One of the primary goals of the Global WASH Cluster (GWC) is to provide humanitarian water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) actors with timely access to appropriate and accurate knowledge on coordination and response. Knowledge management is one of the key outcomes in the GWC’s Strategic Plan 2022–2025 and focuses on strengthening the knowledge and practice of effective and accountable coordination of timely, predictable and high-quality WASH outcomes across the phases of the humanitarian programme cycle. This embeds cross-cutting themes to ensure inclusive and equitable WASH outcomes and is defined through the application of evidence-based lessons learned, best practices and effective advocacy.
To support this, the GWC has developed and manages a range of tools and resources. The GWC’s main knowledge-exchange platforms are the Coordination Toolkit for National Cluster Platforms (NCPs) and the GWC’s Resource Center, which contains publications and documents extracted from existing databases or specific agency websites, such as peer-reviewed and grey literature success stories, lessons learned, and technical guidance.