- # 19 SuSanA meeting in Dakar - by: madeleine May 24, 2015Dear all I would like to congratulate the organizers at the SuSanA secretariat and the host organization IFAN for a well organized and very interesting SuSanA meeting in Dakar on the 22-23 of May. In the meeting our colleagues from Africa presented very inspiring presentations which provoked lively discussions. We were not connected on WIFI and this was a ni […]
- AfricaSan4 sideevent : tomorrow Productive Sanitation , Food Security and Resilient livelyhood - by: madeleine May 24, 2015Dear all AfrikaSan4 is about to start and we would like to invite you all in Senegal now to our very exiting Side event tomorrow 25 May 2015 17:40 -19.10 We are very honored that the Minister of Agriculture will chair our session. We can promise a very exiting session with lesson learned from a decade of implementation of Productive Sanitation in Africa. Mos […]
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – WASH - by: F H Mughal May 24, 2015Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – WASH The mindset of politicians and decision-makers in the developing countries is such that they always give priority to water – when it comes to giving priority. They avoid talking about sanitation. Sanitation is given a low priority. However, in India, the government is giving high priority to sanitation. Hygiene component, […]
- Re: Sewage Treatment in India: "We are making collection, transportation, treatment and finally reuse of sewage mandatory" - by: pkjha May 24, 2015Dear All Proper treatment of waste water in urban areas in India is a serious challenge. In Metros and Class I cities there are STPs, however, only a few of them are functioning to meet the norms of discharge of effluent. It’s quite difficult to find any Metro / Class I city having 100% collection system of sewage. STPs are rarely available in Class II, III […]
- Re: Sewage Treatment in India: "We are making collection, transportation, treatment and finally reuse of sewage mandatory" - by: zenrainman May 23, 2015There is quite a bit of seriousness to treat waste-water in my city Bengaluru for example. The city generates 1100 million litres of waste-water daily and is setting up 11 additional sewage treatment plants to the existing 14 to treat most of the waste-water generated by the end of 2016. In addition it is mandatory for all apartments and residential plotted […]
- # 19 SuSanA meeting in Dakar - by: madeleine May 24, 2015
- State steps up sanitation drive May 5, 2015Over 50 female leaders from around the world recently published a declaration calling for the end of poor sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Among those leaders are the first ladies of Madagascar and Malawi, both of whom announced the declaration in Washington, D.C.6
- Women Leaders target need for sanitation and hygiene April 30, 2015Over 50 female leaders from around the world recently published a declaration calling for the end of poor sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Among those leaders are the first ladies of Madagascar and Malawi, both of whom announced the declaration in Washington, D.C.6
- Ebola response: CLTS running strong in rural Liberia April 28, 2015This week in Bong County, the National Technical Coordinating Unit (NTCU) – responsible for setting Liberia’s national WASH guidelines – verified 29 new communities as Open Defecation Free (ODF). “What was originally just a short-term basic hygiene promotion has become another successful Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) project,” said Global Communities […]6
- Chienge districts celebrates ODF success April 27, 2015Chienge's achievement as Zambia’s first Open Defecation Free (ODF) district should inspire other regions in the country for similar success, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing Danny Chingimbu said at the district’s celebration of attainment of ODF status.6
- Liberian ODF communities did not experience transmission of the Ebola virus April 16, 2015Mr. deVries, Chief of Party of Global COmmunities described the fight against the virus and the Community Led Total Sanitation program as an incredible and challenging experience.He said with all of these challenges faced by his entity during his tenure, tremendous progress was made in the fight against the Ebola virus, especially in safe burial and the Comm […]6
- State steps up sanitation drive May 5, 2015
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Consultant-led sanitation marketing surveys typically take months to produce a thick report with largely impractical recommendations.
The IRC International Water and Sanitation is developing a field tool that delivers, within just one week, a one-page overview matching sanitation supply and demand.
The tool, a sanitation marketing dashboard, was tested in two unions in one of the upazilas (sub-districts) covered by the BRAC WASH II programme.
Preliminary results revealed for instance that the quality of construction and hygiene promotion needed improvement.
An updated version of the tool will be used in six to nine representative upazilas in the BRAC WASH II programme.
IRC-BRAC WASH II
Sanitation Demand and Supply Study
Heads of delegation from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will join other delegates from government, UN agencies, civil society and private sector to once again discuss the “biggest sanitation challenge in the world”.
There are around 700 million South Asians who still defecate in the open. At SACOSAN-IV held in April 2011 in Sri Lanka, South Asian ministers promised to set up a national body in each country to “coordinate sanitation and hygiene, involving all stakeholders”.
SACOSAN-V is being organised by the Nepal Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS).
The SACOSAN-V theme is: “Sanitation for All : All for Sanitation”.
Programme outline: Public Opening (10 November), Meeting of Ministers, Technical focus sessions, Plenaries, Public sessions, Panel discussions, Declarations, Exhibitions, Field visits (14 November).
Session topics (Download Concept Paper):
|Topic||Lead Country||Partner involved|
|Sanitation and Health||Afghanistan||UNICEF|
|Community Wide Sanitation and Sustainability||Bangladesh||WSP|
|Reaching the Unreached||India||FANSA|
|Sanitation Technology and Marketing||Maldives||WHO|
|Media Advocacy and Sanitation||Nepal||WaterAid|
|Knowledge Management and Networking||Sri Lanka||UNICEF|
For more information go to: www.sacosanv.gov.np
1 – Yolande Coombes, WSP is available to answer SanMark questions
The Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice is very excited to have Yolande Coombes as our new resident guest expert. Yolande will be available in January 2013 to answer any SanMark practitioner questions. Questions can be submitted via the Sanitation Marketing website.
Be sure to include a brief description of your project and context. Questions, answers and comments will be posted on the website for peer to peer learning.
Yolande Coombes has more than 20 years experience in public health, behaviour change and evaluation. She gained her PhD in Public Health from the University of London. She has held academic positions at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and College of Medicine in Malawi. As a consultant she has worked on topics on a number of communicable and non-communicable diseases. She has worked for both Population Services International and Marie Stopes International providing technical social marketing, behaviour change, franchising and M&E support. In 2007 she took up a position as a specialist consultant in sanitation marketing and hygiene with WSP and became a staff member in 2010 responsible for leading WSP’s sanitation and hygiene work in Africa, including task managing the AfricaSan 3 conference in 2011.
The Sanitation Marketing (SanMark) Community of Practice is a WASH Reference Group initiative supported by the AusAID Innovations Fund and managed by WaterAid Australia.
The WASH Reference Group is an Australian-based Community of Practice comprising 25 organisations working on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in developing countries, including NGOs, research organisations and the Australian water industry.
The website provides information on SanMark webinars and in-country training events. Visitors to the website can submit a question (Ask an Expert), contribute a case study, story, experience or photographs to the SanMark blog, and apply online for a SanMark practitioner training. There is also section on resources (links and tools) and news.
Welcome to the Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice!
Are you a WASH practitioner currently working on Sanitation Marketing activities? Do you find yourself struggling to find others you can talk to about the practical issues you face – like how to work with a marketing agency, support a small business or design a new low-cost product? Are you thinking about starting a sanitation marketing program, but don’t know where to start?
As you know 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation and this has devastating impacts on the lives and health of people and communities. At this rate the sanitation target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) may not be met until 2026, making it one of the most off-track targets in many countries of the world. To address this sanitation crisis, it is now clear that programs focused on latrine construction will not be enough. New approaches like Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) have proven that communities can be motivated to change their sanitation situation – but that the first step is triggering behaviour change.
Marketing Human Excreta: A Study of Possible Ways to Dispose of Urine and Faeces from Slum Settlements in Kampala, Uganda, 2011. E Schroeder, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Some key findings include: High sociocultural barriers associated with handling and using human excreta as fertilizer exist; sensitization does change people’s perceptions and behaviors considerably; and economical tools like the incentives applied in this study are helping to change people’s perceptions and behaviors.