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The Sanitation Workers Knowledge + Learning Hub is the best source for all current news, trends, articles and updates on sanitation workers rights around the world.

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This study was conducted in the pastoral community of Musenke Sub-Location in Kajiado County (Kenya).
The purpose of this study was to carefully identify root causes of gender-based violence (GBV) and closely associated themes, the extent of harm and level of response. Additionally, the study aimed to understand the community’s cultural practices, economic status and willingness to accept and …

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This factsheet gives an overview of the Water Supply and Sanitation for Refugees and Host Communities (WatSSUP) Programme, implemented by GIZ, which is funded by the German Government through the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

In this resource you can find context of the project and synthesised results like Strengthening of Institutions, Capacity Development …

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The SuSanA Secretariat and University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) were invited by the GIZ Community of Practice "Water and Climate" to a webinar, which took place on the 25th July 2023.

This transformative Coffee & Learn session bridges the gap between research and project implementation. As climate change poses an increasing threat to urban sanitation services, it is crucial to stay ahead of …

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Harion Municipality is one of the new municipalities declared by the government of Nepal on May 18, 2014, which is formed by joining four contemporary Village Development Committees (VDCs) namely Atrouli, Sasapur, Ghukauli and Harion VDCs. It is located in Sarlahi District, Madhesh Province. The Municipality has a total of 11 political wards. It covers 88.1 square kilometres of area. The …

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Mwanza City, popularly known as “The Rock City”, is situated in the north-west of Tanzania on the southern shores of the Lake Victoria. Mwanza city is the second largest city in Tanzania and is the capital of Mwanza Region. The city covers an area of 256, divided into land area covering 173, equivalent to 67.6 % of total area and 83.0, equivalent to 32.4 % of water area, …

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Jayaprithvi Municipality is situated in the hilly region of the southeast of Bajhang District, which is situated in the northern region of Nepal's far western. The former Rithapata, Chainpur, Hemantabada, Luyanta, and Subeda Village Development Committees were merged to form this municipality on 10th March 2017. The municipality is divided into eleven political wards. The municipality has a total …

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Banepa Municipality is located in Kavrepalanchok District, Bagmati Province of Nepal. It has 14 wards and covers the area of 54.59 sq km. It is surrounded by Panauti Municipality in the south, Mandandeupur Municipality in the north, Dhulikhel Municipality and Panchkhal Municipality in the east, and Bhaktapur District in the west. The municipality has urban and rural settlements. Particularly, …

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Mahakali Municipality is in Darchula District of Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal. It is divided into nine wards and covers an area of 135.11 sq. km. It is formed by merging the former headquarters of Darchula district i.e., Khalanga, ward 4 to 17 of Api Municipality and Dattu Village Development Committee (VDC). It lies in the lesser Himalaya region with an elevation of 900 m to 3,100 m above mean …

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Kafue District is one the six districts serviced by LWSC and Kafue Town, the area of interest in this study, is in this district. The town is located about 45 km south of Lusaka City, the nation’s capital. It is located on the northern bank of the Kafue River, whose water is the major source of water supply for Chilanga District, Lusaka City and Kafue Town itself. The population of Kafue Town …

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Mansa is the provincial administrative capital of Luapula province and the town consists of urban and peri-urban areas. According to the Central Statistics office (CSO) data on population and housing of 2010, Mansa district town had a population of 228,392 with an annual growth rate of 2.4% per annum. However, the population of Mansa urban stood at 145,336. For the purpose of this assignment, …

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Kitwe is one of the major mining cities in Zambia. The city is on the central part of the Copperbelt Province and is the third largest city in Zambia after the Capital Lusaka and the Provincial Capital Ndola. The city covers an estimated 815.76 km2. Demographically, it is also the second most populated city after Lusaka. According to the 2010 census, Kitwe had a population of 517,543 with a …

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Kabwe is the administrative capital of Central Province of Zambia and is located on Latitude -14.4228219 and Longitude 28.4455068. According to the utility (NIS) records of 2021, the town has an estimated population of 257,043.

Approximately, 72% of the inhabitants rely on onsite sanitation facilities, 26% are served by offsite sanitation, and the remaining 2% practice open defecation. The …

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Choma Town is the provincial administrative capital of the Southern Province of Zambia on Latitude -16.812822 and Longitude 26.987640. The town lies at an elevation of 1,314m above sea level in Choma District, which has a total land area of approximately 7,296 square kilometres and a population of about 247,860 according to the 2010 national census of housing and population (Central Statistical …

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Chingola is one of the major copper mining towns in Zambia. It is in Chingola District in the Copperbelt Province. In 2016, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) projected Chingola’s total population to be approximately at 266,478 with an estimated growth rate of 2.5% and in 2021 the Ministry of Health (MoH) projected the population to be around 300,108.

Roughly equal proportions of the …

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Please find below the meeting notes of the SuSanA informal strategy meeting in Abidjan – in conjunction with AfWA Congress and FSM7 Conference.

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The 4th edition of a comprehensive compilation of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) resources provides an overview and categorization of the key resources available to date. This publication brings together a wealth of resources, including research, case studies, project examples, and informational materials for everyone interested in MHH.

Its main purpose is to offer individuals and …

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The biological process of menstruation affects around a quarter of the world's population. Nevertheless, it is surrounded by secrecy and taboos, and encompasses various sociocultural and structural challenges. These and their impacts negatively affect the lives of menstruators restricting their freedom, choices, participation, and mobility. The concept of Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) aims …

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The SuSanA North America meeting took place on 19th March 2023 - right before the UN 2023 Water Conference. It was jointly organised by our Global Steering Committee Member Prof. Kartik Chandran (Columbia University) and the SuSanA-Secretariat.

This entry is the collection point of the different resources from the SuSanA Meeting, including presentations and program overview.

We once again …

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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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