The Presidential Candidate of the CPP, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom says when elected President, the first 100 days of his government will focus on issues of climate change as well as sanitation. He said well meaning but ineffective efforts to deal with the problem of sanitation can engender a national cancer. Dr. Nduom stated this at a Presidential debate on environment and climate change at the Fourth Annual Environmental Film Festival in Accra.
- Re: Let's discuss cash transfer and sanitation - by: elizabethtilley November 26, 2014Great topic! In fact, my PhD research that I carried out in Durban, South Africa looks exactly at the impact of conditional cash transfers on sanitation- specifically UDDT use. I am just in the final stages of writing up, but should have something to share in early 2015. Basically though, small cash transfers were effective at getting people to use their UDD […]
- A good guideline or protocol for assessing the technical functionality of sanitation technologies - by: jay bhagwan November 26, 2014The emergence of many sanitation solutions has prompted the WRC to start a project to establish a Sanitation Technology Functionality Assessment Model. The plethora of soltuions in the market, linked to variety of treatment process such as de-hydration, aerobic, anaerobic, chemical, physical, solar drying etc. etc. has prompted the need for this tool. It is […]
- Re: Power auger modification to empty pits (North Carolina State University, USA and South Africa) - by: Tsepo November 26, 2014Hi Francis Can you be able to tell how far your working relationship was with the Ethekwini Municipality in planning to implementing this excavation of pit latrines. I am in communication with a company called Amanz' abantu based here in South Africa Eastern Cape of which I was referred to them by Dr Sudhir Pillay. I am looking of this excavation from t […]
- Re: Update: Solutions for pit desludging and sludge management in low income urban settlements in Malawi (Mzuzu University) - by: rochelleholm November 26, 2014Current sanitation projects in Mzuzu City, Malawi include: 1.) Plan Malawi. The Plan Malawi target in Mzuzu for the PUSH project is 84,000 residents from 19,090 households, 14,400 school learners from 9 schools in 6 peri-urban locations of Mzuzu City (Chiputula, Masasa, Luwinga, Zolozolo, Mchengautuwa, Chibanja). The outputs are: Construction of 12 affordabl […]
- Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: F H Mughal November 26, 2014Dear Wubishet, That is great! If permissible and possible, please share your design. It would be useful to others on this forum, including me. I remember, quite some time back, Elisabeth posted some standards (probably, UNICEF standards) on number of school children for 1 toilet, spacing of toilets, ventilation; and also on water points. Elisabeth: Can you h […]
- Re: Let's discuss cash transfer and sanitation - by: elizabethtilley November 26, 2014
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