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The WASH and shelter clusters view cash transfer and markets based programming (CTP/MBP) as instrumental modalities for the delivery of humanitarian WASH and shelter support and services. The clusters and operational agencies representing both sectors are committed to scaling up the use of cash and market based modalities to assist crisis affected populations wherever possible. They are also seeking ways to build the necessary capacity and experience in CTP/MBP to meet key sector specific objectives.
A practical framework for monitoring the core coordination functions and accountability to affected populations at the country level The Strategic Advisory Group of the Global WASH Cluster (GWC) has defined a set of Minimum Requirements (MRs) for country level coordination based on the IASC core functions for cluster coordination and commitments for accountability to affected populations (AAP).
The MRs are considered the basic package required to achieve effective WASH humanitarian coordination at the country level.
What are the Minimum Requirements for?
El Marcador de Género (GM – Gender Marker) del IASC se requiere en todos los procesos de llamamientos unificados (CAPs) y otros llamamientos humanitarios y mecanismos de financiación. Los líderes de clúster deben apoyar a sus socios en el uso del GM para que los proyectos sectoriales garanticen que TODOS los sectores de la población afectada tengan el mismo acceso a servicios WASH de calidad y que el apoyo dirigido a promover la igualdad de género se basa en un análisis de género. Esto hace a las intervenciones WASH mucho más efectivas.
How to use this tool
These are actions which may be implemented in a particular acute emergency. This list is not exhaustive and it is not a minimum package. Every context and emergency is different. This list is meant to act as a starting point and will hopefully encourage discussion of how current programming can be adapted to include some actions targeted to a particular emergency.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Global WASH Cluster website, http://washcluster.net!
This guideline gives an introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), describes the integration of DRR in programming, and goes into the introduction of DRR in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services. It describes the approach of integrating DRR in WASH, tools that can be used, and specific measures that can be taken to increase the resilience of WASH services.
The guideline was written for WASH specialists and coordinators of WASH interventions.
The WASH Cluster Accountability Project The aim of the WASH Cluster Accountability Project was to identify some simple tools to help WASH fieldworkers understand the practical aspects of accountability
Two main tools have been developed for the WASH Cluster Accountability Project:
The WASH Accountability Checklist (to clarify and remind WASH fieldworkers about accountable ways of working)
The first ever on-line global survey of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector of humanitarian response is now open to all sector professionals. The survey seeks to identify gaps in WASH response during emergencies by asking respondents about their experience in emergencies.
The survey, conducted by the Global WASH Cluster, a grouping of some of the largest humanitarian agencies in the WASH sector, is the first of its kind.