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Inclusive WASH Equity and Inclusion Toolkit

Inclusive WASH: Equity and Inclusion Toolkit

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This Toolkit compiles several tools into a 2-part manual that can be used to help make Aid Organizations’ WASH programmes more inclusive. The tools are a combination of newly developed, existing and revised methods; largely based on experiences in the countries where WaterAid works.

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Crosscutting Areas
Both urban and rural
Organization responsible for the tool
WASH Alliance International
Detailed description of Tool

Users of this Toolkit are invited to use the tools and adapt them in any way for their own use.

Part 1 of the Toolkit, called Mainstreaming equity and inclusion in WASH programmes and influencing, outlines several key principles for use across all of programmes and activities in order to achieve inclusive WASH. This is regardless of whether the focus is on practice, advocacy and influencing work, diversity and human resources, or raising awareness.

Part 1 is structured as follows:

  1. Tools for the programme cycle: To plan, monitor and evaluate a programme in order to acheive inclusive practice.
  2. Tools for general awareness-raising: To develop knowledge and understanding of inclusive practice.
  3. Tools for advocacy and influencing: To influence and advocate policy-makers and othet stakeholders for more equitable and inclusive practice.
  4. Tools for diversity and human resources: To ensure that an organization's work facilitates diversity and inclusive practice internally.

Each section briefly summarises the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of embedding inclusive practice, linking to the relevant tools.

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Part 2 of the Toolkit, called The tools, contains the actual tools. They are indexed with a short description, and correspond to the numbers listed in Part 1.

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