Community engagement and accountability
Community engagement and being accountable to communities is not something new or separate from WASH programming. We know that when everyone in a community – regardless of their gender, age, disability or background – has their voice heard and is actively involved in designing and guiding WASH improvements in their community, the impact on health, dignity and resilience are greater.
Guidelines and tools
Red Cross Red Crescent Guidelines and tools
This fact sheet provides brief information on how we can take a more systematic approach to community engagement – working in a transparent, inclusive and participatory way across the 8 steps for hygiene promotion. How CEA and HP can work together, as well as some common mistakes/pitfalls are also highlighted.
Working in partnership with communities is at the heart of the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement). We know that engaging with communities leads to better- quality programming, which supports the goal of reducing vulnerability and building safer, more resilient communities.