Webinar: Designing for Behaviour Change Research and Practice


Without behaviour change interventions, water and sanitaiton programmes are not effective or sustainable. For instance, drinking water can be clean at the source, but if household water management practice don't focus on keeping the drinking water clean and uncontaminated, then people continue to get sick. It is wonderful for a family to have a toilet for sanitation, but if the toilet is not used all the time, or if hands are not washed, then diseases are still transmitted. Behaviour is a critical component to successful WASH programmes. 

For the past year, World Vision has periodically joined with other organisations who include behaviour change programming in their WASH programmes to share learnings and good practices. This March, World Vision will be joining with Mercy Corps to share recent research and practice using the Designing for Behaviour Change approach. 

During our webinar on Wednesday, 30 March, we were joined by: 

-Mr John Collett and Mrs Shannon Gibbs, World Vision International, who shared the results of the cross-organisational Designing for Behaviour Change (DBC) desk review, looking at how different organisations are applying DBC and making recommendations for continued improvement. Link to their presentation. Link to the report [COMING SOON].

-Ms Nicole Weber, Behaviour Change Programme Manager, Mercy Corps, shared her experience with the extensive use of DBC in a large urban WASH programme in Goma, DRC. Link to her presentation.

-Mr Mathias Pollock, currently a technical advisor with PSI, shared internal research on DBC from his time with Mercy Corps. Link to his presentation.


Please contact Kristie Urich, WASH Knowledge Management Coordinator - WVI, with your questions - kristie_urich@wvi.org; Skype: kristie.urich