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World Water Forum
Bali 2024

WWW2021 Session: Humanitarian WASH coordination: from global support to national platform partnership


August, 24 :11:00 – 12:00 CET 
Humanitarian WASH coordination: from global support to national platform partnership




This year World Water Week will be held on Pathable (the digital ‘venue’ of World Water Week) and Zoom (the ‘room’/platform where sessions will be held). To register to this session, please follow these steps:

Registrations (to find the session on Pathable): Session ID: 9837 or directly via this link.

  • Register here  to World Water Week  (free of charge or by purchasing a pass). 
    • this session is open to all WWW participants (paying and non-paying)
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  • Connect to the session’s page on Pathable via this link.
    • you can connect to Pathable using the title of the session or the ID number 9837.
  • Add the session to your schedule to ease your connection on D Day:
    • access your schedule on the day and time of the session (2-3 minutes early). 
    • click on the session.The Zoom link will appear on the session’s Pathable page one minute before it is due to start.



In 2020, humanitarian crises reached yet again a global peak. Strengthening response capacities by coordinating available humanitarian aid has been crucial to keep up with overwhelming demand and build resilience. This session will present effective coordination mechanisms like cluster and localised approach, expert deployments to support national platforms, strategic partnerships.

Keeping the water flowing in turbulent times is a complex task and one that is in growing demand. The ability of the WASH sector to make the most of the combined potential of agencies and INGOs depends a great deal on effective coordination.

The Global WASH Cluster will showcase field examples of effective coordination to support quality and coherency of the WASH response. The leadership provided enhances high-quality and accountable responses that are people-centered, and strengthens strategic partnerships among diverse stakeholders (especially with governments and local actors) across preparedness, response and resilience. This is one of the initiatives from the WASH Sector’s Road Map 2020 – 2025.

Two National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Platforms will present how they implement the core functions of coordination: support to service delivery, support the development of strategies and plans through assessments, implement strategies, monitor and evaluate performance, build national capacity in preparedness and contingency planning, support advocacy and be accountable to affected population. The Field Support Team (FST) will present how they support these National Humanitarian WASH Coordination Platforms by deploying Cluster Coordination, Information Managers and Assessment specialists in the event of a humanitarian crisis.

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