The RWSN secretariat announces the latest webinar of their mini-series 2016, which will take place on1 6.11.2016. The title of the event is “A tool for Monitoring the Scaling up of Water and Sanitation Technologies (TAF – Technology Applicability Framework)” and it will focus on the use of the TAF, which has been presented and discussed previously at the SuSanA Forum (here). The session will take place in English (2-3 PM Central European Time, please check your local time here) and in Spanish (4-5 PM Central European Time, please check your local time here). Thee two presenters and the titles of their presentations are:
- Joshua Briemberg, WaterAid, Nicaragua: TAF as a participative planning and monitoring tool
- Younes Hassib, GIZ, Germany: Scaling up sanitation solutions in Afghanistan
After the two presentations, you will have the chance to ask questions and participate in the on-line Q&A session and discussion around this topic.
Please use this link in order to register for the sessions.
Recordings and presentations of previous sessions of this mini-series of webinars are available for download and viewing here.
For more information on the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF), please visit: washtechnologies.net/en
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Published on Apr 28, 2016
The webinar brought together speakers who presented their perspectives on how we can improve WASH behavior change. First, we learnt about how we can do a better job of leveraging the influence of community leaders to change some of the social and cultural norms that prevent uptake of healthy WASH behaviors. The role of both formal and informal leaders was explored, as well as how to extend this collaboration beyond CLTS to incorporate it more into other WASH approaches.
VIA Water is organising a webinar on faecal sludge on 15 December 2015 at 14:00 hours CET (UCT +1).
In this webinar you will be able to discuss any issue you might have run into during your work on this topic, and ask VIA Water expert Jan Spit any question you might have. Jan will also kick off by sharing some of his insights. For more information about his background, visit his website.
Check out Jan’s invitation in the short clip below. On the 15th, you will be able to access the webinar through this link: http://bbb.ihe.nl/demo/create.jsp?action=invite&meetingID=VIA+Water+Webinar%27s+meeting
About Via Water
Via Water is a knowledge platform on water and develolpment funded by the Dutch government. It supports projects with innovative solutions for water problems facing cities in seven African countries: Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda and South Sudan. To learn more go to: www.viawater.nl/about-via-water
In July a webinar took place with the title “What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change”. The recordings of this webinar are now available as sound files (podcasts) and as videos. In the webinar, experts working with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Building Demand for Sanitation” Programme shared their insights on this topic.
It is startling that there seems to be no consensus about what constitutes success for CLTS programmes. Is 30% an acceptable success rate? How can these rates be optimized? What should be our response to communities that do not become defecation free?
An upcoming webinar will ponder these questions. The title of the webinar is: ‘What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change’
It will take place on Wednesday 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time (BST/GMT+1).
The new Sustainable Development Goals will encourage a stronger focus on behavior all along the sanitation chain. Therefore, we are at the right time to consider what we can do more, better or differently. We invite you to join an interactive webinar where experts working in the “Building Demand for Sanitation Programme” of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will share their insights. The panelists of the webinar include:
- Ada-Oko Williams, Technical Support Manager, Sanitation and Hygiene, WaterAid UK
- Darren Saywell, Senior Director, Water, Sanitation and Health, Plan International USA (CLTS research project)
- Hans-Joachim Mosler, Head of Environmental and Health Psychology, Eawag (CLTS research project)
- Jonny Crocker, Research Assistant at The Water Institute at UNC, Chapel Hill
The webinar will be run as a panel interview followed by audience and panelists interactions. This webinar, open to all, is being organized under the Knowledge Management initiative of the Building Demand for Sanitation (BDS) program, by Euforic Services, the SuSanA secretariat and the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Further information and a discussion before and after the webinar is available here on the SuSanA discussion forum.
- Date: Wednesday 22 July 2015
- Time: 15:00 London time (BST/GMT+1)
- You can check for your equivalent time here: http://bit.ly/1NvX3yK
- The webinar will utilise Adobe Connect.
- Please register your interest to participate here.
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has announced that five videos clips from the recent SEI-SuSanA Webinar 7 on 29 April 2014 are now online. The theme – in their series of SEI-SuSanA webinars to examine the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sanitation projects – was “Adding missing links in sanitation value chains“.
Part 1 –Introduction by Arno Rosemarin and Nelson Ekane
Part 2 – Is a power auger “Excrevator” a suitable tool to empty pit latrines in South Africa and septic tanks in India? (includes presentation and questions) by Francis de los Reyes from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA