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GWC at World Water Week
The Global WASH Cluster is pleased to invite you to join its hosted and co-hosted sessions during the virtual World Water Week on 23-27 August. This year, World Water Week's theme is Building Resilience Faster, and the GWC is promoting three important sessions and also organizing a dedicated one on the future of WASH humanitarian coordination, localization, and the importance of surge mechanisms such as the GWC Field Support Team.

We would like to invite all national WASH humanitarian coordination platforms and partners to participate in these important events, but also to spread the word to enhance the global support for national coordination mechanisms to implement timely, predictable and high-quality WASH responses.
Humanitarian WASH coordination: From global support to national platform partnership - 24 August 11.00-12.00 AM CET

This event will start with opening remarks on the importance of intersectoral coordination in emergencies by Wafaa Saeed, Acting Director, Coordination Division, OCHA as well as a statement by Meritxell Relano, EMOPS, Deputy Director with UNICEF

A panel discussion centered on ‘voices from the field’ will follow with structured questions around how they can all better contribute to coordination (co-lead, membership, partnership, localization). This will be facilitated by a National Cluster Coordinator with a diverse panel composed of local service providers representatives from Gaza, local government representatives from North-East Nigeria, a local NGO partner representative from BRAC, Bangladesh, and an INGO National WASH Cluster co-lead from Solidarités International in Burkina Faso. 

The discussion will be followed by a pre-recorded ‘testimonial’ video from countries where the Field Support Team of the Global WASH Cluster has been deployed and how they supported National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Platforms by deploying cluster coordination, information management and assessment specialists for humanitarian crises. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session. We look forward to you joining us! 

Register: https://worldwaterweek.org/tickets (free).  

You will receive a link by email to your personalized SIWI platform.  
Add the session “Humanitarian WASH coordination: From global support to national platform partnership” (ID 9837) to your schedule.   

A social media toolkit is available for all partner agencies and interested people who wish to engage on social media.

Contact : globalwashcluster@gmail.com 

Transforming WASH Analysis with a Resilience-Focused Approach: The WASH Severity Classification

24 August 18:30-18:55 PM CET 
26 August 07.00-07:25 AM CET 

We will be joining World Water Week 2021 on the 24 & 26 August to present the new WASH Severity classification!

Why you should join us: 

Despite significant advancements in WASH data availability in recent decades, the absence of a standardised framework analysis in the sector remains a key source of friction in decision-making processes. 

The WASH Severity Classification (WSC) aims to overcome this as a rigorous, consensus-based, and internationally recognised system for WASH data analysis. This interactive event will be presented by: 

  • Will Woodward IMPACT Initiatives 
  • Nancy Balfour Centre for Humanitarian Change 
  • Olivia Pearson South Sudan WASH Cluster 

The WASH Severity Classification has the potential to radically change the way that we understand and respond to WASH crises around the world. It will allow us to build a more cohesive, holistic view of WASH across countries, and provide the basis for a better-informed, data-driven WASH response. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the new WASH Severity Classification (WSC).

To get your tickets https://worldwaterweek.org/tickets

A social media toolkit is available for all partner agencies and interested people who wish to engage on social media.

Contact :  wsc@reach-initiative.org

WASH Road Map 2025 - 26 August 11-12 AM CET

We are pleased to announce that the WASH Roadmap 2020-2025 will be presented in a one-hour session at the World Water Week 2021 organized by SIWI, the 26th August between 11AM and 12AM. CET

In this session, you will have the opportunity to listen to several key players from different organizations working towards a common goalthe rejuvenation of a humanitarian WASH sector that will be able to make a real difference in a changing world. Indeed, we strongly believe new ways of participatory governance are needed to really empower local actors and structures and to be more efficient and accountable to the affected populations.

By following this link, you will be able to access the program of this intervention, as well as the list of all participating agencies: https://www.worldwaterweek.org/event/9633-wash-road-map-2025 
 
Please note: you can only attend this session if you registered with SIWI at the World Water Week.

You can do so for free here: https://www.worldwaterweek.org/tickets 

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