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25/07/2018
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October 15th is Global Handwashing Day!

The Zimbabwe National Sanitation and Hygiene Taskforce is excited to announce the 2018 Global Handwashing Day theme: CLEAN HANDS-A RECIPE FOR HEALTH!

This year, the theme celebrates the links between handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition. Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong. Our tagline, Clean hands – a recipe for health, reminds us to make handwashing a part of every meal.

Here are a few ways you can make a difference this Global Handwashing Day:

1. Wash your hands with soap at critical times, especially before eating, cooking, or feeding others.
2. Model good handwashing behavior, and remind or help others to always wash their hands before eating.
3. Make handwashing part of your family meals.
4. Establish places to wash your hands in the household, in your community, in schools, workplaces, and in health facilities.
5. Promote effective handwashing behavior change in research, policy, programs, and advocacy.

WATCH THE SPACE, very soon the National Sanitation and Hygiene Taskforce shall be announcing the designated date for the combined commemoration of the 2018 Global Hand Washing Day, World Toilet Day and National Sanitation Week in Zimbabwe.

23/01/2018

This short video tells you more about what cholera is, how it is spread, and how you and your community can prevent it and treat it. How is your community coping up to the threat of cholera?

28/12/2017

Harare water is slowly becoming something else. Its either the water is not there or is available BUT the quality highly compromised...

28/12/2017

Harare water is slowly becoming something else. Its either the water is not there or is available BUT the quality highly compromised...

Zimbabwe’s Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS) Leaves an International Mark at the 40th WEDC Conference: Ku...
31/07/2017

Zimbabwe’s Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS) Leaves an International Mark at the 40th WEDC Conference: Kudos to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WADA Scholarship.

Dhoba Lovemore (National Coordination Unit, NCU) and Addmore Nyawasha (Africare) all from Zimbabwe’s WASH Sector Information and Knowledge Management Taskforce presented a paper at the 40th WEDC International Conference titled “Strengthening WASH Sector monitoring through the use of ICTs”.

This paper was presented under session D3, WASH and ICTs alongside three more other papers sharing the same theme. The Zimbabwe paper had its focus on sharing experiences from implementation of the Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS), a mobile to web based national database for the Rural WASH Sub-Sector.

RWIMS was developed under the background that anecdotal information continues to be a major constraint to informed sector planning. Without a firm evidence base, the sector has not been able to institute policy changes and provide a framework through which interventions can be designed. Performance tracking, transparency and accountability remain weak without compelling cases based on credible information. The paper therefore explored opportunities created by RWIMS, a mobile to web based database, which brought reforms in the management of sector information and attempted to address the practical issues that sector practitioners grapple with in their quest to provide services that last. Specifically, it laid out the opportunities that the system has created in addressing a perennial national challenge of improving O&M of rural water points, riding on the penetration of mobile technology in rural Zimbabwe.
Presentation of this paper was followed by a very technical-painstaking discussion around:
• System sustainability moving forward
• Use of system products to inform Rural WASH programming
• Strengthening public private partnerships (PPPs) through RWIMS
• Making RWIMS better able to address operation and maintenance issues of Rural Water Supply systems, and
• Making RWIMS a sector wide database.
The most interesting part of the discussion was around RWIMS impact evaluation at sector level. A number of indicators to guide this discussion and process at country level were thrown on the table for consideration by the Zimbabwean team viz:
• Use of RWIMS for evidence based planning and programming
o How has RWIMS been used by various agencies to target areas for new interventions?
o How has RWIMS been used by sector agencies to target areas and or water supply systems for repair and rehabilitation?
• Use of RWIMS as a knowledge hub
o Have sector support agencies been able to replace baseline/national surveys with RWIMS and what sort of resource savings are arising therefrom
• To what extent has RWIMS been used to inform value for money studies?
• How has RWIMS been used as a platform for engagement under private public partnerships?
• Current sector monitoring through RWIMS
• Current sector reporting through RWIMS
These discussions opened up a lot of gaps with the current system that the Information and Knowledge Management Taskforce needs to urgently sit down on, reflect and address in the spirit of strengthening the system.
The conference was therefore very useful in sharing international best practices around sector information management. This helped open up a number of avenues to improve RWIMS making it responsive to sector needs. A lot of opportunities were also opened up for initiating further research around RWIMS and having all the issues coming out documented through technical papers and presented to technical platforms like WEDC for them to start contributing to the world of knowledge. The next WEDC conference is proposed for Kenya and hope is that some more follow up researches and papers would have been developed to take this WASH and ICTs discussion forward.

“Breaking taboos and speaking the unspoken” as the Zimbabwe WASH sector launches the 4th edition of the WASH Connector N...
04/11/2016

“Breaking taboos and speaking the unspoken” as the Zimbabwe WASH sector launches the 4th edition of the WASH Connector Newsletter http://bit.ly/1T3fTUz

The 3rd Issue of the WASH Connector is now out!!!! Please follow link: http://bit.ly/1T3fTUz                            ...
28/07/2016

The 3rd Issue of the WASH Connector is now out!!!! Please follow link: http://bit.ly/1T3fTUz Get a Free Copy in this week's Sunday Mail and the Sunday News Tabloids. Enjoy!!!

25/05/2016

National Coordination Unit (NCU)
Zimbabwe WASH Sector

Call for Articles: Zimbabwe WASH Connector Newsletter Issue III

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The National Action Committee for WASH, through the Information and Knowledge Management Taskforce launched a WASH Sector Newsletter; the WASH Connector in January 2016. The quartely newsletter is aimed at documenting and sharing knowledge, best practices, human interest stories and experiences in the Zimbabwe WASH sector. Issue II of the same went out on the 1st of May 2016 and the WASH Connector Editorial Team is pleased to inform the sector and the nation at large that it’s now working on the production of Issue III to be out by the 31st of July 2016. To date, more than half a million people have been reached by the newsletter distributed through the national and widely read newspapers: “The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News”. The newsletter focus and aim is to gather, document and communicate developments happening in the sector at any given moment.

The National Coordination Unit (NCU) is therefore calling for articles for Issue III of the Zimbabwe WASH Connector. The articles should focus primarily on the sections indicated in the newsletter framework. However, articles that fall out of contents of the newsletter framework can be submitted and these will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee to determine if they can be incorporated in the newsletter. The newsletter framework is available online at: http://www.ncuwash.org/index.php/library/category/12-wash-connector-newsletters-2016. For those interested in advertising their WASH related businesses and products, we have also opened up free space for some few small and manageable inserts.

NCU encourages submission of articles together with high resolution photographs. Articles should not be more than 1,500 words.

Deadline for submission of articles is Friday 10 June 2016.

Articles should be submitted to:

Mr Lovemore Dhoba
WASH Information and Documentation Officer
National Coordination Unit - WASH Sector
Email: [email protected]
Cell: +263-772-498960

copied to:

Mr Kevin Mazorodze
WASH Advisor: Communications & Knowledge Management
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Email: [email protected]
Cell: +263-777-529889 or +263-718-529889

The Newsletter Editorial Board will review all the articles and any feedback or clarity needed will be shared with those who would have submitted the articles.

Please feel free to circulate this call within your networks.

Best wishes,

WASH Connector Newsletter Editorial Committee for and on behalf of the National Coordination Unit

A very vibrant atmosphere here in Bindura!!! #14STWP Unicef Zimbabwe Practical Action
13/05/2016

A very vibrant atmosphere here in Bindura!!! #14STWP Unicef Zimbabwe Practical Action

BINDURA Health Club Graduation day!!! #14STWP Unicef Zimbabwe Practical Action
13/05/2016

BINDURA Health Club Graduation day!!! #14STWP Unicef Zimbabwe Practical Action

The WASH CONNECTOR NEWSLETTER!!!If you haven't received a Copy, please follow the link below:http://bit.ly/1T3fTUz
10/05/2016

The WASH CONNECTOR NEWSLETTER!!!
If you haven't received a Copy, please follow the link below:
http://bit.ly/1T3fTUz

06/05/2016

Take time to think about #ClimateChange it is already impacting on millions of people, exacerbating inequities in access to #water & #sanitation. The Big Question is what are you going to do about it?

The WASH CONNECTOR NEWSLETTER is now available. Get your copy in today's Sunday Mail. Enjoy!!!
01/05/2016

The WASH CONNECTOR NEWSLETTER is now available. Get your copy in today's Sunday Mail. Enjoy!!!

Addmore Nyawasha, WASH Advisor at SNV Zimbabwe presenting on the Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS) at the...
01/04/2016

Addmore Nyawasha, WASH Advisor at SNV Zimbabwe presenting on the Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS) at the Stimulus Africa Entrepreneurship Symposium on ICT4D Stimulus #ICT4Dzw

Stay Connected to the Rural WASH Information Management System tomorrow #ICT4dzw #washICT4D Stimulus http://bit.ly/1TkU8...
31/03/2016

Stay Connected to the Rural WASH Information Management System tomorrow #ICT4dzw #washICT4D Stimulus http://bit.ly/1TkU8OB

The ZImbabwe WASH Annual Coordinator's Workshop is currently underway at the Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Masvingo, 10 - 12 Feb...
10/02/2016

The ZImbabwe WASH Annual Coordinator's Workshop is currently underway at the Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Masvingo, 10 - 12 February 2016. Stay Connected to emerging issues and the 2016 WASH sector roadmap by following us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/urbanwashzim #zimwash2016

The Inaugural Issue of the Zimbabwe WASH connector is out!!! To read online Follow link: http://bit.ly/1NLLgtz
01/02/2016

The Inaugural Issue of the Zimbabwe WASH connector is out!!! To read online Follow link: http://bit.ly/1NLLgtz

Sanitation Week celebrations are underway In Hwange, Zimbabwe!!!
30/10/2015

Sanitation Week celebrations are underway In Hwange, Zimbabwe!!!

Zimbabwe WASH sector today joins the world in commemorating #GlobalHandwashingDay join us be a part of it! Wash your han...
15/10/2015

Zimbabwe WASH sector today joins the world in commemorating #GlobalHandwashingDay join us be a part of it! Wash your hands always!!

Girls in Control: Zimbabwe!!! Follow link below, on the amazing work being done on Menstrual Hygiene Management. http://...
19/08/2015
Zimbabwe | SNV World

Girls in Control: Zimbabwe!!! Follow link below, on the amazing work being done on Menstrual Hygiene Management. http://bit.ly/1NE9l7U

• Ministry of Health & Child Care, Republic of Zimbabwe• Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender & Community Development, Republic of Zimbabwe• National Institute of Health Research, Republic of Zimbabwe• Africa Ahead• My Pads• Fencraft

03/07/2015
dgroups.org

New Publication!! "Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water – 2015 update and MDG assessment" published 30th June 2015 by UNICEF and WHO. Download from Urban WASH Zimbabwe: https://dgroups.org/?xvnfz3gx

30/06/2015

The Urban WASH, Small Towns programme Baseline Survey all stakeholders workshop is currently underway in Harare.

Women, children bear brunt of fetching water: Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says officially opening the water resour...
25/06/2015
Women, children bear brunt of fetching water: VP - NewsDay Zimbabwe

Women, children bear brunt of fetching water: Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says officially opening the water resources and infrastructure investment conference #zimwaterconference http://bit.ly/1NdzZE9 @urbanwashzim

Follow Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said women and children bore the brunt of water shortages and endured walking long distances to get the precious commodity. Follow

18/06/2015

Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate is hosting a Water and Infrastructure conference on 24 and 25 June 2015 at Rainbow Towers. That's something to look forward to.

Heated e-discussion!! Alternative options for sanitation in urban areas. Join http://bit.ly/1bA3YsE  @UNICEFZIMBABWE @SN...
09/06/2015
Dgroups - Connexion

Heated e-discussion!! Alternative options for sanitation in urban areas. Join http://bit.ly/1bA3YsE @UNICEFZIMBABWE @SNV_WASH @SNVZimbabwe

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