SWASH+ webinar

This webinar, held in December 2012, explored how national policy is influenced by the work of UNICEF in India and SWASH+ in Kenya. Combining these experiences, the webinar aimed to do three things:

  • examine how UNICEF India supports the Indian government in identifying and overcoming obstacles that prevent the achievement of sustainable WASH in Schools
  • explore how the SWASH+ research helped change the national policy on school WASH in Kenya
  • provide insights into how best to track progress and results.

The presenters were: Brooks Keene and Jason Oyugi from CARE and Mamita Bora Thakkar from UNICEF India.



National policy changed through WASH in schools research - webinar recording

On 13 December 2013, IRC together with CARE facilitated a webinar which explored how national policy is influenced by the work of UNICEF in India and SWASH+ in Kenya.

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Introduction to the webinar on national policy influencing by WASH in Schools research

This power point introduces the webinar, the topic, the presenters and the process.

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Comprehensive School Health in Kenya: Moving beyond Infrastructure

Presentation by CARE on the SWASH+ project in Kenya. It goes into the background, context and current situation, what policy support can be given, the policy environment and challenges faced.

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Addressing key bottlenecks in WASH in Schools - UNICEF's experience in India

This presentation goes into the situation regarding WASH in Schools in India. It gives an overview of government commitments, ministries involved and other details around the context with which WASH in Schools in India is working and the key challenges it faces.

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Governance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools

This brief presents an assessment of evidence on the governance of school water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) as well as experiences from a school WASH action-research program called the Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Plus Community Impact (SWASH+) project in western Kenya.

Keene-2012-Governance_SWASH_webinar.pdf (491.4 kB)

Translating research into national-scale change

Recent years have seen greater attention to achieving national-scale sustainable school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. Yet practitioners and advocates focusing on school WASH services face manifold challenges and pitfalls. They must engage and develop partnerships with a diverse set of government, community, and development-sector stakeholders and navigate often complex policy environments. They must also develop a robust evidence base, select a coherent set of manageable objectives, learn how to constantly adapt and re-adapt tactics when policies change, identify the right staff given limited resources, and find ways to effectively monitor progress.

Keene-2011-Translating_webinar.pdf (660.0 kB)