Standardization of WASH in Emergency IEC Material

Standardization of WASH in Emergency IEC Material


Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 islands with a population of approximately 250,000, is among the most disaster-prone countries in the Pacific. It regularly experiences tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, landslides, fires and disease outbreaks. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) ranks Vanuatu twelfth in the Asia Pacific Region for the frequency and severity of its natural disaster.

UNICEF is the co-lead of the Water cluster which, under the leadership of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), together with the Department of Geology, Mines, and Water Resources (DGMWR) responds to national emergencies.

Collectively, the Vanuatu WASH cluster has recognized that a lack of readily available, officially endorsed, standardized set of key messages and IEC materials to address critical life-saving safe water, sanitation and hygiene behaviours in an emergency context presents a gap in its current disaster risk reduction and management preparedness and response practices.

To address this gap, UNICEF seeks to partner with Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), and NGO that is a member of the WASH cluster and has expertise in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion and Emergency Response to coordinate and manage the preparedness and response efforts of this project. As an implementing partner, ADRA would provide technical support, coordination and management of stakeholder consultations, pretesting, production, prepositioning and provide training to stakeholders in Vanuatu to use the WASH in emergency standardized messages and IEC materials developed.

The materials were launched on 15th july 2016. You may view the details of the launching event here.

Below are the contact details of suppliers that already have the templates and printing screens (black/white) for these materials (meaning you don’t have to pay for setting up the templates again) if they are used to print these:

For Printed Materials (Calendar, Note Book, Menstrual Hygiene Poster, Water Container Sticker):
Nikesh Sivan
Classic Printers
Dauphine Street, No. 2 Area
P O Box 175, Port Vila, Vanuatu

For Cloth Materials (T-Shirts, Hand Bags, Tea Towel, Towel, Sarongs):
Yanel Singh
Propaganda Screenprinting (Fiji) Ltd
21 Leonidas St, Drasa Vitogo
P.O.Box 6599, Lautoka, Fiji Islands

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