Strong WASH Systems: The Essential Element for SDG6 Achievement
The delivery of safe and sustainable WASH services to everyone requires strong WASH systems, within districts and countries. This discussion will provide insight into the key elements and approaches that make up a system and identify areas of weakness. The panelists will share experiences with systems strengthening approaches including district master planning and collective action through learning alliances and will touch on the processes, challenges, and successes involved. The panelists will be representatives from government, donors, and NGOs.
The sofa discussion will begin by introducing IRC’s Building Blocks for strong WASH systems and the role of collective action “Learning Alliances” as a model for driving knowledge among actors within the WASH system. The discussion will progress by examining how developing district WASH SDG Master Plans can serve as a vehicle for introducing systems thinking. Cases from across Africa will be used as examples.
An overview of IRC and its partners publications on WASH systems change and approachAn overview of IRC and its partners publications, tools, presentations, audiovisuals and blogs on systems change and systems strengthening.
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Systems thinking with Angela Huston and Harold Lockwoodhttps://soundcloud.com/ircwash/ep10-systems-thinking-with-angela-huston-and-harold-lockwood
In this episode of WASH Talk, Angela Huston of IRC and Harold Lockwood of Aguaconsult talk about how the systems approach came about, current evidence of its importance and possible challenges for its adaptation in the WASH sector.