Announcing a renewed and formalised collaboration between WSSCC and SuSanA in 2020

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New dedicated space for Equity and Inclusion – a collaboration between WSSCC and SuSanA

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is excited to announce the merger of its Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) with the SuSanA discussion forum.

This merger will enable WSSCC members to access and interact with an even more diverse global community of sanitation practitioners. This new partnership among WSSCC, SuSanA and Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) at Skat Foundation is key to expanding the community’s focus on equality and non-discrimination, menstrual hygiene and health (MHH), and rural behaviour change programming.

We hope that our members will continue to actively share their knowledge in this growing learning community so that together, we can elevate unheard voices, confront stigmas and barriers, enhance accountability systems, and achieve sanitation and hygiene services for those left behind.
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Re: Announcing a renewed and formalised collaboration between WSSCC and SuSanA in 2020

I am happy to report a first visible impact of this renewed and formalised collaboration between WSSCC and SuSanA:
In December we received more new SuSanA members than in any previous month before.

This is visible for all to see here: forum.susana.org/forum/statistics

Or see this graph:


We put this down to the member newsletter and posts by WSSCC on their Facebook and Twitter pages where they encouraged their members to also join SuSanA with the following words:

This merging of discussion platforms will enable you, as a WSSCC member, to access and interact with an even more diverse global community of sanitation practitioners. The Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) will close by the end of 2019. Therefore, we are now encouraging all WSSCC members to register with SuSanA. Registration is simple; visit www.susana.org/en/register and fill out the short form.


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Re: Skat Foundation is hiring: Part-time co-moderators of the SuSanA Discussion Forum (applications open until 31 Dec 2019)

Hello everyone
I am pleased to inform that I am one of the two people selected to support Elisabeth as co-moderator of this forum.* I am a researcher currently based in Mumbai, India. I am pursuing PhD from CTARA at IIT-Bombay, the broad area of research being governance for wastewater management in small towns. I am particularly looking at the processes involved in planning and implementing city-wide FSM services. I am also interested in the delivery of other basic services, their governance, decision-making processes and equity-related issues.

I am an urban planner by training and worked with Performance Assessment System ( www.pas.org.in ) for 4 years where I was involved in city sanitation planning especially understanding and preparing financial plans, developing excel based planning and decision support tools, toolkits, benchmarking of services, among others. You can read about it in the link below:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/183-mo...niversity-india#9784

I look forward to interacting with you 😊

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Re: Skat Foundation is hiring: Part-time co-moderators of the SuSanA Discussion Forum (applications open until 31 Dec 2019)

Dear all,
I would also like to inform you that I am the other co-moderator :) :) . I would like to take this opportunity to thank the SuSanA secretariat for giving me this opportunity to work as a co-moderator in this forum. I therefore take this chance to introduce myself.
I am currently working as a freelance consultant in WASH projects. I am based in Nairobi, Kenya. I have a 10-year experience in WASH especially in the East African set up. My expertise is mostly in Social and Sanitation Marketing, awareness creation and sensitization of sanitation projects as well as attitudes and behavior change. I was previously engaged in the UBSUP programme in Kenya which was key in improving household sanitation in urban low income areas. You can read about it in the link below:
forum.susana.org/167-market-development-...kenya?start=12#22722

I am elated to be able to moderate this forum which I believe has a rich collection of knowledge that pertains to projects that are making a huge impact globally.
Looking forward to more interactions and a pleasant time.
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