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The sustainability and impact of school sanitation, water and hygiene education in Kenya

NJUGUNA, Vincent
et al
2009

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This report details a study that investigated the impact and sustainability of school interventions for water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) in three districts in Kenya. The key findings of the study are: that sufficient taps for handwashing in toilets result in increased handwashing and cleaner toilets, and toilets that are clean and provide privacy are better used by children

Menstrual hygiene : breaking the silence | Beyond construction : use by all|A collection of case studies from sanitation and hygiene promotion practitioners in South Asia

AHMED, Rokeya
YESMIN, Kabita
2008

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This paper provides information about an awareness-builidng programme from WaterAid Bangladesh focusing on the issue of menstrual hygiene. It highlights the incorporation of menstrual awareness and management in sanitation and hygiene programmes. This paper is useful for people interested in menstrual hygiene issues

Roofwater harvesting : a handbook for practitioners

THOMAS, T H
MARTINSON, D B
2007

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This handbook mainly focuses on low-cost domestic rainwater harvesting in the humid tropics. It has been written to assist NGO and government staff responsible for implementing domestic roofwater harvesting systems or programmes. It is also meant to serve as a source of material for rainwater harvesting associations preparing national design guidelines in local languages, and could be used by individual householders or masons

Organising local documentation services for the water and sanitation sector : guidelines

INTERNATIONAL WATER AND SANITATION CENTRE (IRC)
2004

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Guidelines for the development of local documentation centres which can be maintained with minimum effort, and provide useful information on water and sanitation to colleagues and the local community without the help of professional librarians or documentalists. Concentrates on the basic tasks needed to set up and operate a small documentation centre at the local level. This second edition has been revised to take account of the developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) which have revolutionised information provision during the past ten years. The revised guidelines continue to cover manual systems, but also include more detailed guidance on computer applications and access to the Internet

Streams of knowledge toolbox

INTERNATIONAL WATER AND SANITATION CENTRE (IRC)
October 2001

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This set of tools draws on learning among partners in the Streams of Knowledge (SoK) coalition, who have worked to strengthen resource centres' contributions to improved water and sanitation delivery. Tools include: 1. Diagnostic study; 2. Understanding the resource centre concept; 3. Assessing the potential of a resource centre; 4. Gender scan guideline; 5. Consolidating resource centres; 6. Electronic information services; 7. Evaluating effectiveness of resource centres and their partners; 8. Self-assessment guide; 9. Improving management & control functions; 10. Quality assurance; 11. Impact Assessment

Streams of knowledge toolbox [introduction]

INTERNATIONAL WATER AND SANITATION CENTRE (IRC)
October 2001

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This is the introduction to a set of tools that form the draft Toolbox on Streams of Knowledge (SoK). The toolbox is a work in progress. Its use results in learning among partners in the SoK coalition that work together to strengthen resource centres' contributions to improved water and sanitation delivery. The learning process emerged from the project Study into Resources and Management (STREAM) of drinking water supply and sanitation centres in four continents. This brought together IRC's long standing partners and new ones in a joint learning process of what makes effective resource centres. Tools include: 1. Diagnostic study; 2. Understanding the resource centre concept; 3. Assessing the potential of a resource centre; 4. Gender scan guideline; 5. Consolidating resource centres; 6. Electronic information services; 7. Evaluating effectiveness of resource centres and their partners; 8. Self-assessment guide; 9. Improving management & control functions; 10. Quality assurance; 11. Impact Assessment

Streams of knowledge toolbox : 11. Impact assessment

KARANJA, Beth
2001

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Provides a participatory guide that presents a strategy on assessing the impact of resource centre products and services. This guide is meant for resource centres which are reasonably well established and deliver a number of products and services

Streams of knowledge toolbox : 1. Diagnostic study

IIRC
2001

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This guide is intended to help resource centres assess how and what they can contribute to the STREAM project. It will serve as a first step in gathering information on, and understanding, the performance, approache and strategies of the resource centre organisation, as well as its legal and financial base relative to the Streams of Knowledge concept of a resource centre. The second 'analytical' part is designed to identify common and specific issues to be addressed in subsequent 'tools' in the Streams of Knowledge toolbox. This tool consists of questions about the organisation, its strategy, activities and partners

Streams of knowledge toolbox : 2. Understanding the resource centre concept

IRC
2001

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This guide is intended to help resource centres interested in the STREAM project to understand the STREAM approach to resource centres and information management at local, regional and international levels. It is intended for organisations that already build capacity in, or are knowledge bases in the water and sanitation sector. This tool is a guide for a workshop for around 15 staff, facilitated by a member of the Streams of Knowledge coalition. It aims to develop and clarify the mission and characteristics of the resource centre

Streams of knowledge toolbox : 4. Gender scan guideline

IRC
2001

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This guide is intended to help resource centres in the STREAM project to develop and implement a gender sensitive approach. It guides a "self-scan" team through assessing the performance of their organisation and its potential to develop and implement gender-inclusive practices. It presents a selection of several data collection methods which the "self-scan" team can use, and suggests how to analyse and communicate the results

Streams of knowledge toolbox : 7. Evaluating the effectiveness of resource centres and their partners

IRC
2001

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This guide is intended to help resource centres associated with the STREAM project to evaluate the environement in which they work, measuring the demand for their services and for establishing productive and equitable partnerships. It presents workshop designed to be led by an experienced facilitator familiar with Streams of Knowledge. The workshop participants should be resource centre staff who have the influence to implement changes, and staff of partner organisations and other stakeholders

Streams of knowledge toolbox : 8. Self-assessment guide

IRC
2001

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This guide is intended to help resource centres associated with the STREAM project to self-assess in order to determine their current situation. This should help them respoind to needs more effectively. It highlights the methodology and concepts of self-assessment, to allow resource centres to better understand the importance of using capacity strengthening tools. It is designed to be used by a team of up to three people, who represent senior and middle management, and operations

Streams of knowledge toolbox : 9. Improving management and control functions

IRC
2001

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This guide is intended to help resource centres associated with the STREAM project to develop their organisational management. This should help them improve products and service delivery. The guide focusses on analysing organisational weaknesses, and highlights knowledge sharing, and reflecting on organisational structure and culture. It is designed to be used in a workshop setting

Streams of knowledge toolbox : 10. Quality assurance

IRC
2001

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This guide is intended to help resource centres associated with the STREAM project to develop their quality assurance processes. The guide focusses on analysing the quality of both processes (how knowledge collection, analysis and dissemination is done) and knowledge (what is passed on and how this knowledge is applied). It guides users through defining and documenting organisational policy for quality and identifying the necessary resources to implement the policy and review its results. It stipulates that a person should be appointed by management to be responsible for the quality management system (QMS) within the organisation

Communication case studies for the water supply and sanitation sector

MCINTYRE, Peter
August 1993

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This publication presents eight case studies that demonstrate that effective and sustainable action depends on changes in people; those who make and influence decisions about development priorities and at village level those who change their everyday lives. The cases show that these changes depend on effective communication efforts. They also demonstrate that communication is more than just information, it is a two-way process involving asking and listening

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