SuSanA side event: AfricaSan3 (GIZ), Kigali

July 2011 | Rwanda

The learning network’s approach to sustainable sanitation for all (SuSanA).

The learning network SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) showcased its approach and processes for inter-sectoral learning to foster long-term access to sustainable sanitation for all members of society on Tuesday the 19 July 2011 in Session S4 Sustainable Sanitation in Kigali. The presentations from this AfricaSan3 side event seminar, the agenda and further information are all available on this page.


Learning platform to support dry sanitation (On-site faecal sludge management) (pdf) or (ppt)
Jay Baghwan, WRC, South Africa

SuSanA's social media: what can it do for you? (pdf) or (ppt)
Elisabeth von Muench, GIZ, Germany

Some outcomes from the 13th SuSanA meeting (pdf) or (ppt)
Madeleine Fogde, SEI, Sweden

Capacity development for ecological sanitation in schools (pdf)
Annie Shangwa, Aquamor, Zimbabwe

Equity and inclusion: what does it take? (pdf) or (ppt)
Noma Neseni, Institute of Water and Sanitation Development, Zimbabwe

Overview of the Seminar

The seminar included an in-depth discussion on CLTS as well as faecal sludge management and reuse. The session demonstrated how SuSanA uses internet-based communication tools (facebook, discussion groups, flickr, youtube) to assist learning in the network and to reach out to other sectors, such as urban planning, public health, agriculture, emergency response.

Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) has successfully created demand for sanitation in many countries and has helped to increase access, particularly in rural areas. SuSanA partner Kamal Kar from CLTS Foundation discussed sustainability concerns: how to keep the communities free from open defecation after the first generation of pit latrines - built after CLTS triggering - have filled up with faecal sludge. SuSanA partner Jay Baghwan from the Water Research Commission in South Africa discussed research carried out that has analysed options for faecal sludge management which are of relevance for local government institutions and the private sector.

SuSanA’s current activities were shared and its engagement in the Five-Year Drive for Sustainable Sanitation (5YD) discussed. SuSanA aims to tailor knowledge to provide support to African policy makers and practitioners so that sanitation targets can be met in a sustainable manner.

The seminar session took place on Tuesday 19 July 2011 in Session S4 Sustainable Sanitation from 10:00 to 13:00.

Agenda of the side event

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