MENA Chapter

Welcome to the SuSanA Regional Chapter Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Severe water shortages and mismanagement, ongoing conflicts and devastating humanitarian crises are affecting the region. The sanitation sector is highly challenged. Knowledge transfer and building regional capacities is critical to ensuring a safe future for all.

By establishing a Regional Chapter MENA, SuSanA opens its knowledge pool and makes content relevant and adapted to the MENA context accessible for the Arabic and French speaking communities, for both professionals and students looking to advance sustainable sanitation in the region.

The SuSanA Regional Chapter MENA team warmly invites contribution to the different functionalities of the chapter, including relevant publications in Arabic, open source training materials, topics for discussion on the SuSanA forum, past and ongoing project descriptions and new regional partnerships.

For contributions please contact the SuSanA Secretariat at and for the newly established Mailing List please register here:




أهلاً بك في بَدد SuSanA لإقليمي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا!

أجزاءٌ شاسعة من منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا تواجه حالياً شحّاً شديداً في المياه ونزاعات قائمةً وأزماتٍ إنسانيةً فاجعةً. ولذلك؛ فالمنظمات والأفراد الفاعلين في قطاع الصرف الصحي المستدام يواجهون تحديات صعبةً، وهم بحاجة ماسّة لنقل المعرفة وبناء القدرات في المنطقة في هذا القطاع .

بتأسيس البَند الإقليمي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا؛ سيتمّ تسويقُ مجمّعِ المعرفة الخاص ب SuSanA بشكل قويٍ في المنطقة وسيتم إتاحة المُحتوى المتعلّق بالمنطقة والقابل للتطبيق فيها للناطقين بالعربية والفرنسية من المُجتمعات والمنظمات غير الحكومية (NGOs) والمؤسسات الحكومية والجهات المعنية بالشأن والعاملة على تحسين الصرف الصحي في المنطقة.

ولإعمار البَند الإقليمي بالمحتوى المتعلق بالموضوع وربطه بجميع الجهات ذات الشأن في القطاع؛ يدعوكم بَدد SuSanA الإقليمي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بحرارةٍ للمشاركة بمختلف اختصاصات البند وتضمين المنشورات (العربية) وفتح مواضيع للنقاش في منتديات   SuSanA وطلب المشاريع والشراكات المختلفة. للمساهمة؛ من فضلك تواصل مع سكرتاريا SuSanA على وللاشتراك بالقائمة البريدية الجديدة؛ من فضلك سجل هنا  




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Resources and publications

Our library has more than 2300 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 three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:


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.

Trainings, conference and events materials

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

Regional chapters

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.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

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




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Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »

Integrated content

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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