HANWASH in Haiti
HANWASH stands for Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation and Health Strategy: a collaborative, national initiative by Rotary District 7020, The Rotary Foundation and DINEPA (The Haitian Government’s National Water and Sanitation Agency), partnering with other NGO’s such as Haiti Outreach and Pure Water for the World, committed to providing thoughtfully managed and sustainable clean water and sanitation to all the citizens of Haiti, along with the associated health, community and economic benefits.
HANWASH is happy to announce significant progress on all fronts. The HANWASH Steering Committee continues to meet weekly and now a number of Subcommittees including the Projects and Technical Subcommittee and Measurement Evaluation and Learning Subcommittee are meeting regularly also. 
HANWASH continues its regular dialogue with Haitian Government’s WASH Agency DINEPA and is working hand in hand with them on the four pilot projects they proposed in the Communes of Cavaillon, Ferrier, Trou du Nord and Croix des Bouquets.
The HANWASH team has the goal of creating access to safely managed water for everyone in Haiti.  To accomplish this task requires establishing a framework of Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency that works to enrol partners and create technically sound, revenue positive, safely managed infrastructure. 

The first steps in achieving this have been to engage Haiti Outreach to create a FRAPE (defined below) survey and Commune Action Plans (CAP) for each of the 4 target communes 
By answering the following questions these CAP’s will serve as guidance for the creation of a set of projects to be implemented that systematically increase access with each intervention.
1)    Where are we now?
       a)    What infrastructure exists?
               i)    (F) Functional
              ii)    (R) Responsibly Managed
             iii)    (A) Adequate Sanitation
             iv)    (P) Potable
              v)    (E) Last Inspected (Enspekte in Kreyol)
      b)    Where is the infrastructure?
      c)    Where are the houses?
2)    Where do we want to go? (Universal Access to Safely Managed WASH)
3)    What do we need to do to get there? 
At the beginning of October, Haiti Outreach has begun the initial infrastructure FRAPE survey in the commune of Cavaillon.  This is being done in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Les Cayes, DINEPA, the elected officials of the commune (Mayor and Administrative Council) and the local population.  The FRAPE survey is documenting the all water points (wells, springs, fountains, water systems) within the commune along with their flow rates and approximately 13 water quality parameters.  The FRAPE survey in Cavaillon should be complete in mid-late November with the CAP following by mid-December.
The other FRAPE surveys for the communes of Ferrier, Terre Neuve and Croix des Bouquets should begin in the next month or two with the goal of all CAP’s being complete in January.
Each CAP will list a set of proposed interventions that the stakeholders are aligned upon:
•    Water points/systems needing to be made potable
•    Water points/systems needing repair/rehabilitation
•    Areas where new water infrastructure needs to be created
For each intervention, the HANWASH team will ensure that the infrastructure is technically sound, safely managed and revenue positive. 
To increase transparency the team is using mWater, a free data capture and visualization software
Commune Action Plan Methodology slideshare is available here: https://www.slideshare.net/jensbrian/commune-action-plan-tool-96870546
Funding for the four piliots will be achived through a combination of phased Global Grants from the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Les Cayes which will be the local partner for the first two grants for the Cavaillon Commune. 
Are you interested in helping HANWASH by bringing your skill and expertise to one of our committees? Right now we are looking for Rotarians, NGO member and volunteers with the following skillsets. Some knowledge of the WASH sector and/or Haiti would be useful but not essential:
  • Graphic Artist/Designer to assist with the design and production of marketing material.
  • Website designer/manager to maintain and update our existing website www.hanwash.org
  • Social Media expert to get our story onto the appropriate social media platforms e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
  • We are also looking for District Champions to partner with us on the Global Grants for the four pilot projects.
If you would like to volunteer or want more information, contact Neil Van Dine at neilvandine@gmail.com