25 Steps to Safe Water and Sanitation - Experience and Learning in International Cooperation
Helvetas Publications, No. 1
This Helvetas publication no. 1 describes the successful “community-oriented stepwise approach”, developed in Nepal in an integrated project which includes the construction of drinking water and sanitation facilities as well as the introduction of better hygienic practices. Our stepwise approach makes community management a priority and combines it with the promotion of gender awareness through actual practice within this process. This is one example of dozens of water and sanitation projects successfully promoted by Helvetas in more than 20 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Experience and Learning in International Cooperation (Helvetas Best Practice Publications):
Helvetas, the Swiss Association for International Cooperation works towards the elimination of the causes of marginalization and promotes solidarity with the poor in the south and east. Its mission is to actively contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of economically and socially disadvantaged people in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Currently Helvetas runs programmes of cooperation in 20 countries. We concentrate on three working areas, i.e. infrastructure in rural areas, sustainable use of natural resources, and education and culture. Helvetas was founded in 1955 as the first private Swiss development organisation. Much of what was pioneering in our work has become common practice within the Swiss Development Cooperation agencies, a trend which continues today.
Through its publications, Helvetas hopes to contribute to the process of learning through sharing in international cooperation. For more details or comments, please contact our head office:
Helvetas, Swiss Association for International Cooperation
Phone: +41 (0)1 368 65 00
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