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The WASH Network Circle

The idea of a WASH Network Circle was born in 2022 from bilateral discussions between SuSanA and other networks, who expressed the need for key networks in the WASH sector to harmonise their activities and identify synergies. The WASH Network Circle was officially launched in Bonn in May 2023 during a meeting hosted by GIZ. Key networks including IWA, FSMA, GWOPA, pS-Eau, SSWM, SWEP, WIN, SaniHub and SuSanA engaged in productive discussions and established an action plan to align their messages and expand their impact. These networks are key sector platforms, actively working towards the acquiring, improving, and sharing knowledge in water supply, sanitation management and hygiene. While each network focuses on specific aspects of WASH, there are many cross-cutting topics that can be effectively addressed through collaborative efforts.

Together, we are working on the following aims: 

  • Let us fight for a sector, that speaks with one voice! As that voice will have more impact. 
  • Let us harmonise our actions – and identify synergies among the different networks! 
  • Let us overcome fragmentation in the sector through good exchange and cooperation! 

How does this work in practice?  

  • Coordinated activities to avoid redundancy 
  • The overall sector appears more coordinated, synergistic, and cohesive 
  • Better knowledge and understanding of the sector 
  • Economy of scale through shared platforms/tools/website features etc.   
  • Distribution of tasks for an increased efficiency 
  • Joint strategies  
  • More weight in advocacy work 
  • More attractive for donors  

Advantages of Cooperation in the Network Circle

  • Knowledge Exchange between key actors for sustainable sanitation  
  • Cooperation in events, webinars, advocacy and piloting measures 
  • Increase of scope and outreach 
  • More engagement for better quality knowledge products and activities 
  • Members of the Network Circle currently organise regular virtual or f2f meetings to agree on key messages and strategies, as we believe that coordinated messaging and related knowledge management across networks and platforms can help to further bring up sanitation on the political agenda.  
  • We exchange on each other’s priorities and key activities to contribute to matchmaking as well as to avoid doubling activities.  
  • Every network brings in its own assets, such as knowledge, experience, creativity, and energy of membership.  

Join us, so that we are stronger together, and to bring WASH the attention and visibility it deserves. Contact the SuSanA-Secretariat for further information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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