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www.WASHcharter.orgWASH Sustainability Charter:    Collaborating for Best Practices                    Presentation Prepar...
Global Water Challenge (GWC)GWC catalyzes high impact partnerships bringing new donors to the sector to fund              ...
Background on the WASH         Sector       Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)• Why water?• What types of projects?• Wh...
Changing Today, For Tomorrow                                  If every hand pump                                  installe...
Sustainability Eludes WASH Sector       • Over 50 percent of all water projects         fail, less than 5% of projects are...
WASH Sustainability Charter“To collaboratively promote the delivery of safe water, sanitation, and    hygiene services tha...
GWC WASH Sustainability ForumObjectives:• Bring donors and implementers   into the sustainability   conversation• Identify...
The WASH Sustainability       Process                                                                 Over 100 Endorsers  ...
Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
Endorsers                                                                                     Serving Humanity through Emp...
The WASH Sustainability                Charter       5 areas     16 principles1. Strategy and Planning2. Governance and Ac...
Strategy and Planning• Consider solutions that are equitable, environmentally-friendly, and  well-suited to the specific n...
Governance and Accountability• Clearly articulate and document roles, responsibilities,  commitments, and expectations of ...
Service Delivery Support• Develop and promote a local operational infrastructure  (e.g. replacement parts, curriculum, mai...
Financial Management• Utilize financial resources for their intended purposes,  as agreed-upon by all stakeholders, throug...
Reporting and Knowledge Sharing• Utilize appropriate and consistent metrics, evaluation  criteria, and tools to monitor an...
Aligning Diverse Initiatives• Provides opportunity for consistency• Leverages and unites initiatives• Charter is aligned w...
Benefits of the Charter• Publicly signals commitment• Provides commonly agreed upon guidance• Aligns individual approach w...
From a Document to a           Movement•   Webinar Series•   Survey and Report•   SustainableWASH.org•   WASH Sustainabili...
Lessons for Other Sectors• Start talking with your peers to “build  buzz”• Don’t worry about the details• Start small, bot...
More Informationwww.SustainableWASH.org www.WASHCharter.org    Brian.Banks@GlobalWaterChallenge.org       Presentation Pre...
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  • Maurie to Present
  • Read pre-amble, time permittingTo help change this, a broad cross section of the WASH Sector came together to develop the WASH Sustainability Charter. The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education (WASH) Sustainability Charter is a collaboratively-developed mission and set of guiding principles to advance sustainable solutions in water, sanitation, and hygiene education.Open source – It is developed by the sector, for the sector. Rather than one organization, over 60 organizations have contributed, and continue to contribute to the living document through an ammendment process, the first of which will be happening soon. Brought to life by endorsers – It is endorsers that put the Charter into practice that transform this charter from a document into a powerful force for changing the way we, as a sector, do business. These endorsers have already made this document more than ever anticipated.Value-add for all – The Charter was developed to be applicable wherever you are on the sustainability spectrum (NOTE: This exercise will be done earlier in the day). Also, developed to apply whether you focus on water, sanitation, or hygiene education. Agreed upon best practices – The principles in the Charter carry authority, as they represent the combined learnings and experience of the sector as a whole.Strengthened by broad endorsement – The universality of the document advances its role as a common platform for progress. The fact that it has over 150 endorsements cements its value as a valuable common language and universal framework.Quick note on enforcement: The Charter is an aspirational document, not a governing one.  It will not be directly monitored or enforced. However, it is intended that WASH stakeholders will encourage and assist each other in applying the Charter’s principles, and ultimately, in improving the sustainability of WASH services around the world. That said, opt-in mechanisms are being developed to allow for robust self and third-party assessment.
  • There has been much discussion today about sustainability. For me, it is summed up in one simple fact:
  • Read pre-amble, time permittingTo help change this, a broad cross section of the WASH Sector came together to develop the WASH Sustainability Charter. The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education (WASH) Sustainability Charter is a collaboratively-developed mission and set of guiding principles to advance sustainable solutions in water, sanitation, and hygiene education.Open source – It is developed by the sector, for the sector. Rather than one organization, over 60 organizations have contributed, and continue to contribute to the living document through an ammendment process, the first of which will be happening soon. Brought to life by endorsers – It is endorsers that put the Charter into practice that transform this charter from a document into a powerful force for changing the way we, as a sector, do business. These endorsers have already made this document more than ever anticipated.Value-add for all – The Charter was developed to be applicable wherever you are on the sustainability spectrum (NOTE: This exercise will be done earlier in the day). Also, developed to apply whether you focus on water, sanitation, or hygiene education. Agreed upon best practices – The principles in the Charter carry authority, as they represent the combined learnings and experience of the sector as a whole.Strengthened by broad endorsement – The universality of the document advances its role as a common platform for progress. The fact that it has over 150 endorsements cements its value as a valuable common language and universal framework.Quick note on enforcement: The Charter is an aspirational document, not a governing one.  It will not be directly monitored or enforced. However, it is intended that WASH stakeholders will encourage and assist each other in applying the Charter’s principles, and ultimately, in improving the sustainability of WASH services around the world. That said, opt-in mechanisms are being developed to allow for robust self and third-party assessment.
  • Over 100 people involved in the development of the draft charterAnother 50 or so in the review~70 endorsers
  • Those three examples are only a small fraction of the XX endorsers that are employing the Charter to improve the way they work:Donors-Hilton Foundation-WSP-Voss FoundationOthersImplementers-CARE-WATERAid-World Vision-WSUP-WSSCCLocal NGOs-CREPA-Nepal Water for Health-Kenya’s Water Services Trust FundOther Stakeholders-WASRAG-H20 For LifeGovernment, entrepreneurs, and others
  • Framework - For further conversation, talk in the same termsRoadmap - Help organizations assess areas for improvement and determine how they can operate sustainablyChecklist - Simple tool for ensuring that the conditions for sustainability are createdConversation Starter - Does your team agree with the Charter? Commitment - Publically demonstrates that sustainability is a priorityDesigned to create a community of practice, upon which the sector can unite
  • How do we lay the framework for a sustainable program? This involves assessing the capabilities of the community, effective coordination, engagement with all stakeholders, including beneficiaries from the beginning, assessing and mitigating risks, and understanding the change management that needs to take place.
  • Due to the increased focus on sustainability, many new efforts are helping to move the sector forward. The Charter provides the framework to ensure that all efforts are aligned, connectable, and harmonized. Key sustainability efforts that the Charter’s principles are aligned with include:-Triple S, -SWA, -collaborative monitoring efforts, such as the recent Accountability Forum pilot in Honduras-Networks and coordination organizations, such as WASH Advocates and GWC-Emerging innovative efforts, such as the work being done around WPYs
  • Just as all of these organizations have benefitted from engaging with the Charter, you can too.
  • A good amount of progress has been made since the Charter was first discussed a year ago. While we are excited to see the way things are moving, this is just the beginning:Stone Prize – This prize for innovation, being launched by the Stone Family Foundation, will help to identify pioneering initiatives that are developing sustainable and effective services to get clean drinking water to people who need it. Release of the Landscape Report – This report, an outcome of the WASH Sustainability Survey, will provide a landscape review of the strengths and growth opportunities of the WASH Sector, using the Charter as a framework. Created in collaboration between Deloitte and GWC, this report will hilight the areas of the Charter that organizations from throughout the WASH supply chain have identified as priorities for improvement. This will lay the groundwork for the development of tools and resources moving forward.Launch of WARP – This crowd-sourced database will use provide easy access to tools and resources that can help organizations achieve the principles of the Charter. The WARP will launch with the many resources identified through the landscape survey, and continue to aggregate helpful sustainability tools. The database will be searchable, aligned to the Charter’s principles, and provide ratings for the various resources. Development of Opt-In Charter Assessments – GWC will be collaborating with others in the field to develop diagnostic tools for WASH stakeholders to thoroughly examine their implementation of the WASH Sustainability Charter. These tools will be an excellent mechanism for improving sustainability, as they will take an organization through a process of internal review to identify strengths, weaknesses, and ultimately opportunities to enhance processes around lasting service delivery. These assessments will be entirely optional. It is anticipated that a self-assessment and third-party assessment tool will be developed. WASH Sustainability Webinars – GWC and WASH Advocacy Initative will continue to partner with other stakeholders to host occasional webinars. These webinars will provide a virtual forum for advancing the discussion around sustainability by focusing on a key topic and leading a discussion with experts on the topics. Webinars to date have included a conversation on the options for post-implementation monitoring and another on the ways in which to build sustainability into programs from the beginning. Stay tuned for an update on a webinar coming up soon!Collaboration on WASH Sustainability Tools – As an outcome of the WASH Landscape efforts, GWC will work with leading stakeholders in the development of tools that help address the greatest opportunities for improvement in the sector. If you have tools you are currently working on, or ideas for sustainability resources that do not yet exist, please let us know.
  • A good amount of progress has been made since the Charter was first discussed a year ago. While we are excited to see the way things are moving, this is just the beginning:Stone Prize – This prize for innovation, being launched by the Stone Family Foundation, will help to identify pioneering initiatives that are developing sustainable and effective services to get clean drinking water to people who need it. Release of the Landscape Report – This report, an outcome of the WASH Sustainability Survey, will provide a landscape review of the strengths and growth opportunities of the WASH Sector, using the Charter as a framework. Created in collaboration between Deloitte and GWC, this report will hilight the areas of the Charter that organizations from throughout the WASH supply chain have identified as priorities for improvement. This will lay the groundwork for the development of tools and resources moving forward.Launch of WARP – This crowd-sourced database will use provide easy access to tools and resources that can help organizations achieve the principles of the Charter. The WARP will launch with the many resources identified through the landscape survey, and continue to aggregate helpful sustainability tools. The database will be searchable, aligned to the Charter’s principles, and provide ratings for the various resources. Development of Opt-In Charter Assessments – GWC will be collaborating with others in the field to develop diagnostic tools for WASH stakeholders to thoroughly examine their implementation of the WASH Sustainability Charter. These tools will be an excellent mechanism for improving sustainability, as they will take an organization through a process of internal review to identify strengths, weaknesses, and ultimately opportunities to enhance processes around lasting service delivery. These assessments will be entirely optional. It is anticipated that a self-assessment and third-party assessment tool will be developed. WASH Sustainability Webinars – GWC and WASH Advocacy Initative will continue to partner with other stakeholders to host occasional webinars. These webinars will provide a virtual forum for advancing the discussion around sustainability by focusing on a key topic and leading a discussion with experts on the topics. Webinars to date have included a conversation on the options for post-implementation monitoring and another on the ways in which to build sustainability into programs from the beginning. Stay tuned for an update on a webinar coming up soon!Collaboration on WASH Sustainability Tools – As an outcome of the WASH Landscape efforts, GWC will work with leading stakeholders in the development of tools that help address the greatest opportunities for improvement in the sector. If you have tools you are currently working on, or ideas for sustainability resources that do not yet exist, please let us know.
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    1. 1. www.WASHcharter.orgWASH Sustainability Charter: Collaborating for Best Practices Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    2. 2. Global Water Challenge (GWC)GWC catalyzes high impact partnerships bringing new donors to the sector to fund innovative and sustainable WASH programs.Coalition of corporations, NGOs and other stakeholders committed to achieving universalaccess to WASH. Members include: o Corporations: Cargill, Dow, Ford, Kimberly-Clark, Merck, The Coca-Cola Company o Leading NGOs: WaterAid, Water For People, Water.org, CARE, CRS, etc. o Foundations: Wallace Genetic Foundation, Case FoundationAccelerating the delivery of WASH through partnerships that catalyze financial support anddrive innovation for sustainable solutions: o WASH in Schools: SWASH+, Mexico Schools Program, Support My School, A-WASH o Women for Water o Ashoka Changemakers Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    3. 3. Background on the WASH Sector Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)• Why water?• What types of projects?• What types of organizations?• What is “Sustainability”? Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    4. 4. Changing Today, For Tomorrow If every hand pump installed in Africa in the past 20 years still worked, nearly 70 MM more people would have access to water. Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    5. 5. Sustainability Eludes WASH Sector • Over 50 percent of all water projects fail, less than 5% of projects are visited after project completion, and far less than 1% have any longer-term monitoring. (1) • Over the last 20 years, over 180,000 hand pumps installed in Sub-Saharan Africa have failed pre-maturely, representing a total failed investment of between $1.2 and $1.5 billion (2) • Weak data hides the true scope of the crisis. In one study in Mozambique, the government reported that 72% of the population had water access. Data showed actual coverage of 21%, with the discrepancy caused by water point failure. (3)1. Water.org. http://water.org/learn-about-the-water-crisis/facts/2. The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. http://www.irc.nl/page/483983. Water For People. http://support.waterforpeople.org/site/DocServer/Breslin-Rethinking-hydrophilanthropy-012910-web.pdf?docID=1521 5 Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    6. 6. WASH Sustainability Charter“To collaboratively promote the delivery of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services that produce high-quality, lasting benefits to consumers.” • Open-source • Brought to life by endorsers • Value-add for all • Agreed upon best practices • Strengthened by broad endorsement Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    7. 7. GWC WASH Sustainability ForumObjectives:• Bring donors and implementers into the sustainability conversation• Identify best practices of sustainability• Build consensus around elements of sustainability and establish charter of principlesParticipants• 96 participants• 50 public institutions, private sector leaders, and NGOs represented 7 Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    8. 8. The WASH Sustainability Process Over 100 Endorsers • And counting… Final version was released • Launched on www.WASHCharter.org • Notable media coverage Draft was shared for public feedback • Feedback submitted from throughout the sector Compiled with the support of Deloitte • With guidance from participants at the ForumOutcome of the January 2011 WASH Sustainability Forum • Nearly 100 people • Over 50 organizations Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    9. 9. Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    10. 10. Endorsers Serving Humanity through Empowerment and a child’s right Development (SHED), Inc. Africare Sindhica Reforms Society Pakistan Aguaconsult Solarsido Agua Para La Vida South African Toilet Organisation (SATO) An Organization for Socio-Economic Sustainable Environment Development Initiative Development (AOSED) Global Water Challenge (GWC) Sustainable Sanitation Design The Aquaya Institute Global Environment & Technology Taakulo Somaliland Community (WASCO) Behrhorst Partners for Development Foundation (GETF) Tearfund BIOBOX Moçambique H20 For Life tippytap.org Blue Planet Network Hazara Development & Advocacy Triple-S – IRC International Water and CARE Foundation (HADAF) Sanitation Center Catholic Relief Services Helping Hand For Relief & Development Udyama Centre for Community Health Research Improve International UGoS (CCHR) International Development United Force for Development (UFFD) Climbing for Water Enterprise, Cambodia Upez African Humanitarian Development Project CLLEEN Water and Power Karnali Integrate Rural Development & (UAHDP)Community Based Total Sanitation (STBM Research Center (KIRDARC) Village Science Indonesia) Kenya Community Health Network WASH Advocacy Initiative Community Water Solutions Liquid Water, Inc Water 1st International Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Living Water International WaterAid Cowater International Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) CREPA-African Center for WASH Nakuru Defluoridation Company, Ltd. Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group El Porvenir Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH) (WASRAG) Engineers Without Borders Australia Portapure Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF), Kenya Engineers Without Borders Canada Project WET Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council FairWater Pueblo a Pueblo (WSSCC) Fantsuam Foundation Pure Water for the World, Inc. Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) Ghana Young Artisans Movement Rising Star Outreach Water For People Gramalaya Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP) Wellman Waterworks Guarantee Environment on Water Sark Foundation Welthungerhilfe Sanitation and Hygiene (GEOWASH) Save the Children, USA Women Collaborative Development Foundation, Ghana World Vision Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    11. 11. The WASH Sustainability Charter 5 areas 16 principles1. Strategy and Planning2. Governance and Accountability3. Service Delivery Support4. Financial Management5. Reporting and Knowledge SharingFramework | Roadmap | Checklist | Conversation Starter | Commitment Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    12. 12. Strategy and Planning• Consider solutions that are equitable, environmentally-friendly, and well-suited to the specific needs and long-term operations and maintenance capabilities of the local community.• Align planning efforts with other stakeholders, including development organizations and national/local governments.• Meaningfully include consumers and other stakeholders throughout the planning and budgeting processes.• Assess full life-cycle risks during planning and develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies.• Consider the long-term education, capacity-building, and training needs of stakeholders. Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    13. 13. Governance and Accountability• Clearly articulate and document roles, responsibilities, commitments, and expectations of all stakeholders while recognizing the central role of women in WASH solutions.• Promote and deliver programs where all stakeholders are accountable to each other and operate in a transparent manner.• Evaluate the capabilities and capacity of the consumers, community, and service providers when determining their roles in ongoing service delivery. Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    14. 14. Service Delivery Support• Develop and promote a local operational infrastructure (e.g. replacement parts, curriculum, maintenance capability, supplier network, etc.) that enables long-term service delivery.• Prepare the consumers and/or other stakeholders to take responsibility for the service delivery support processes.• Establish mechanisms to educate stakeholders and to ensure that education transmission is sustained over time. Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    15. 15. Financial Management• Utilize financial resources for their intended purposes, as agreed-upon by all stakeholders, throughout the service delivery life-cycle.• Establish a long-term financing plan that realistically accounts for all phases of the service delivery life-cycle. Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    16. 16. Reporting and Knowledge Sharing• Utilize appropriate and consistent metrics, evaluation criteria, and tools to monitor and measure performance relative to long-term service delivery throughout the solution life-cycle (including post-implementation phases).• Share data and lessons learned – both from failures and successes – in order to provide continuous improvement throughout the sector.• Adopt and use consistent financial and operational reporting frameworks. Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    17. 17. Aligning Diverse Initiatives• Provides opportunity for consistency• Leverages and unites initiatives• Charter is aligned with: – Triple-S – Sanitation and Water for All – Collaborative Monitoring – WASH Advocates, Global Water Challenge – Water Person Years Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    18. 18. Benefits of the Charter• Publicly signals commitment• Provides commonly agreed upon guidance• Aligns individual approach with sector-wideconversation• Delivers competitive advantage• Strengthens communications• Offers clear benchmarks for sustainability Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    19. 19. From a Document to a Movement• Webinar Series• Survey and Report• SustainableWASH.org• WASH Sustainability Process • Endorse • Assess • Improve Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    20. 20. Lessons for Other Sectors• Start talking with your peers to “build buzz”• Don’t worry about the details• Start small, both in size and scope• Find the specific need to address• Engage peers throughout the process Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
    21. 21. More Informationwww.SustainableWASH.org www.WASHCharter.org Brian.Banks@GlobalWaterChallenge.org Presentation Prepared by Global Water Challenge
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