A network of organizations involved in water, sanitation and hygiene sector, which intends to facilitate the sharing of information and promote the use there of to improve the performance of the sector as a whole.
Rainwater Harvesting Capacity Center of Biogas Sector Partnership-Nepal (BSP-N) with support from Dutch WASH Alliance/RAIN Foundation conducted training on Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) systems for Masons in Korbang Jhimpe VDC, Salyan from 21-27 March, 2013.
The program aimed to strengthen Mason’s skills on rainwater harvesting systems, provide knowledge and ensure commitment on WASH sector to work as a driving factor in the community. Apart from training, interaction with implementing partners - People’s Awareness for Rural Development Centre (PARD) Nepal and Midwest Youth Union Centre (MYUC) was also carried out to review project progresses.
During social mapping for WASH achievements among participants from Khorbang Jhimpe, Kupendedaha VDCs and other parts of Salyan, they presented commitment to build toilets at their houses and support their VDCs to attain Open Defecation Free zones as soon as possible.
The Secretary at the Ministry of Urban Development launched software developed to update Water and Sanitation Users’ Committee (WSUC) status from different parts of the country. The software includes provisions to update data and information on components like governance, functionality of water and sanitation facilities among others.
The software was launched at a workshop organised by Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users’ Nepal (FEDWASUN) to review the project "Ensuring Equitable and Sustainable Water Supply Facilities and Improved Sanitation and Hygiene program" with support from UNICEF Nepal on 24-25 February, 2013. The program aimed to share programme achievements from 12 project implemented districts, challenges and discussed on the areas to be improved on WASH services.
During the programme, discussions were also made on drinking water project directives and the role of FEDWASUN and Water and Sanitation Users’ Committees (WSUC) in providing safe drinking water.
Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH) formed 11-member Child Club and provided hygiene and sanitation education to promote WASH awareness in their project area - Naitul community in Jaljala VDC of Baglung district. The child club members are actively engaged in monitoring hygiene and sanitation condition of their school and households. As the child club actively monitored the WASH progress of each community households twice a month, gradually positive changes are taking place in Naitul. Click here to download the full story.
The workshop on “The Role of Cooperatives in Total Sanitation Campaign” analyzed the role of saving and credit cooperative institutions and emphasized their importance to attain sustainability in WASH campaigns. The workshop concluded with a commitment from District Cooperatives Association to sign an agreement to support Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign and invest local funds in the WASH sector. The program was organized jointly by Friends Service Council Nepal, District-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-Coordination Committee, Rupandehi and Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-Division Office, Rupandehi on 20th January, 2013. Click here to learn more.
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