CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, is a nonprofit organization and licensed engineering firm that provides training and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation. CAWST "walks beside" hundreds of organizations—government agencies, community groups, and local and international NGOs of all sizes—in 82 countries as they develop their capacities to deliver water and sanitation programs locally. Impacting the lives of 13.1 million people worldwide through better water and sanitation since 2001, CAWST's capacity building model has demonstrated its ability to catalyze community action in developing countries to initiate and operate water and sanitation programs.
2017 - 2019
Scaling up capacity building in non-sewered sanitation
Strengthen the ability of capacity building organizations, such as training institutions and resource centres, to deliver high quality capacity building services in non-sewered sanitation
Focusing in the geographic areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, including Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, and Nepal, over the next two years CAWST will identify and strengthen the ability of capacity building organizations, such as training institutions …
Project year: 2017
The role of community agents and masons to improve sanitation in rural Haiti
Project evaluation: the influence of community agents and masons on the purchase and use of latrines in rural Haiti
The sanitation approach implemented by Helvetas Haiti in Petit Goave and Forêt-des-Pins has resulted in the purchase and use of unsubsidized latrines. Helvetas Haiti would like to: capitalize on the experience, replicate the approach in other areas in Haiti, and share the approach both internally and externally, with the aim of ultimately …
2016 - 2019
Sanitation Capacity Building Platform
To build capacity of individuals, government and private institutions working in the area of sanitation and ensure improved delivery of sustainable sanitation to the un-served and underserved in India.
The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), under the Ministry of Urban Development, was appointed to build the capacity of governments at all levels and other sanitation actors, on decentralized sanitation. A sanitation capacity building platform has been created in March 2016 at NIUA, which acts as a hub for knowledge sharing, collaboration …
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