Celebrating Gender Transformative Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Vietnam

July 17, 2019  |  by

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…

AfricaSan 5: Financing Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa While Leaving No One Behind

July 17, 2019  |  by

This blog post was written by an independent WASH consultant. It was originally published by CLTS Knowledge Hub, to view the original post, click here. By Florencia Rieiro  The AfricaSan 5 Conference was held in February in Cape Town, South Africa. Every three years it reunites policy-makers, development partners, donors and the private sector to discuss…

A Year-Two Update on Leveraging Savings Groups for Water Point Sustainability

May 28, 2019  |  by

By Chris Prottas Forty five percent of wells in rural Uganda are broken. The majority fall into disuse after several years of inadequate maintenance. In communities where two-thirds of households lack cash savings, the challenge of collectively saving for future repairs is evident. Yet savings groups have a long history helping the poorest rural communities…

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…

Building Long-Term Sanitation Solutions

May 13, 2019  |  by

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

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…

Opportunities for market shaping in West and Central Africa

March 5, 2019  |  by

Last November UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Regional Office, Supply Division and WASH Programme Division convened a regional sanitation industry consultation in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultation brought together 100+ representatives from industry, financial institutions, governments and development partners. This blog is part of a series focused on the discussions held on market shaping – including…