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Structuring of the fecal sludge market for the benefit of poor households in Dakar, Senegal (ONAS) - Various documents on results from research grant

Mbéguéré, M. (2013)

Published in: 2013

Senegal National Sanitation Utility (ONAS), Senegal

Mbéguéré, M.

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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Mbaye Mbéguéré is leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Further information and a discussion is available on the SuSanA discussion forum, see the link below.

Short description of the project (and goals):
The National Office for Sanitation in Senegal (ONAS) has received a $17,070,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the creation of a large scale, sustainable sanitation value chain in Dakar, Senegal including mechanized fecal sludge management. Manual desludging is predominant in Dakar. This project aims to make hygienic fecal sludge emptying services accessible and affordable to the peri-urban poor of Dakar (Pikine and Guédiawaye) through interventions that lead to increased coverage, lower prices, and higher quality fecal sludge management (FSM) services in Senegal.

Goal(s) / aim(s):
This project aims to make hygienic fecal sludge emptying services accessible and affordable to the urban poor through interventions that make the sanitation sector more sustainable, competitive and dynamic.

The objectives are:
1. Establishment of a more efficient division of labor between public and private partners through a transfer of responsibility for the operation and maintenance of sanitation infrastructure to the private sector.
2. Adjustment in ONAS’s focus towards sanitation project management and focus on developing an environment in which the private operators can flourish.
3. Program for the structuring of the fecal sludge market for the benefit of poor households in Dakar.
4. Reduction in the cost of desludging operations through increased competition and reduced operator expenses. The private sector depending on the profitability of the venture will invest more in sludge management and extend services to more households thus acquiring economies of scale. At the moment, mechanical desludging costs approx. $54 and at the end of the project the target will be at $46.
5. Training module and database equipment to increase knowledge and professionalism for the private sector and the municipalities. It will be organized for each of these stakeholders at least one training per year. The aim is to familiarize them with new tools developed by the program: certification, call center, subscription systems, auctions, etc.
6. Formalization of the private sector through accreditation.

Partners: Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA), Innovations for Poverty Actions (IPA), Engineers company specialized in water and sanitation (EDE, Senegal), Association of Senegalese Sanitation Workers, OXFAM America

Start and end date: November 2011 to January 2017

Documents available for download below:
1 - Short description of the grant (July 2013)
2 - Restructuring the fecal sludge market in Dakar (presentation, 2013)
3 - Short presentation at SuSanA/SEI webinar number 5 (21 Jan. 2014)
4 - Presentation about this project at FSM3 Conference in Hanoi (January 2015)

Bibliographic information

Mbéguéré, M. (2013). Structuring of the fecal sludge market for the benefit of poor households in Dakar, Senegal (ONAS) - Various documents on results from research grant. Senegal National Sanitation Utility (ONAS), Senegal

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English Faecal sludge treatment processes Fundamental research and engineering Peri-urban Sub-Saharan Africa

Further readings


1 - Short description of the grant (July 2013)

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.15 MB

2 - Restructuring the fecal sludge market in Dakar (presentation, 2013)

Format: pdf file
Size: 2.83 MB

3 - Short presentation at SuSanA/SEI webinar number 5 (21 Jan. 2014)

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.7 MB

4 - Presentation about the project progress at FSM3 Conference in Hanoi (January 2015)

Format: pdf file
Size: 1.43 MB

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