Programs

Children in Honduras

Children in Honduras (photo: Susan Davis)

Improve International is committed to ensuring the success of water sanitation projects around the world. We strongly support the change in mindset from just providing water access (for example, digging wells) to facilitating ongoing water services (which often involves working with communities, governments, and private sector over time).  It might take longer, but it lasts longer. Current activities include:

Recent activities include:

  • A Pecha Kucha style presentation on resolution at the 2014 Sustainable WASH Forum in Amsterdam
  • Moderating a panel on government engagement hosted by the RAIN program
  • Co-author: “WASH and the Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Manual for WASH Implementers”
  • Presenter for WASH & Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) e-course, Module 3: Targeting WASH implementation for NTD control and measuring impact
  • Facilitating the development of an ambitious 10-year strategy for the Millennium Water Alliance
  • Co-coordinating a workshop on resolution of problems with water systems with WASH Advocates, CIWAS at the Desert Research Institute, and Millennium Water Alliance
  • Literature review on capacity building for WASH in developing countries and recommendations for CIWAS / DRI activities
  • Conducting a collective impact study for the Millennium Water Alliance
  • Curating data on water quantities used in developing countries
  • Facilitating the first Water & Sanitation Accountability Forum in Honduras
  • Working with students from Georgia Tech on a review of water point mapping and monitoring tools in Nicaragua (Preliminary Report_Mapping Technologies)
  • Facilitating the core indicators WASH ME initiative
  • Co-facilitating the Getting School WASH Right Conference and writing the report
  • Chairing a panel at the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative conference
  • Moderating a workshop at the 2011 UNC Water & Health Conference called “Moving forward with core water supply, sanitation & hygiene indicators”
  • Moderating a panel on “Quenching the Big Thirst” at an Atlanta+Acumen gathering at Georgia Tech
  • Speaking to the Atlanta+Acumen gathering about un-frequently asked questions on international development
  • Helping to plan sustainability panel for “Get Schooled on WASH” learning sessions for World Water Day 2012 (we were thrilled to have Leonel Amaya from COCEPRADIL in Honduras as one of the speakers)
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