New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Re: India's Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) needs a bagful of ideas for success ! - by: muench August 29, 2016Dear Abhishek, Thanks for your reply which partly answers my questions about the effectiveness of the "no toilet no bride" campaign in India. However, I would like to receive more details, either from you or from others in the group. You said: None of our campaigns are successful until and unless their is sustainable behaviour change.Media is invit […]
- Re: India's Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) needs a bagful of ideas for success ! - by: nityajacob August 29, 2016I had visited the Mandya district of Karnataka last year and wrote a document on it. An interesting model of how the CEO of the district had mobilised all departments, politicians, religious leaders, etc., to run the sanitation campaign in mission mode, as she called it. In less than a year it doubled the district's sanitation coverage. Monitoring was b […]
- SNV and ISF-UTS recent publications on urban sanitation - by: Freya August 29, 2016SNV’s Urban Sanitation & Hygiene for Health and Development (USHHD) programme works with municipal governments to develop safe, sustainable city-wide services. The programme integrates insights in WASH governance, investment and finance, behavioural change communication and management of the sanitation service chain. We engage private sector, civil socie […]
- Re: Should this working group (WG 9) champion the behavior change topic? - by: Carol McCreary August 28, 2016Hanna, Thank you for posting on this busy day of #22SuSanA meeting in Stockholm. Very helpful for those of us who cannot be there. I appreciate your highlighting the idea that we need clarity about whose behavior we are attempting to change. Yes, I agree that influencing governments and donors, as well as journalists, policy makers in a variety of positions, […]
- Re: Should this working group (WG 9) champion the behavior change topic? - by: WASHanna August 28, 2016Hi Everyone, I wanted to flag this thread after the SuSanA 22 meeting yesterday where we discussed the topic of developing a new hygiene BC Working Group. The PPT slides that I used are available here. During the brief discussion period, it was mentioned that we should be clear about whose behavior are we seeking to change? Governments or donors? (I would ar […]
- Re: India's Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) needs a bagful of ideas for success ! - by: muench August 29, 2016
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