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Inclusive WASH

Building skills towards inclusive water, sanitation
and hygiene

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What is this project and how can people participate?

Led by WaterAid in Australia, in collaboration with the WASH Reference Group, this project aims to provide practical skills and evidence to support practitioners’ implementation of WASH projects that address the needs of all in the community.

The project will run for 12 months until June 2012. Project outputs will be available during and at the completion of the project via an online web portal as well as in a publication.

Target audience

  • Field workers
  • Project managers
  • Donor organisations
  • Researchers

Project aims and overview

The project will bring together experience and expertise in addressing the WASH needs of people with a focus on:

  • Women and girls
  • People with disabilities
  • People living with HIV and AIDS and other chronic illness
  • People marginalised on grounds of employment, religion,caste, ethnic minority, legal status, age (elderly and young) etc.

Specifically participants can expect to receive practical resources and feedback on how they can best overcome obstacles to achieving equity in WASH within their own programs. This project is almost entirely online – allowing maximum flexibility for participants to engage with the learning activities they are most interested in at their own pace.

This project will

  • Link practitioners with existing tools and provide training on how to apply them in the field. While a plethora of tools already exist, practitioners often lack knowledge of where to find them and how to use them. Relevant resources to this topic as well as those developed through the online learning sessions will be hosted in one online location and will be explained through the online learning sessions.
  • Provide online learning sessions and discussions on WASH and inclusion issues for specific vulnerable groups. Talk with our expert facilitators through live webinars and ongoing forum discussions, or download materials to listen to later. An interactive way to get answers to all your inclusive WASH questions.
  • Share global practice in a case study compilation (due for publication in June 2012) highlighting important lessons for achieving equity in WASH through adapting technology, processes and/or policy.
  • Host a learning workshop in May 2012 in Melbourne, Australia for participants to reflect on lessons learned and launch the case study publication.


Upcoming Events and News

Two new films from WaterAid on Inclusive WASH

26-Sep-2013 to 26-Sep-2013

Two New films on Inclusive WASH from WaterAid. WaterAid Nepal has produced a new film ( focussing on the barriers disabled people face in accessing WASH. It touches upon environmental and institutional barriers and stigma in Nepal. WaterAid Uganda has produced a new film (

WA at the first United Nations High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

25-Sep-2013 to 25-Sep-2013

Disability and WASH at the UNGA WaterAid has participated in the first United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Disability and Development. Disability Rights Activist Sagar Prasain attended the event on behalf of WaterAid to highlight the importance of WASH for disabled people. You can download the flyer we created to raise awareness on the issue at this event below...

New Training Materials from WEDC and WaterAid

17-Apr-2013 to 17-Apr-2013

Overview A set of materials (produced by WEDC and WaterAid) can be used for training a wide range of audiences on making WASH inclusive. The materials consist of 1. Practical and enjoyable activities that stimulate discussions on the issues. 2. Structured presentations with facilitators notes, that explain how to analyse barriers and adapt WASH programmes to make them more inclusive. 3. Practi..

Proudly Partnered by:

  • Australian Aid
  • WaterAid

Australian Partners:

  • IWDA
  • Institute for Sustainable Futures
  • CBM
  • Burnet

International Partners:

  • WEDC
  • Wash plus
  • fhi 360

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