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The Global WASH Cluster (GWC) operates on the principles of coordinated partnership, promoting holistic, people centred and inclusive humanitarian responses in the WASH sector in over 30 countries. Currently, the GWC membership has 85 members, and 2 standing observers
The Global WASH Cluster’s (GWC) Strategic Plan sets out the key priorities based on a broad consultation across key stakeholders. It describes how the GWC intends to meet the commitments associated with the 6+1 core functions.
Provide timely operational support to national and sub-national humanitarian WASH coordination platforms to meet the TA 6+1 core functions and improve Humanitarian WASH service delivery.
Ensure that key WASH stakeholders (sub-national, national and global) have the capacity to coordinate and deliver an appropriate and timely response in emergency.
Influence and advocate for an effective humanitarian WASH coordination response and funding.
*This data was collected through a Global Wash Cluster HRP/ Appeal Database in 2021, for the PIN figures, and target figures only up to 80% of the data was found.
More information in the interactive GWC HRP dashboard.
The Field Support Team (FST) mechanism is the principle means for the GWC to provide Operational Support to National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Platforms (NHWCP).
The Coordination Toolkit (CTK) is an online guidance manual for cluster coordinators and coordination teams to access comprehensive support on humanitarian WASH coordination.
The GWC Helpdesk supports National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Platforms (NHWCP) through remote support activities, capacity development, direct missions and more.
The GWC has developed a training offer for both partners and staff involved in coordination. It includes e-learning and face-to-face courses that can be tailored to country needs.
In emergencies, water systems are often damaged or non-existent, exposing people to the risk of disease outbreaks. Learn how water, sanitation & hygiene specialists protect vulnerable people from such risks: #ItTakesAVillage #WorldHumanitarianDay
🔔Reminder: WASH research survey! ☝️Your voice is valued in steering investments towards priority research areas. ➡️ Support the WASH in Crises Research and Innovation group by participating in this survey by 15 August: ⬇️
📢 The seventh GWC 2022 Monthly Newsletter is here: 🔦Find out what is going on around WASH Humanitarian coordination platforms and partnerships 🌎🌍🌏 Updates on Technical Working Groups, operational coordination, fresh news from partners - all-in-one📄
📢 NEW Event! We will be presenting findings from our review of practices and evidence around Market-Based Programming for the water sector at World Water Week 2022! Learn more about our #WWWeek2022 24th August session and read the review:
Deepening gender inequalities are compounding humanitarian needs for vulnerable groups in Ukraine. 📄 Our Field Support Team deployed to produce new guidance to better understand their needs. Read the guidance:
A convergence of efforts is no longer an option, it is the only way. @FSCluster @WASHClusterGlob @healthcluster
The 2022 GWC Annual Meeting brought together 119 in-person and virtual participants to showcase the new 2022-2025 Strategy and profile key achievements. 🔗Read the Annual Meeting report: 🔗Consult the 2022-2025 GWC Strategy: