- WASH Futures conference 2016 – abstracts now open (Brisbane, Australia 16-20 May, 2016) - by: IWC August 31, 2015WASH Futures: Pathways to universal and sustained water, sanitation and hygiene WASH conference 2016 – abstracts now open The future of action on WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) looks positive – with the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals global agenda maintaining attention on the need for water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone, all the time. B […]
- Is handwashing with ash safe? - by: dietvorst August 31, 2015Many studies show that ash is an effective and accepted alternative for soap. See a recent overview by Torsten Mandal. When I suggested that changing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicator 6.2.2 “Population with a hand washing facility with soap and water in the household” to “Population with a hand washing facility with soap or ash and water in the h […]
- REMINDER: Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals starts TOMORROW - by: Katrin August 31, 2015Dear all, We would like to remind you that our next thematic discussion entitled “Sustainable Development Goals: Enough to end the sanitation crisis?” starts TOMORROW. Running from September 1 to September 14, the discussion, led by experts from the sector, will explore the question whether the new SDG indicators on sanitation address the gaps left by the MD […]
- Re: Evidence-based sanitation advocacy in India to promote latrine use - by: muench August 31, 2015Here is a useful 1-page summary about the current status of this project called "Evidence based sanitation advocacy for India" in a recent report by the BMGF called "Building Demand for Sanitation - A 2015 Portfolio Update and Overview" (available here in the SuSanA library; Roshan has made a post about this report here) The grant is offi […]
- Experts for tender in SENEGAL - IEC and technical support for activites of densification of drinkable abduction water schemes - by: Rosanna August 31, 2015ACRA-CCS is immediatly looking for key experts for a tender in Senegal. Please find attached (in French) the profiles of the experts. The tender is about IEC (Information, Education and Communication) and technical support for activites of densification of drinkable adduction water schemes. Thank you for forwarding it among your contacts. If someone has the […]
- WASH Futures conference 2016 – abstracts now open (Brisbane, Australia 16-20 May, 2016) - by: IWC August 31, 2015
- Art students invent new device for cleaning menstrual pads, hygienically and discreetly August 13, 2015A group of students at Art Center College of Design in California have built a low-cost, easy-to-use tool, called Flo, to wash and dry reusable sanitary cloths.6
- The human right to water and sanitation July 15, 2015Water and sanitation are fundamental human rights, and providing access through CLTS is a way of empowering the most unconnected and disadvantaged6
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015The CLTS Knowledge Hub will be offering four CLTS-related activities at the upcoming international WEDC Conference which is taking place in Loughborough from the 27-31 July 2015.6
- Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH June 15, 2015Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May.6
- Webinar on CLTS and Sustainability June 15, 2015Sustainability is without doubt one of the most burning subject matters that subsumes many of the issues that we are seeing in CLTS and wider WASH practice.On Wednesday 24th June, from 14.00-15.30 BST (convert to your time zone here), the CLTS Knowledge Hub will offer a webinar on the subject.6
- Art students invent new device for cleaning menstrual pads, hygienically and discreetly August 13, 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.