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Adolescent girls’ cluster meeting - Sayedbari, Rangunia 2014

Ton Schouten Award for WASH Storytelling

Since 2017, IRC has been organising the Ton Schouten Award for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Storytelling, in memory of Ton and with the aim to find and support exceptional young communicators in WASH.

Submit your nominations for IRC's Ton Schouten Award for WASH storytelling by 8 May, 2020. 

Ton was not only a leading figure in the WASH sector, a champion of sustainability and supportive of government approaches to development, he was also a creative and passionate film maker and mentor to those he worked with and managed. Above all he believed in the power of communication to create change in the world.

The Ton Schouten Award for WASH Storytelling aims to combine all these elements by targeting a specific group of young communicators (under 35) within the WASH sector in low and middle income countries. Identifying those who have a rare talent, a natural spark, and to whom this award will be a stepping stone to further developing their career in communicating around WASH issues.

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