Published in: 2018
Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Arno Rosemarin from Stockholm Environment Institute was leading and which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Further information and a discussion is available on the SuSanA discussion forum (see link below).
Title: "Expansion of the Sanitation Network into the SuSanA Community"
Duration: Nov. 2012 - Apr. 2014
The purpose of this project was to transfer ownership and control of the closed-group Sanitation Network that was managed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Water, Sanitation & Health (WSH) Team to the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) as part of a broader publicly available discussion forum.
Primary objectives of this project:
• Assume ownership and control of the Sanitation Network (the Sanitation Network was a closed discussion forum only available to BMGF grantees which ran from 2011 until early 2013)
• Make the Sanitation Network a public-facing community
Primary activities to achieve the objectives:
• Transfer the existing content and membership to a dedicated section of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) online community (open discussion forum),
• Transition the management of the Sanitation Network to Stockholm Environment Institute (and its respective partners/sub-contractors),
• Open the Sanitation Network to the general public.
• Technology resources will be uploaded to the SuSanA library and ‘marketed’ in the Forum for discussion (the SuSanA library will be available to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation WSH Team for dissemination of project reports to a wider public audience).
Title: "Supporting online knowledge management, dissemination and peer discussions of the BMGF WSH projects"
Duration: July 2014 - Dec. 2015
The project was aimed at contributing to the knowledge management and dissemination that the BMGF is carrying out for its sanitation and hygiene projects. These services included launching each project on the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance webpage and Discussion Forum and to provide outreach capacity in order for the project to be seen and understood by targeted individuals and organizations that work within the WSH sector.
The activities of the grant were clustered to support the following three main outcomes:
1. Improvements made to the structure, user-friendliness and ease of navigation of the SuSanA Discussion Forum, including basic curator functions for newcomers and non-experts
2. The relevant BMGF grants, as well as closely related projects, introduced on the SuSanA Discussion Forum and scrutinized in a constructive and supported manner (moderated process)
3. The grantees and non-grantees actively engaging with each other in a networked community of practice, where people know each other, using a combination of online and face-to-face means exchanging results and experiences
Title: "Supporting SuSanA and the broader Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Community of Practice through an online platform”
Duration: Oct. 2016 - Dec. 2018
The funding was for a consortium of organizations and people consisting of SEI (lead), GIZ, Oxfam, WaterAid, and some additional consultants like Diane Kellogg (located in Boston, USA), Steffen Eisser (Germany) and Elisabeth von Muench (Ostella Consulting)
The project was designed to have three key outcomes:
1) Improved use of SuSanA Platform by identified target groups, through a clear communications plan and platform improvements;
2) Demonstrable improvements in the impact that use of the SuSanA Platform has on members’ work in sanitation;
3) Strengthened governance and institutional sustainability of SuSanA as reflected in an operational plan that includes a plan for funding the budget needed to assure the future of SuSanA.
Documents available from this project (scroll down to the end of the page to be able to click on the files):
- Paper about this grant in SSP Journal: "Sustainable Sanitation Alliance members take a closer look at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s sanitation grants", Issue 17, EcoSan Club, Austria - Authors: Elisabeth von Muench, Dorothee Spuhler, Trevor Surridge, Nelson Ekane, Kim Andersson, Emine Goekce Fidan, Arno Rosemarin, (Oct. 2013).
- Report about survey results: Questionnaire to Grantees funded by BMGF-WSH (17 March 2014)
- Appendix II of final report: Analytics Report covering time period July 2011 until 3 March 2014 (19 March 2014)
- Explanation about the presence of sanitation grants by BMGF on the SuSanA platform (8 Dec 2014)
- Statistics report to monitor SuSanA Discussion Forum and library up to 30 April 2015
Authors: Elisabeth von Muench and Danijela Milosevic (Ostella), reviewed by Arno Rosemarin (SEI) and Lasse Roeder (GIZ), (29 May 2015)
- Presentation about the grant made at 23rd SuSanA Meeting in Chennai, India by Doreen Mbalo, GIZ (18 Feb 2017)
- SuSanA Platform Usability Study Report by Bentley University (March 2017)
- User Experience (UX) Study Moderator’s Guide by Bentley University (March 2017)
- UX Study Screener for recruiting panel of participants (March 2017)
- Presentation about the grant made at 24th SuSanA Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden by Simon Okoth (26 August 2017)
- Results of SuSanA Sanitation Sector Knowledge Management Study (by CAWST and seecon) (Sept. 2017)
- SuSanA personas (by CAWST and seecon) (Sept. 2017)
- SuSanA Communications Plan by SuSanA based on CAWST Sector Knowledge Management Study with 9 Appendices (2 Nov 2017) - the appendices are in a separate library entry, see external link below
- SuSanA Strategy and Work Plan - Towards Sustainable Sanitation for All by SuSanA secretariat and core group (13 Feb 2018)
- Poster about this grant: Embedding “best practice” into hearts and minds by Esther Shaylor, Oxfam (April 2018)
- Conference paper: Understanding the knowledge management needs of SuSanA’s stakeholders by Esther Shaylor, Shobana Srinivasan, Doreen Mbalo (July 2018)
- Presentation: Understanding the Knowledge Management and Capacity Development needs of SuSanA’s stakeholders by Shobana Srinivasan, GIZ (August 2018)
- SuSanA 2.0 Final Organisational & Operational Recommendations by Sphaera (Sept 2018) - NB: not endorsed by the SuSanA Core Group
Various authors (2018). Documents from the SuSanA BMGF Grant led by SEI (Phases 1 to 3, 2012 to 2018) - Various documents on results from research grant. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
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