WASH and IWRM-Booklet Bangladesh
DORP is implementing the Watershed-empowering citizen project at Bhola Sadar Upazila since 2017 and onward. Strengthening capacity of 2 CSOs (Water Management Citizen Committee-WMCC and NGO Network) to do evidence based lobby and advocacy on WASH and IWRM is the key...
Published on August 19, 2020
Coaching manual for gender and inclusion in advocacy for IWRM, WASH, epidemics and disaster management in rural areas
This coaching manual is based on GWA’s experience with coaching the CSOs in Bhola. Whilst a training manual is meant for training workshops of at least 3 days, for coaching only a few hours were available, per occasion or session. The shorter the time, the more...
Published on August 11, 2020
Gender and Inclusion in WASH and IWRM
This two-pager is intended to act as a reference point for mainstreaming gender and inclusion in WASH and IWRM with an empowerment approach. The Gender and Water Alliance, being one of the authors, promotes inclusion by asking people themselves for their specific...
Published on August 4, 2020
DORP is reaching out to the unreached with hand-made face masks
As washing hands with soap and clean water is vital in the fight against COVID-19, government must provide continuous access to sufficient water to their populations living in the most vulnerable conditions. The Government of Bangladesh also promulgated that...
Published on July 8, 2020
Watershed Annual Report 2019
As Watershed closed its fourth year of implementation, it has seen an impressive number of results. All the Work Packages saw at least one concrete change in the practices of their governments in the form of laws, policies and/or norms being implemented towards...
Published on June 29, 2020
Accountability mechanisms – a position paper
At national level, as well as in Bhola, in the southern coastal part of Bangladesh, there is currently no systematic and efficient accountability mechanism for holding the Government of Bangladesh accountable for progressing towards achieving Sustainable Development...
Published on June 4, 2020
How civil society is adapting WASH advocacy to COVID-19
Report of a Watershed empowering citizens webinar on adjusting your advocacy to COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing development organisations and programmes to rapidly readjust their advocacy strategies. How do you not only support local or national...
Published on May 25, 2020
Building bridges in Bhola, Bangladesh
By participating in decision making, a citizen committee helps local government budget effectively for better water and sanitation services. See the longer version of the video. Situated at the heart of the Ganges delta in Bangladesh, water is everywhere in Bhola...
Published on September 2, 2019
Civil Society Organisation engagement in budget tracking
The Government of Bangladesh has acknowledged the crucial role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and which is actually also one of the targets (17.17), SDG 17. Though no institutional framework has been developed to...
Published on June 19, 2019
Existing budgeting systems for WASH in Bangladesh
Policy brief on existing budgeting systems of WASH and its relevant policy implications at local as well as national level. The existing system of WASH is fragmented through different ministries, institutions, divisions as well as departments.
Published on June 18, 2019
Citizen score card used in Bhola, Bangladesh
Scoring by using Citizen Scorecard in Bhola in Southern Bangladesh was a civil society initiative undertaken in October 2017 to evaluate government WASH and IWRM services in terms of efficiency and accountability. Citizen Scorecard is an influential tool to...
Published on June 18, 2019