ecosan workshop in Ugunja and Nairobi, Kenya, 21-24, 27 September 2010

Two ecosan workshops in Kenya, "ecosan Capacity Development Workshop" in Ugunja and "ecosan Vision workshop" in Nairobi, were organised and financed by the GTZ Program on sustainable sanitation - ecosan and the facilitating consultants Laura Kraft (freelance), Martin Wafler, Johannes Heeb (both seecon gmbh, Switzerland) and Ms. Pradnya Thakur (Ecosan Services Foundation, India). The main aim was to bring together sanitation and ecosan experts from various sectors, to interlink and capacity build them and to set a forum for open discussion on the future development of ecosan in Kenya. Contact persons for further information are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EcoSan vision workshop in Nairobi, 27 September

The second workshop on the vision for ecosan in Kenya took place in Nairobi on 27 September and dealt with the question on how to bring together the various active stakeholders on ecosan to better mainstream the ecosan approach and fill the gaps in service provision for a more healthy and productive Kenya. It brought together Kenyan institutional and sector players, NGOs, opinion leaders, promoters and entrepreneurs of ecosan and sanitation. It was a forum for presentations on the Kenyan experience on ecosan by different players, for group works and discussions on the future development of ecosan in Kenya.

The ecosan vision workshop in Nairobi was facilitated successfully by Kenyan ecosan experts and consultants from seecon, Switzerland and Ecosan Service Foundation, India.

You can find more information on the Ecosan Kenya Blog.


Key Note Speech by Director of Reforms
Patrick Ombogo

EcoSan Promotion Project EEP
Patrick Onyango and Moses Wakala

Implementation of the ROSA project: The Nakuru Experience

Ecological Sanitation Toilets - The KRCS/GRC experience in Makueni
Edwin Orina

Sanitation Service Challenges in Water Sector in Kenya
Simon Okoth, Sanitation Officer UPC

Design & Construction of prefabricated ferrocement ecosan toilets (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)

Experience of CDTP/ GTZ - Ecosan toilets in Mwea
Humphrey Kaburu, Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF)

Mobilisation of Ecosan, approach in India by ESF
Pradnya Thakur

Success Story of Ecosan Services Foundation, India
Pradnya Thakur

Available documents

Report on the ecosan vision workshop Nairobi

List of participants

Contact details

EcoSan capacity building workshop for practitioners in Ugunja, 21-24 September

The first workshop was called “ecosan Capacity Development Workshop” and took place in Ugunja, West of Kenya, on 21-24 September aiming at capacity building on ecological sanitation for Kenyan sanitation experts from water and sanitation utilities, NGOs, private companies, consultancies and masons. It featured input presentations, discussions and group works to address issues such as “Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)”, social Marketing for Behavioral Change, Imitation of Capacity Building Initiatives and Resource Management. Furthermore the workshop included 2 study tours to existing ecosan projects in Ugunja and Mumias area and Nakuru.

You can find more information here.


Social Marketing
Pradnya Thakur, Ecosan Services Foundation, India

Monitoring and evaluation template capacity building
Moses Wakala, GTZ, Kenya

Policy and reform with template for capacity building
Patrick Paul Onyango, GTZ

CLTS in Africa
Philip V. Otieno, Plan International

Initiation of Capacity Building Initiative in India
Pradnya Thakur, Ecosan Services Foundation, India

Community Led Total Sanitation Approach – India
Pradnya Thakur, Ecosan Services Foundation, India


Tuesday, September 21st, 2010: Study tour to existing ecosan pilot projects near Ugunja and Mumias (Departure from Ugunja)




Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010: “ecosan Capacity Development Workshop” (day 1), Ugunja.

The “ecosan Capacity Development Workshop” workshop is specifically designed to the needs of Kenyan sanitation experts working in the field of ecosan and will feature input presentations, discussions and group works to address issues such as “Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)”, social Marketing for Behavioral Change, Imitation of Capacity Building Initiatives and Resource Management.

Thursday, 8.30 am September 23rd, 2010: “ecosan Capacity Development Workshop” (day 2), Ugunja

Friday, 7.00 am September 24th, 2010: Study tour to the ROSA ecosan project in Nakuru (Departure from Ugunja and return to Kisumu, or private continuation to Nairobi)





Available Documents

The report on ecosan capacity workshop - study tour Ugunja

Contact details


List of the participants

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