Once a year, Global WASH Cluster Meetings are held to offer an opportunity for the Strategic Advisory Group, the Cluster Advocacy and Support Team, partners and other stakeholders to meet and discuss key topics and issues from the previous six months. It also provides a time for different sections of the cluster system to interact and inform each other about projects, share lessons learned and form working relationships. You can access minutes from previous GWC meetings on the right sidebar.
This section also lists trainings and other events from partners of the Global WASH Cluster. Please do send your events directly to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish them to appear in our calendar.
|22-23 November 2016|
The Global WASH Cluster will be hosting its annual meeting from the 22nd – 23rd November in Kathmandu, Nepal. The forum is expected to bring together humanitarian WASH partners involved in humanitarian WASH interventions globally to share experience, cross-country learning and to broaden networks in the sector. The theme of the meeting this year is: Coordinating WASH emergencies in a changing humanitarian landscape.
With this note therefore, the Global WASH Cluster (GWC) extends an invitation to all its members / WASH partners to attend the meeting. Registrations are open here.
|Global WASH Cluster||Kathmandu|
|2-7 March 2015|
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|23-27 February 2015|
Aid agencies in recent urban emergencies have often lacked the ability to respond effectively in these environments. One of the reasons for this is the lack of WASH experts with urban disaster response skills. The urban context is much more complex than many rural or camp-focused emergencies. The kind of response required is greatly affected by the type of disaster and the different urban environments, whether huge cities; medium sized towns; peri-urban or slum areas. International aid agencies are much less significant players in urban responses, as their available resources are often dwarfed by those of existing service providers. It is crucial for effective urban disaster response to build strong relations with national and municipal authorities as well as private sector service suppliers, and to work within existing legislation and long term plans for the cities. Read more here…
|February 25th from 9-10:30 am EST|
Last year the IRC and Oxfam collaborated to develop a Pre-Crisis Market Mapping and Analysis (PCMMA) Guidance document. This guidance is designed to support practitioners and decision makers carry out market analysis in pre-crisis contexts. We are now happy to formally announce the PCMMA guidance and to invite practitioners to an informative webinar launch event.
What Is PCMMA?
The PCMMA is a practical, step-by-step resource to guide market analysis practitioners and team leaders to conduct market assessments prior to emergencies in order to anticipate how markets will respond after a shock occurs. Although based loosely on the EMMA methodology, the PCMMA does not replace existing market analysis tools, rather it is intended to provide a guide to applying those tools in pre-crisis contexts. The PCMMA is available for download via the EMMA Website and the Markets in Crises dgroup resource library.
Undertaking market analysis before a crisis can improve preparedness, feed into contingency planning efforts and contribute to the design of disaster risk reduction programs by identifying certain parts of market systems which may be vulnerable to shocks. Increasing the speed of emergency responses or strengthening market systems ahead of emergencies would potentially reduce the disaster impact on lives and livelihoods, and begin to address the longer term or chronic nature of poverty and vulnerabilities.
Share Your PCMMA Feedback
In order to improve the PCMMA guidance, we want to hear from you about your experiences in using the guidance. We are aiming to fully revise the PCMMA guidance in late 2015 based on feedback from practitioners who have piloted the guidance, so please do share your thoughts and experiences with the PCMMA. We have established an online feedback form, available here, and look to hold follow-up conference calls with PCMMA users to solicit additional input for revising the guidance.
PCMMA Launch Webinar – Learn More about PCMMA
The IRC and Oxfam are pleased to co-host a PCMMA launch webinar on Wednesday, February 25th from 9-10:30 am EST. Market practitioners and decision makers at country, regional or global levels are invited to join this exciting event. The webinar will include a presentation of the tool, background on the development of the PCMMA, as well as feedback from those who have already tested it in the field.
To register for the PCMMA Launch Webinar, please visit the registration page to sign-up for the event. Registrants will be sent WebEx login information prior to the event. To be as inclusive as possible, we would like to encourage anyone who has experience using the PCMMA Guidance in the field to share feedback before the event so we can incorporate that into the presentation. Please use the same online feedback form and submit your feedback by February 13th.
|IRC and Oxfam||Webinar|
|December 3rd, 2015|
|13-14 October 2015|
The next GWC meeting will be held at the International Federation of the Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Nairobi 13th-14th October 2015. The agenda is under formulation with WASH cluster member and the SAG. The event this year will have a focus around quality and will involve all the participants in the Global WASH Cluster strategy revision and development for 2016-2020. For further details please contact Emma Tuck email@example.com
|Global WASH Cluster||Nairobi|