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Crossing continents: what can India and Africa learn from each other?

Robert Chambers at AfricaSan5

These reflections have been provoked by two occasions.  The first was in late September/early October last year in India – the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention on Sanitation.  The second was AfricaSan5, the fifth biennial African Conference on Sanitation in Cape Town in February this year.  The contributions to global warming of these two occasions will have been enormous.  For myself, I feel guilt, having been to both.  Let me fondly hope this blog leads to good actions which a

'I hated the stench and filth': India's scavengers escape dirty work

A project in Delhi is retraining people who clean human excrement with their bare hands to find work as housekeepers. The training is the result of Shahdara district magistrate Kumar Mahesh’s determination to end manual scavenging. The project team found it hard to identify manual scavengers in Shahdara as many (most of whom are Dalits) are too ashamed to admit their occupation. But they finally managed to persuade 28 people to enrol for the part-time course where they learn housekeeping skills enabling them to leave the dehumanising work of scavenging behind.

Sanitation consumer demand and supply chain study

It’s estimated that approximately 80 % of the South Sudan population does not have access to any toilet facility. This has been attributed to several factors including among others, limited awareness by the population on the benefits of latrines and limited supply for latrine construction materials. In this study, SNV examines the demand and supply chain of latrine construction materials in the two Counties of Magwi and Aweil East in South Sudan.
Date: 18 August 2016
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ODF Verification Visit Chakwal

NRSP (National Rural Support Programme) and Plan Pakistan came are working together on a WES project that targets 430,000 people in twenty five Union Councils of District Chakwal over three years to safeguard and protect their health from water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases. The main components of the project are CLTS and SLTS. On June 21, 2012 a joint visit of NRSP, Plan Pakistan and PHED (Public Health Engineering Department) teams was arranged to four villages which had become ODF.

Date: 8 November 2012
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