International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015 rss RSS Subscribe

Energy Environment and Development Society

Brief description:

With the objectives of addressing the poor status of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), the Energy, Environment and Development Society (EEDS) developed this approach with the support of UNICEF. The PAN denotes hardware and VAN is onsite software. It is a comprehensive collection of tools especially designed to invoke community participation and cater to the needs of the different actors in a village scenario. The aim of the Pan in the Van approach is to accelerate the Total Sanitation Campaign addressing the gaps prevailing in capacity building and behaviour changing communication efforts.

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Screening and Identification Process:
Best Practices Award Finalist (2014 Category 2)

To accelerate the Total Sanitation Campaign, addressing the gaps prevailing in capacity building and behavior changing communication efforts.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
Community participation; adaptable to different members of the community; team building; governance improvement; facilitates action planning and provides a support system; health communication (rapport building and preparation for the camps, including health surveys and a health check up with a qualified doctor); Three Day Panchayat Level Camp (awareness generation, motivation and involvement of local authorities, including introducing and demonstrating the 12 tools relating to sanitation in a community monitoring system); strengthening local delivery system; Hygiene Day and Community Review (introduce 3 tools to study water balance and encourage a transparent system that can be monitored)

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