Learning and Sharing Workshops on Sanitation and Hygiene
In 2007 IRC started organising regional learning and sharing workshops on sanitation and hygiene. One of the main objectives of such a gathering is to get key players and practitioners to focus on “what works” and “what doesn’t work” in the area of sanitation and hygiene. These workshops are a potential first step in the development of a community of practice on sanitation and hygiene.
Regional Practitioners Workshop on Pro-Poor Urban Sanitation and Hygiene, Laico Umubano Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda, 29–31 March 2011: Daily updates, report and papers.
This report highlights the commonalities and innovative thinking from the Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners' Workshops from 2007 to 2011 and presents key intervention strategies for urban and rural programming, financing, and monitoring in sanitation and hygiene.
Read more or download 2011_San&Hygiene_Lessons_Learnt_2007-2011_Report.pdf (1.2 MB)
This Learning and Exchange workshop, organized by IRC in partnership with WaterAid, SNV and UNICEF, wished to explore rural sanitation as a service. It brought together about 60 practitioners from 10 West African countries to share experiences on CLTS and other programmatic approaches and to look at how to integrate these into a service-led rural sanitation delivery. The workshop took place from 12 - 14 November 2013 in Cotonou, Benin. A compilation of all the papers is available here.
Together with UCLGA, WIN-SA and AusAid, IRC will be hosting a Learning and Sharing Workshop around the crucial topic of sanitation in rapidly growing towns in November 2011. The 2 day session, to be held in Lusaka, Zambia, will explore proactive, tangible ways to deal with pressing sanitation issues in towns experiencing rapid growth in Southern Africa.
The bi-lingual West Africa Regional Symposium on Sanitation and Hygiene (3-5 Nov 2009, Accra, Ghana) brought together about 140 participants from 17 countries. It was jointly organised by the Resource Centre Network Ghana, UNICEF, West Africa Water Initiative (WAWI), WaterAid, and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, and supported by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.
A wide range of experts and practitioners, coming from 11 different countries in West Africa, presented papers on issues such as Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), ecological sanitation, school sanitation and hygiene promotion. The presentations were used as an appetizer for more in-depth discussion in smaller groups of maximum 12 participants. The symposium provided a platform both for Anglophone and Francophone participants to share good practices and explore new ways forward.
Two yearly South Asia Sanitation and Hygiene practitioners’ workshops, started in 2007. The learning and sharing workshops are organised by BRAC, IRC, WaterAid and WSSCC. The 2010 workshop focused on hygiene and is part of a series of regional learning and sharing workshops on sanitation and hygiene organised by IRC and partners since 2007.
Sanitation in informal settlements is a particularly complex field with a large range of stakeholders. Each has carved out their own niche and faces a very specific set of incentives and disincentives. Not surprisingly, talk of partnership abounds in the sanitation sector, yet the true challenges of creating and managing these partnerships remains relatively uncharted territory. The Learning and Sharing Workshop sought to unravel this complexity in Maputo, 24-25 November 2009.
SADC_Workshop_Report_2009.pdf (1.1 MB)
(Spanish) Report Learning and Sharing workshop on Governance for Sustainable Sanitation Services, 1-3 Feb 2010, El Salvador
The report describes the main issues raised at this workshop. Some of the presented papers on local governance and sanitation can be found on the Spanish pages of the IRC web site at http://www.es.irc.nl/page/38994 (in Spanish only).
Memoria_seminario_gobernanza_saneamiento.pdf (1,006.5 kB)