CSO: Change makers and allies with government in reaching SDG6
Achieving water and sanitation services for all requires inclusive policies, prioritising and targeting those people most in need. This calls for addressing discriminatory practices and proactive efforts to make sure that vulnerable and marginalized populations are included and prioritized form the beginning.
Marginalised and disadvantaged individuals and groups are in most need of government assistance and support to acquire WASH services but at the same time they are key actors of change, who can work with others to drive and deliver policies that are relevant to their needs.
The 2018 “Global Review of national accountability mechanisms for the implementation of SDG 6” highlighted concrete experiences of using CSO voices to influence the government and bring attention to key issues on LNOB in the WASH sector. The report also demonstrated the lack of consistent representation and space for civil society in national planning, monitoring and accountability processes.
The role of CSO’s in national processes for SDG 6 will be discussed through and interactive panel with key stakeholders including civil society, government, funders and academia. An interactive world café will showcase different approaches and concrete experiences on CSO’s engagement in national policy, planning, monitoring and accountability processes aligning with SDG 6.
TBD, the Government of the Netherlands.
16:05 Setting the scene and interactive game
Facilitator: Ikenna Azuike, independent communicator
16:25 Panel discussion: CSO’s change makers and/or allies with government in reaching SDG
Moderator: Ikenna Azuike, independent communicator
Parameshwaran Iyer, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India
Brecht Paardekooper, Government of Netherlands
Snehalatha Mekala, FANSA
Patrick Moriarty, IRC
Md Akramul Islam, BRAC
Patrick Alubbe, ED, Kenya Water for Health Organisation
16:45 World café
• CSO’s role in national accountability mechanisms: The case of Mexico
Nathalie Seguin, FANMEX
• CSO’s participation in national policy development relevant for LNOB: The case of Kenya
Sareen Malik, ANEW (tbc)
• CSO’s participation in national planning processes: The case of Pakistan
Rashid Mahmood, Fansa
• CSO’s participation in national budgeting processes: Experiences with budget tracking
Lotte Feuerstein, WIN (tbc)
• CSO’s participation in national monitoring processes: The case of Working with communities to monitor and evaluate public policies and interventions
Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI
17:15 Conclusion from world café
Ikenna Azuike, independent communicator
17:30 End of session
Leaving no one behind. SWA briefing papers.This briefing note examines how SWA partners can work together to eliminate inequalities in access to water and sanitation, leading to a world where no-one is left behind.
Research report. Global review of national accountability mechanisms for SDG6https://www.ircwash.org/sites/default/files/ewp_national_accountability_report_100818.pdf
Full report on the study carried out in 25 countries on the effectiveness of national accountability mechanisms for SDG 6. Study as carried out by End WAter Poverty, Watershed and CSO partners and contains a wealth of information on the challenges for CSO's effective participation in achieving SDG 6.
Socially inclusive WASH programming : a mapping study (2018)https://www.ircwash.org/resources/socially-inclusive-wash-programming-mapping-study
This working paper is a mapping study of socially inclusive strategies and approaches in WASH programmes and projects of selected Dutch-based and international organisations active in the WASH sector. The paper includes a conceptual framework for social inclusion and its connection to the human rights framework and the Sustainable Development Goals.The study was implemented by Watershed partners including Simavi and IRC.>
Quick-scan of socially inclusive integrated water resources management (2019)https://www.ircwash.org/resources/quick-scan-socially-incluse-integrated-water-resources-management
This working document offers a resource document for water resources professionals with an interest in translating organisational social inclusion policies and strategies into the implementation of IWRM programmes that effectively contribute to reaching the poorest and most marginalised groups. The study conducted by IRC on behalf of the Inclusive Green Growth (IGG) department in the Directorate for International Development Cooperation (DGIS), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Netherlands. The main objective of the quick-scan is to complement the findings of the mapping study on socially inclusive WASH programming with insights from experiences in the IWRM sector.
SWA Sector Minister's meeting on leaving no one behind.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znHjCB1aktU
Impressions and comments on the Sanitation and Water for All Sector Ministers meeting that brought together over 50 ministers to agree on joint action towards achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene. The discussions among ministers and their development partners mark a breakthrough in the global approach to the governance, financing and accountability of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. 47 countries tabled commitments to action, with their civil society and private sector partners, donors and UN agencies making commitments to support them.