WASH Communication for Maximum Impact
Would you like to know how you can design your WASH communications and learning products to ensure maximum use and uptake?
This Webinar presents the findings from research undertaken by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney for the CS WASH Fund exploring how civil society organisations (CSOs) involved in WASH learn and improve WASH programming and practice to align with evidence-based approaches. The research also outlines the most preferred and effective communication materials, formats and mechanisms in influencing CSO learning in alignment with good practice. Drawing on the knowledge of 100 WASH practitioners, donors and academics, this webinar provides participants with the collective wisdom and experience of these stakeholders around what works with respect to translating knowledge into practice.
After the 30 minute presentation there was half an hour for participants to ask questions in relation to the research. Questions presenters responded to from the audience include:
- Did the research go into the details of what organisations did to gain support from their leaders to support this learning culture?
- Was there any disaggregation of 'respondent types' and how that influences preferences and uses for K&L?
- What were key areas where 'other stakeholders' and CSOs had different views about CSO learning?
- Is learning within CSOs fundamentally different to learning within other types of organisations?
- Did any survey participants mention SuSanA as a source of learning?
- Any suggestions for the structure of an organisation to maximise the empowerment of staff and transfer of knowledge between staff, government and research? e.g. Prioritising topics to tackle one per year. Or the organisations or programs learning approach which maximised transfer of knowledge between staff, national governments / counterparts and research?
- The filtering idea is interesting and important- do you think this something that each organisation needs to do for itself, or are there ways that this function can be facilitated. Perhaps that's part of what networks can and does provide?
- Was the focus on WASH functionality as a learning need about technical aspects or governance (ie. how to work towards systems that enable ongoing functionality)?
- How useful did people find daily or regular summaries of particular topics - eg Sanitation Updates?