Municipalities Sta. Cruz & Caraga attend the iWaSH Governance Orientation

The Water Supply and Sanitation Project Management Office (WSSPMO) of the Office of Project Development Services (OPDS), in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) XI – Project Development Management Unit (PDMU) and the Regional WATSAN Hub (RHub) XI conducted the Program Orientation cum Seminar Workshop: iWaSH Governance Demand Creation on Sanitation (CLTS, ZOD, C4D-BCC) Enabling Environment Supply & Services Strengthening on June 5-8, 2018 at Apo View Hotel.

Integrated Safe Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (iWaSH) is a joint program of the DILG, Department of Health (DOH), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that utilizes and delivers safe water, sanitation and hygiene guided by the principles of resiliency, integrity, access, empowerment, gender equality and rights based. This is primarily operationalized at LGU level, specifically the waterless municipalities.

The activity was attended by the Local Chief Executive, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC), Municipal Engineer, Municipal Health Officer, and MLGOOs of the Local Government Units (LGUs) from Regions IX, XI and XIII. In Region XI, Municipalities Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur and Caraga, Davao Oriental were invited.

The orientation aims to advocate and impart the significant features of the Assistance to Municipalities (AM) Program, integrating the iWaSH Governance, to explain the funding source, documentary requirements and processes, basic concepts and key approaches to sanitation and initially assess their own technical capacities in supporting sanitation programming in their localities.


Participants from Socorro, Surigao del Norte participating during the workshop on their iWaSH Governance plans for their LGU.


One of the Resource Speakers discussing strategies towards zero open defecation.


Mr. Aristeo Salapa of USeP, RHub XI Head, shares his insights in one of the discussions.


Participants from LGU Caraga present their output on iWaSH Governance for their municipality.