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: Theme II: Prioritising those most in need (Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals) - by: joeturner September 1, 2015OK, but what do some of those things mean? What does it mean to "prioritize basic access"? Is that to say access is more important than safety? What if many have access but then don't use them?
- Re: Theme II: Prioritising those most in need (Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals) - by: Louisa Gosling September 1, 2015How do we ensure that the SDGs prioritise, and monitor progress, for those most in need of safe sanitation? How do we ensure that they realise the human right to water and sanitation? National governments have the obligation to ensure the progressive realisation of human rights, including rights to water and sanitation for all. The SDGs also reinforce this r […]
- Re: Advertising Pit Emptying in Urban Setting (question from Malawi) - by: ddiba September 1, 2015Hi, I think the radio adverts would be good since many people in Sub-Saharan Africa use the radio for information dissemination. But this has to be reinforced with the door-to-door campaign and/or making sure that every emptying trip is used as a marketing opportunity as well, perhaps with flyers having some nice illustrations and contact details. That way, […]
- Re: Advertising Pit Emptying in Urban Setting (question from Malawi) - by: alabasterg September 1, 2015Dear Nicola, I was involved a few years ago with the development of VacuTug which we tested i na few locations. We found the most successful way of increasing business was to look very carefully at the logistics. If an exhauster goes to a particular area for a particular period, the economies of density kick in ! so the team make an advanced visit and try to […]
- Re: Theme III: Civil society's role in monitoring (Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals) - by: alabasterg September 1, 2015What do colleagues think of the monitoring ladder concept ? do you think it can work and can we use community sources for some of the "rungs" ?
- Re: Theme II: Prioritising those most in need (Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals) - by: joeturner September 1, 2015
- Art students invent new device for cleaning menstrual pads, hygienically and discreetly August 13, 2015A group of students at Art Center College of Design in California have built a low-cost, easy-to-use tool, called Flo, to wash and dry reusable sanitary cloths.6
- The human right to water and sanitation July 15, 2015Water and sanitation are fundamental human rights, and providing access through CLTS is a way of empowering the most unconnected and disadvantaged6
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015The CLTS Knowledge Hub will be offering four CLTS-related activities at the upcoming international WEDC Conference which is taking place in Loughborough from the 27-31 July 2015.6
- Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH June 15, 2015Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May.6
- Webinar on CLTS and Sustainability June 15, 2015Sustainability is without doubt one of the most burning subject matters that subsumes many of the issues that we are seeing in CLTS and wider WASH practice.On Wednesday 24th June, from 14.00-15.30 BST (convert to your time zone here), the CLTS Knowledge Hub will offer a webinar on the subject.6
- Art students invent new device for cleaning menstrual pads, hygienically and discreetly August 13, 2015
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