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.
Two guidance notes, designed closely with Plan International Indonesia and WaterAid Timor-Leste field staff, outline easy-to-implement community-based activities to get local stakeholders thinking about how people are affected differently by climate impacts on WASH, and how gender and social inclusion in WASH builds climate resilience.
Two case studies, one focusing on rural sanitation in Indonesia and one focusing on rural water in Timor-Leste, shed light on the experiences of community members with climate impacts on WASH. The case studies demonstrate the way gender, and social norms and structures shape how people feel about and respond to climate change.
Finally, our learning paper explains interconnected key concepts: gender and social inclusion, WASH, and climate change, and how these informed the research behind these outputs.
We are excited to see the outputs begin to be used by Plan International Indonesia and WaterAid Timor-Leste, and even by other civil society organisations beyond the project. We also welcome comments, questions and feedback sent to Jeremy.Kohlitz@uts.edu.au and Anna.Gero@uts.edu.au.