Thailand workshop explores scaling-up SHE Initiative

Thailand workshop explores scaling-up SHE Initiative

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The International WaterCentre (IWC) joined other members of the proposed Sanitation and Hygiene Equity (SHE) consortium in Thailand in April to explore opportunities to strengthen collaborations and join the ‘all-hands’ proposal writing workshop. Hosted by the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, the two-day workshop saw members share their research findings, work together on identifying future research and capacity building activities, and discuss the SHE Hub’s Theory of Change.

The IWC is providing disciplinary inputs to the consortium on hygiene and sanitation behaviour change with Partnerships and Research Director Dr Regina Souter participating in the Thailand workshop and subsequent proposal submission with Cranfield University to the Global Challenge Research Fund’s Interdisciplinary Research Hubs programme.

What is the Sanitation and Hygiene Equity consortium

The Sanitation and Hygiene Equity (SHE) consortium is an international research-impact initiative that aims to work across sectors, boundaries and scientific disciplines to generate novel insights to support a transformation in the extent and quality of sanitation and hygiene provision.

The consortium shares the ambition to develop the underpinning science and technology needed to catalyse delivery of sustainable and resilient sanitation and hygiene services for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. The consortium’s research agenda is deliberately ambitious and broad, premised on the tenet that progress requires challenging goals and aspirational science. Using an array of funding mechanisms to both proactively shape interdisciplinary programs of work and respond to emerging ideas or challenges, the initiative is broadening and deepening current initiatives in the sector.

SHE Initiative Partners and Projects

The IWC is one of twenty academic centres of excellence contributing to the SHE community. This grouping of institutions provides a spectrum of disciplinary contributions (e.g. urban planning, water management, chemical engineering, civil engineering, geography, political science, psychology) and geographic spread to offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The consortium comprises over fifty bilateral or multi-lateral partnerships, each one focused on improving the accessibility of sanitation and hygiene services for the world’s poorest.

Learn more here.

 

Group photo from the proposal writing workshop in Thailand

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