Rooted in Research, Handwashing Stations Designed to Encourage Kids to Wash Their Hands

August 7, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

Rooted in research, handwashing stations designed to encourage kids to wash their hands. This article was originally published by Engineering for chnage, to view the original article, click here. By Rob Goodier  Note: Splash’s newest line of wash stations is one of the Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2019. See the full list at the link.…

Keep It Simple, Sanitation – experiences of app development

July 24, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

By Rosie Renouf, Research Officer, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) Going to the toilet hasn’t changed much over the last few millennia and the nuts and bolts of the biological side of it are unlikely to change anytime soon. What has changed over the last 20 years of so, though, is our ability…

Celebrating Gender Transformative Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Vietnam

July 17, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

Within the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector, gender issues are frequently reduced to the roles and experiences of women and within that often with a narrow focus on menstrual hygiene management. Although these issues are very important, many other central gender equality issues are missed or side-lined. This article was originally published by IDS, to…

Building Long-Term Sanitation Solutions

May 13, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

Around the world, one in two people live in an urban area. And, between now and 2050, three countries—India, China, and Nigeria—are expected to account for 35 percent of the growth in the world’s urban population, with India adding the most to this, a projected 416 million urban dwellers. Managing human feacal waste in India…

Applying Human-Centred Design to Facilitate Hand-washing in Indonesia

April 23, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

This story was originally published by Asia P3 Hub. To view the original article, click here. By James Bourne I turned up in Indonesia not knowing what to expect, slightly daunted by the expectations of being the ‘expert engineer from England’. The project was innovative for all involved: for me, it was a first to…

Moving Beyond Just Building Toilets

February 19, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

Though the statistics and numbers from the Swachh Bharat Mission indicate success, there are still gaps within the programme that need to be examined. This story was originally pubished by IDR, to view the original article, click here. By Pratima Joshi  One of the most laudable initiatives of the current government’s regime is the Swachh…

Partnerships are Essential to Establish Disability-Inclusive WASH Programmes

February 11, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

This article was originally published on World Visions’s Asia P3 Hub. To view the original article, click here  By Karen Hobday Millions of people around the world are in a situation where safe drinking water is a luxury rather than provided as a basic human right. People with disabilities face even greater challenges when it…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: How Blended Finance Can Help Us Accelerate Progress to SDG6

October 23, 2018  |  by  |  Add a comment»

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Susan Davis shares how blended finance can help us accelerate progress towards SDG6. By Susan Davis Despite the traffic challenges typical to UN General Assembly week, 15 people gathered in midtown New York for a Funder Collective for More Effective Partnerships event to discuss how blended…

Developing a Taste for Artisanal Development

September 11, 2018  |  by  |  Add a comment»

This week, a call to action and reflection from Susan Davis: How can we acquire a taste for old school, artisanal, and built-to-last development? By Susan Davis Housemade, artisanal, craft. Backyard beekeeping, urban chickens, knitting, homemade pickles. In recent years, it’s become hip to be square. Hipsters like bands that no-one has heard of (on vinyl),…

What a Research Project Taught us About Swachh Bharat Mission

August 21, 2018  |  by ,  |  Add a comment»

The findings of a research-to-action project to assess the Swachh Bharat Mission underline the importance of using an extremely contextual, localised approach in implementation. This story was originally published by India Development Review (IDR), to view the original story, click here.  By Dr Annapoorna Ravichander & Varsha Pillai The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched on October 2, 2014…