An Introduction to Community Engagement in WASH

Publication year
2017
Emergency type
Country

The humanitarian sector has been strengthening its focus on and commitment to community-centred responses in recent years. This guide aims to provide field staff with clear, accessible guidance on the principles and practice of community engagement in WASH programmes. The content has been field tested in a variety of contexts.

Gender and Sanitation Tool for Displaced Populations

Publication year
2013
Country

This tool is meant to be used in the first and second stage of an emergency response where there is no time to implement a comprehensive consultation and participation process. The tool will help you to decide rapidly what and where sanitation facilities need to be built based on what women (but not exclusively), need with a minimum of effort or specialized expertise required. It is assumed that general WatSan needs are already assessed at this point.

A toolkit for integrating menstrual hygiene management (MHM) into humanitarian response

Publication year
2017
Emergency type
Country

This toolkit aims to provide streamlined guidance to support organizations and agencies seeking to rapidly integrate menstrual hygiene management (MHM) into existing programming across sectors and phases. It was designed to support a range of humanitarian actors involved in the planning and delivery of emergency responses. It includes key assessment questions, case studies from around the world, design considerations, resources for gathering monitoring and feedback, and links to additional resources. 

Violence, Gender & Wash: A Practitioner's Toolkit – Making water, sanitation and hygiene safer through improved programming and services

Publication year
2014
Emergency type
Country

This toolkit has been developed in response to an acknowledgement that although the lack of access to appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) is not the root cause of violence, it can lead to increased vulnerabilities to violence of varying forms. Incidences have been reported from a wide range of contexts, often anecdotally but with regular occurrence, with a number of targeted studies confirming the same.

UNICEF Cholera Toolkit

Publication year
2013
Emergency type
Country

The UNICEF Cholera Toolkit provides UNICEF staff and partners with practical resources to implement  an integrated approach to cholera prevention, preparedness and response.  It addresses water, hygiene and sanitation, health and communication for development (C4D) as well as specific content linked to education, nutrition, child protection and other relevant sectors.