“There is ample evidence that the best solutions to challenges in the developing world are being designed by innovators and entrepreneurs that live within those communities.”

The WASH Impact Network is an initiative from Results for Development (R4D) to understand the needs of WASH innovators in India (and East Africa), and what factors accelerate or impede new idea uptake. The Network delivers resources and learning opportunities tailored to the innovators' unique needs.


The WASH Impact Network believes that the best WASH innovations come from the communities affected by inadequate WASH provisions, but there are often barriers innovators face in implementing new ideas. The goal is to understand these barriers, connect innovators to each other for peer learning, and connect them with other resources and learning opportunities to help them increase their reach.

  1. Define Barriers innovators face in implementing new ideas through a needs assessment.
  2. Gather insights on the learning and innovation process for organizations in the Network, focusing on how to overcome the barriers and identify the ‘active ingredients’ that lead to success.
  3. Share solutions with the members of the Network and the broader international development sector.
  4. Track progress within the Network.

Regional Partners

R4D works closely with two regional partners (one in India and one in East Africa) to provide capacity development and learning opportunities to the group of more than 130 innovators in the WASH Impact Network. In India, R4D's partner, Dasra, engages with the group of 49 WASH not-for-profit, hybrid and for-profit organizations that operate in India.
Please find more information of the WASH Impact Network's activities in India (and East Africa) on the WASH Impact Network webpage.
If you wish to join the WASH Impact Network, or recommend an organization that you know to join the Network, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.



Thematic Discussion Series

Under the umbrella of the SuSanA Indian Chapter, the India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) will organise a series of thematic online discussions that focus on sanitation related topics in India.

Each thematic discussion will be held for 2-3 weeks on the SuSanA Discussion Forum platform. The discussion be guided and led by thematic leads, who will provide background information on the topic, and respond to and lead the ongoing discussion on a regular basis, with the support of a coordinator.

The discussions will be publicly visible, and all registered members of SuSanA (www.susana.org/register) can post and respond to the topics.

The intended outputs will be to engage multi-disciplinary practitioners, researchers, and organisations in discussions; produce goal-oriented materials and a synthesis document of the discussions to improve knowledge management, address knowledge gaps and help practitioners move forward in their field; engage new sectors; and catalyze ideas, and aim towards advocacy and action.

Please join the Mailing List of the SuSanA Indian Chapter to keep yourself updated!


Thematic Discussion Series

Under the umbrella of the SuSanA WANA Chapter, the first online Thematic Discussion is now running on the SuSanA discussion forum.

Please see further information below.


Thematic Discussion Series

Under the umbrella of the SuSanA WANA Chapter, the first online Thematic Discussion is running on the forum now.

Please visit our forum website to learn more.


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The WANA Chapter is currently working on four major components: 

  • Regional knowledge exchange around Sustainable Sanitation and SDG6
  • Updating the Regional SuSanA Regional Platform 
  • Creating a Regional platform for dialogue 
  • Increasing regional exposure and networking

Each component contains a list of activities funded by different donors and implemented with The Bremen Overseas and Development Association (BORDA).

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