Collective Outcomes for Humanitarian and Development WASH Responses

Leaving no one behind, ending needs by reducing risks and vulnerabilities, achieving sustainable development and peace are a shared commitment of the United Nations and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee. This requires ‘joined-up’ action for collective outcomes by the humanitarian, development, and peace actors for which effective and accountable coordination play a central role. The Global WASH Cluster (GWC), leading the largest humanitarian WASH multi-stakeholder platform, commits to deliver collective outcomes for the Water Decade Action Plan, and SDGs within and beyond the WASH sector. Key national coordination platforms will present progress, challenges and innovative approaches towards more coherent humanitarian-development coordination and response.

The event will provide the opportunity to explore key initiatives within and beyond the sector, such as inter-cluster collaboration and private sector engagement. This will demonstrate how clusters are joining forces to coordinate emergencies more efficiently and respond to the increasing needs of people affected by and vulnerable to crises.

Join us for this engaging side event hosted at AidEx and scheduled for October 26th in Workshop Room 3 at Palexpo in Geneva. Secure your spot by acquiring your AidEx ticket today!


Agenda - 26th October

12:30 - 13:45

Main Event – Collective Outcomes: Humanitarian and Development WASH Coordination in the Field


  • Opening remarks – Ramesh Rajasingham - Director, Coordination Division OCHA
  • The Global WASH Cluster and collective outcomes - Monica Ramos - Global WASH Cluster Coordinator, UNICEF
  • Interactive Dialogue on collective outcomes – panel of cluster coordinators and partners involved in humanitarian and development coordination mechanisms (Yemen, Ukraine, Ethiopia and Somalia)
  • Closing remarks – Hazel de Wet - EMOPS Deputy Director, UNICEF

Quick Talks & GWC Marketplace : Evidence and innovation for coordination

14:00 - 14:20

Inter-cluster collaboration – Lessons learnt from South Sudan


  • The impact of inter-sector coordination and programming on affected populations in collaboration with the Nutrition Cluster in South Sudan - Speakers: WASH and Nutrition Cluster Coordinators in South Sudan, UNICEF
14:25 - 14:40

Operational Research – Launch of the study results on the cost of not doing coordination - by Tufts University/USAID BHA/Global WASH Cluster


  • Camille Heylen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Tufts University
14:45 - 15:00

The WASH Insecurity Analysis


  • Update on country pilots and announcements for 2024 - WIA Consultant, Angelica Fleischer, UNICEF
15:05 - 15:20

The private sector in humanitarian coordination and response. - Overview of support from private sector and added value of working together.


  • Dr. H Kit Miyamoto CEO Miyamoto International and Humanitarian Coordinator
15:25 - 15:40

Accountability and quality assurance in the field


  • Speakers: Solidarités International and Oxfam
15:40 - 16:30 Marketplace, networking, food and drinks  



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