Summary of Study Session 4

In Study Session 4, you have learned that:

  1. It is important to identify and characterise the stakeholders involved when planning urban WASH projects so that all interests can be considered.
  2. The planning and implementation stages of community WASH projects needs effective communication with stakeholders so that their knowledge and resources can be included.
  3. Engaging stakeholders helps to improve decision making and accountability and ensure sustainability of WASH projects.
  4. Stakeholder mapping is a useful tool for defining the level of interest and power of each stakeholder.
  5. In the past, the approach has been fragmented with a lack of coordination between organisations responsible for WASH projects.
  6. It is important to understand the advantages of working across disciplinary and sector boundaries. Teamwork involving a variety of people with different skills and knowledge will bring more effective and sustainable results.

4.4.3 Working across boundaries

Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) for Study Session 4