In response to growing demands from governments and their development partners, this Strategic Framework advances sector thinking around sanitation and hygiene, and climate change.
The Framework is grounded in a core objective: to provide sustainable sanitation and hygiene service delivery, both now and into the future. The emphasis is on climate resilient development, including strengthening the resilience of sanitation and hygiene systems and on investments to manage current climate variability, as well as long-term changes in climate.
This encompasses both development and emergency preparedness programmatic spheres with climate resilience addressed as a cross-cutting issue encompassing elements of both disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation. The principles and practices outlined in the Framework aim to complement and strengthen ongoing national and sectoral adaptation planning processes, for example those under the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) process where the needs of the sector will be a key component.