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TitleWater, sanitation and hygiene is a connector, not a divider : an inclusive WASH case study
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSapkota, B, Bhatta, B, M. Ballav, W, Upreti, D, Binks, A
Secondary TitleTowards inclusive WASH : sharing evidence and experience from the field : a series of 16 case-studies
Pagination10 p.; 3 fig.
Date Published2012-07-01
PublisherNepal Water for Health (NEWAH)
Place PublishedKathmandu, Nepal
Keywordscase studies, nepal

Residents of Nepal’s remote hill areas face a number of difficulties in accessing WASH services. Socially excluded and ultra-poor community members in particular face some formidable barriers. In this paper, NEWAH, Nepal’s leading WASH NGO, presents a range of tools and approaches that they have used to guide their inclusive WASH program and ensure that every community member is served appropriately and with sensitivity. These approaches include detailed household surveys, community mapping, well-being rankings and graded contribution requirements. This paper uses the example of three households in Nepal facing the challenges of disability or HIV and AIDS to demonstrate how this approach has successfully addressed various institutional, stigma and environmental factors to facilitate their ability to access WASH. It offers strategies for practitioners who are considering a similar community-led approach to their equity and inclusion work. [authors abstract]

This case study is one of sixteen from the Towards Inclusive WASH series, supported by AusAID’s Innovations Fund.

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