The Field Support Team (FST) mechanism is the principal means for the Global WASH Cluster (GWC) to provide operational support to National Coordination Platforms (NCPs) on coordination, information management, assessment and people-centred programming inclusion. The FST has provided surge support via a partner consortium to NCPs since 2008.
The current FST includes four Cluster Coordinators, three Information Management Officers, one Assessment Specialist and a People-Centred Programming Specialist. The FST Consortium can provide additional staff on a consultancy basis.
To request support from the FST (or additional members), please review the services available and request process on the Operational Support section. The FST dashboard gives an overview of the support provided by the FST in 2021. The GWC’s monthly newsletters showcase the success stories from the FST’s deployments in 2021.