Update! Now a call for Men in Water Utilities to participate in a documentary for SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter!

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Update! Now a call for Men in Water Utilities to participate in a documentary for SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter!

The chapter is aimed at enhancing knowledge sharing between and within African sanitation actors and the international SuSanA platform. One of the chapter results is to drive development debates and actions that prioritise gender, youth, equality and inclusion in the WASH sector. As part of the documentation strategy to amplify women voices, SuSanA Africa intends to produce a 5 - 10 minutes of 5 series video documentary that will involve collecting of WASH stories from women in leadership; sanitation engineers, data analysts, water quality specialists, policy, finance etc. in a bid to promote and embrace women in the sector.

The videos are to be documented in atleast 10 different countries, 5 regions in Africa with focus on women working in the water utilities. The development of this documentary is to support and strengthen women in the WASH sector in African countries by offering outreach channels, visibility and providing a platform for exchange and networking.

Expected objectives from the documentary
  1. Provide an overview of why and how these women ended up in the water sector
  2. Share good practices and practical approaches to other women
  3. Explore key challenges and opportunities
  4. Explore mentorship possibilities for other women 

The video should be between 3-5minutes and each question answered within 45-60 seconds.
Below are the questions participants should address:
  • How and why did you decide to work in a water utility?
  • What are the challenges? E.g Tokenism, made to work twice as hard, inherent
  • What made you a success?
  • Advice to other women who want to end up here.
  • How do you feel about mentoring other women for similar or better roles?

Specifications on shooting the videos
  • While shooting the video interview using a smartphone please ensure that the framing is on landscape mode.
  • Switch device into plane mode or do not disturb mode to avoid any interruptions while shooting.
  • Ensure that the subject is not seated or standing close to the window to avoid light reflections or shadow effects. 
  • Try as much as possible to ensure that the camera is not far from the interviewee and avoid zooming in or out while shooting.
The videos can be taken from anywhere; at home, on-site working, in the office etc. The completed videos should then be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until 5th February 2021.

I am therefore humbly requesting your participation in this initiative and/or sharing it with your networks. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any assistance.

Kind regards,
Keitumetse
Keitumetse Tsubane
Co-coordinator SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter
(Under consultancy contract with ANEW funded by WSSCC)

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Re: A call for Women in Water Utilities to participate in a documentary for SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter!

Dear Keitumetse, 

Thank you very much for this information, I have a few women in mind (mostly from the African Women Sanitation Professionals Network) and will alert them about this. 

Best regards, Doreen. 
Doreen Mbalo

GIZ Sustainable Sanitation Programme
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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Re: A call for Women in Water Utilities to participate in a documentary for SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter!

Dear Doreen,

I will very much appreciate that. The world needs to hear all the amazing stories of these leaders in water utilities.

Many thanks and regards,
Keitumetse
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Re: A call for Women in Water Utilities to participate in a documentary for SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter!

Hi All,

We have the first video in from Nkana Water Supply and Sanitation Company Ltd in Zambia! 

The aim is to have atleast 10 videos from all African regions, in French and/or English, in an effort to great a knowledge packed documentary,

Please do not hesitate to share this within your networks and with any relevant entities.

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Keitumetse
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Re: Update! Now a call for Men in Water Utilities to participate in a documentary for SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter!

Dear All,

As part of the documentation strategy to amplify gender conversations in the WASH sector, SuSanA Africa intends to produce another video documentary that will involve collecting of WASH stories from men in leadership; sanitation engineers, data analysts, water quality specialists, policy, financial etc. in a bid to promote and embrace gender in the sector. The development of this documentary is aimed to support and strengthen gender inclusion in the WASH sector in African countries by offering outreach channels, visibility and providing a platform for exchange and networking.

Expected objectives from the documentary
  1. Provide an overview of why and how you ended up in the water sector.
  2. Explore key challenges and opportunities of working in a water utility.
  3. Share how it is to work with women in leadership.
  4. Share good practices and practical approaches for other women.
  5. Explore mentorship possibilities for other women.

The video should be between 3-5minutes and each question answered within 45-60 seconds.

Below are the questions participants should address:
  • How and why did you decide to work in a water utility?
  • What are the most prominent challenges and successes?
  • Are there women in the leadership team and how is it working with them?
  • Advice to other women who want to be in leadership in water utilities.
  • How do you feel about mentoring other women for similar or better roles? 

Specifications on shooting the videos
  • While shooting the video interview using a smartphone please ensure that the framing is on landscape mode.
  • Switch device into plane mode or do not disturb mode to avoid any interruptions while shooting.
  • Ensure that the subject is not seated or standing close to the window to avoid light reflections or shadow effects. 
  • Try as much as possible to ensure that the camera is not far from the interviewee and avoid zooming in or out while shooting.
The videos can be taken from anywhere; at home, on-site working, in the office etc. The completed videos should then be send to  africa-chapter@susana.org  and/or  info@anew.africa  until 16th March 2021.

I am, yet again, humbly requesting your participation in this initiative and/or sharing it with your networks. Attached is a brief on how we wish to carry out this assignment with your support, always.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any assistance.

Kind regards,
Keitumetse

Keitumetse Tsubane
Co-coordinator SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter
(Under consultancy contract with ANEW funded by WSSCC)

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