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A field visit with World Vision in Bangladesh

Posted Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Fund Coordinator WASH Specialist, Matt Bond, recently visited World Vision Australia's SHOMOTA project in Bangladesh. Travelling with the World Vision Australia WfW Program Manager, Shiv Nair, and the World Vision Australia WASH Specialist, David Rogers, Matt shares a brief overview of this field visit.

In my recent visit to see World Vision Australia's SHOMOTA project in action in Bangladesh, two of the highlights for me was observing community-led total sanitation...

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iDE WASH Markets: Learnings & Insights in Market-based Development

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Explore iDE’s WASH knowledge that dives deep into programs with impact and scale. 

iDE is excited to share our recently launched knowledge hub, washmarkets.ideglobal.org, that brings together hard-won learnings from building WASH markets in poor, rural communities around the world and synthesized global insights on driving impact and scale. 

There is no operating manual for market systems development. We have learned from trial and error, and in the spirit of...

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Menstruation – Making it real

Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Fund Coordinator GSI Specialist, Jose Mott reflects on the importance of Menstrual Hygiene and the role of WASH in alleviating barriers

The 28th May marks an important day – International Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Why so important?

#MHDay acknowledges menstruation as a natural and healthy part of adolescent girls and women’s lives - on average a woman menstruates for about seven years during her lifetime (UNICEF). Yet in in so many parts of the world,...

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Toilets, not poverty traps

Posted Thursday, May 09, 2019

Michel Dauguet, WASH Director, iDE Cambodia details some remarkable progress through iDE's innovative approach to toilets

Who will step up to address the very real liquidity gap that stands between poor households and their first toilet in Cambodia? iDE believes that local, friendly latrine businesses are best placed to provide non-interest bearing payment facilitation to households in their community. Read how iDE is seeking to unlock this sanitation supply-led financing at...

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Connecting, Collaborating and Cross Learning for Inclusive WASH, Bangkok, 18-22 March — Communiqué

Posted Sunday, March 31, 2019

Over the week 18 to 22 March, the Water for Women Fund partners joined together in Bangkok with other regional organisations including UNICEF, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) and the World Health Organisation to acknowledge and celebrate the importance
of collaboration and sharing of learning when working towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation. The event, which was attended by over 80 Water for Women Fund participants, culminated in a celebration...

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