Documentation of innovative practices in water and wastewater management
We are inviting individuals and institutions around Asia to document innovative practices for provision of water and sanitation services in urban areas. ESCAP is interested in practices that can easily be applied in small towns or marginal areas in larger cities where local government capacities are low.
ESCAP has prepared a framework for documenting initiatives that provide water and sanitation. This consists of four documents:
- Guidelines which contain information on the objectives of documentation, the dissemination and its target audience as well as detailed instructions for using the templates
- Rapid Appraisal template: A short questionnaire to determine whether a practice is worth documenting in detail
Documentation template: A
set of questions that will guide the documenter in describing
the practice in detail.
- Executive Summary: A template to summarize the information of the full documentation in a three page note.
Process of documentation
If you know of an interesting practice that can be documented, you are invited to prepare a Rapid Appraisal following the attached template and submit to ESCAP. If the practice is innovative, replicable and can help to bring water and sanitation services to poor women and men, ESCAP will recommend the full documentation.
Documenting a practice in full will require considerable time and effort. ESCAP recognizes this and is willing to provide an honorarium to the documenters of selected practices to compensate for their time. ESCAP will consider each case individually after submission of a Rapid Appraisal documentation. Under no circumstance will ESCAP provide payment for a documentation if this has not been agreed beforehand.
For more information, please contact:
Economic Affairs Officer
Poverty and Development Division
Tf: +66 22881346
Fax: +66 22881097