We are open towards new WASH approaches and technologies. We are one of the first countries within the Alliance to use Akvo FLOW as a data collection tool.
Active in far-western, mid-western and western regions
The partners of the Nepal WASH Alliance (NWA) are highly committed to contributing to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) challenges our country is facing. The six partners of the NWA have specific expertise on a wide range of WASH approaches and techniques in urban and rural settings. From biogas and rainwater harvesting to ecological sanitation and the CLTS & SLTS; and from participatory monitoring and knowledge management to microfinance and gender & social inclusion. The NWA can be characterised by its openness towards new WASH approaches and technologies. Nepal is one of the first countries within the Dutch WASH Alliance to use Akvo FLOW as a data collection tool.
Using Akvo FLOW to collect data from the field
At this stage our basic focus is to support, facilitate and enhance the capacities of local governments to meet the target of full coverage & Open Defecation Free (ODF) in our working district. Due to resource gap partners have been facing problems to support in ODF campaign in project areas of NWA. Efforts have been initiated to support community through microfinance and entrepreneurship. Similarly, other important focus is to enhance the capacities of staffs of partner organization in WASH.
Sustainability is a focus area within our work. In Nepal, one of the most important elements of sustainability is empowering local communities to manage and maintain WASH services and facilities themselves with minimum or even without external support. In order to do so, next generations have to take their responsibility to sustain these systems seriously.
Nepal WASH Alliance Partners
The Nepal WASH Alliance exists of six local partners: BSP, ENPHO, Lumanti, LWF, NEWAH and RCNN. Of the total of six partners, the RCNN is highly involved in knowledge management regarding water, sanitation and hygiene, whereas the other five focus on implementing WASH programs through community-based groups in cooperation with local governments.