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Global WASH Cluster
Operational Support - Q2 2022

10 / 04 / 2022
Dear Cluster Coordinators and Information Managers,
Welcome to the second quarterly operational support update of 2022. This update provides a selection of links to the planned GWC operational support events in the second quarter of 2022 as well as links to previously conducted events and other resources useful for National Coordination Platforms (NCPs). Note that we will share materials from the National WASH Coordination Workshop that was conducted between 28-30 March 2022 in the coming weeks.

At the end of the quarterly update, there is a reminder on how NCPs can solicit bilateral support for coordination activities through deployment or remote support of the Field Support Team (FST) and the Cluster Advocacy and Support Team (CAST). In Q2 of 2022, the following events are being planned:
Thursday 28 April 2022 – Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
This webinar is a refresher on the resources available for emergency preparedness and response planning, which is Core Function 5 of the minimum requirements of WASH coordination. Participants will be reminded of their responsibilities, the key terms and definitions and the tools and resources that can be useful for WASH cluster agencies to prepare. In addition, an overview of Anticipatory Action and the immediate prioritization of mitigation. The intention is that attendees will be able to lead WASH partners through the process of risk assessment and preparation for emergencies. 

ENGLISH: 10AM – 11:15AM CET -  Add to calendar  -    Link to join
FRENCH: 2PM – 3.15PM CET -  Add to calendar  -  Link to join
Thursday 26 May 2022 - AAP, GBV Risk Mitigation and Disability Inclusion in HNOs and HRPs: tips and guidance for 2023 HPC
This webinar will focus on how to integrate cross-cutting themes by applying a twin-track approach to the identification if critical problems in HMOs and corresponding response options in the HRP related to the cross-cutting themes. The webinar will provide tip sheets and checklists on the integration of AAP, GBV risk mitigation, and disability inclusion aspects but more importantly, a space for longer discussions and Q&A on these themes.

ENGLISH: 2PM – 3.30PM CET -  Add to calendar  -   Link to join
Thursday, 9 June 2022Visualisation and Gap Analysis
The initial 2022 webinar will provide an overview of the approaches to gap analysis, types of gaps, qualitative limitations of the 4Ws and other tools to monitor gaps in humanitarian WASH coordination. It will also be a good reminder on key visualization approaches, tools, and best practices from NCPs. The event will conclude with a discussion, questions and answers.

ENGLISH: 12PM - 1.30 PM CET -  Add to calendar  -   Link to join
Thursday 16 June 2022 - HNO 2023 WASH Sectoral Guidance
This webinar will cover the HNO process with a focus on sectoral analysis and PIN calculations and will provide both theoretical and practical information needed for country-level HNO focal points. The webinar is suitable for those new to the HNO process as well as for those who need a refresher. In addition to the webinar, there will be the opportunity to attend HNO/PIN clinics with the Assessment Specialist to resolve country-specific questions, issues on analysis, indicators and other aspects of HNO development.

ENGLISH: 9AM – 10.30AM CET, -  Add to calendar  -   Link to join
FRENCH: 2PM – 3.30PM -  Add to calendar  -    Link to join
We also remind all that the Global WASH Cluster Coordination Tool Kit (CTK) provides all guidance, tools, and field examples to support all members of WASH coordination platforms to implement the functions and tasks linked to Humanitarian WASH coordination and information management.  

  • Assessment Strategy 2022 – recording and PPT here
  • Response Monitoring Frameworks and 4Ws - materials and recording here
  • IM Diagnostic and Framework 2022 - materials here
  • Coordination Performance and Prioritization 2022 - materials here
  • Communications and Visualisation for National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Platforms here
  • Information Management Refresher - Session recordingPPT Presentation
  • Localization of WASH Coordination - ENG/FR/SP - here
The Field Support Team (FST) is the principal means for the Global WASH Cluster to provide operational support to NCPs. The FST has provided surge support via a partner consortium to NCPs since 2008. The current FST consortium is led by ACF and includes Oxfam GB, NCA, iMMAP, and IMPACT Initiatives. Read more on the FST here, and in the FST Flyer for NCCs and IMOs.

Remote Support
Remote support tends to be short, task-based operational support.  In order to have greater accountability and capacity to monitor remote support, the GWC would like to continue a light process for requesting support. To make a remote support request please email the request to and provide the following information:
The request will be clarified by GWC through an email or call, if necessary, and then allocated to an FST to follow up with the requesting platform.                                        

Deployment Support
Deployment (or Virtual Deployment) support is when an FST member is dedicated to a coordination platform at the national or sub-national level. Deployment duration depends upon the work required but is up to two months with the possibility to extend to a third month with reasonable justification. Two key documents drive any deployment, a Standby Partner Request (SBP Request) and a Terms of Reference (ToR).  To organize deployment support and/or virtual deployment support please refer to Operational Support pages of GWC website and/or send an inquiry to  
Best regards,
The Cluster Advocacy and Support Team (CAST)

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