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published on 24.11.2023
SuSanA News - November 2023

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published on 08.11.2023
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Innovative alliances for advancing on-site sanitation - Water utilities partnering with CBS private service providers

Join us for the 3rd webinar of our joint series on Water Utility Engagement in Sanitation. We will learn about innovative collaborations between water utilities and Container-Based sanitation (CBS) compagnies, through concrete examples from cities such as Lusaka, Kisumu and Kumasi. Discover how partnerships between public and private service providers can help filling the on-site sanitation service gaps, especially in low income areas. Hear firsthand experiences and valuable insights from Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mombasa Water (MAWASSCO), and Kisumu Water and Sanitation Company Limited (KIWASCO), working closely with CBS operators such as CleanTeam and Fresh Life. **************************** French version WEBINAIRE#03 : Partenariats novateurs pour faire progresser l'assainissement autonome - Les services publics d’eaux collaborent avec les prestataires privés de services d’assainissement en conteneurs Rejoignez-nous pour le 3ème webinaire de notre série conjointe sur l'engagement des services d'eau dans l'assainissement. Nous en apprendrons davantage sur les collaborations innovantes entre les services publics d'eaux et les prestataires privés de services d’assainissement en conteneurs (CBS), à travers des exemples concrets provenant de villes telles que Lusaka, Kisumu et Kumasi. Découvrez comment les partenariats entre les fournisseurs de services publics et privés peuvent aider à combler les lacunes en matière de services d'assainissement autonome, en particulier dans les zones à faibles revenus. Venez écouter les témoignages de première main de Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mombasa Water (MOWASSCO), et Kisumu Water and Sanitation Company Limited (KIWASCO), qui travaillent étroitement avec des opérateurs CBS tels que CleanTeam et Fresh Life.

published on 07.11.2023
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SuSanA Meeting at AfricaSan7

The AfricaSan Conference is a key event addressing sanitation and hygiene challenges in Africa. Its 7th edition, themed "Strengthening Systems and Partnerships for Accelerated Sanitation and Hygiene," aims at assessing progress, sharing knowledge, and promoting innovative solutions. SuSanA will be represented by Sareen Malik coordinator of the Africa Chapter and Chaiwe Sanderse co-coordinator and Forum moderator. Sareen and Chaiwe will be hosting a SuSanA Meeting on Wednesday 08 November from 5.30pm in Room 1 (ground floor) of the conference venue. The meeting's agenda includes an introduction to SuSanA and its Africa Chapter for the participants. Furthermore, the meeting will involve discussions on the strategic direction of the SuSanA Africa Chapter for the upcoming years and brainstorming on potential activities, driven by the motivation and interests of its members.

published on 02.11.2023
Have your say in the future of rural water supply (deadline 30 November)

Many RWSN members have contributed to and shared their thoughts during the process of developing the new strategy. We would like to thank you for your inputs, and take a moment to share the first draft of the new strategy for the network for 2024-2030. We are opening a consultation phase of 4 weeks, during which all RWSN members and partners may submit their comments on the draft strategy through an online form, or by social media or by email to or the Secretariat Director, Sean Furey. Follow the links below. We look forward to your feedback on how to make RWSN work for your needs for the next 6 years. De nombreux membres du RWSN ont contribué à l'élaboration de la nouvelle stratégie et ont partagé leurs réflexions à ce sujet. Nous aimerions vous remercier pour vos contributions et prendre un moment pour partager la première ébauche de la nouvelle stratégie du réseau pour 2024-2030. Nous ouvrons une phase de consultation de 4 semaines, au cours de laquelle tous les membres et partenaires du RWSN peuvent soumettre leurs commentaires sur le projet de stratégie par le biais d'un formulaire en ligne, ou par les médias sociaux ou par courriel à ou au directeur du secrétariat, Sean Furey. Suivez les liens ci-dessous.

published on 24.10.2023
SIRWASH webinar 2: Formalising and strengthening institutions for supporting rural WASH services

Mark your calendar and join us on November 7 for the second webinar of the SIRWASH Webinar Series: "Formalising and strengthening institutions for supporting rural WASH services". This webinar will bring examples from Bolivia, Rwanda, and Cambodia on successful institution strengthening for rural #WASH service delivery and regulation, particularly at the local government level. It will be multilingual, with live interpretation in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Register using the link below.

published on 04.10.2023
SIRWASH: Regional and National Monitoring of Rural WASH

Join us for the #SIRWASH Webinar 1: Regional and National Monitoring of Rural WASH Mark your calendars for October 4, 2023, at 16:00 (CEST) / 10:00 (EST) / 14:00 (GMT) This is the first event of the webinar series of the SIRWASH Programme (Sustainable and Innovative Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) The event will be multilingual, with simultaneous translation into EN, FR, PT, and SP. We will be joined by an esteemed lineup of partners and organizations: -Inter-American Development Bank with the support of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation -Asian Development Bank (ADB) -African Development Bank Group -Water For People -RWSN - Rural Water Supply Network / Skat Foundation

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One Drop Foundation

The One Drop Foundation supports initiatives to ensure sustainable access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene for communities facing extreme barriers, through innovative partnerships, creativity and the power of art, while contributing to climate action. The One Drop Foundation has developed a WASH systems approach called the A.B.C for Sustainability: the A component works to improve access to safely managed WASH services, the B component to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviours by individuals and communities, and the C component encouraging capital supporting market-based solutions. We focus on supporting access to improved WASH services because we acknowledge that the existing or lack thereof adequate infrastructures, services, and management capacities are not meeting the basic needs of people in households, schools, health centres and other key settings in terms of quality, coverage, affordability, and reliability. This translates into construction or rehabilitation of WASH infrastructure, whether these are latrines (blocks of latrines), hand washing stations, MHM facilities, sewage systems, water canalisations etc. We facilitate the practice of key behaviours through social art interventions over time, because we acknowledge that addressing WASH related behaviours requires co-creating multi-sensory and participatory experiences at individual and collective levels, revisit social norms, raise awareness, cultivate a sense of commitment, and drive (concerted) action. The WASH behaviours namely cover hand washing with soap and water; safe transportation and storage and treatment of water; payment of water tariff; and the construction and systemic use of latrine, etc. We strive to strengthen local economies because we acknowledge that the demand and offer for WASH related products and services are not met due to knowledge, capacities, and resource gaps. Activities related to the C component can be bridge financing loans where subsidies are available; community loans to support co-financing of WASH infrastructure; and technical support and financial capacity building activities for female and youth entrepreneurs, to support revenue generating activities. The projects we finance improve WASH settings in households, heath care facilities, in schools and communities, namely construction of sewage systems, handwashing stations, latrines, toilets, water connections. See our Impact Report here:

Village Development Organization (VDO) Ghotki

Village Development Organization (VDO) is a non-profit, non-political, and non-governmental organization working for the empowerment of neglected communities in Sindh Province, Pakistan. It was formed by Human rights Activists, Social Workers, Development Professionals, Technocrats, and Economists of Sindh in 1993. VDO was registered under Societies Act-XXI (1860) on 05th May-2009. After the proper registration, VDO developed a partnership with donor agencies and implemented more than 29 projects and programs, on WASH, Livelihood Improvement, Human Rights, Women Rights, Child Rights, Peace, Education, Rehabilitation of Flood Affected People, and Democratic Governance through capacity building of women elected representatives, voter education, registration and monitoring and observation of the electoral process. VDO has an outreach to many northern & western districts of Sindh including Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur Mirs, Kashmore @ Kandhkot, Shikarpur, and Kamber Shahdadkot. The aforementioned projects were implemented in partnership with: South Asia Partnership (SAP) Pakistan, Indus Consortium Islamabad, Grow Green Network, Care International, OXFAM GB, USAID-SGAFP, NRSP, PODA Pakistan, IOM-OIM, JS Bank, FAO, Government of Sindh, Kinder Not Hilfe (KNH), SPO, Lead Pakistan, Saiban Kisan Society (SKS), SAHIL, NHN, SCOPE, ROZAN, and VSO. Currently, VDO is implementing a long-term project on women\'s empowerment through a livelihood initiative in partnership with SAP Pakistan.

Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad

Global Sanitation Center of Excellence(GSCOE) and Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad (TECHIN) are the ceters of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Palakkad established to promote inclusive and sustainable innovations, incubation, scaling manufacturing, skill development, training showcase and deployment of WASH innovative solutions. Technologies that provide reduction in pollutants and pathogens, reduction in use of vital resources and energy, improvement and efficiency in recovery of nutrients, energy, creation of products and bi-products that can benefit the society and also provide livelihood, safe and clean sanitation would be the primary focus of GSCOE. GSCOE & TECHIN is looking forward to associate with SuSaNa partners and stakeholders for the effective implementation of sanitation technologies nurtured at IIT Palakkad's innovative ecosystem.


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