To explore the critical gap in introducing, adapting and sustaining affordable on-site sanitation technologies on a large scale and to adapt and develop commercialization channels for 4 improved on-site sanitation technologies.
Drawing on its growing thought leadership in combining sanitation technology, ICCO Cooperation along with two other implementing partners i.e. International Development Enterprises (iDE) and Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) proposes to “adapt and evolve” four promising SanTechs similar to those developed through the Gates Foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenges (RTTC) and Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) to the realities and market systems of urban Bangladesh through the “Sanitation Marketing for Urban Onsite Sanitation in Bangladesh”, or “SanMark-CITY” project.
SanMark-CITY will explore critical gap that currently exist in introducing, adapting, and sustaining affordable sanitation technologies at scale for slums in urban Bangladesh and will inform key stakeholders in the public, private and nongovernmental sectors on how best to support the diffusion of such technologies for maximum impact.
1. To test four selected toilet technologies and localize design to demonstrate their potential to meet the sanitation needs of urban poor communities in Bangladesh in sustainable, affordable way
2. To develop business model of viable toilet technologies
3. To explore and identify the commercial capacity and supply chain in Bangladesh to meet the demands of consumers, suppliers and large-scale sanitation programs
4. To facilitate knowledge management, dissemination and roll-out on a large scale
Research or implementation partners: International Development Enterprises (iDE) and Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK)
Technologies investigated: Tiger Toilet, Sun-Mar, Enbiolet, Biofil Digester
Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Enabling environment and institutional strengthening International NGO Market development Practitioners Product design and engineering Specific to one or several countries Technology comparisons Toilets or urinals (user interface) Treatment of wastewater or greywater Vermifilters, vermifilter toilets
Elisabeth von Muench (Elisabeth)
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