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  1. 1. Gender and Capacity Building Initiatives in WASH A Review of Training Curriculum Swati SinhaNational Conference on Women led Water Management, New Delhi, India 5-6 November,2012
  2. 2. Context Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): an International Agenda Dublin Principle – Women’s role in WASH MDG has strong linkage with Gender and WASH outcomes Capacity Building a vehicle for social change Gender and Capacity Building
  3. 3. Capacity Building Initiatives inWASH in India Government of India  National Rural Drinking Water Program (NRDWP) and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA)  Key Resource Centers (KRCs) – National Level  Community Capacity Development Units (CCDUs) – State level NGO’s  WASH program funded by INGO’s  Thiruchirapally case: example of community sanitation
  4. 4. Findings of the review • Training programs hardly covers G&E issues – leave apart dedicated training – gap between policy and 1 practice • Trainers and participants are mostly men (gender disaggregated information hardly exist – one KRC 2 reports having only 7% female participants (yearly data) • Gender blind training content : no dedicated content on G&E sensitization, menstrual hygiene issue not tackled 3
  5. 5. Reinforcing Gender Stereotyping intraining curriculum
  6. 6. The mother nurturing a malechild..
  7. 7. What can be done? A thorough review of training curricula of KRCs, CCDUs from G&E lens Gender inclusive capacity building strategy – guidelines for trainers, TOTs and training materials development Gender in organisation – have gender and equity sensitisation trainings of trainers (KRCs, CCDUs) Dedicated training modules on Gender & WASH at all levels (community, PHED engineers, policy makers)
  8. 8. Key References: Centre for Good Governance and Uttaranchal Academy of Administration. Swajaldhara & TSC Capacity Building Programme for Indian States. New Delhi; Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development. Government of India 2005. [ pdf - ‘Support to National Key Resource Centres (KRCs) for training and capacity building in rural drinking water sector’, GOI, - ‘Support to States on Communication and Capacity Development in Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector’ Gender Water and Sanitation: a Policy Brief. UN water, June 2006, [ accessed 2 October 2012] Joshi, D. and M. Zwarteveen, ‘Gender in Drinking Water and Sanitation: An Introduction’, in M. Zwarteveen, S.Ahmed and S. Rimal Gautam (eds), Diverting the flow: Gender equity and water in south asia (New Delhi: ZUBAAN, 2012), pp.161 -174
  9. 9. Key References: 8English%29.pdf - Guidelines; Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, GOI 2012_Final.pdf - ‘Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy Communication Framework 2012 – 2017’ UNICEF, New Delhi (2012)