25 February 2014 – SuSanA/SEI webinar on Productive Sanitation with BMGF grantees

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) with assistance of a team led by Stockholm Environment Institute is inviting you to the 6th webinar with Gates Foundation sanitation granteesforum_logo

  • Topic of the webinar is “Productive sanitation
  • Date/Time: Tuesday 25 February 2014, 16:30 – 17:15 (CET – Central European Time; use this time converter to find your local time)
  • Agenda: 16:00 Set-up of connections (you can start entering the virtual meeting room) – 16:30 recording starts – three presentations; each presentation is about 5 minutes long and is followed by around 10 minutes of questions – 17:15 end of webinar.
  • The virtual meeting room can accommodate up to 100 participants. Attendance at this webinar is open to all.
  • After the event, the recorded webinar will be put online on the SuSanA Youtube channel.
  • Recordings of the past five webinars are available in this Playlist.

Three grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will present their research results:

(1) Large scale production and commercialization of “Fortifer” – a fertilizer manufactured from faecal sludge – in Ghana – By Olufunke Cofie and Josiane Nikiema (IWMI-Ghana), IWMI (International Water Management Institute) West Africa Office, Accra, Ghana

(2) When flies are the good guys: can black soldier flies (BSF) efficiently reduce faecal sludge from pit latrines? Research into variations in BSF growth related to the amount of waste reduced  – By Ian Banks, LSHTM (PhD student, Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), London, UK

(3) Vapor-permeable membranes: Three potential uses in faecal sludge management for safe sanitation and resource recovery – By Steven K. Dentel, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, USA


There is no need to install any software to attend, simply go to this website. However, to obtain the passcode to enter the virtual room, please e-mail:

Your attendance will be with or without microphone rights and video, depending on the number of people as well as your bandwidth. During the webinar, people in the audience can also use the chat function of Adobe Connect to ask questions.

This is the sixth webinar in a series with the aim to give increased exposure to the BMGF research grants, which are also discussed on the SuSanA Discussion Forum here since January 2013. So far 68 grantees and their colleagues have presented their projects and results on the SuSanA discussion Forum and engaged in discussions with the sanitation community

Further information about this SEI-led project with the BMGF sanitation grantees is available here.

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