How to Implement the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Practice

Following the Nicaragua training, WaterLex undertook a second training workshop at the invitation of Alianza por el Agua in San Salvador (El Salvador) on 6-7 June 2013 on how to integrate the human right to water and sanitation throughout the Project Cycle Management.

As in Nicaragua, WaterLex presented the Spanish version of its Toolkit on Integrating the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Development Practice, which is specifically adapted to the Latin American reality. The workshop methodology follows that of the Toolkit, beginning with a clear understanding of the human right to water and sanitation, its meaning and implications for the different stakeholders.

The approximately 40 participants in each country were then invited to undertake a self-assesment to evaluate how they are currently incorporating the HRWS into their programs and projects.  Next, the methodology, tools  and good practices to integrate a human rights based approach throughout the Project Cycle Management was presented and put into practice through working groups exercises.

Participants stressed the need to undertake additional trainings at the country level and further work on advocacy strategies to support the implementation of this human right.

Training Report (ES)

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