successful hygiene behaviour change messages informed by robust monitoring frameworks. With the support of the CS WASH Fund, the following two CSOs shared their experiences in understanding and overcoming the barriers to hygiene behaviour change.

  1. Introduction and overviewBronwyn Powell, Knowledge and Learning Manager, CS WASH FMF
  2. Adapting, testing and integrating behaviour change communications based on emotional drivers of nurture, disgust and social affiliation to promote safe handwashing practices within a mainstream government programmeDr Adam Biran, London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine and Balaji Gopalan, Upward Spiral Creative Agency
  3. Formative research into infant faeces management for behaviour change strategies East Sepik communities, Papua New GuineaGail Pigolo, WaterAid PNG and Edith Kamundi, International WaterCentre
  4. Question and answer session - led by Mark Ellery, WASH Facilitator

Photo credit: SNV Bhutan

Organisation Date & time Duration Target audience Link Topic Region
Organisation Civil Society WASH Fund Date & time Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 16:00 (AEST) Duration 1 hrs Target audience Link Topic Behaviour Change Region Pacific, South and West Asia


Anonymous's picture
I would be happy to attend this Event in order to gain more experiences on WaSH Plan policy within Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea!