Upcoming Webinar - Strengthening WASH Networks in Ethiopia: Analyzing an Urban Sanitation System

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Through the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS), USAID is working in Ethiopia to strengthen local learning networks for urban sanitation. USAID identified organizations involved in the provision of sanitation services to participate in Learning Alliances in two urban locations. Learning Alliances aim to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing among stakeholders for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of local sanitation services.

This webinar will highlight progress made in the two sanitation Learning Alliances, including the mid-term results of a longitudinal Organizational Network Analysis conducted to understand the relationships, interactions, and changes over time among sanitation actors. Lessons learned from Ethiopia offer important insights on how to improve sustainable service delivery through locally led systems change. In addition, this webinar will offer insights for program managers on how to use systems analytic tools to measure change. For more information on social network analysis, please watch this video.

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Desta DimtseDesta Dimtse  |  IRC WASH
Desta is a specialist in rural and urban WASH planning, implementation, monitoring, and capacity building. He has over 25 years of experience in the natural resource management, food security, and WASH sectors in Ethiopia. He brings strong expertise in effective networking and engaging stakeholders towards successful outcomes in policy and practice.


Diana HarperDiana Harper  |  LINC
Diana is a senior MEL expert who specializes in systems change, participatory research, and coalition building. Over the past 15 years, she has advanced data-driven decision making in the democracy, youth, and health sectors. As a program director at LINC, she oversees social network analysis and network strengthening activities in Ethiopia, as well as supports learning across countries on the use of social network analysis in WASH.


Amy Javernick-WillAmy Javernick-Will  |  University of Colorado, Boulder
Amy is an associate professor and the Nicholas R. and Nancy D. Petry Professor in Construction Engineering and Management and the Associate Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Amy is the Co-Principal Investigator of SWS. She conducts collaborative research on sustainable WASH systems; disaster recovery and resiliency planning; and global organizational management.