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Update from the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN VII)

Update from the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN VII)

Conference Dates – 10-12 April 2018 in Islamabad with the 13th April being reserved for a field visit. SACOSAN-CALL-FOR-PAPERS

  • 30 January – acceptance of abstracts (300 words)
  • 9 February – call for full papers (Following review by technical committee)
  • 9 March – submission of full papers

Concept notes for side events should be submitted by 9th February for consideration.

We would like to encourage people to visit the website and register for the event so that the visa application processes can be facilitated in a timely ,manner.

CLTS Knowledge Hub support to attend the 2018 WEDC conference in Kenya

The CLTS Knowledge Hub is pleased to announce that we have funding available to support a small number of early career practitioners and/or researchers to attend and present at the 41st WEDC International Conference 9-13 July 2018 at Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya. clts

The funding will cover all costs related to conference registration, travel, accommodation and food. The theme of this year’s conference is Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services.

Those selected will be expected to write a paper and present it at the conference, attend the CLTS Knowledge Hub’s pre-conference Sharing and Learning Workshop on July 8th, help support the Hub’s CLTS related stall throughout the week and write a blog about their experience and reflections from the conference.

For more information on criteria and how to apply, please see http://www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/story/support-early-career-researchers-attend-wedc-conference-2018

 

SACOSAN 7: registration closes 15 December

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South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN),  a government led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each SAARC country (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), provides a platform for interaction on sanitation.

SACOSAN VII will be held on 13-17 February 2018 in Pakistan, hosted by Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan.

The deadline for registration is 15 December 2017.

Below is an overview of the theme papers and country leads

Theme papers

Lead country

Sanitation as cross cutting (Health and Nutrition)

Afghanistan

Climate Change/Environment and Sanitation

Bangladesh

Sociology of Sanitation

Bhutan

Operation, Maintenance and Sustainability of WASH

India

Policy, Strategy and Sector Planning (institutional arrangements)

Maldives

Human Resource Development for WASH

Nepal

Accountability and Regulation

Monitoring and Evaluation

Pakistan or Sri Lanka? [conflicting info on website]

WASH Financing

Sri Lanka or Pakistan? [conflicting info on website]

For more information and updates go to: sacosan.com/

Flushing Out Sanitation Market Failures – PSI

Flushing Out Sanitation Market Failures. by Aprajita Singh, John Sauer and Bikas Sinha, PSIIMPACT, November 2017. psi

A third of the world’s population — 2.4 billion people — live without sanitation facilities. Not having access to even a basic toilet exposes millions of men, women, and children to risks of morbidity and mortality.

During World Toilet Week, PSI is excited to announce its participation as a member of the Toilet Board Coalition, in large part because we see solutions to this overwhelming problem in the sanitation economy itself.

PSI has begun looking at market-based solutions in Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, and India. In India, alone, 524 million people lack access to any kind of toilet. A problem of this scale necessitates a market system response with the government and the private sector complementing each other to address market failures preventing sanitation access.

Through the Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements (3SI) project, launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Unilever in 2012, PSI and partners found that 84% of households without toilets wanted to own one.

Here’s an insight into how the project identified and addressed critical market failures as well as provided solutions that worked in the state of Bihar.

Addressing a Fragmented Supply Chain

After conducting market research, the 3SI team learned that people wanted to purchase a toilet, but the components were too expensive. They found that 13-15 different actors existed in the sanitation value chain. Maneuvering this supply chain meant that a customer interested in purchasing a toilet was required to separately transact with multiple players. This made toilet construction a difficult and more expensive than necessary process. It meant a dramatically long wait times for customers to ultimately have functional toilets.

Read the complete article.

Toilet Board Coalition: India Round Table

Panel discussion highlighting our SMART SANITATION ECONOMY collaboration with the Pune Municipal Corporation and a focus on Sanitation Economy opportunities in India.

Announcing our new Toilet Accelerator Cohort 2018! – Toilet Board Coalition

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 TOILET ACCELERATOR COHORT!
The new 2018 Toilet Accelerator Cohort and the Toilet Board Coalition Selection Committee highlight the innovative projects we will work on together.

 

Not All Toilets Look the Same: A Peak into Citywide Inclusive Sanitation on World Toilet Day – World Bank

Not All Toilets Look the Same: A Peak into Citywide Inclusive Sanitation on World Toilet Day. World Bank, November 17, 2017. CWIS-case-videos-KF

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • World Toilet Day – November 19 – is an apt time to recognize that proper sanitation is key to building thriving and healthy cities.
  • On World Toilet Day, we showcase a series of videos highlighting some good practices in ‘Citywide Inclusive Sanitation’ from around the world.
  • Citywide Inclusive Sanitation means everybody benefits from adequate sanitation, with human waste being safely managed at every point along the service chain.

Read the complete article.