Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program
The Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program (WPSMIP) improved gender-appropriate access to water and sanitation facilities in The Solomon Islands, PNG, Fiji and Vanuatu.
Project Category: Applied Research
Key Areas of Work: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Project Date: Apr 29, 2013
IWC received AusAID funding to a three-year research project building a deeper understanding about the opportunities for market-place solutions to WASH service delivery. The research built knowledge about:
- the motivations and desires of consumers as well as their willingness to pay
- the enabling community and government environments
- and the products and services suited to Pacific cultures and environments.
The program also worked to ensure that these improvements last, through delivery of long-term behaviour change programs and capacity building within communities, government and local civil society organisations.
The program included:
- Demand-driven delivery of WASH services through empowerment of communities to sustain WASH cooperatives and service
- Capacity development of local governments to provide on-going support to community WASH cooperative
- Service-delivery suppor
- Action research on sanitation marketing to add to the evidence-base for sanitation marketing approaches in small island countries
Project Category: Applied research
Key Areas of Work: Sanitation Marketing, WASH
Client: Live and Learn Environmental Education / AusAID
WPSMIP wil be delivered by a consortium of Live & Learn Australia (Lead) International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and International WaterCentre (IWC) working alongside in-country locally registered offices of Live & Learn.
Project Date: April 2013 – April 2017 (current)
Project Location: Solomon Islands, PNG, Fiji, Vanuatu