Agenda for Change members working on systems approaches
Please note this is a summary of information. You can learn more on the WaterAid Papua New Guinea website.
WaterAid started work in Papua New Guinea in 2012, and continues by partnering with the government, other organizations, and local communities to tackle WASH challenges. WaterAid focuses on showing linkages between WASH and health, education, and livelihoods, through building partnerships and sharing skills and learning.
Systems strengthening activities
WaterAid Papua New Guinea’s aim for 2017-2020 was to influence the WaSH policy and programming approach in the country, in order to strengthen the foundation on which the government will deliver on the National WASH Policy targets. WaterAid’s role involved supporting the building of an enabling environment towards achieving universal access to WASH through five main focus points: national WASH policy, the district-wide approach, hygiene behaviour change, building a team, and systems strengthening. WaterAid’s has a presence in the East Sepik, West Sepik, Central, Chimbu, National Capital District, Western Highlands, Southern Highlands, and Eastern Highlands provinces.
Entities of the Central Government
Central government’s WASH Program Management Unit (PMU)
How strong are the systems?
To determine how well systems are working, we rely on data derived from Building Blocks, which are manageable ‘sub-systems’ that can be supported and strengthened. Certain building blocks may be more strongly developed or applied at district or national level. Interactions between building blocks are essential.