Communications, Advocacy, Policy Opportunities and Outreach for Poop

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Who are we?

The Communications, Advocacy, Policy Opportunities and Outreach for Poop (CAPOOP) is an alliance of organizations committed to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations by 2030. Current members include:

Why engage in collaborative behaviors ?

Our premise is that together we can achieve more!

This collaborative platform allows us to have access to and share knowledge with water and sanitation experts across the continent. Knowledge and expertise sharing helps our members to better understand challenges and opportunities and find like-minded partners to work with.

Through the platform, partners can mutualize resources beyond what would be possible if we worked each on our own.

Mission

The Communications, Advocacy, Policy Opportunities and Outreach for Poop (CAPOOP) aims to celebrate successes, influence policies and practices, consolidate knowledge, use and showcase innovative approaches for sustainable sanitation in Africa.

What we do

Knowledge Sharing: Develop standardized briefs for identified influencers and spokespeople and key audiences to ensure the information shared is easy to understand.

Tool Production: (i) Provide tools and case studies on the practice and outputs of CAPOOP members. (ii) Develop an online repository of key documents, tools and processes that affect the WASH sector planning and financing.

Issue Spotting: Develop and elaborate specific and adapted questions for communities, to easily understand the customs and encourage the practice of good hygiene and sanitation.

Media engagement: (i) Develop standardized media briefs. (ii) Coordinate activities such as media trainings or orientation sessions. (iii) Consolidate a list of focal points the media could be directed towards in case of questions. (iv) Participate in a periodic media fellowship award to encourage quality media production on sanitation-related issues.