5.1 Meaningful participation

In Study Session 1 you learned that inclusion in WASH means not only being able to access WASH services but also being able to participate in decision-making processes about those services. Participation means taking part or being involved in something, usually a decision or activity. Community participation, therefore, is a process of involving a community or its representatives in activities that have direct or indirect consequences on their lives.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 5

5.1.1 Participation and meaningful participation