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WORKING
WITH
COMMUNITIES

Our experts are used to include feedback and concerns from grass-root levels in their daily work, in order to make a difference in water and sanitation on local levels.

Community development in water and sanitation is a process whereby those who are marginalised and excluded from decision-making are enabled to gain self confidence and to join with others. They are encouraged to participate in actions to improve their living conditions and to tackle the water or environmental-related problems that face their community.

 

Our community work is concerned with the development and empowerment of communities through facilitating the active participation of people in addressing issues that affect them collectively. It can be done in a variety of contexts: in neighborhoods, with specific groups (eg women’s associations, youth organisations), with partnership groups, NGOs, local authorities and state agencies.

 

Our experts usually work in teams and liaise closely with local authorities and agencies. They represent the voices and needs of target groups and disadvantaged communities to policy makers at local and national level