Strengthening local WASH disaster preparedness and response capacities in order to allow for the provision of appropriate and effective humanitarian WASH services in disaster and crisis prone regions
The identified target regions for the regional workshops in 2017 are Western Africa, Asia and the MENA region.
With the Regional WASH Workshop series, the German WASH Network aims at strengthening local WASH disaster preparedness and response capacities in order to allow for the provision of appropriate and effective humanitarian WASH services in disaster and crisis prone regions. The regional WASH workshops are part of a strategic portfolio of activities developed and carried out in close cooperation between the German WASH Network and the German Federal Foreign Office to respond to the growing demand for emergency coordination and qualified humanitarian WASH capacity in Germany and respective partner countries.
Particularly the strengthening of actors in the fields of preparedness, disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaption (CCA), inclusion, gender und behaviour change can make a significant and sustainable difference for people living in disaster and crisis affected areas. The workshops are seen as a vital exchange platform to allow for necessary knowledge sharing, South-South learning and networking among regionally active German WASH Network members and its local partners as well as for strengthening the linkages to existing regional and international humanitarian networks and central actors of the humanitarian system.
The initiative builds upon the experiences and outcomes of the RECA-Project (Regional Emergency Coordination Advisors) of the Global WASH Cluster, which has identified and supported existing preparedness capacities and response mechanisms in the Regional WASH Cluster areas in the recent years.
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