Thematic Discussion 8 - Working with Community Leaders to Change WASH Behaviors


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Working with Community Leaders to Change WASH Behaviors

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Results for Development Institute, the Millennium Water Alliance, and Dasra are hosting the 8th  thematic discussion, taking place from 14-22 April 2016

As part of R4D's work with the WASH Impact Network - a group of over 120 WASH innovators across India and East Africa - R4D, MWA and Dasra invite you to join a conversation on the opportunities and challenges of working with community leaders (both formal and informal) to achieve WASH behavior change.


How can we do a better job of leveraging the influence of community leaders to change some of the social and cultural norms that prevent uptake of health WASH behaviors?

The guiding questions for this discussion are:

1. How can community leaders play a larger role in efforts to achieve universal adoption of healthy WASH behaviors?
2. What can we learn from working with natural leaders in CLTS that can inform how we work with them in other WASH approaches?
3. What are some of the challenges of working with natural leaders? What are some challenges of working with appointed leaders?
4. What are some best practices for working with natural leaders? What are some best practices of working with appointed leaders?


The discussion will take place here on the SuSanA forum from 14 - 22 April 2016.

A summary of the discussion will be shared widely at the end. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas!