How we work

At the heart of the REACH programme is its global science-practitioner partnership. Aligning research design and activities with practitioner interventions will enable the programme to have impact globally.

Our global practitioner partner UNICEF will help us design and implement the research programme. We are working with UNICEF’s global headquarters, as well as regional and country offices in Africa and South Asia to make sure that our science informs their programmes of work.

Our international partners International Water Association (IWA), Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), and IRC will support the communication and uptake of our research findings and tools via their global networks.

A Global Advisory Panel provides objective and expert oversight of the programme design and delivery. The Panel consists of globally-recognised practitioners, scientists, enterprises and policy-makers.

A Science Board is responsible for providing scientific leadership and guidance to the programme, working with the Global Advisory Panel and lead researchers from country partners.

The REACH logical framework is a monitoring tool used to measure our progress.

Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

‘Our partnership with REACH recognises science has a critical role in designing and delivering effective policy and improving practice on the ground.’

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