Connecting, Collaborating and Cross Learning for Inclusive WASH

18/03/2019 - 22/03/2019 • Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
The Event is the first in a series of Knowledge & Learning activities as part of Water for Women. This Fund level event in March 2019 will bring together Water for Women partners and learning from CS WASH, identify opportunities for further collaboration and cross learning for inclusive WASH. The aim is to strengthen the learning culture/community of practice within the Fund involving Civil Society Oorganisations (CSOs), Research Organisations (ROs) and others working across the Indo-Pacific region. Water for Women aims to support improved health, equality and wellbeing in Asian and Pacific Communities through socially inclusive and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects. Water for women will deliver 19 projects in 16 countries over five years.

Speakers

Sponsors

Schedule

  • 18 March
  • 19 March
  • 20 March
  • 21 March
  • 22 March

Alison Baker

Fund Manager
Water for Women
Dr Alison Baker is currently the Fund Manager for the DFAT funded Water for Women Fund.She has worked in the international development sector as both a manager and practitioner for over 20 years throughout the Asia-Pacific.Alison has successfully delivered projects for donors including DFAT, Asian Development, and the World Bank, focussed in the infrastructure, water, sanitation, climate change and environment sectors.She combines her technical and management skills with a commitment to improving the lives of people in the countries where she works, particularly looking for opportunities to mentor young women and girls.

18 March

18 March

18 March

19 March

Bill Pennington

Knowledge and Learning Manager
Water for Women
Bill Pennington is an experienced development professional with a background in AusAID/DFAT, independent consulting, managing contractors and with the NGO sector. He has led and managed technical teams in more than thirty countries across South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific. His government name is Charles, but you can call him Bill, and on the whole, he’d rather be sailing.

18 March

20 March

22 March

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Bonifacio Magtibay

WHO
Engr. Bonifacio Magtibay is the Technical Officer for Environmental and Occupational Health in WHO Country Office –Philippines. By profession, he is a sanitary and environmental engineer with PhD in Environmental Studies. He is recognized as an ASEAN Engineer, and a Fellow and Former President of the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers. He has more than 30 years of work experience in the field of water, sanitation, environmental health, occupational health, and climate change from various agencies in the Philippines. He is currently working at WHO-Philippines since 2009

Chau D. Ngo

Regional Program Coordinator
Thrive Networks/East Meets West Foundation
Chau is the current Regional Program Coordinator for the Women Led
Output-Based Aid (WOBA) project in Vietnam and Cambodia. She joined Thrive/EMWF in 2018 coordinating and facilitating capacity building and learning across the organization. Chau has experience and is knowledgeable in the WASH sector, menstrual hygiene management, humanitarian health, and program management. In the distant past, Chau supported learning programs for field professionals on health in the humanitarian context and has spent some time in Ghana as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

19 March

19 March

21 March

Clare Battle

WaterAid
Acting Director Global Policy Team
Clare Battle is the Acting Director for WaterAid’s Global Policy Team and Senior Policy Analyst for Governance, based in the UK. Her work covers a range of sector governance issues, focusing in particular on improving policy and practice in support of WASH system strengthening and greater development effectiveness.
Clare has supported the Sanitation and Water for All partnership’s work, particularly efforts to strengthening country processes through the adoption of the Collaborative Behaviours.

21 March

21 March

David Shaw

Head of Learning and Effectiveness
WaterAid
David leads WaterAid’s monitoring and evaluation practice, with a particular interest in understanding how and why change happens. He supports the use of Theory of Change thinking in learning-oriented and adaptive programs that take a sector strengthening, gender and inclusion approach. David joined WaterAid in 2004 and has contributed to research and reviews of WaterAid’s global work that seek to
improve organisational effectiveness and inform decision-making.

21 March

21 March

Di Kilsby

Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist
Water for Women Fund Coordinator team
Di has almost thirty years’ experience as a community development practitioner,trainer, researcher, facilitator and advisor, focusing on  gender equality and social inclusion. Di worked for a number of international development non-government organisations and has worked as an independent consultant for the past seven years, designing programs, and providing training, analysis, and other advisory services across a wide range of sectors. Di has worked in numerous countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

19 March

19 March

20 March

21 March

21 March

Donna Leighh Holden

Partnership Specialist
Donna Leigh Holden is a development practitioner with 30 years experience working and living in Asia, the Pacific and Australia. Her lifelong experience in living and working with marginalised communities provides her with a strong interest and commitment to social justice as well as the establishment of multi-stakeholder partnerships for development.

Donna has held senior management positions in international NGOs including as Country Director for Save the Children Indonesia and in bilateral aid programs. Since returning to Australia in 2007, Donna has established a consulting practice specialising in the design and evaluation of civil society, social inclusion, governance and disaster risk reduction programs.

Donna’s special interest in working in challenging and complex situations including conflict and disaster affected areas, emerging sectors and within multi-stakeholder partnerships led her to compliment her practice by following a partnership brokering pathway and she enjoys exploring new ways of working that deliver sustainable development outcomes.

When not in the field Donna currently lives with her tribe by the sea in South Australia where she does a great deal of laughing and cooking.

Elizabeth Wamera

Technical WASH Expert
WSSCC
Elizabeth Wamera holds a PhD in Gender and Sanitation and currently works as the Technical Expert in WASH at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, based in Geneva. She has served the Council for 5 years and before then, she worked for her government within the Ministry of Health in Kenya.

Emily Miller

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Water for Women Fund
Emily Miller is the M&E Adviser for the Water for Women Fund Coordinator. Emily’s background is in M&E and gender. Before starting with Water for Women, Emily managed the M&E system for Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development, DFAT’s flagship gender equality program in the Pacific.

21 March

21 March

Gabrielle Halcrow

SSH4A Multi-Country Project Manager,
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Gabrielle is SNVs Regional Coordinator for the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme in Asia since 2012 and the Project Manager for SNVs three DFAT Water for Women Wash Fund Projects in Nepal, Bhutan and Lao PDR. She has a technical background in public and environmental health with 20 years of professional experience working with WASH, gender equality and public health programmes with local and state governments and international development organisations in South Asia, Pacific and
indigenous Australia.

21 March

21 March

Jose Mott

Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist
Fund Coordinator team
Joanna has close to 25 years’ experience in international development, principally in the areas of gender equality and social inclusion, WASH, community development and capacity building. Over the last 10 years, Joanna’s work focus has principally been in policy and strategy development in government settings, mainly relating to gender equality and social inclusion in WASH and in the public sector.

19 March

19 March

20 March

21 March

21 March

Juliet Willets

Professor, Research Director
ISF-UTS
Professor Juliet Willetts leads applied research to inform water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) policy and practice in Asia, the Pacific and more broadly. Her contributions include work on institutional, governance and policy settings, technical solutions, private sector roles, gender equality, inclusion, M&E and climate change
in rural and urban contexts. She has more than 20 years experience and leads a team of researchers working in partnership with bilateral, multilateral and civil society organisations and partner country governments.

21 March

Louise Whiting

FAO
Louise currently leads the Asia-Pacific Land and Water Program for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, based in the Regional Office in Bangkok. Her key focus areas include addressing water scarcity in agriculture, reducing the environmental impact of agricultural water use and irrigation and building farmer resilience to climate change. Previously, Louise advised the Minister for Water in NSW, and she has also worked on WASH and climate change in Africa and Asia.

Matthew Bond

WASH Adviser
FH Designs

21 March

Molly Goodwin-Kucinsky

Global WASH Knowledge Manager
iDE
Molly Goodwin-Kucinsky joined iDE as the Global WASH Knowledge
Manager in 2015. In this role, she facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing across iDE’s six WASH country programs and leads teams in applying innovations and lessons learned from other programs, the WASH sector, and the private sector in new contexts. She specializes in gender and social inclusion, organizational learning, and program management. Prior to iDE, she spent six years working on knowledge management and communications programs in Washington, DC.

19 March

19 March

19 March

19 March

Nadira Khawaja

Sector Leader WASH
SNV Nepal

21 March

Nutan Zarapkar

Director, WASH
RTI International India
Nutan, spent the early part of her career providing design and engineering support to sewage, industrial water and wastewater plants. From there, Nutan worked with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Program Specialist and for United States Asia Environmental Partnership (USAEP), program of USAID.
She has also worked with the Clinton Climate Initiative as a City Director for their C40 cities program. Most recently, Nutan served as the Executive Director of the Advisory Practice of Ernst & Young LLP responsible for driving business in the areas of environment, energy, climate change and sustainability. Nutan developed business strategy, secured and managed projects, and provided oversight to team of engineers and management post graduates. Her projects covered strategy development, providing hand holding support to stakeholders towards implementation and developing base line and project monitoring protocols for enhancing performance of cities.
She supported Government in developing economic instruments and undertaking policy analysis. She undertook several capacity building programs at state and city level.
Her last 2.5 years were focusedon building “water and sanitation” practice for RTI India. She worked with both industry, government and NGOs to support their projects in these areas and strived to create public private partnership to help build infrastructure, undertake behaviour change, capacity building, and more. Currently she is responsible for leading the STeP sanitation project of BMGF in India. STeP is a platform created to support
sanitation technology innovation, technology testing and commercialization.

19 March

Robert Dreibelbis

Associate Professor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Robert is an Associate Professor in the Disease Control Department at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His work focuses on understanding the determinants and impacts of water, sanitation, and hygiene behaviours in households and institutional settings and the design and evaluation of WASH behaviour change interventions.

21 March

21 March

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Silvia Devina

WASH & ECD Advisor
Yayasan Plan International Indonesia
Silvia is a public health expert with more than 12 years’ experience working in planning and managing development projects.

Currently, Silvia advises on all Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Early Childhood Development projects at Yayasan Plan International Indonesia (YPII).

21 March

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Tim Bishop

CARE, CFAR

19 March

19 March

Tom Slaymaker

UNICEF
Senior statistics & monitoring specialist in the Data and Analytics section at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. Tom has 20 years of experience working on water and sanitation in Africa and Asia and currently co-leads the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP

Tyler Kozole

Innovation Manager
iDE
Tyler is the Innovation Manager for iDE Cambodia's WASH Program (SMSU3). His role is to oversee the development of new products and services while incorporating sector best-practices and the Human Centered Design methodology into iDE's work. Tyler's background is in market-based development and public health, and before he was with iDE Cambodia he worked with PSI Vietnam and iDE Headquarters.

21 March

Australian Aid

Fund Partner
Water for Women is the Australian Government’s flagship WASH program and will be delivered as part of Australia's aid program, investing 110.6 Million over five years from 2018 to 2022.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Fund Partner
General

Registration opens

08:30 AM 09:00 AM World Ballroom C

Please ensure you arrive early to check, receive you name tag and meet and mingle with other attendees.
Event-wide

Official Welcome

09:00 AM 09:30 AM World Ballroom C

Welcome and address from Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Event-wide

Keynote address on "Safe water and sanitation for all"

09:15 AM 10:00 AM World Ballroom C

Message from Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO, Sanitation and Water for All: https://vimeo.com/324952564 
190318 DrKamalKar_Bangkok PPT_CLTS Foundation.pdf Download Link

Official Opening - Allan McKinnon Australian Ambassador to Thailand

10:00 AM 10:30 AM World Ballroom C

Group Photo

10:15 AM 10:30 AM

General

Morning Tea & Networking

10:30 AM 11:15 AM World Ballroom C

Event-wide

Introduction and Objectives for the K&L Event and Poster Walk

11:15 AM 12:30 PM World Ballroom C

Introduction and outline of the objectives for the week 

Speakers

2_WaterforWomen_Opening Remarks K&L Event.pdf Download Link
3_WaterforWomen_Emerging opportunities for collaboration.pdf Download Link
General

Lunch

12:30 PM 01:30 PM World Restaurant Level 24

Collaborating

Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration

01:30 PM 03:00 PM World Ballroom C

Implications for inclusive WASH, DFAT, Fund, CSO project and activity implementation

Speakers

General

Afternoon Tea

03:00 PM 03:30 PM World Ballroom C

Collaborating

Facilitated Learning and Exchange for Inclusive WASH

03:30 PM 05:00 PM World Ballroom

This session will build on the discussions that were held in the previous session on Collaboration, Connecting and Cross learning; and will identify the role that the Fund Coordinator plays in facilitated learning and exchange (Fund Theory Change Strategy 2) . The sources of knowledge and learning within the Fund will be identified, and Fund Coordinator team members will provide a brief overview of how the Fund strategies contribute to the learning environment and to the learning agenda for the Fund.

Speakers

Event-wide

Day One Closing Session

05:00 PM 05:30 PM World Ballroom C

FPG

FPG Breakfast Meeting

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Boardroom

A breakfast meeting for the Fund Partnership Group in the boardroom. The boardroom is located off the same foyer as World Ballroom C on level 23. Breakfast will be provided.

Speakers

Collaborating

GSI Self Assessment Tool

08:45 AM 10:30 AM Room M1-2

This session provides an opportunity to share the draft GSI self-assessment tool that the GSI Fund Coordinator team has been developing, reflect on learnings from the recent pilot carried out with SNV Bhutan, seek high level feedback from CSOs and GSI interest group members, and develop a tentative schedule for implementation with those CSOs who are interested in participating. There will be
an opportunity for SNV Bhutan staff to share their reflections on the tool and the process.

Speakers

Evidence to Practice

Rethinking Sanitation

08:45 AM 10:30 AM Room M4

A session built around discussions on CS WASH experience
  • Latest research
  • WHO sanitation guidelines
  • Leaving no-one behind
  • Sanitation marketing for the last mile
  • CLTS issues 
  • Faecal sludge and other waste management

Speakers

General

Morning Tea

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Breakout area between Room M1-2 & M4

Collaborating

GSI Self Assessment Tool (Cont)

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Room M1-2

This session provides an opportunity to share the draft GSI self-assessment tool that the GSI Fund Coordinator team has been developing, reflect on learnings from the recent pilot carried out with SNV Bhutan, seek high level feedback from CSOs and GSI interest group members, and develop a tentative schedule for implementation with those CSOs who are interested in participating. There will be
an opportunity for SNV Bhutan staff to share their reflections on the tool and the process.

Speakers

Evidence to Practice

Rethinking Sanitation (Cont)

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Room M4

A session built around discussions on CS WASH experience
  • Latest research
  • WHO sanitation guidelines
  • Leaving no-one behind
  • Sanitation marketing for the last mile
  • CLTS issues
  • Faecal sludge and other waste management

Speakers

General

Lunch

12:30 PM 01:30 PM World Ballroom C

Evidence to Practice

Women's Leadership and Empowerment

01:30 PM 03:00 PM Room M1-2

This engaging and creative session will involve in-depth conversations around three key topics related to gender equality in the WASH sector: a) women’s leadership,
b) women’s empowerment and
c) intersectionality, and consider how to translate theory into practice.

The session will also provide participants with short stimulating presentations on latest research and practice on the topic of female entrepreneurs in the WASH sector, with reference to the three central themes.

Finally, the session will elicit what “challenging and provocative questions and ideas” participants have on the three key topics, and to engage in a discussion with expert panelists around these.
Over eight organisations are part of developing, presenting and facilitating this exciting session.

Speakers

Connecting

Private sector | Engagement for Inclusive WASH

01:30 PM 03:00 PM Room M4

Speakers

General

Afternoon Tea

03:00 PM 03:30 PM Breakout area between Room M1-2 & M4

Evidence to Practice

Women's Leadership and Empowerment (cont)

03:30 PM 05:00 PM Room M1-2

Speakers

Connecting

Private Sector II (Shark Tank Panel)

04:30 PM 06:00 PM Room M4

So what is a “Shark Tank”? For those of you who haven’t seen the reality TV show, or a similar one such as “Dragon’s Den”, the premise is that a number of up and coming entrepreneurs “pitch” their ideas to a panel of business and investment experts, who award a prize (usually an opportunity to invest) and provide feedback on the “pitch” or business proposal.

For this session in the K&L Event in March, our partners at CFAR/RTI in India have suggested a Shark Tank scenario as part of that session on Tuesday afternoon. The idea is to have partner CSOs and ROs “pitch” their project to a panel of investment, business and social entrepreneurs. The session is designed to generate discussion on what private investors, corporates and social business enterprises are looking for in WASH projects. The audience during this part of the Event will also include a range of invited business and private sector representatives.

Speakers

Event-wide

Closing Session

05:00 PM 05:30 PM M1-2

Event-wide

Cocktail Event and Networking

06:30 PM 08:00 PM Red Sky Roof Top Bar, Level 55

Evidence to Practice

Equity and Non-Discrimination Handbook Training

09:00 AM 10:30 AM Room M1-2

Training on Equity and Non-Discrimination Handbook – Product based on WASH research across 13 countries
FPG

FPG Meeting (FPG members only)

09:00 AM 10:30 AM Room M4

This meeting is for members of the Fund Partnership Group only
2018 Annual Progress Report.pdf Download Link
General

Morning Tea

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Breakout area between Room M1-2 & M4

Evidence to Practice

Handbook Training (Cont)

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Room M1-2

Training on Equity and Non-Discrimination Handbook – Product based on WASH research across 13 countries
FPG

FPG Meeting (FPG members only)

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Room M4

This meeting is for members of the Fund Partnership Group only
General

Lunch - Network and Reflection

12:30 PM 01:30 PM Dynasty Restaurant Level 24

Connecting

GSI Interest Group Meeting over lunch

12:30 PM 01:30 PM Dynasty Restaurant Level 24

The GSI interest group and others who may be interested in joining the GSI team will reserve a couple of tables over lunch today for connecting and GSI discussion. Please come and find Jose and Di if you would like to join us.

Speakers

Evidence to Practice

Handbook Training (Cont)

01:30 PM 03:00 PM Room M1-2

Training on Equity and Non-Discrimination Handbook – Product based on WASH research across 13 countries
FPG

FPG Meeting (FPG Members only)

01:30 PM 03:00 PM Room M4

This meeting is for members of the Fund Partnership Group only.
General

Afternoon Tea

03:00 PM 03:30 PM Breakout area between Room M1-2 & M4

Evidence to Practice

Handbook Training (Cont)

03:30 PM 05:00 PM Room M1-2

Training on Equity and Non-Discrimination Handbook – Product based on WASH research across 13 countries
FPG

FPG Meeting (FPG Members only)

03:30 PM 05:00 PM Room M4

This meeting is for members of the Fund Partnership Group only
Event-wide

Closing Session

05:00 PM 05:30 PM Room M1-2

General

Conference Dinner with Guest Speaker + WASH Quiz

07:00 PM 08:30 PM World Ballroom B

Speakers

Collaborating

GSI | Pushing the Boundaries

09:00 AM 10:30 AM Room M1- 2

This session is an opportunity to explore the issue agreed for ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ of Gender and Social Inclusion in WASH, ‘’towards transformation’. The session will be interactive, with participants exploring key concepts, sharing experience and agreeing on ways to take this work forward over the next two or so years.

Speakers

Connecting

System Strengthening & Policy Engagement

09:00 AM 10:30 AM Room M4

Speakers

General

Morning Tea

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Breakout area between Room M1-2 & M4

Collaborating

GSI | Pushing the Boundaries ( Cont)

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Room M1-2

Do No Harm, Addressing violence and addressing resistance and backlash

Speakers

Connecting

Systems Strengthening & Policy Engagement (Cont)

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Room M4

Examples of good practice from CSOs (not just in WASH),
  • Research findings
  • Lessons from CS WASH

Speakers

General

Lunch | Networking and Reflection

12:30 PM 01:30 PM World Ballroom C

Connecting

MHM Cross Sharing Table over Lunch

12:30 PM 01:30 PM World Ballroom C

Join us at a reserved table at lunch to talk about Menstrual Health Management (MHM). Where are you at with MHM in your individual projects?  Successes? Challenges? Let's discuss over lunch. 

Speakers

Evidence to Practice

Behaviour Change

01:30 PM 03:00 PM M1-2

Bringing in thinking from CS WASH and other sectors – Health, Road Safety

Speakers

Collaborating

Exploring indicators and monitoring tools for WASH sector strengthening

01:30 PM 03:00 PM Room M4

This session aims to build upon the session 'strengthening national and subnational WASH sector systems'. This session will present two tools that CSOs are using to monitor their systems strengthening work. Through group work, participants will also be asked to identify what indicators they are using to monitor improvements to sector strengthening. Through the presentations and session activity participants will also provide feedback and input into the revision of the Water for Women Outcome 1 indicators.


Speakers

General

Afternoon Tea

03:00 PM 03:30 PM Breakout area between Room M1-2 & M4

Evidence to Practice

Behaviour Change (Cont)

03:30 PM 05:00 PM Room M1-2

Bringing in thinking from CS WASH and other sectors – Health, Road Safety

Speakers

Collaborating

Measuring changes in gender equality: emerging research, articulating project approaches and informing Fund level indicators

03:30 PM 05:00 PM Room M4

Strengthened gender equality and social inclusion constitutes an End-of-Program Outcome for Water for Women. Measuring and tracking change in this area remains one of the biggest challenges for the Program, and the development sector as a whole.

This session will share early research thinking from a Type 2 Research Award, which aims to design a multi-dimensional index to generate evidence on attributable impact for WASH on gender equality. The presentation will identify possible domains of inquiry, along with possible indicators to monitor change.

The session will also share experiences from Plan Indonesia's projects, where through input from Edge Effect, the project has designed guidelines to support the inclusion of people of diverse sexualities in project level monitoring.

After the presentations, participants will be asked to discuss how their projects track change in relation to gender equality and will have the opportunity to provide feedback into the revision of the Water for Women Outcome 3 indicators.

Speakers

Event-wide

Closing Session

05:00 PM 05:30 PM Room M4

Event-wide

World Water Day Forum

09:00 AM 10:30 AM World Ballroom

A joint activity hosted by DFAT and involving the Fund, representatives from the UNICEF, SWA meetings, WHO and other UN agencies based in Bangkok.

DFAT | WfW | UNICEF | SWA | WHO | World Bank
General

Morning Tea

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Outside World Ballroom C

Connecting

WASH and the SDGs | Global Panel

11:00 AM 12:30 PM World Ballroom

Focus on Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Water resource management, Climate change, Resilience
General

Lunch

12:30 PM 01:30 PM World Restaurant Level 24

Don't forget to take your lunch voucher with you for this lunch!
Collaborating

Planning the Fund's Learning Agenda

01:30 PM 03:00 PM World Ballroom

Speakers

General

Afternoon Tea

03:00 PM 03:30 PM World Ballroom

Event-wide

Closing Session

03:30 PM 05:00 PM World Ballroom