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Narok town is Narok county’s capital city which is the largest city on the way to Maasai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi. It became a municipality in October 2019 due to the rapidly growing population. Figure 2 shows the official municipality boundary and demographical data from the latest census in 2019. The municipality covers the area of Narok Township (Narok Town & Oleleshwa), Nkareta …

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Meru town municipality is located in the Eastern region of Kenya, Meru County, Imenti North Sub County. It is located in the northeastern slopes of Mount Kenya. Meru town was founded in 1911 and it is the current headquarters on Meru County. It is the seventh largest urban centre in Kenya forming a municipality with a population of 240,900 inhabitants (KNBS, 2021). The town is about 1,500 m above …

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The COVID-19 pandemic put front and centre for the needed attention on water supply, hand hygiene and sanitation.

Using the Enabling Environment matrix like a camera lens to view national-level actions, the collective country examples from 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific supply rich learnings and underline the positive momentum showed by Ministries of Education to lead WinS, and …

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This session explores the realities of sanitation work in urban settings across India and Kenya. Whilst distinct historically, socially, politically and geographically, hazardous forms of sanitation work (including manual pit or manhole emptying) persist in both countries. Speakers explore the changing realities of sanitation work in each country, including ways to improve working conditions for …

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Faecal sludge management (FSM) involves the collection, transport, safe treatment and disposal of the full contents of an on-site sanitation system e.g. a pit latrine, or a septic tank. To manage the contents appropriately; the sludge, the water and the solid waste within the containment system must be appropriately treated and disposed of.
In Kisumu, approximately 75% of household sanitation …

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The Turkana people of north-west Kenya are nomadic pastoralists, whose livelihood depends largely on their animals. They also engage in other activities such as growing sorghum, fishing, hunting and gathering, and trade. A study was commissioned to investigate the socio-economic context of Turkana living along the lakeshore, including the relationship between the various economic activities. This …

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A case study documenting experiences and lessons from Kenya Red Cross Society Guidance for the future of integrated community-based water and sanitation software programming.

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Development organisations working in the WASH sector tend to focus on their preferred methodologies
for Hygiene and Sanitation (H&S) promotion, while the sustainability of an intervention depends much
more on how the methodology is implemented and whether an enabling environment is in place. In 2014,
Caritas Switzerland in Kenya started a learning and critical review process on how to …

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The 2019 Annual Report details the achievements and results of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), its members and partners at local, national, regional and global levels. This year has been one of progress and opportunity, as well as reflection and a strategic reset as we conclude our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and look to the future. We have placed increasing emphasis …

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For three decades the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has operated as a global, multi-stakeholder membership and partnership organization working with poor people, organizations, governments, and local entrepreneurs to improve sanitation and hygiene at scale. WSSCC has been committed to a world in which everyone, everywhere can practice safe sanitation and hygiene with …

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This report explores the current situation of MHH in selected focus countries, reflecting on the recent progress made and the remaining challenges. The three in-depth country studies looked at progress at three levels: a) nationally; b) progress catalysed with the support of WSSCC funding (outside of the Global Sanitation Fund, GSF); and c) progress achieved through the GSF-supported programmes. …

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Soil and water conservation is a high priority in the drier areas of subSaharan Africa. Storage of water from the rainy season to the dry season, or even from wet years to dry years is highly important. Groundwater dams, which store water under the ground, can store sufficient quantities of water for livestock and minor irrigation as well as for domestic use. If sited and built properly, dams can …

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Despite concerted efforts to extend water and sanitation services to the fast-growing numbers of people living in urban low-income and often informal areas, the water sector in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa appears to be stagnating. Many challenges stand in the way of closing the last mile of physical access for an estimated 250 million unserved urban residents. A misguided focus on …

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Despite clear international law on the human right to water, and widespread recognition of this right, almost one billion people still do not have adequate, affordable and safe access to water and 2.4 billion people do not have access to safe sanitation.

The world’s urban population is increasing and by conservative estimates, rates of growth will continue well into the middle of this …

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The Sex for Water (SFW) Baseline Report assesses and provides evidence of existence of sextortion practice in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector for better intervention programming. It discusses the linkages between access to WASH services, corruption and sextortion. It also highlights other aspects of sexual abuse and the associated response and redress mechanism.

The survey was …

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The debate on subsidies has recently resurfaced in the context of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal to achieve universal access to safely managed sanitation and the very significant funding gap to achieve this. The water and sanitation sector has always been highly subsidized, yet those subsidies mostly flow into support for existing customers rather than extension of services to the …

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The global sanitation workforce bridges the gap between sanitation infrastructure and the provision of sanitation services. Sanitation workers provide an essential public service but often at the cost of their dignity, safety, health, and living conditions. They are some of the most vulnerable workers. They are far too often invisible, unquantified, and ostracized, and many of the challenges they …

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Three large new trials of unprecedented scale and cost, which included novel factorial designs, have found no effect of basic water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions on childhood stunting, and only mixed effects on childhood diarrhea. Arriving at the inception of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and the bold new target of safely managed water, …

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The 23rd meeting of the UK’s Sanitation Community of Practice was held on the 14th of June 2019 at the University of Sheffield. The aim of the event was to discuss the importance and potentials of capacity building as an integral part of sanitation service delivery. Students from the University of Sheffield presented their group work assessing municipal capacity building approaches in Ghana, …

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Improving access to safe and affordable sanitation facilities is a global health priority that is essential for
meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. To promote the use of improved sanitation in rural and low-income settings, plastic latrine slabs provide a simple option for upgrading traditional pit latrines. The International Finance Corporation/World Bank Selling …

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The Aquaya Institute is conducting this research on urban sanitation economics under the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative. This brief is on sanitation policies, practices, and preferences in the city of Nakuru, Kenya.

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• Nakuru County in Kenya is a leader in advancing sanitation and piloting sanitation improvement programs.
• The majority of low-income residents use unlined …

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The Aquaya Institute is conducting this research on urban sanitation economics under the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative. This brief is on sanitation policies, practices, and preferences in the city of Malindi, Kenya.

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• Malindi does not have a sewerage network: therefore, all residents rely on onsite sanitation.
• The majority of low-income residents use and prefer …

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The Aquaya Institute is conducting this research on urban sanitation economics under the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative. This brief is on sanitation policies, practices, and preferences in the city of Kisumu, Kenya.

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• The majority of low-income residents use basic unlined pit latrines but prefer water-based sanitation options, such as pour- or cistern-flush toilets to lined …

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This library entry contains secondary (less important) documents for a grant that Arno Rosemarin from Stockholm Environment Institute was leading and which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

See links below to view the main documents from this grant, as well as a discussion that took place on the SuSanA Discussion Forum.

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Useful data is important for effective decision making. In 2017, the World Bank reported that poor data has led to an ineffective allocation of resources across the sanitation sector. The current data gap is also preventing the sanitation sector from tracking its progress in providing sanitation for people living in cities. This challenge is not insurmountable. A sector-wide response needs to …

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