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.
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- Re: WASHwatch - A platform facilitating transparency in monitoring, availability of information and communication - by: AmyKeegan March 27, 2017Hi Elisabeth, Thanks you for highlighting this confusion. The total figures for those without sanitation access in the US are 36,110. On WASHwatch we show this as 36.110 x1000 with using . as the decimal separator This figure comes from the Joint Monitoring Programme WHO & UNICEF. I would be hesitant to change the . for a , as they have the opposite mean […]
- Field Data Collection Intern; 4S project, CDD; Bangalore India - by: Marius March 27, 2017Duty station: Bangalore, India Duration: 4 to 6 months Start date: As soon as possible Project: Small-Scale Sanitation Scaling-Up (4S) We are looking for an intern to join our data collection field team in Bangalore for 4 months with possibility of extension of a few months. Please find attached job description letter and project factsheet. Interested? Pleas […]
- Re: How can we Involve Citizens in Policy Making for Urban Sanitation? What is the importance of participatory and transparent wastewater governance? - by: F H Mughal March 27, 2017Dear Marijn, Thanks for the nice input. Jean-Marie's blog is also interesting. It gives link to the report: Developing a national policy and strategies for sanitation Guidelines for action - Technical Handbook Can you link some real-world case studies, where citizens' participation have achieved encouraging results? Regards, F H Mughal
- Re: Starting Soon: TDS 12 "Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools - A neglected issue" - by: rajesh29 March 27, 2017Hi Everyone..... this is a welcome thought and I hope everyone would contribute to this discussion and and fruitful takeaway should be there for all by the end of the discussion. look forward..
- Re: How can we Involve Citizens in Policy Making for Urban Sanitation? What is the importance of participatory and transparent wastewater governance? - by: Marijn Zandee March 27, 2017Dear Mugal, I understand the idea is that NGOs can be involved to facilitate this process, but that the participation should really be from actual individual community members. Part of the idea is that this creates support in communities. Further, the involved citizens should be given a role in the implementation monitoring to provide accountability. As the […]
- Re: WASHwatch - A platform facilitating transparency in monitoring, availability of information and communication - by: AmyKeegan March 27, 2017
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