Engaging With DPOs to Implement Disability Inclusive WASH Programming

August 2018

Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) have successfully engaged in five WASH projects being implemented by World Vision Australia and Water Aid through the Australian Aid-funded Civil Society WASH Fund. Working in very different contexts, each project was able to engage with local DPOs to support disability inclusion within sanitation and hygiene programming, across the program cycle.

The roles that the DPOs played varied according to factors including interest, capacity, geographical proximity and scope of the program. DPO-CSO engagement has not only strengthened project outcomes, but has brought benefits for all partners on achieving disability inclusion and broader capacity-building and networking benefits.

Additional details

PublisherCivil Society Water & Sanitation and Hygiene Fund
CountryPapua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Zimbabwe
ThemesDisability, Leave no one behind

Share this resource

Learn more about SLH Research

We use a range of research approaches, which aim to draw attention to urgent knowledge gaps, blind spots and emerging questions, often at a critical point in time, to support policy-makers, practitioners and partners in navigating and responding swiftly.

SLH Research and Learning