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AIDEX 2023 - GWC Collective Outcomes

26 Oct 2023




Leaving no one behind, ending needs by reducing risks and vulnerabilities, achieving sustainable development and peace are a shared commitment of the United Nations and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee. This requires ‘joined-up’ action for collective outcomes by the humanitarian, development, and peace actors for which effective and accountable coordination play a central role. The Global WASH Cluster (GWC), leading the largest humanitarian WASH multi-stakeholder platform, commits to deliver collective outcomes for the Water Decade Action Plan, and SDGs within and beyond the WASH sector. Key national coordination platforms will present progress, challenges and innovative approaches towards more coherent humanitarian-development coordination and response.

The event will provide the opportunity to explore key initiatives within and beyond the sector, such as inter-cluster collaboration and private sector engagement. This will demonstrate how clusters are joining forces to coordinate emergencies more efficiently and respond to the increasing needs of people affected by and vulnerable to crises.

Join us for this engaging side event hosted at AidEx and scheduled for October 26th in Workshop Room 3 at Palexpo in Geneva. Secure your spot by acquiring your AidEx ticket today for in-person participants. 

People can also join via one ZOOM link for the whole afternoon:

Register on ZOOM here.

12:30 - 13:45

Main Event – Collective Outcomes: Humanitarian and Development WASH Coordination in the Field

  • Opening remarks – Ramesh Rajasingham - Director, Coordination Division OCHA
  • The Global WASH Cluster and collective outcomes - Monica Ramos - Global WASH Cluster Coordinator, UNICEF
  • Interactive Dialogue on collective outcomes – panel of cluster coordinators and partners involved in humanitarian and development coordination mechanisms (Yemen, Ukraine, Ethiopia and Somalia)
  • Closing remarks – Hazel de Wet - EMOPS Deputy Director, UNICEF

Quick Talks & GWC Marketplace : Evidence and innovation for coordination


Inter-cluster collaboration – Lessons learnt from South Sudan

  • The impact of inter-sector coordination and programming on affected populations in collaboration with the Nutrition Cluster in South Sudan - Speakers: WASH and Nutrition Cluster Coordinators in South Sudan, UNICEF

Operational Research – Launch of the study results on the cost of not doing coordination - by Tufts University/USAID BHA/Global WASH Cluster

  • What added value does coordination bring to humanitarian responses? How does coordination staffing influence WASH outcomes? These are the questions that the study results will aim to answer. - Speaker: Camille Heylen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Tufts University

The WASH Insecurity Analysis

  • The WASH Insecurity Analysis is a set of tools and protocols designed to enable analysts from humanitarian and development organizations to measure the severity of WASH conditions across various crises and time - through an evidence-based approach that uses recognized standards. It will include updates on country pilots and announcements for 2024 -  Speaker: WIA Consultant, Angelica Fleischer, UNICEF


The private sector in humanitarian coordination and response.

  • Overview and reflections from Miyamoto Relief and the added value of working together.
    Speaker: Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, Global CEO and Humanitarian Coordinator, Miyamoto International

Accountability and quality assurance in the field

  • The AQA Initiative aims to equip the WASH sector with the tools and approaches required to focus on what is important, to continuously adapt to changing circumstances, and ultimately remodel monitoring systems to start measuring what matters. Speakers: Gaëtan Bonne, Solidarités International

15:40 Marketplace, networking, food and drinks  

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