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What’s in a toilet? World Toilet Day 2019

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019

The Fund Coordinator GSI Specialist, Jose Mott and WASH Specialist, Matthew Bond reflect on what makes a toilet ‘adequate’ and ‘equitable’ for all this World Toilet Day. 

Most of us in Australia do not give a second thought to having access to a toilet. I say ‘most’, because still for some, such as the homeless, people with disabilities, people of diverse genders, and people from remote communities, access to a hygienic, safe and...


#WWWeek - key themes relevant to the WASH agenda

Posted Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The Fund Coordinator GSI Specialist, Jose Mott, recently attended SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm in late August. Jose reflects on the event and some of the key themes relevant to the WASH agenda that emerged from the week long meeting that brought together 4,000 participants from 138 countries - the annual focal point for the globes water issues. 


The World Water Week theme for 2019 was Water for Society: Including All (Leaving No one Behind). The...


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...


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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