Vision 21 recognizes that if the goal of water, sanitation and hygiene for all is to be achieved, people’s roles must change. Through its unique collaborative and participatory process, Vision 21 aims to inspire those still without water supply, sanitation and hygiene services to overcome obstacles and initiate action themselves, while calling on their leaders to bring these essential changes about. In this detailed mapping out of a shared vision, a conceptual framework is defined, core points are examined and the route to fulfilling Vision 21 is signposted.
To monitor these achievements, clear targets and indicators are detailed and encouraged. This inclusive plan concludes with the introduction of a Framework for Action, placing community and country action at the centre – to prepare their own vision and develop an action programme to achieve it. The Framework aims to assist people at community, country, regional and global levels to identify areas for action, enlisting the commitment of national governments and their partners to take up the challenge. Along with mobilizing the global community to support the development of country visions and their subsequent achievement, and to provide supporting tools.
This third issue of Voice for Change is focused on issues that thousands of sewerage workers in India face on a daily basis. They enter sewers to clean them manually with minimal safety equipment. They face instability because of the contractual nature of the work along with poor pay and benefits as well as general apathy from the State. Their voices amplify various issues ranging from discriminations of caste to the undignified manner in which they are treated, from the hazardous nature of their work to indifference to their plight, and culminate in a a series of demands.
The CLTS Knowledge Hub, based at the Institute of Development Studies, convened a regional workshop in Arusha, Tanzania, 16-20 April 2018 with support from SNV Tanzania. The event brought together those engaged in rural WASH programming from eight countries across the region (Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) alongside experts working at regional and global levels. Over the course of five days participants shared experiences, innovations, challenges and learning, and mapped gaps in knowledge with the aim of improving capacity and future learning, and building consensus on the way forward. SNV Tanzania also facilitated a field visit to its Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) project areas in Babati and Karatu districts.
This learning brief presents the common challenges and barriers to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 that the workshop participants identified across the region. It summarises discussions held across the week, highlights promising practices and considers priority actions moving forward.
The brief is available to download in English (to the right) and also in French here.
The CLTS Knowledge Hub, based at the Institute of Development Studies, WaterAid, WSSCC and UNICEF co-convened a regional workshop in Saly, Senegal, 25th-28th June 2018 with support from AGETIP. The event brought together those engaged in rural WASH programming from 14 countries across the region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo) alongside experts working at regional and global levels. Over the course of four days participants shared latest experiences, innovations, challenges and research, mapped knowledge gaps and discussed ways forward with the aim of improving capacity and knowledge.
This learning brief presents the common challenges identified across the region, summarises some of the discussions held, highlights some promising practices and considers priority actions moving forward.