Workshop: Collaborations for resilient and healthy people: WASH systems and COVID-19 response
As part of the WASH and COVID-19 Pandemic Online Symposium WaterAid Australia, UNICEF and partners, supported by the Water for Women Fund, convened a workshop on COVID-19 and WASH systems strengthening.
No one individual or institution can ensure adequate and inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services are in place to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19.
Ongoing provision of these services depends on collaborations of people in government, civil society and the private sector as well as community and front line workers. Leaders, decision-makers, technical experts and advocates need to collaborate not just to extend access to services and behaviour change messages but in adjusting policy, implementing plans, executing budgets and generating useful data.
This workshop explored their experiences and what we as a WASH sector are learning about collaborative, systems responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.