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 88 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.
🗓️December 8, 14-15:00 CET: @CCCMCluster & @ShelterCluster invite to the Panel Discussion "GBV Risk Mitigation: Collective Responsibility in Action" The Global WASH Cluster Coordinator, Monica Ramos, will join the panel. ➡️Register here: #16days
📢Out now: the November 2022 Global WASH Cluster Newsletter with updates on events, tools, as well as news from the field and partners🌏🌍🌎 👉Read up on the latest from WASH humanitarian coordination platforms & partnerships, all summarized here: 🔗
“For people on the brink, this appeal is a lifeline. For the international community, it is a strategy to make good on the pledge to leave no one behind.” The 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) launched today 🔗 ➡️Press Release:
On the occasion of #16DaysOfActivism2022, the #GlobalClusterCoordinators have joined each other in calling an end to #GBV across the #humanitarian system! Read their statement on the commitments of the humanitarian clusters here:
💧'The vision of UNICEF Water is putting knowledge to work in order to ensure that the basic human rights of access to safe, clean water and safe and hygienic sanitation are fulfilled for every child' 🆕UNICEF WASH Knowledge Management Strategy 2022-2025 ➡️
📢Weekly highlights from National Coordination Platforms! 🌍Bangladesh WASH Sector, Cox's Bazar: 5 Years Achievements (August 2017 – August 2022) ➡️
We are seriously off track to ensure safe toilets for all by 2030. ⏳With only 8 years left, the world needs to work 4 times faster to meet our promise. 🚽Sanitation action requires effective and accountable humanitarian coordination. #WorldToiletDay