Increases in conflict, displacement, persistent drought, and water scarcity, and spikes in food prices are threatening lives and driving a massive humanitarian crisis across multiple countries around the globe....Read more
The Global WASH Cluster (GWC) operates on the principles of coordinated partnership, promoting holistic, people centred and inclusive humanitarian responses in the WASH sector in over 30 countries. Currently, the GWC membership has 85 members, and 2 standing observers
The Global WASH Cluster’s (GWC) Strategic Plan sets out the key priorities based on a broad consultation across key stakeholders. It describes how the GWC intends to meet the commitments associated with the 6+1 core functions.
Provide timely operational support to national and sub-national humanitarian WASH coordination platforms to meet the TA 6+1 core functions and improve Humanitarian WASH service delivery.
Ensure that key WASH stakeholders (sub-national, national and global) have the capacity to coordinate and deliver an appropriate and timely response in emergency.
Influence and advocate for an effective humanitarian WASH coordination response and funding.
*This data was collected through a Global Wash Cluster HRP/ Appeal Database in 2021, for the PIN figures, and target figures only up to 80% of the data was found.
More information in the interactive GWC HRP dashboard.
The Field Support Team (FST) mechanism is the principle means for the GWC to provide Operational Support to National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Platforms (NHWCP).
The Coordination Toolkit (CTK) is an online guidance manual for cluster coordinators and coordination teams to access comprehensive support on humanitarian WASH coordination.
The GWC Helpdesk supports National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Platforms (NHWCP) through remote support activities, capacity development, direct missions and more.
The GWC has developed a training offer for both partners and staff involved in coordination. It includes e-learning and face-to-face courses that can be tailored to country needs.
Reminder from @ZMPublicHealth during the @SecGTFCC Annual Meeting: Partner coordination/alignment is a critical component of WASH activities & ensures that WASH is prioritized in national budgets. Intersectional partnership is key. @WateraidZambia @WASHClusterGlob #EndCholera
🔔Are you working in WASH projects? ☝️Your voice is valued in determining a list of priority research questions to steer up investments in research. 💧Support the WASH in Crises Research and Innovation group by participating in this survey by 31 July: ➡️
☝️Recent Global WASH Cluster Webinars! 🔍Find the links to recorded presentations by CAST and FST below. 👉Coordination Performance and Prioritization 2022: 👉Cross-cutting themes in HNO/HRPs:
@FSCluster @healthcluster @GNCGENEVA & @WASHClusterGlob work together to provide coordination and access to safe water, food, nutrition & health services for the most at risk during global crises. Join the movement 🙏🏽 🔦 Read our joint statement ⬇️
📢The 2nd Cluster Lead Agency Role Evaluation (CLARE II) is out! 💡Learn about some key findings of the evaluation and how #UNICEF has been fulfilling its cluster lead agency responsibilities in this short animated video: ▶️ @UNICEFwater @UNICEFEMOPS
iMMAP, through the Field Support Team of @WASHClusterGlob, has deployed its #IM Specialist Jason Searle to #Ukraine 🇺🇦. He is now in #Lviv supporting the response efforts of the WASH Cluster & partners by providing technical IM expertise in the field. 📑
🌍In Southern Oromia, Ethiopia, 2.1 million people are expected to be affected by drought, with nearly empty water points ➡️ The Field Support Team was requested for WASH assessment support to the drought response ➡️