Rapid action learning for sanitation and hygiene programming

Rapid action learning for sanitation and hygiene programming

There is a glaring gap and compelling need for approaches and methods that realign to new rigour through timeliness, cost-effectiveness, relevance and being actionable.

Over the past few years, the Sanitation Learning Hub, in collaboration with the Government of India, PraxisWSSCC and WaterAid India, have been developing Rapid Action Learning approaches. Multiple approaches have been trialled, with flexible formats, but the essential criteria is that learning is timely, relevant and actionable.

These learning approaches are the focus of the latest edition of the Frontiers of Sanitation series. This Frontiers explains the advantages and disadvantages of the approaches trialled and sets out a challenge to those working in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector to:

  1. Reflect on what, for you, constitutes rigour.
  2. Adopt and adapt approaches to fit your context and needs.
  3. Develop your own approaches.
  4. Record your experiences and lessons learnt.
  5. Take the time to share your experiences with us. (Email the Hub on SLH@ids.ac.uk)

To commemorate and reflect on the publication, the Hub sat down with colleagues and partners WaterAid India and WSSCC to discuss lessons learned and the future of Rapid Action Learning. You can watch these five short videos in the playlist below.

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