Focus on Local Capacity

The Centre for Humanitarian Change (CHC), is a newly formed humanitarian think-tank based in East Africa and specialising in addressing the challenges of effective assistance to people in fragile areas.

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Sanitation in Fragile Contexts

Fully subsidized latrine construction as part of emergency WASH programming have failed to have an impact on sanitation in many fragile and insecure contexts.

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SHIT STUNTS

Using evidence of how WaSH contributes to nutrition in synergized programming

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Recomendations to Operational Practice

The objectives of nutrition surveys could be summarized as follows:- a) Planning b) Management-

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Thematic Areas

Characteristics of an aid model

The constant tension between humanitarian and development aid frequently revolves around the aid delivery model. more

Evidence of What Works

Information is knowledge and data collection to inform humanitarian aid decisions has improved greatly in the last more

Service delivery approaches

Typically service delivery system strengthening is considered to be a long term development agenda and humanitarian aid  more

Role of local organisations

The war on terror and its impact on perceptions of risk, coherence of humanitarian action with security more

Fully subsidized latrine construction as part of emergency WASH programming have failed to have an impact on sanitation in many fragile and insecure contexts. A bold and different approach is needed and WASH professionals should not be afraid to experiment with the use of development tools in a humanitarian context. There are signs of early success in Somalia and Sudan and research into the impact of Concern’s WASH programme in eastern Chad shows impressive increase in sanitation coverage (from 10% to 81% in 10 months) using a combination of CLTS, PHAST and Barrier Analysis approaches.


These experiments came at a time when other water and sanitation actors were exploring the broader applicability of more demand-driven approaches in fragile and post emergency situations. CHC has been studying and documenting how the CLTS approach can be adapted to achieve sustainable results in fragile states and insecure contexts and specifically how it contributes to building community resilience. In an article recently published in the journal, Waterlines, CHC director, Nancy Balfour, explores the applicability of CLTS in fragile and insecure contexts and explains why it is in some ways an ideal approach for overcoming some of the challenges of working in these areas.

 

Further details of this approach can be found in the attached document

CLTS in fragile and insecure contexts. pdf

Sanitation in Fragile Contexts

Fully subsidized latrine construction as part of emergency WASH programming have failed to have an impact on sanitation in many fragile and insecure contexts.

A bold and different approach is needed and WASH professionals should not be afraid to experiment with the use of development tools in a humanitarian context.

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Wash and Nutrition Toolkit

The toolkit which was commissioned by UNICEF’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office, seeks to provide guidance for synergizing WASH and Nutrition programming.

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Today’s famine is not caused by the climate, but are 100% HUMAN

Peter Hailey, a food crisis expert and CHC director

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SIDA Wash Study

Somalia WASH sector is operating in an extremely complex environment where socio-economic, environmental and political factors place WASH actors under tremendous pressure. 

Somalia is a water scarce country but it is also a country at war with collapsed infrastructure, limited sector governance and low availability of skilled.

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Real Time Learning

The Real Time Learning Process – Nutrition (RTLP – N) is a 14 month project that began in May 2015, with technical and funding support from the Department for International Development (DFID) and UNICEF Kenya Nutrition.

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