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    Thanks Dominique, will pass that on to a researcher who's looking into all this for FCDO. (The findings will be public, so I'll post them or link to them here.) all the best, Fred ------------------------------ Fred Robarts Humanitarian Adviser Independent/Consultant LONDON United Kingdom --------- ... More

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    Hi Milward, I can see this is an old question, but since CMCoord and Access were some of the issues I was looking at recently, I can share with you some general information on where you can get detailed information if still needed. Please reach out to the UN-CMCoord Service unit in Geneva, and they ... More

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    Hi Fred, You may also wish to check in with colleagues in Mali (notably HCR/ Protection Cluster). There was a domestication effort underway about 2 years ago, but I am not sure where that process ended up in light of the political developments since 2020. Best, dominique ------------------------------ ... More

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    Hi Sarah, thanks for the tip, I'll look into it. All the best, Fred ------------------------------ Fred Robarts Humanitarian Adviser Independent/Consultant LONDON United Kingdom ------------------------------ More

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    Hi Fred Mozambique  were in the process do ratifying - not sure if completed - but ask IOM and UNHCR in Moz. Sarah ------------------------------ Sarah Lumsdon Humanitarian Adviser Independent/Consultant Oxford United Kingdom ------------------------------ More

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    Hi Fred, No any such implementation from Sri Lanka side. Sorry to that. Jagath ------------------------------ Kuragodage jagath Assistant Director Disaster Management Authority ------------------------------ More

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    Can anyone share any case study examples of support to domestication and implementation of the AU/Kampala Convention on IDP protection & assistance, once ratified? I'm particularly interested in the role of national human rights commissions and civil society, as well as support from humanitarian organisations, ... More

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    Good questions, Andrew Let me share some reflections, which may not necessarily fall into the direct response to your questions: I am assuming that your question is in consideration of "communal" WASH infrastructure in the refugee camp settings? Where we have been engaged in providing WASH solutions ... More

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    Thank you, Gile. ------------------------------ Andrew Cunningham Humanitarian Researcher Independent/Consultant LONDON United Kingdom ------------------------------ More

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    Hello, From my experience in refugee camps, it would be interesting to also add community leaders to the consultation process. The use of local material in the design of their latrines, from my experience, appears to be more durable.  Good monitoring of the usability of WASH insfrastructures encompasses ... More

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    Thank you, Shajjat Hossain, very helpful indeed. cheers, andrew ------------------------------ Andrew Cunningham Humanitarian Researcher Independent/Consultant LONDON United Kingdom ------------------------------ More

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    Considering the COVID situation, "Distance Audio-Visual FGD and KII" with most vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities, elderly people, pregnant women, lactating mother, children have been more effective to collect authentic information. Regarding persons with disabilities we can also considered ... More

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    Hello WASH community. I have been doing some work recently on documenting methods to adequately engage and consult with communities in the design of WASH infrastructure in refugee camp settings. For example, how showers and latrines are designed, located, and labeled. How can WASH project managers best ... More

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    This is what I was referring to: https://msf-transformation.org/ ------------------------------ Andrew Cunningham Humanitarian Researcher Independent/Consultant LONDON United Kingdom ------------------------------ More

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    Dear all I am working in the Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) Isolation and Treatment Centres (ITC) in Bangladesh, where we are treating both guest and host communities. I am looking at improving the process for consent/acknowledgement of patients before they are admitted to the centres. Does ... More

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    Sounds very interesting. The ability to absorb innovation from outside is a key point. Thanks Andrew ------------------------------ Liz Hughes Chief Executive MapAction Westbury sub Mendip United Kingdom ------------------------------ More

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    I would agree with Julia. When a need arises, or when circumstances change dramatically, it's time to be creative and to innovate. Unfortunately, I don't see a lot of bottom-up innovations bubble up to the top; all too often these local innovations remain unnoticed and are simply part of what needs to ... More

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    Hi Liz, I am currently working on an 'innovation' project which, in my organisation, is referred to as transformative investment. The process is basically using 'start-up' funding mechanisms and agile change management techniques. In other words, proposals for transformative projects are made, funding ... More