With expertise in the management, monitoring, design and evaluation of development programs, FH Designs‘ project work encompasses Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Gender and Social Inclusion (GeSI), Citizen’s Voice, Water Resource Management, HIV/AIDs, Energy and Infrastructure. We have extensive experience in the design and delivery of training programs, development of training materials and resources and facilitation, as well as conducting research studies
As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the global humanitarian agenda, in late 2019 DFAT committed A$75 million over 5 years to the Pacific Prepare Program aimed at supporting Pacific Island Nations’ ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. FH Designs has been commissioned to undertake the design of Pacific Prepare...
DFAT’s CS WASH Fund was an A$103 million global program (2013 – 2018) that supported 13 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to implement 29 WASH projects in 19 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.It is designed to emphasise engagement with the WASH enabling environment and enhance the sustainability of the fund’s impacts, as well as having a strong focus on the cross cutting themes of gender & social inclusion (GeSI), environment, climate change and disaster risk reduction as well as knowledge and learning...
In 2012 Plan International commissioned FH Designs to undertake the first major study looking at the sustainability of community-led total sanitation (CLTS) interventions. The study was conducted in four countries in Africa—Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sierra Leone—and took a two phased approach to data collection...
FH Designs plays an important role in Water for Women, the Australian Government’s flagship WASH program that is being delivered as part of Australia's aid program investing AUD110.6 million from 2018 to 2022. Overall implementation for DFAT is managed by a Fund Coordinator team, for which FH Designs provides the WASH Specialist and Gender & Social Inclusion Specialist.
Plan Netherlands is one of three consortium partners implementing the Dutch funded €59 million Netherlands WASH SDG Programme (2017-2022). Plan is implementing programs in Indonesia, Nepal, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia and engaged FH Designs to provide M&E expertise. FH Designs supported Plan M&E staff in all five countries to design processes to collect, analyse and document baseline data.
FH Designs was contracted by the World Bank to undertake a study to examine the key factors affecting the sustainability of rural WASH investments.
In a country with limited data on WASH sustainability, the study has proved to be a valuable resource to guide the WASH policy and implementation strategies developed for PNG.