ISF is working in partnership with World Vision Bangladesh and the University of Rajshahi to conduct an outcome assessment of gender-transformative social accountability in Bangladesh
Audio surveys allows users to submit short audio clips rather than type responses. They are primarily used in self-administered internet-based surveys and replace open-response questions.
This simple framework can help unpack descriptions of change and untangle significance.
ISF-UTS has recently developed a tool to explore the connections between gender equality and WASH – the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Gender Equality Measure – the WASH-GEM. The WASH-GEM can describe these connections and evaluate changes over time.
New research by ISF offers guidance on how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) organisations can become more inclusive.
When considering gender equality, disability and social inclusion in WASH, we need to look at both the people who are benefiting from and managing WASH systems, and the institutions that shape and deliver WASH services.
ISF-UTS, along with the Water for Women Fund Partners (iDE, SNV, RTI, East Meets West/Thrive Networks) organised a learning series to better understand how the private sector can contribute to improved and inclusive WASH services
In August 2021, the project team were involved in a session on self-supply at Stockholm World Water Week. The discussions explored self-supply's potential for increased resilience and water security in the Asia-Pacific region. Key contributors to the session included...
ISF-UTS recently started work on its project “Strengthening WASH sector capacity on climate change” which will provide global WASH actors with knowledge, tools and case studies to proactively tackle climate change challenges in the WASH sector. The project draws on...
Rural communities in Nepal and Lao PDR have historically been affected by flooding and drought conditions. In Lao PDR, floods have caused widespread damage to latrines and droughts have killed crops which undermines sanitation demand creation. In Nepal, extreme...
ISF-UTS, Plan International Australia (PIA), Yayasan Plan International Indonesia (YPII) and WaterAid Timor-Leste (WATL) hosted a virtual Learning Event on 2 – 4 June 2021. This event was an opportunity for research, civil society organisation and government partners to share knowledge from the ‘Climate Change Response for Inclusive WASH’ research and further identify pathways to achieve impact.
In June 2021, the enumerator team in Vanuatu completed training at the University of the South Pacific and will soon commence data collection in Vanuatu. The team of eight enumerators will carry out household surveys and water quality testing across 10 islands.
ISF-UTS, in partnership with Plan International and WaterAid, is pleased to announce the publication of five practitioner-friendly resources stemming from the “Climate Change Response for Inclusive WASH” Water for Women project.
In Oct-Nov 2020, the University of Indonesia and Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro successfully carried out a large-scale household survey, infrastructure assessment and water quality testing across five sub-districts in Kota Metro.
In Feb-Mar 2020, University of Indonesia (UI) successfully carried out a large-scale household survey, infrastructure assessment and water quality testing across three districts (‘kecamatan’) in Bekasi city.
The UTS-ISF team visited Indonesia in August as part of the inception process and to support co-design of the research, and early engagement with end-users of the research.
ISF-UTS and World Vision Bangladesh hosted a Forum in Dhaka on 13 February 2020 to explore emerging findings from our gender-transformative social accountability for inclusive WASH research with Bangladesh stakeholders.
The Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, University of Rajshahi, and World Vision Bangladesh (WVB) met together from 9 to 11 February 2020 in Dhaka to workshop a co-design process of a gender-transformative social accountability model...
Piloting of the WASH-GEM tool in Cambodia and Nepal started last year and has already provided invaluable insights into ways the tool, and associated processes, can be improved.
ISF’s 4-week visit to Liquica with WaterAid and its local partner Fundasaun Hafoun Timor Lorosa’e (FHTL) successfully concluded with joint reflection on our collaborative research and planning for how climate change can be considered in WaterAid Timor-Leste’s WASH...
Following an engaging 4-day workshop on how to practically assess the impacts of climate change on WaterAid’s Water for Women program, ISF, WaterAid Timor-Leste and the local NGO Fundasaun Hafoun Timor Lorosa’e (FHTL) sought further insights from a rural community in...
ISF piloted the women in the WASH workforce research approach in Cambodia at the Commune and District levels with partner East Meets West Foundation (EMW).
ISF, WaterAid Timor-Leste and the local NGO Fundasaun Hafoun Timor Lorosa’e (FHTL) teamed up from 30 September to 3 October 2019 in Dili to consider how the Water for Women program in support of inclusive WASH in rural Timor-Leste can be strengthened to respond to...
Hasina (Lipi) Ferdows from World Vision Bangladesh joined ISF researchers Dr Keren Winterford and Tamara Megaw to present at the Research for Development Impact Network Conference at La Trobe University, Melbourne on 12-13 June 2019.
ISF wrapped up its 4-week visit to Indonesia with productive activities for learning further about climate impacts on inclusive WASH in Manggarai.
ISF and Plan Indonesia spent six days across two rural communities in Manggarai, Indonesia learning how climate change interacts with gender and social inclusion in WASH.
ISF, in partnership with Plan Indonesia, held a four day workshop in Ruteng, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia to co-design activities to assess the gender and social inclusion dimensions of climate change impacts on WASH.
Interesting and thought-provoking conversations took place at the first Water for Women Fund Learning Event which took place in Bangkok in March 2019.
The project undertook its first primary research in June 2019 to explore what ‘gender transformative social accountability’ could be, through a case study of Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) being implemented by World Vision Bangladesh.
UNTL researchers have been interviewing WASH and gender CSOs in Timor-Leste to gain insights about the opportunities and challenges of partnering.
Mapping civil society connections and knowledge flows is informative and lots of fun! In Timor-Leste we commenced the CSO partnerships component with 30 workshop participants.