Civil Society WASH Fund features at WASH Futures 2018 Conference

The Civil Society WASH Fund is a major contributor to the content being presented at the WASH Futures Conference 2018. Over one quarter of the conference program content comes from Fund projects and associated research with more than 26 presentations from Fund CSOs and partners in the two day conference. Fund CSOs are also contributing to about 10 training workshops at the Brisbane-based, DFAT sponsored event (5 – 9 March 2018).

A testament to the quality and diversity of the work carried out within the Fund, CSO partners, researchers and the Fund Management Team will host presentations on a range of subjects. These include WASH financing from iDE, East Meets West/Thrive Networks and World Vision Zimbabwe, WASH in schools from Live and Learn, hygiene behaviour change from WaterAid Papua New Guinea and SNV Bhutan/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and gender and social inclusion from Plan International. A number of presentations also bring together Fund-wide lessons on monitoring and evaluation, innovation, policy influencing and strategies for sustainability.

Eleven projects are also presenting during the poster reception on Monday evening. iDE has a poster on the measuring small enterprise profitability in market-based sanitation programs, and World Vision Sri Lanka will share their work on institutional arrangements with corporate partners for sustainable rural drinking water. SNV will also be presenting a poster on their work in Indonesia, Bhutan, Cambodia and Nepal on the opportunities for local government investment in decentralised sanitation services.

Below is a list of the Fund’s partner presentations at the conference:

  • iDE – Measuring cost-effectiveness in market-based approaches to sanitation (Thematic Session: A1)
  • iDE – The impact of targeted subsidies on sanitation coverage in Cambodia (Thematic Session: A1)
  • Live & Learn – Cost-benefit analysis of sanitation marketing interventions in the Western Pacific (Thematic Session: A1)
  • International WaterCentre, Live & Learn – WASH in Schools – a bottom-up approach to institutional capacity-building (Thematic Session: B1)
  • iDE – Engaging women in the sanitation supply chain (Thematic Session: D1)
  • IWDA, Live & Learn – Involvement of women in sanitation entrepreneurship in Melanesia (Thematic Session: D1)
  • CS WASH Fund – How can practitioners know when faecal waste is safe? (Thematic Session: E1)
  • East Meets West / Thrive Networks – Sustaining a regional OBA sanitation ecosystem for the poor through commercialization (Thematic Session: A2)
  • World Vision Zimbabwe – Leveraging NGO funding to mobilise increased investment (Thematic Session: A2)
  • CS WASH Fund, FH Designs – Mapping WASH strategies to performance (Thematic Session: B2)
  • CS WASH Fund Management Facility, Palladium International – Innovation in civil society-led WASH programming (Thematic Session: B2)
  • CS WASH Fund, Griffin NRM – Establishing a WASH M&E system to capture what matters (Thematic Session: B2)
  • WaterAid Timor-Leste – Community scorecard for accountability and improvement of water supply services in Timor-Leste (Thematic Session: B2)
  • Plan International Australia – Strategies for gender equality and inclusion in WASH at scale (Thematic Session: D2)
  • East Meets West/Thrive Networks – Empowering women through sanitation at household, community and institutional levels (Thematic Session: D2)
  • Plan International Australia – Working with government and small enterprises for WASH at scale (Thematic Session: B4)
  • iDE – Leveraging the private sector to increase disability-adapted sanitation access (Thematic Session: B4)
  • WaterAid Australia – Accessible WASH in healthcare facilities (Thematic Session: C4)
  • Plan International Australia – Key factors for successful leadership toward total sanitation (Thematic Session: E4)
  • WaterAid Timor-Leste – Developing the sanitation supply chain and promotion of the SaTo Pan in Timor-Leste (Thematic Session: E4)
  • United Purpose – Collaboration for sustainable WASH services (Thematic Session: B3)
  • Plan International Australia – Improved coordination – improved WASH services (Thematic Session: B3)
  • CS WASH Fund, Aguaconsult – Effective CSO-led approaches for strengthening sanitation policy and markets (Thematic Session: B3)
  • East Meets West / Thrive Networks – Nudging a habit: Handwashing at schools (Thematic Session: C3)
  • International WaterCentre, WaterAid PNG – Lessons promoting infant faeces management hygiene behaviours in PNG (Thematic Session: C3)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – Integrating hygiene innovation within government health system: experiences from Bhutan (Thematic Session: C3)
  • Plan International Australia – Generating and responding to demand for sanitation at scale (Thematic Session: E3)
  • World Vision Zimbabwe – Pre-paid water meters: a solution to urban service provision challenges? (Thematic Session: F3)

For more information about the presentations, see the conference program and handbook on the WASH Futures 2018 website.