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The sustainability and impact of school sanitation, water and hygiene education in Kenya

NJUGUNA, Vincent
et al

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This report details a study that investigated the impact and sustainability of school interventions for water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) in three districts in Kenya. The key findings of the study are: that sufficient taps for handwashing in toilets result in increased handwashing and cleaner toilets, and toilets that are clean and provide privacy are better used by children

Menstrual hygiene : breaking the silence | Beyond construction : use by all|A collection of case studies from sanitation and hygiene promotion practitioners in South Asia

AHMED, Rokeya
YESMIN, Kabita

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This paper provides information about an awareness-builidng programme from WaterAid Bangladesh focusing on the issue of menstrual hygiene. It highlights the incorporation of menstrual awareness and management in sanitation and hygiene programmes. This paper is useful for people interested in menstrual hygiene issues

Towards effective programming for WASH in schools : a manual on scaling up programmes for water, sanitation and hygiene in schools

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

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This manual deals with school water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH). It describes the many elements needed for scaling up programmes for water, sanitation and hygiene in schools while ensuring quality and sustainability. It is meant for government and NGO staff responsible for programming WASH in schools

Roofwater harvesting : a handbook for practitioners


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This handbook mainly focuses on low-cost domestic rainwater harvesting in the humid tropics. It has been written to assist NGO and government staff responsible for implementing domestic roofwater harvesting systems or programmes. It is also meant to serve as a source of material for rainwater harvesting associations preparing national design guidelines in local languages, and could be used by individual householders or masons

Girl-friendly toilets for schoolgirls : helping adolescent girls


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This case study details a Plan International project to design ‘girl-friendly’ school toilets, based on consultation with girl students, 10 schools in Ghana. The design includes a room for washing and changing, larger toilet holes to suit girls, a door on the urinal, and provision of water and soap inside the changing room and at the exit to the urinal. Photos and three-dimensional drawings are provided. This case study is useful for people interested in 'girl-friendly' school WASH designs

Organising local documentation services for the water and sanitation sector : guidelines


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Guidelines for the development of local documentation centres which can be maintained with minimum effort, and provide useful information on water and sanitation to colleagues and the local community without the help of professional librarians or documentalists. Concentrates on the basic tasks needed to set up and operate a small documentation centre at the local level. This second edition has been revised to take account of the developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) which have revolutionised information provision during the past ten years. The revised guidelines continue to cover manual systems, but also include more detailed guidance on computer applications and access to the Internet

Streams of knowledge toolbox [introduction]

October 2001

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This is the introduction to a set of tools that form the draft Toolbox on Streams of Knowledge (SoK). The toolbox is a work in progress. Its use results in learning among partners in the SoK coalition that work together to strengthen resource centres' contributions to improved water and sanitation delivery. The learning process emerged from the project Study into Resources and Management (STREAM) of drinking water supply and sanitation centres in four continents. This brought together IRC's long standing partners and new ones in a joint learning process of what makes effective resource centres. Tools include: 1. Diagnostic study; 2. Understanding the resource centre concept; 3. Assessing the potential of a resource centre; 4. Gender scan guideline; 5. Consolidating resource centres; 6. Electronic information services; 7. Evaluating effectiveness of resource centres and their partners; 8. Self-assessment guide; 9. Improving management & control functions; 10. Quality assurance; 11. Impact Assessment

Action monitoring for effectiveness : improving water, hygiene and environmental sanitation programmes. Part II : fact sheets

SHORDT, Kathleen

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The action monitoring for effectiveness (aMe) approach focuses on application of monitoring theories and practical methods to improve programmes and projects in the short-term in the water, hygiene and sanitation sector. This is the second volume of two, and contains 32 fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides practical examples of indicators, methods and tools for monitoring a specific topic. Topics range from the concrete to the range from concrete issues more abstract issues such as community participation, management and distribution of benefits. They include: the community and its institutions, NGO and programme management, training, gender and finance, establishment of water services, operation and maintenance for water facilities, latrines and use of facilities and hygiene behaviour

Communication in water supply and sanitation : resource booklet

LING, Jack
January 1994

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This booklet is designed to support people to put a communication programme into effect, in and for the water sector. Offers guidance based on the experiences of many people in many countries, and outline the steps that need to be taken to develop and implement a communication strategy. Such a strategy should be designed to support the sector goal of supplying everyone in each country in the years to come with sustainable basic water supply and sanitation. Included as an appendix is a collection of short advocacy pieces which address some of the key questions raised in and by the booklet and which can be referred to or used as a short summary. Together, these pieces set out to make the case for the creation of a communication culture in the Water and Sanitation Sector

Action-learning : building on experience


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This publication aims to make more water sector aware of the value of using learning in a systematic and analytical way. It presents the basic concepts of action learning as the main tool for capacity building. Action learning procedures are presented and explained with examples and illustrations. It also provides some guidelines for implementing action learning in water and sanitation projects

Communication case studies for the water supply and sanitation sector

August 1993

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This publication presents eight case studies that demonstrate that effective and sustainable action depends on changes in people; those who make and influence decisions about development priorities and at village level those who change their everyday lives. The cases show that these changes depend on effective communication efforts. They also demonstrate that communication is more than just information, it is a two-way process involving asking and listening