Category Archives: Campaigns and Events

Moving through the generations taking forward WASH… no longer just for the majority and those with the loudest voice

Moving through the generations taking forward WASH… no longer just for the majority and those with the loudest voice. By Sarah House, CLTS website, July 2017.

I have just completed three days at the WEDC 40th International Conference held at Loughborough University in the UK. As always the conference was packed with a wide range of interesting paper presentations, posters, side-events and associated activities. clts

Meeting colleagues new and old from across the globe is always a wonderful part of a WEDC conference and at the same time to become aware of the range of experience and learning that has been going on over the past few years. This year was no exception.

But amongst the positive experiences, a passing snide (arrogant/ignorant) comment made on the second day by a senior WASH professional from my generation (now in our 50s), related to the advocacy that I have been trying to do for increased attention on the often hidden and taboo subject of incontinence (where people cannot control the flow of their urine and faeces), made me reflect on the past, the present and the future.

In particular to reflect on the progress that we have made as a sector in working to ensure that the WASH needs of all are met and how we are no longer mainly focussing on the needs and priorities of men, the majority and those with the loudest voice.

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Young Water Solutions – the Young Water Fellowship Program

Young Water Solutions – Young Water Fellowship Program

The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year. Logo_YWF_1706__color-1030x547.png

This program will bring about in its first edition (2017) 10 young community leaders capable of successfully designing and implementing sustainable and inclusive water projects that significantly improve living conditions in their communities, while contributing to the achievement of SDG #6 (water and sanitation for all).

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July 19, 2017 – Franchising Sanitation’ with Julie McBride of MSA Worldwide

JULY MODULE: ‘Franchising Sanitation’  w/ Julie McBride of MSA Worldwide

  • July 19, 2017
  • 16h00 CEST / 10h00 EST

MSA is “the leading strategic and tactical advisory firm in franchising” according to the International Franchise Association. Our reputation is built on our proven ability in creating sustainable franchise programs that our clients can manage and grow successfully.

This is part of the Toilet Accelerator Fast Forward Series. Julie McBride is a thought leader in the field of social franchising and was recently named one of “Five Innovative Consultants that are changing the world” in Inc. Magazine. toilet

Julie has devoted her career to helping low income people around the globe gain access to products and services they need to live healthy and productive lives.

Along the way she has gained experience in both commercial and social sectors, including pharmaceutical marketing, social franchising of health care in the developing world, and currently as a social franchise consultant for MSA Worldwide.

Her experience has convinced her that the only way to solve some of the longstanding problems associated with poverty is to combine the proven tools of the commercial and social sectors to create new and better approaches to understanding and meeting people’s needs. For Julie, the most promise lies in the emerging field of social franchising.

Don’t neglect shared latrines in drive for sanitation for all, agencies warn

Shared toilets in Kenya. Photo: Sanergy

Shared toilets in Kenya. Photo: Sanergy

• WaterAid joins WSUP, World Bank and leading academics in urging donors, policymakers and planners not to neglect shared sanitation
• Where private household toilets aren’t yet an option, safe, well-managed shared toilets are a crucial step to further improvement

Funding for safe, shared toilets in fast-growing developing-world cities is at risk of neglect from donors, policymakers and planners, a new journal article authored by sanitation specialists, senior economists and leading academics has warned.

Authors from the World Bank, WaterAid and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor have joined leading academics from the University of Leeds and the University of Colorado – Boulder in calling for shared toilets as an essential stepping-stone towards universal sanitation.

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#Sanitation events at 2017 Stockholm #WWWeek

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From 27 August – 1 September, 2017 there will be nearly 50 sanitation events to choose from at World Water Week in Stockholm.

You can learn about everything from Sanitary Safety Plans to the Second Sanitary Revolution, from sanitation in small towns to wastewater management for indigenous peoples, and from inclusive sanitation to sludge based solid fuel .

View the full list at:
programme.worldwaterweek.org/events/all/all/all/sanitation/www2017

Accelerate India Sanitation Business Challenge launching today – Toilet Board Coalition & Sankalp Forum

Accelerate India Sanitation Business Challenge launching today – Toilet Board Coalition & Sankalp Forum

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN TO 10 JULY 2017 – TOILET ACCELERATOR INDIA EDITION tbcindia

Do you have a business or business idea for toilet innovations and service models, circular economy waste management and resource recovery, or mobile, digital and e-heath applications for sanitation in India?

Apply for over 100,000 Euro in support from global brand companies by 10 July 2017!

The Toilet Accelerator India Edition challenge calls for applications from businesses that are addressing the most challenging water and sanitation issues in the country.

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Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017 – Water Currents

Celebrated worldwide on May 28 each year, Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) is a global initiative that brings together organizations, individuals, and the media to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene management (MHM). mhday

This issue of Water Currents contains information on MHD events, select 2017 and 2016 publications and videos on the topic, links to relevant websites, and news articles. (Photo Credit: USAID/WASHplus)

Events 
Menstrual Hygiene Day, May 28, 2017. WASH United, 2017. The theme for 2017’s advocacy event is “Education about Menstruation Changes Everything.” MHD raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges. The MHD website features campaign materials, a list of events, and fact sheets and other resources.

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: Global Guidelines and Lessons Learned from the Philippines. UNESCO, May 2017. A recording of this webinar, held May 17, will soon be available on the Schools & Health website. Marni Sommer discussed the soon-to-be published Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies toolkit developed by Columbia University and the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the global humanitarian response community. Another presentation described the MHM response in the Philippines to Typhoon Haiyan.

Publications and Videos 
Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy Brief. SHARE, January 2017. This policy brief summarizes previous research on MHM, defines knowledge gaps that still exist, and sets out clear recommendations for improving policy and programs globally.