Welcome! By joining us in carrying out the 2020 WASH Gap analysis you will be part of a network around the world giving a voice to people affected by crisis and WASH field actors by capturing what they see as gaps in the humanitarian WASH sector.
What is involved?
Facilitating group discussions is the primary way in which we aim to elicit input from people affected by crisis and a key method for involving others in the WASH sector and those we work with.
As an organization supporting these focus group discussions (FGDs), you will be provided with guidance on how to facilitate sessions and how to collect responses from participants, either from people affected by crisis or from WASH practitioners in the field, or both. These responses will be fed into the global analysis.
What experience do I need to be a facilitator?
We are looking for people who already have experience of community engagement in running similar types of focus group discussions. You don’t have to be a WASH expert to facilitate the sessions, but understanding something of the WASH context in the location where you will run the FGDs would be helpful but not obligatory, for example, knowing how people access water, toilets, hygiene, vector control, solid waste management.
When will this take place?
Virtual/online training on the guidance for facilitating group discussions will be held in September. It is expected that you would facilitate at least one FGD (but potentially more if possible) taking approximately two hours, in a humanitarian context, in September and October and type-up brief findings into a simple table.
Facilitating 1-3 focus group discussions can be done over the course of a week’s time for a single location. Organizations able to lead focus groups in multiple countries or locations are very welcome to facilitate these at any time throughout the data collection period.
Is funding available for facilitation?
Organizations able to meet the costs of conducting focus groups are encouraged to do so. However, small-scale funding is available to support these costs, such as the logistics arrangements required to facilitate discussions.
Where will the Gap Analysis discussions take place?
We aim to cover as many countries as possible where humanitarian WASH interventions take place, so we welcome volunteers from around the world, and organizations working in multiple countries, to support the WASH analysis by leading group discussions where they have an operational presence.
Sign up HERE if you’re interested!