Shaping the Sanitation Market with Product Innovations in Ghana

May 15, 2019  |  by ,

Over 10 million urban Ghanaians live with unimproved sanitation services or are openly defecating causing a severe public health concern according to WHO/UNICEF. The World Bank estimates that poor sanitation and hygiene in Ghana leads to $290 million in economic losses each year. While businesses are trying to address the sanitation crisis, they face several…

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

April 23, 2019  |  by

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…

How Design Decisions Affect the Usability of Sanitation Devices

April 18, 2019  |  by

This story was originally published by Engineering for Change. To view the original story, click here.  By Megan Richardson  Design decisions have created limitations in sanitation products for underserved communities. These decisions affect who uses the products, how they are best used and where. Most sanitation products aim to improve users’ health and comfort while…

All in a Clay’s Work for Clean Water With Ceramic Pot Filters

April 16, 2019  |  by

This story was originally published on the CAWST blog. To view the original story, click here. By Ana Hoepfner In partnership with Potters for Peace, CAWST co-developed a hands-on course in Ceramic Pot Filter production, and last September we co-facilitated it together at Adamah Art Studios in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA. We designed this two-week intensive course…

Can Selling Water and Sanitation Services to People Living in Poverty be Inclusive and Equitable?

March 22, 2019  |  by

Oxfam GB’s Senior Advisor on WASH Market Development, outlines the debate that took place at this year’s Water & Health Conference, and summarises the key areas where differing perspectives came together. This article was originally published by Oxfam, to view the original article, click here. By Tom Wildman  Market-based approaches to water and sanitation have grown…

Center for Disaster Philanthropy Issue Insight on WASH

February 27, 2019  |  by

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has compiled a brief Issue Insight on WASH, tailored to funders focused on how funders can support safe access to water in disasters. This issue brief was originally published on CDP’s website. To view the original story, click here. Water is one of the most necessary elements for life, yet…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Want to Build Human Capital? Invest in WASH

December 18, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. At the World Bank Group annual meeting of finance ministers, donors and civil society representatives in October one buzzword was present everywhere – ‘human capital’. Dan Jones, Advocacy Coordinator at WaterAid UK, argues that investing in water, sanitation and hygiene shouldn’t be overlooked. This story was…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Financing the Sector in Challenging Countries

December 11, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Fixing the leaks to attract commercial investment for sustainable urban water services in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. This story was originally published on IRC’s blog. To view the original story, click here. By Rolfe Eberhard  I was struck by the clear consensus that emerged from the…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Customers, Not Beneficiaries: Shifting Our perception of the Urban Poor and their Ability to Participate Financially in Water and Sanitation Service Delivery

December 7, 2018  |  by

By Kirk Anderson With nearly 1 billion people worldwide lacking access to clean water and more than 2 billion lacking access to a toilet, achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Access to clean water and sanitation for all people) is a monumental task. The world needs strategies and mechanisms that move us forward quickly and sustainably.…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Finance and Marketing for CLTS and Rural WASH: Challenges and Opportunities in West and Central Africa

November 28, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. The CLTS Knowledge Hub held a four-day regional workshop in Saly, Senegal; the major aim was encouraging and engaging sanitation practitioners across fifteen West and Central African (WCA) countries for them to share knowledge and experiences, as well as challenges and innovations in regards to…