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This June: Join us for two webinars focusing on WASH Away from the Home

Over the past several months, World Vision has been hosting a series of web-based discussions to reflect on WASH away from home settings. No single organization is working in all these settings. Rather, the intent of these discussions is to learn from each other and cultivate discussion around how to address WASH effectively in various non-household settings. Links to past webinars are at the bottom of this email. Even if you haven't  joined us for past discussions, we hope you will consider joining us now as we continue to move forward together.

WEBINAR 1: Focus on WASH in the Workplace

Thursday, 22 June, 1300h GMT
The focus of this webinar will be on WASH in the workplace. Besides being a basic human right, access to WASH services in the workplace makes for healthier employees and customers. Improvements to access to WASH are good for businesses, their long-term livelihoods and the overall economy. There is a compelling and clear economic case for businesses to demonstrate leadership by addressing this situation. Tangible benefits for corporations looking to invest in WASH solutions include access to new marketplaces, mitigation of risk, increased brand recognition, and improved employee morale. Ensuring safe WASH in the workplace also contributes to the achievement of international recognised objectives such as the universal realisation of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (HRWS).

During the webinar, we will hear the following topics and presenters: ·
  • Pledge and guiding principles and the WASH in the Workplace Self-Assessment Tool: SaraTraubel, World Business Council for Sustainable Development: Water, sanitation and hygiene implementation at the workplace
  • Employment in support of water, sanitation and hygiene. (TBC)
The webinar will take place on Thursday, 22 June at 13:00 GMT.The meeting will be held via WebEx, and it will be recorded.


WEBINAR 2: Focus on WASH in Orphanages

Wednesday, 28 June, 1400h GMT

Because of the increase of conflict and disasters in the world. there are more and more children who are without parents. As a result, many orphaned children are living in overcrowded institutions with poor or failing infrastructure. Child-friendly WASH facilities and behaviour education are minimal to non-existed in many orphanages, and there is currently disagreement in the sector around whether orphanages should be distinguished from schools in how their WASH needs are approached. In this webinar, we will focus specifically on WASH access in orphanages. We will hear a case study from World Vision Uganda and learn from SPLASH - an organization that has given intentional focus to orphanages as part of its programming. During the webinar, we will hear from the following presenters:

- Eric Stowe, Founder and Director of SPLASH
- Emmanuel Opoki,WASH programme manager,World Vision Uganda

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 28 June at 14:00 GMT. The meeting will be held via WebEx, and it will be recorded.


We look forward to you joining this discussion! Questions? Contact Kristie Urich for more information.

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Contact Kristie Urich, WASH Knowledge Management Coordinator.  
Skype: kristie.urich
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