The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is inviting applications for the Sustainable Sanitation Project Prize for the MENA region.
The sanitation sector in the MENA region is facing increasing challenges. Not only in infrastructure missing in most rural areas and some of urban areas in MENA countries, but sanitation challenges are aggravated due to increasing water consumption, weak institutional coordination, rapid population growth, refugee crisis and a lack of understanding in how to implement sustainable projects. Within this context, the Regional Chapter MENA was established by SuSanA in 2017, aiming at advancing sustainable sanitation through knowledge transfer, expert exchange, network support and overall capacity building.
In order to engage, network with, support and promote actors who are successfully working in the field of sustainable sanitation through their work, applications for strong project examples that can serve as important learning cases and upscaling models throughout the MENA region were invited. All the application entries are now available on the SuSanA website project database here.
The competition started on June 1, 2017. The deadline for applications was July 2, 2017, 11.59pm UTC.
The Sustainable Sanitation Project Prize has been awarded to two winners, who are being funded to present their project idea in context of the Stockholm World Water Week 2017 in August in Sweden, a unique opportunity to network with the SuSanA community, international expert groups and gain publicity for their work.
Winner 1: Expanding access to sanitation for unsewered communities in Morocco” by National Office of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE/IEA), Morocco.
Winner 2: “Youth Participation in Local Environmental Development in the Eastern Desert (Jordan)“ by The Rural Family Society
Please click here to download the terms and conditions of the competition.
Please click here to download the application form.