Using the project database

The project database contains information on sanitation-related projects implemented by many different organisations inside and outside the SuSanA network. These projects deal with research, implementation, advocacy, upscaling, capacity development and more.

Advanced filtering and search functions as well as a global map make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for. You can filter the projects by location, topic, technology, reuse type, funding source, grant recipient etc. using the black boxes displayed on the left side of the project database.

SuSanA partners can add their projects to the database directly through their partner profile page. If you need help with this, or need your login to be upgraded, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that inclusion in the database is not an endorsement of the project by SuSanA. 

Projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Many of the projects in the database were funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 2012, the Gates Foundation has encouraged its grantees to share the fruits of their projects through the SuSanA platform - by having their projects included in the project database and posted on the Discussion Forum. Many of the earlier projects were funded under the grant schemes Reinvent the Toilet Challenge (RTTC) and Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE). Read more about the grant conditions here.

The collaboration between grantees and SuSanA has been supported through a grant by the Gates Foundation to Stockholm Environment Institute from 2012 to 2018. Read more about the activities under this grant here

Sharing of grant results on the SuSanA platform fits well with the Open Access Policy of the Gates Foundation for all grants that they make. A full, up-to-date list of all grants awarded by the Gates Foundation can be found here. All of their grants in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene to date are included in SuSanA's project database.

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Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

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The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.

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Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

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Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

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Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.




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We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

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