Resources on how CSOs learn for Impact in WASH programming

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Resources on how CSOs learn for Impact in WASH programming

Dear all,

I’m writing to invite your to share knowledge about how Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across the world learn and draw on evidence to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programming and practice. Here is some background about the research project that your views could help inform, and the benefits this may have for organisations’ own communications strategies and activities.

This survey is part of a research project initiated by the Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (CS WASH) Fund, exploring how CSOs involved in WASH learn and improve WASH programming and practice to align with evidence-based approaches. It is also looking to obtain views on the types of communication materials, formats and mechanisms that are most preferred and most effective in influencing CSO learning in alignment with good practice.

By completing this survey you will be providing valuable information for the implementation of the CS WASH Fund knowledge and learning components. Research findings will also provide greater guidance to CSOs, researchers and other WASH stakeholders on how to tailor communications for greater impact – the research findings will be made available to you for free in April/May 2016.

To access the survey, please click one of the links below and complete the survey by Friday 18th March (inclusive). If the survey does not open automatically, please copy and paste the link to your Internet browser's address bar:

If you work for a Civil Society Organisation (CSO)/Non-Government Organisation that works on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), please click here:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSOs_learning_1

If you work for another type of organisation (government, donor, academic, think tank, consultancy) that works on, or funds WASH programs, please click here:​
www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSOs_learning_2

All participants who have completed the survey by Friday 18th March (inclusive) may enter a draw to win a US$100 book voucher. The results of this research will be made freely available through a webinar and online briefing note available in April-May 2016.

Thank you for your time and insights – we look forward to providing you with the results of this important research so that it can be used in your own practice.

We would very much appreciate you promoting this invitation within your organisations - all WASH staff are encouraged to participate.

Janina Murta (on behalf of the project team)
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Re: Help the WASH sector better understand how it learns for improved practice

The links to the surveys are broken.

A bit off topic, but this is a good opinion piece on learning VS. "evidence"/RCT etc.:
www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/evi...rdo-hausmann-2016-02

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Re: Help the WASH sector better understand how it learns for improved practice

Hi Kris,
Thanks for pointing out the broken links. I was able to fix them in Janina's post - they are working again, now you can take the survey. :-)

(they got broken because Janina tried to embed the links but she didn't set it up quite right; general note to all: there is no need to use embedded links, you can just copy the URL straight into the forum post, just as it is).

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Thank you so much Kris for pointing out the broken links and Elisabeth for fixing these!! Much appreciated.

If by any chance the links don't work again or if the survey does not open automatically, please copy and paste the links to your Internet browser's address bar.

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Janina
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Re: Webinar: CSO Learning for Impact on 26 April, 15:00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time) - WASH Communication for Maximum Impact

Would you like to know how you can design your WASH communications and learning products to ensure maximum use and uptake?

This webinar will present the findings from research undertaken by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney for the Australian Aid supported Civil Society WASH Fund exploring how CSOs involved in WASH learn and improve WASH programming and practice to align with evidence-based approaches. The research also outlines the most preferred and effective communication materials, formats and mechanisms. The webinar will include an opportunity for discussion with researchers and other participants.

The webinar will occur on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 15:00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).


www.cswashfund.org/learning-events/webin...ation-maximum-impact
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Dear all,

The recording of the webinar 'WASH for maximum impact' held on the 26 April is now available through this link: www.cswashfund.org/learning-events/webin...ation-maximum-impact (scroll down and click on the 'link' icon).

The Webinar presented the findings from research undertaken by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney for the CS WASH Fund exploring how civil society organisations (CSOs) involved in WASH learn and improve WASH programming and practice to align with evidence-based approaches. The research also outlined the most preferred and effective communication materials, formats and mechanisms in influencing CSO learning in alignment with good practice. Drawing on the knowledge of 100 WASH practitioners, donors and academics, this webinar provided participants with the collective wisdom and experience of these stakeholders around what works with respect to translating knowledge into practice.

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Re: Help the WASH sector better understand how it learns for improved practice

Dear all again,

Following on my previous post, here are the slides of the webinar 'WASH for maximum impact' held on the 26 April.

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Re: Resources on how CSOs learn for Impact in WASH programming

How do CSOs learn for Impact in WASH programming?

Research undertaken by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for the CS WASH Fund explores this question. The research investigated how CSOs involved in WASH learn and improve programming and practice to align with evidence-based approaches, and outlines the most preferred and effective communication materials, formats and mechanisms for CSO learning.

For more download the research report and learning brief:

• Report: www.cswashfund.org/shared-resources/refe...learning-impact-wash

• Learning brief: www.cswashfund.org/shared-resources/refe...-learning-impact-was
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