Stockholm World Water Week 2015



Seminar: Moving forward: complementarity of humanitarian and development WASH approaches in protracted crisis

The German WASH Network and the German Federal Foreign Office together with UNICEF, the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA), the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland (FDFA) and ECHO jointly convene a seminar titled “Moving forward: complementarity of humanitarian and development WASH approaches in protracted crisis” at World Water Week 2015. The seminar seeks to improve cooperation and coordination between humanitarian WASH actors and their development counterparts. Increasingly, both groups are providing WASH assistance in contexts of protracted crisis (e.g. Iraq, Jordan or Chad). Discussions are ongoing at field and headquarter level, how these interventions connect. Stockholm offers the ideal venue for continuous dialogue between WASH development and humanitarian actors to identify comparative advantages and improve connectedness to ensure more effective, efficient and better coordinated WASH service delivery. During last year’s seminar humanitarian WASH actors agreed to use Stockholm as platform for coordination and discussions on humanitarian WASH issues. The seminar will also be used to identify key WASH issues that should feed into the World Humanitarian Summit process. Referring to the overall “water and development” theme the connectedness between WASH humanitarian assistance and development aid will be at the core of the session using an interactive world café format. The conveners will stimulate discussion on the two assistance types with regard to their differing roles, principles, objectives and limitations. Such mutual understanding on the distinctive roles of both assistance types is seen essential to identify most reasonable and effective linkages along the humanitarian and development aid interface. Identify, then connect!


09:00   Welcome & Opening

  • Mr. Thilo Panzerbieter, German WASH Network
  • Dr. Eltje Aderhold, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

09:10   Key Note

  • Dr. Hazim El Naser, Minister for Water and Irrigation, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

09:25 Input presentations: “LRRD in protracted crisis – opportunities from different              perspectives”

  • Challenges and opportunities of Urban WASH: LRRD and gearing up for universal access to WASH services, Mr. Mark-Andre Bünzli, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
  • Sanitation matters: supporting service delivery for refugees in Northern Iraq, Mr. Stefan Reuter, BORDA, German WASH-Network
  • Preliminary findings from research in South Sudan on humanitarian and development WASH approaches, Dr. Beatrice Mosello, Overseas Development Institute
  • UNICEF´s institutional adjustments as dual mandate organisation to implement LRRD within development WASH programs, Mr. Andrew Parker, UNICEF

09:45   World Café Workshop: “Developing Options to Overcome Challenges”

  • Table 1: The Donor Contribution (Facilitator: Mr. Björn Hofmann, Federal Foreign Office, Germany / Rapporteur: Daniel Clauss, EC ECHO)
  • Table 2: The Crisis Affected Country Contribution (Facilitator: Dr. Beatrice Mosello, Rapporteur: Mr. Peter Mahal, South Sudan)
  • Table 3: The  Implementing Organisation Contribution  (Facilitator: Mr. Ajay Paul, Welthungerhilfe/ German WASH-Network, Rapporteur: Ms. Simone Klawitter, UNICEF)

10:15   Reporting back from the groups

10:25   Summary and wrap-up: Take aways (to the World Humanitarian Summit)

  • Dr. Eltje Aderhold, Federal Foreign Office, Germany


Linking Relief and Development in the WASH Sector
Linking Relief and Development in the WASH Sector

Find the seminar in the official World Water Week programme


German WASH Network

German Federal Foreign Office


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland 

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO)

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

Speakers and invited experts


Thilo Panzerbieter German Toilet Organization (GTO)/ German WASH-Network
Dr. Eltje Aderhold Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Björn Hofmann Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Peter Mahal Dhieu Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources, South Sudan
Dr. Beatrice Mosello Overseas Development Institute
Nathaniel Mason Overseas Development Institute
Andrew Parker UNICEF
Dominick de Waal WSP/ Worldbank
Marc-Andre Bünzli Federal Department of Foreign Affairs I Schweiz
Ajay Paul Welthungerhilfe/ German WASH-Network


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