The approach seeks to place us in a position where we are able to catalyse greater collaboration across the WASH sector.

Rights based approach

We sensitise duty bearers on their roles and responsibilities for greater accountability and more responsive authorities and empower communities to claim their WASH rights through engaging more actively with local government.

District wide approach

We demonstrate model solutions and enable wider replication through advocacy and capacity building to broaden coverage.

Integrated approach

We integrate WASH into other areas of development and bring in elements from health, education, nutrition and other sectors into our work. We actively pursue mutually respectful and accountable partnerships with diverse entities to support our multifaceted work.

Sustainability approach

We strive for the highest quality and durability in our interventions and work to improve sector performance and accountability through monitoring and tracking for more sustainable WASH services.

Knowledge and innovation approach

We centralise learning and innovation, both in technological and operational elements of our programmatic work, as well as through rigorous, multidisciplinary research.

Working in collaboration

Our catalysing collaborative role relies on three mutually reinforcing pillars.

The first one is to motivate and inspire key opinion leaders and decision-makers to lead wider mobilisation through advocacy, knowledge sharing, and increased technical capacity.

The second is to promote viable programme interventions – developed through a rigorous understanding of the local reality – which show the benefits of cross-sectoral collaboration.

And the third is fostering effective partnerships that deliver sustainable, high-impact programmes.

A critical cross-cutting driver that we see as essential for the success of our programme approach is to build our internal capacity; including internal systems, work processes and individual skill sets.