What is Water for Women’s Learning Agenda?


Our Learning Agenda is the dynamic and interactive framework that links Fund partners and allows them to share and learn from one another. It promotes a shared interest in collaborative knowledge development and learning on climate-resilient, sustainable and inclusive WASH between all partners.

With a focus on knowledge use to actively inform decisions, Fund-generated evidence is supporting partners to program for long-term impact and contributing to transformative WASH policy and practice globally.

Underpinning the Learning Agenda are nine thematic areas that represent emerging areas of evidence from partner projects and research where there is potential to make the biggest contribution to program and sector performance and support progress towards the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Strengthening WASH sector systems can lead to more sustainable, gender and socially inclusive WASH services. Water for Women partners are contributing to strengthening national and subnational WASH sector systems in context specific ways. Explore recent work in this area.

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Ensuring opportunities for diverse voices and leadership, as well as more equitable decision-making processes, is central to strengthening inclusive WASH services and systems that are resilient to climate change. Explore recent work in this area.

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A central commitment to the implementation of the SDGs is to ‘leave no one behind.’ Water for Women partners are building understanding of and contributing to thinking and practice to ensure no one is left behind in WASH system strengthening. Explore recent work in this area.

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Partners’ inclusive WASH responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are supporting recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, in line with the Australian Government’s Partnerships for Recovery strategy. Explore latest updates.

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Climate change increasingly threatens WASH services and systems and is disproportionately impacting those most vulnerable, including women and girls, people with a disability and people from sexual and minority communities. Partners are building climate-resilient, inclusive communities through their WASH projects. Explore recent work in this area.

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‘Safely managed’ represents the highest service level of the SDG targets. Partners are supporting communities and governments to improve access to safely managed WASH across different country contexts. Explore recent work in this area.

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The private sector plays a vital role in WASH-related market systems and is a key contributor towards SDG 6. Partners are working to better engage the private sector to build WASH supply chains, create more inclusive WASH services, strengthen the enabling environment, promote female WASH entrepreneurs and explore market-driven solutions to inclusive WASH challenges. Explore recent work in this area.

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Adequate WASH in healthcare facilities is critical to the delivery of high-quality and safe care. Many Water for Women partners are contributing to research and practice towards improved WASH in HCFs, including collaborating with and drawing from the ongoing experience of WHO/UNICEF internationally. Explore recent work in this area.

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Partnership is central to Water for Women and our way of working. Partners are exploring the different partnering approaches and systems utilised across the Fund and investigating the enabling environment and resources required for effective partnering with and between downstream partners, including local civil society, academic institutions, and governments, to contribute to the body of knowledge in this area. Explore recent updates in this area.


Our Learning Agenda has resulted in the publication of many collaboratively developed resources for the WASH sector, you can explore these publications via the button below.


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