2013-2014WAS H U N ITED INDIA F ELLOWS HIP PRO GRA M Conceptualize, Create, Connect
Are you adventurous, curious, creative, interested, andinteresting? Are you socially conscious and passionateabout development & public health, particularly in India?Do you quickly adapt to different environments and havean ability to keenly observe them? Are you fascinatedby the idea of long journeys through rural India ? Do youwant to help change the world and save lives throughfilm, photography, and design? “No...” Feel free to close this document. “Yes!” Please Continue!
India’s Sanitation CrisisLack of adequate sanitation is a hugeproblem in India. 626 million Indians livewithout access to safe sanitation, makingIndia the country with most people livingwithout toilets in the world.This leads to problems spanning health,economics, human rights, & the environ-ment Human Impact Economic Impact • More than 1,000 children die from prevent- • India loses approximately USD 53.8 billion able diarrhoea every day. (>6.4% of India’s GDP) due to increased • Shame and lack of dignity is a constant com- health costs, productivity losses, and reduced panion as people are forced to defecate in tourism revenue due to inadequate sanitation full view of others. and poor hygiene. • Women suffer from reproductive tract infec- • Halving the proportion of those globally tions due to poor hygiene without access to safe drinking water and • Human rights abuses are a common occur- adequate sanitation by 2015 is estimated to rence as women are often molested or raped result in 272 million more school attendance as they are forced to use isolated locations days a year. for open-defecation. • The value of deaths averted, based on dis- • 443 million school days are lost each year counted future earnings, would amount to due to water-related diseases. US$3.6 billion a year. • For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, $8 is returned in increased productivity. • 3.5% of all work time is lost due to sanitation WASH Fellowship Program Page 3 related
WASH United WASH-United.org WASH United is an award winning international NGO that pio- Joining the WASH United India team will link you to a neers the use of the use of sport star ambassadors, interactive growing team of youthful, ambitious and fun-loving social educational games, and innovative campaigning formats to make innovators / entrepreneurs within New Delhi’s swiftly toilets & hand-washing hygiene “cool & sexy” and to facilitate emerging social innovation community as well as more behavior change. WASH United has country programs in India and established organizations such as The Bill & Melinda 8 African countries. Gates Foundation, Acumen Fund, IDEO, Planning Com- mission Of India, Ashoka, PATH, J-PAL, Dalberg, Harvard Key partners in our work include Bill & Melinda Gates Founda- Kennedy School, The World Bank, Water & Sanitation tion, Swiss Agency For Development & Cooperation, GIZ, WSSCC, Program and many many more. Arghyam, WaterAid, FC Bayern Munich, German Foreign Office, Norwegian Foreign Office, French Foreign Office, FC Bayern Fellows will have an opportunity to use these networks Munich. to further their work. WASH United has launched several large sanitation and hygiene projects such as the Nirmal Bharat Yatra (Great WASH Yatra) and has received broad international recognition for its success in pro- moting sanitation and hygiene in India and Africa.WASH Fellowship Program Page 4
Nirmal Bharat Yatra nirmalbharatyatra.org WASH United in India recently conducted the Nirmal Bharat Yatra The Yatra was a particular resonant format because it (The Great WASH Yatra : www.nirmalbharatyatra.org / www. built upon all the things Indians are really passionate and facebook.com/TheGreatWashYatra), a mega sanitation-themed excited about – Bollywood song and dance, popular TV carnival that featured unique games, performances, & labs. The formats, but above all India’s favorite sport cricket – and Yatra was a mammoth undertaking traveling 2000 Km across used them to tackle persisting taboos related to sanita- rural India over 50 days and reached 230 million people with mes- tion and hygiene and charged these issues with positive sages of sanitation and hygiene. emotions. The Nirmal Bharat Yatra had three key goals: 1) promote life- The Yatra benefited immensely from having 7 extremely TH E GR saving toilet adoption + handwashing with soap behaviour among talented Fellows with diverse backgrounds such as cho- EAT WASH YATRA 2012 at-risk children, youth, & adults; 2) raise awareness about sani- reography, professional filmmaking, & photography from tation & hygiene amongst rural & urban populations by getting India, Germany, the US, & the UK. See details of the Fel- exciting, positive stories about sanitation and hygiene in mass lowship here: After the immense success of this first media; & 3) advocate for improvements in sanitation and hygiene Fellowship program, we are now launching WASH United IEC programs among key stakeholders in the government, media, Fellows Program Edition 2. & other sector organizations. . WASH Fellowship ProgramWASH Fellowship Program Page 5
WASH UNITED A B O U T T H E F E L LOWS H I PS Conceptualize, Create, ConnectYatra Fellowship Program Page 6
The WASH United Fellowship 2nd Edition | Mar 2013 onwards Having just wrapped up the successful Yatra Fel- lowship with 7 international and Indian fellows (http://nirmalbharatyatra.org/content/fellowship- descriptions), WASH United India is launching it’s second Fellowship Program. The program is looking for talented individuals in search of a fun, challeng- ing, and high profile experience in the Indian social innovation space. The program is structured to allow for creative freedom as well as high impact work that gets implemented on the field through collaborations between WASH United and its partner organiza- tions. In this Edition, we are inviting Filmmakers, Pho- tographers, and Graphic Designers. This team of Fellows will be central to WASH United’s commu- nication, advocacy and awareness raising efforts across a variety of projects over the next 6-12 months. If any of this sounds interesting to you please read on!WASH Fellowship Program Page 7
Fellowship Structure Three Fellowship opportunities are open for applica- tions, all based out of New Delhi / Gurgaon, India. The Fellowships will start in mid March - mid April 2013 and will range from 3-12 months based on mutual agreement. During the Fellowship, the Fellows will work on 2-3 projects especially structured for the Fellowship. These projects will either pertain to one or more spe- cific projects that WASH United is undertaking in 2013 (such as Sanitation Carnivals or Loo Tunes) or will be aligned to WASH United’s organization level goals. During the Fellowship, Fellows will work on 2-3 projects specially structured projects. The fellow projects will centered aroundt he creation of extremely high quality content for WASH United’s sanitation/hygiene based advocacy (see below for specific project possibilities) for 15 days of a month. The fellows are free to use the remaining time at their discretion. These projects will be designed carefully so as to bal- ance WASH United’s strategic objectives and ensuring creative challenge for the Fellows. Additionally fellows will be housed comfortably in a central and fun neighborhood of Delhi.WASH Fellowship ProgramWASH Fellowship Program Page 8
Fellows will play a critical role in the following projectsNirmal Rajya Yatra / Nirmal Gram Mela Loo TunesAfter the success of the Nirmal Bharat Yatra across 6 states, WASH United WASH United is commissioning leading Indian and international musiciansis designing two new carnivals filled with games & performances that to compose songs for a music repository (to be called Loo Tunes), which willcommunicate messages of sanitation and hygiene to specific States within be used to generate awareness about the sanitation crisis in India & abroad.India and to remote villages. The repository is being launched to reach out and create awareness amongst a growing urban population and to recruit volunteers and to raise supportWASH United will launch these carnivals and journeys in partnership with for sanitation and hygiene innovation within India. The program has alreadyIndian states and our partners. Our team of Fellows will be involved in recruited recognized Indian bands such as Indian Ocean and Rabbi Shergillcreating compelling content for this project through film, photography, & and is going to grow exponentially in the next year with international actsdesign (of games + communication materials). being signed up.Depending on interest, the Fellows will also get the chance to travel Our team of Fellows will be involved in creating compelling content for thisthousands of kilometers across rural India in caravans spreading messages of project through film, photography, & design. We are envisioning things suchhygiene and health. as behind the scenes footage of music recordings, interviews with artists on the power of music for social change, and creating audio-visual materials for a viral marketing campaign for this project. Depending on interest, the Fellows will also get the chance to be involved in the campaign launch in multiple countries. WASH Fellowship Program Page 9
Fellows will play a critical role in the following projectsToilets are Beautiful Common LightThe TAB program will use the power of art to bring sanitation into the Common Light is a non-profit project that partners with photography & filmmainstream. One of the problems with sanitation in India has been the taboo enthusiasts to capture image & film footage of important social issues. Thistag associated with sanitation. It makes it very difficult for the issue to be footage is then made available under a Creative Commons License for usetaken seriously as people are hesitant to discuss it. Art is a medium that by non-profits & media globally to address these social issues. The programbrings fringe and / or taboo issues into the mainstream. is run through specially curated field trips organized by experts in the sector. The collected material will then be made available to NGO’s, stakeholders,WASH United is in the process of partnering with leading Indian artists, and individuals who can’t afford hiring professionals to collect such material.art institutions, & museums to launch large scale public art on the 19th ofNovember 2013 (World Toilet Day), commission leading artists to produce WASH United is one of the organizations behind Common Light and anchorssanitation themed art that is then auctioned to collectors globally, and to several Common Light field trips in urban slums and (going forward) rurallaunch a pan-India tour of an original Van Gogh painting to raise awareness areas. Fellows will have the chance to be part of and give shape to Commonand support for sanitation and hygiene. Light field trips, communication materials, & outreach efforts.Our team of Fellows will be involved in creating compelling content for thisproject through film, photography, & design. We are envisioning things suchas interviews with the artists, behind the scenes footage within their studios,the process of making public art (even getting involved in the making of it),capturing the Van Gogh campaign, interviews with youth on their reactionsto art for sanitation, creating marketing materials & a website to reach out toart collectors. WASH Fellowship Program Page 10
Why ApplyHigh Impact Social Innovation: Fellowship projects that are extremely well designed so as to provide maximum impact and learningopportunities. The Fellowships will have clear goals or problem statements, adequate resources, mentoring and regular feedback, and a dynamicworking environment.Access To The Social Innovation Network In Delhi: If one might say that Bangalore or Gurgaon is the “tech hub” of India, then Delhi israpidly becoming India’s creative hub for designers, programmers, filmmakers, and social entrepreneurs. This is a wonderful opportunity tobecome part of this growing community. Living In A New City / Country: For those not from Delhi, and especially for those not from India, this Fellowship provides the chance of alifetime to live and work in this city, while not having to worry about living expenses and searching for rooms and roommates. You’ll have at leasttwo other fellows with you through this whole process, too!Independence To Pursue Interests Outside The Fellowship: We recognize that most of us want to set aside some time to pursue ourinterests or just explore a new environment, in addition to planned work. The Fellowship will allow Fellows to spend up to 15 working days amonth on personal interests, goals, & projects if they so choose. WASH Fellowship Program Page 11
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Filmmaker Description Responsibilities Skills/Experience Storytelling is extremely important to social • Brainstorming creative possibilities for • Experience in and passion for documentary innovation. Nothing conveys the truth of a the use of film in projects filmmaking: shorts & medium length. situation or the potential of a new innova- • Storyboarding short films aligned to • Experience working with a range of video tion more than visual narratives. High quality project objectives equipment. audiovisual materials are a vital input into • Planning field visits and capturing • Experience in field research & constructing mobilization, communication, and advocacy compelling quality footage for these story boards for films within the social sector. films. • Deep experience editing on Final Cut Pro or • Creating a catalog of raw footage and Adobe Premiere. After Effects and Cinema 4D The WASH United Fellowship program is tagging it for future retrieval will be a plus. looking for a filmmaker + video editor who • Editing and production of high qual- • Sound mixing using software such as Logic is a will be able to capture interesting aspects of ity films & video, and obtaining an plus. WASH United projects and then construct understanding of previously captured • Being able to speak Hindi or other Indian lan- meaningful audiovisual narratives from the footage guages is a huge plus. footage. • Editing of captured material to pro- duce a professional quality video. Yatra Fellowship Program WASH Fellowship Program Page 13
Digital Graphic DesignerDescription Skills/Experience ResponsibilitiesGood design can be powerful. Extremely pow- • Involvement in the developing brand • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree inerful. WASH United recognizes the power of identities for WASH United programs graphic design, visual design, or artdesign and design thinking & tries to leverage such as the Carnivals, Loo Tunes etc. from a top program in India or abroadthe power of design across all our activities: be • Development of new marketing/ (NID, RISD, SVA, St Martins etc)it the design of our programs, our games, or communications material; brochures, • A fantastic portfolio that blows ourour communication materials. All our programs flyers, posters, web page design for mind away. The portfolio should dis-require compelling communication material WASH United and for our programs play the ability to bridge styles and(online + print) to achieve their awareness rais- • Visual design on games, environmental cultural paradigms.ing & advocacy goals. graphics within our programs • Deep technical expertise in the toolsThe WASH United Fellowship Program is look- • Creation of adaptable template for- of design: Adobe Creative Suiteing for a Digital Graphic Designer who will work mats for communication material to (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator,on program brand identity development, web- be used on WASH United projects AfterEffects) and in presentation soft-sites, brochures, presentations, environmental ware (Keynote + Powerpoint)graphics for carnivals & games and much more. • Knowledge and experience in CSS, HTML, and PHP (for Wordpress) WASH Fellowship Program Page 14
Photographer Description Responsibilities: Skills/Experience The old adage, of pictures being worth • Brainstorming creative possibilities for the use of • An amazing portfolio that blows us a thousand words, is absolutely true and photography in projects away and shows us that you have your nothing mobilizes people and organiza- • Planning field visits and capturing compelling pic- heart in the right place and that you tions around social issues more than the tures. This will include field trips to rural India and to have an incredible eye for photography right picture capturing the right scene. urban slums among others. • Significant experience in photography • Creating a catalog of raw footage and tagging it for & photojournalism (professional or In sanitation, traditionally a taboo topic, future retrieval serious amateur) pictures play an even more important • Editing and production of high quality visual essays • Thorough knowledge of photogra- role in shedding light on the issue and that are used by WASH United in our work phy principles, optics, equipment, and the often extremely uncomfortable facts. technique. • Knowledge of production processes The WASH United Fellowship program for online publishing and offline print- is looking for a photographer who will ing of pictures be able to capture interesting aspects • Fluency editing digital pictures with of WASH United projects and then con- Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom struct meaningful visual narratives from the photography. WASH Fellowship Program Page 15
Sound Interesting?Applicants to the Fellowship will need to do the following:• Submit a thoughtful cover letter explaining your experience, life trajectory, and why this Fel- lowship is exciting to you. Interesting ideas on how you would be able to contribute to the Fellowship are very welcome.• A detailed CV• A link to your portfolio (for filmmakers, photographers, & designers)Send the above to email@example.com. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed bythe WASH United team and final decisions taken after that. WASH Fellowship Program Page 16
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