Online Program

Water Trust

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 12:51 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Umang Bhattacharyya, videographer/film-maker, independent film-maker, New Delhi, India
Aim: To explain the work of a local NGO digging wells, building latrines and teaching healthy habits in rural villages and schools. The film strives to explain the unique approach of the organization- what works, where there is room to improve - the progress of the organization and the need for them to keep on working as so many are still in need of clean water and sanitation. The objective is to share this knowledge and the NGO's approach with a wide range of stakeholders

Target audience: Local partners and key stakeholders, government officials, (current and potential) donors and the international community.

Research for the film's message: ( Evidence of the existing water crisis that exists in Africa ( more than 358 million people lack access to safe water; women and children spend 140 million hours a day collecting water; lack of sanitation etc.) how it affects communities and specifically the lives of women and children;  and (ii) the on-ground work of the organization

Impact or evaluation of film's influence on target audience: No formal evaluation has been conducted. The film was added to the NGO's online address in December 2014 as part of a strategic rebrand of the organization. Following this launch, they have recieved tremendous, unsolicited feedback and interest from : individuals looking to join the NGO's Board of Directors, applicants for employment as well as potential donors. Additionally, aspects of the NGO's approach that are highlighted in the film were brought to the attention of the international water, sanitation and hygiene community as cutting edge work in an effort to help move the sector forward.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control

Learning Objectives:
Explain the work of 'The Water Trust', a local NGO building wells, digging latrines and teaching healthy habits in rural villages and schools. Explain the unique approach of The Water Trust.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I do not have any experience with the topic matter. I am a communications specialist. The topic matter experts work at the Water Trust.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.