Community-led, sustainable WASH in PNG

WaterAid in Papua New Guinea

Project Description

The overall goal of the project was to improve the health and quality of life of the poor and vulnerable in targeted areas of Papua New Guinea through providing access to water and sanitation and evidence-based hygiene promotion. Activities were directed towards communities, schools and health centres and complemented by  WaterAid’s ongoing work with all levels of government to strengthen capacity to prioritise, plan, implement, finance and monitor WASH programs, including influencing the development of first-ever National WASH policy in 2015. 

The project had a strong focus on hygiene promotion – with the International Water Centre (IWC), WaterAid undertook hygiene formative research and developing tools for infant faeces management and menstrual hygiene management for others in the sector to use across PNG. It also had a strong focus on taking an integrated approach to gender and disability inclusion to strengthen equity and inclusion outcomes.  

Project Location

This program was implemented in the rural and remote areas of Sepik Region (East Sepik and Sandaun provinces), Western Highlands, and Chimbu provinces and the Central Province. 








Project Posters

Download WaterAid's project poster presented at the Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE) in August 2017 here.

Click here for Water Aid's project poster presented at the 2015 Pacific Regional Learning Event. 

Project specifics

Location Duration (MM/YY) Working with Key approach Website
Location Pacific: Papua New Guinea Duration 01-08-2013 to 01-10-2017 Working with Community based organisations, Local, District and National Government, Utilities, Local private sector, Local and international equity and inclusion specialists Key approach Inclusive WASH Website