Mpp wash cluster key lessions learnt from 2009

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  • 1. Clarify roles of political parties and mainstream into existing mechanism;2. Agreement among WASH cluster member on WASH package for diarrhea response3. Government departments to explicitly assign disaster preparedness/response as one of the responsibility of concerned Las;
  • DWSS, DOLIDAR and MPPW should clearly indicate that LAs are responsible for both dev and disaster prevention and response;
  • Mpp wash cluster key lessions learnt from 2009

    1. 1. WASH Cluster-Disaster Preparedness and Response<br />Key Lessons Learnt in 2009 and Recommendations<br />National Disaster Preparedness and Pre-Monsoon Planning Workshop<br />8th April 2010<br />
    2. 2. A. Preparedness<br /><ul><li>Building capacity of key district and VDC level GON/NGOs stakeholders and volunteers - prerequisite for effective response;
    3. 3. Prepositioning of emergency supplies at the district level would reduce extreme logistic difficulties;
    4. 4. Mapping of vulnerable areas (VDCs, Districts) based on standard criteria for various emergency scenario provides clear direction/guidance; </li></ul>2<br />
    5. 5. <ul><li>DDRC leadership with clear chain of command including clarity on cluster responsibilities among the GON line agencies at district level;
    6. 6. Formation and strengthening QRT (similar to health) under government line agencies(WSSDOs) could provide leadership at district level;
    7. 7. Consensus on Standard Package - Driving Force for strong partnership among humanitarian, government agencies and corporate sectors;
    8. 8. DCP played important milestone -Awareness raising and building district ownership; </li></ul>3<br />A. Preparedness (contd….)<br />
    9. 9. 2. Response/Good Practices<br />4<br /><ul><li>Working together and sharing resources – best strategy to response the mega disaster; Over 15 agencies participated;
    10. 10. Good coordination between humanitarian agencies and GON in Jajarkot/ Rukum/ Achham/Dailekh.
    11. 11. PaschimPaila - Civil society led unprecedented eagerness of youth volunteers to support WASH campaignand notable contribution of corporate sector(APCA) over 3 million</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Commitment of Humanitarian agencies to reach all HHs, despite of remoteness and harsh conditions;
    12. 12. Horizontal coordination between WASH and health clusters -Prerequisite for preventing and controlling of diarrhea epidemic;
    13. 13. Volunteers (FCHVs, NGOs) played crucial role in preventative health campaign and health mobile camps in curative life saving response; </li></ul>5<br />2. Response/Good Practices<br />
    14. 14. 3. Recommendations<br /><ul><li>Further develop common understanding between WASH and Health clusters for complementary roles in diarrhea response;
    15. 15. Continuous leadership by GON line agencies (DDRC, DHO & WSSDOs/DTOs) in humanitarian response;
    16. 16. Strictly monitoring of expiry date of the chlorine products and monitoring the effectiveness of WASH response; Use WASH monitoring tool
    17. 17. Carry our formative research to capture local socio-cultural aspects to develop/launch behavior change campaigns;</li></ul>6<br />
    18. 18. <ul><li>Strengthen technical and management capacity of WSUCs- to deliver safe drinking water;
    19. 19. Stand-by agreement mechanism for delivery of immediate life saving supplies;
    20. 20. Promote and continue hygiene, sanitation and safe water campaign jointly by all stakeholders in disaster prone VDCs/ districts; Mainstream such component into regular development intervention:
    21. 21. Strengthen DDRCs and WASH clusters at by supporting implementation of DCP preparedness components;</li></ul>7<br />Recommendations (contd…)<br />
    22. 22. Thank You <br />8<br />

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