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: 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: Commercially Viable Business Development Centers - by: ossai March 26, 2017Dear Genevieve, we are yet to integrate your concept of commercially Viable WASH Business Centre into our Rural Business Plan concept. However, I am of the opinion that your concept will resonate with our concept as it will serve as an additional value proposition. Am starting to process the integration ASAP, ofcourse it will require additional training of t […]
- Re: Commercially Viable Business Development Centers - by: kengelly March 26, 2017Hi Ossai, Thank you so much for the response. Our objective is to sell products such as latrine pans, covers, liners as well as to provide training (slab-making, installation, business management etc.) to local enterprises. With the microfinance institutions, were you able to integrate this type of work? Regards, Genevieve
- 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, 2017
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