Thematic Discussion 11 - Integrating sectors to address the holistic needs of children – how and when to integrate?

For more information, please visit the discussion on the SuSanA Forum.

The 11th thematic discussion focused on sector integration (part of SuSanA's Thematic Discussion Series (TDS))

Focal points of the discussion

The new era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has enhanced the conversation around the need for partnerships (SDG 17) and has opened a conversation about how organizations should best work together. The SDGs are much more collaborative than the Millennium Development Goals were, and the success of each SDG is linked to the progress of all the others. This is especially true when we consider the Goals in relation to the most vulnerable, such as children in their first 1,000 days of life. A mother’s primary concern is a healthy, thriving child able to reach his/her full potential. The differences between nutrition and early childhood development messages do not matter to her, nor do technical distinctions between water, sanitation and hygiene, and maternal, newborn and child health interventions. To a mother, the essential elements which contribute to her child’s well-being are interconnected. Therefore, meeting the full spectrum of needs for a mother and her child requires greater collaboration and innovation among stakeholders from different sectors and leads us to a new way of working, free from our traditional development partitions.

The BabyWASH Coalition, made up of over 30 organizations from civil society, funding organizations, the private sector and academia, was set up to explore how best to integrate sectors and break down barriers that hinder collaboration. By prioritizing advocacy, the creation of programme guidance for integration, and the development of integration metrics, the Coalition is advancing the conversation around the benefits and challenges of integration.

Running for three weeks from Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 27 October, the BabyWASH Coalition was moderating a discussion looking at a number of key issues relating to integration between water, sanitation and hygiene; nutrition; early childhood development; and maternal newborn and child health during the first 1,000 days of life.

Key issues

• Theme I – Examples of Successful Integration: What examples of success for integration has your organization had in programming? Please provide results and/or case studies from these examples. What failures have you encountered or ways that you see integration can be detrimental?
• Theme 2 – Tools for Integration: What tools already exist to help organizations integrate across the sectors? Post links to the sources in this thread so we can start to build a comprehensive library of all current tools and guidance that we can link to after the discussion.

• Theme 3 – Defining the Gaps: What tools and/or guidance do not already exist that would be helpful to have in order to integrate more fully? This discussion will help the BabyWASH Coalition workstreams define where their first priorities will be.

The points made in this discussion will be used in the work of the Coalition (BabyWASHcoalition.org) to further the cause of sensible integration. Weekly summaries of discussions will be posted on the SuSanA Forum, as well as a synthesis report of overarching findings at the end.

For more information, or to join the BabyWASH Coalition, e-mail Peter Hynes, the Coalition Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Feel free to share the attached graphic to spread the word about this important conversation.

The main outcomes of the discussion are covered in the synthesis report.

 
 

Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners currently 312 partners

SuSanA Newsmail

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its SuSanA partners. The SuSanA news mail is sent out once every two months and contains information about the latest news, events, new partners and publications of the SuSanA network.

SuSanA partners are welcome to send us news items for inclusion in the SuSanA news mails.


older newsmailings »

24thSuSanA meeting

The 24th SuSanA meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday 26 August 2017 prior to the Stockholm World Water Week. It is organised by the SuSanA Secretariat together with SEI.

The 24th SuSanA meeting will take place on 26 August 2017 (Saturday, full day) at the SEI headquarter in Stockholm: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Linnégatan 87D, 115 23 Stockholm, Sweden

It is intended to have a live stream of the meeting for the members of the SuSanA community who are unable to attend.


more information »

 


close  

 

Resources & publications

Get access to the global sanitation library which has a constantly growing number of publications, drawings, flyers etc. For other resources, see below.


add item to the library »

Projects

The project database is a database for all sanitation projects - be it research, awareness raising, market development, upscaling, pilot demonstrations etc. It contains sanitation projects of SuSanA partners and of other organisations and allows you to find information for sanitation projects worldwide. Read more about the purpose of this project database »


add your project »

Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed out on important sanitation events? Keep yourself updated with materials that are kindly made available SuSanA partners and training institutions here.

Regional Chapters

SuSanA provides you with various knowledge products suited to your region or country. Click on a region or look up a specific country below to see a relevant resources, upcoming events, partner organisations or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

SFDs are a way of visualising excreta management in cities and towns, with a promise to improve the understanding of urban sanitation. SuSanA is part of the "SFD Promotion Initiative".

 


close  

 

Discussion Forum

The SuSanA Discussion Forum is the place where we talk to other SuSanA members, share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions etc. Your SuSanA login is the same as your Forum login. Read more »


Get your login »

SuSanA Meetings

SuSanA Partners

As a partner, SuSanA will help your organisation keep in touch with other active international and local organisations concerned with sustainable sanitation all over the world.
This networking will help you keep updated with all the news in the sustainable sanitation field. Get more information »


become a partner »

Integrated Content

SuSanA is hosting contents from several other communities of practice and information-sharing portals.


add your website »

Individual Membership

Register yourself as an individual member of SuSanA. This membership is free of charge. Being a member will keep you informed about news, events, updates, publications and jobs. Find out more »


Join the community

Login


Forgot your password?

 


close  

 


Within SuSanA several thematic working groups have been established in order to cover a variety of different sanitation aspects and to provide outputs that underline the problems and opportunities of these aspects. By joining a working group you can work with other experts on several issues to promote sustainable sanitation. You can also be active by hosting SuSanA meetings and/or by organising activities/events to promote sustainable sanitation.

Individuals who are not yet registered, but are interested in joining the thematic working group, are very welcome. Please register as a member and choose the respective working group(s) you wish to join.

You are already registered, but wish to join another or more working group(s) or change contact details, you can easily change the details by clicking ‘Join a working group’ below.


join a working group »

 


close  

 

We got more than just a new look!

Welcome to the new website of susana.org

On 1 September we relaunched our website, using a new menu concept to improve the user experience. However, some functions are not working yet but we are working on those now. If you have any comments or suggestions please post them here on the SuSanA discussion forum. Thank you.


  beta version