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Identifying the last 10% of households practising open defecation in rural Tanzania

Since 2017, SNV and the Government of Tanzania have been implementing the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) programme in eight Tanzanian districts. To date, the number of households that use toilets has increased to 90%. In the period March–April 2019, SNV Tanzania undertook a household survey in the eight project districts to identify the 10% of households still practising open defecation (OD) or sharing toilets despite the concerted government and SNV sanitation interventions.

Date: 17 June 2019
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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

Yadjidé ADISSODA GBEDO parle d'un «pot de défécation» développé localement(Bénin)[English subtitles]

Yadjidé ADISSODA GBEDO (Chef/PAPHyR BENIN parle du processus qui a permis à l’ONG APIC de concevoir et développer localement un pot de défécation pour les personnes à mobilité réduite dans la Commune de Copargo.

English translation: Yadjidé ADISSODA GBEDO (Head / PAPHyR BENIN) talks about the process that allowed the NGO APIC to locally design and develop a defecation pot for people with reduced mobility in the Copargo Commune.

[The interview is in French with English subtitles]

Adama Sy parle du les Caisses de Solidarité Villageoise (Sénégal) [English subtitles]

Adama Sy (Responsable de programme, Agetip, Sénégal) parle d’une initiative locale, les Caisses de Solidarité Villageoise, auxquelles toutes les personnes au sein d’un même village contribuent, même les plus démunies. Le  but de cette initiative est de pouvoir soutenir financièrement tous les villageois à construire des latrines et à y accéder. Une fois que le statut FDAL est atteint les caisses continuent de soutenir les gens à construire des latrines améliorées.

How To Manual – the K-Ship Real Time Learning Approach

Development programmes tend to document the progress of their activities at the end of reporting cycles (monthly, quarterly, annually etc.). This approach has however not always been effective in significantly contributing to effective programming.  As a result, K-SHIP made a collective decision to start reporting in ‘real time’ so addressing, documenting and sharing problems and learnings as they arise rather than a significant time after.

Date: 10 January 2019

The Nakuru Accord: failing better in the WASH sector

Things can, and do, go wrong in water, sanitation and hygiene. In July 2018, an event at the Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC) Conference in Nakuru, Kenya, 'Blunders, Bloopers and Foul-ups: A WASH Game Show' inspired a call for WASH professionals to publicly commit to sharing their failures and learning from one another.

Tools portal for national governments on sanitation and water

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) has developed a ‘Tools Portal’ to support countries and development partners to put WASH Building Blocks and Collaborative Behaviours into practice. This portal provides easy access to tools and resources aimed to help national governments and implementing partners strengthen the enabling environment for WASH.

Visit the portal here.

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