In an interview with Pan European Networks, IRC Senior Sanitation Specialist Joep Verhagen explains how sanitation efforts need to begin to increase their focus on sustainability.
EU aid for water and sanitation hit a record €1.6bn in 2009, but in March 2012 the EU announced plans to redirect development to ‘the world’s neediest nations’ with fears that this could harm sanitation efforts in Latin America, Asia and possibly some sub-Saharan African countries. Joep Verhagen shares his thoughts on the EU plans and on how knowledge-sharing partnerships and research are helping to provide sustainable solutions to existing rural and urban sanitation problems.
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On behalf of the Programme Board of the Integrated Support for a Sustainable Urban Environment (ISSUE) programme, WASTE advisers on urban environment and development, Gouda, the Netherlands puts out an open tender.
This is an invitation for a bid for the provision and distribution of ‘knowledge’ for the implementing partners of the ISSUE programme for a period ending on December 31, 2010. The tasks to be performed are related to sanitation and waste management and are specified in the Terms of Reference.
Interested parties who have the pre-requisite experience in running and managing Knowledge Centres, are requested to submit technical and financial proposals and any other supporting documentation not later than 1 August 2008.
This is the second call for a bid. Countries specifically asked to respond, with in brackets the approximate budget allocation (3 years – 2008-2010) are :
- India – [145,000 Euro]
- Viet Nam – [170,000 Euro]
- Benin – [145,000 Euro]
- Kenya or Tanzania – [170,000 Euro]
- Malawi or Zambia – [140,000 Euro]
The TOR can be downloaded from the WASTE website at: http://www.waste.nl/page/1660