- Re: Mobile data collection - by: david12 August 21, 2018It is interesting how everything changes in time. I have found an interesting article about mobile data collection and tools to do this. https://www.engineeringforchange.org/news/mobile-data-collection-series/ What do you think about the evolution of data collection?
- Risk factors for SAM (nutritional causal analysis) - Study from Chad - by: JovanaD August 21, 2018Hello Arno, And thank you for your interest in the study. Let me try to answer your questions: 1. Marriage status of caretakers. We investigated the relationship between this variable, a household-level risk factor, and SAM *not infection) as this was the objective of our study. Our assumption was that caretakers who live alone (either never married, divorce […]
- 26th SuSanA Meeting, Stockholm 25 August - by: FranziskaVolk August 21, 2018Dear Elisabeth and all, yes, there will be a live stream of the SuSanA meeting again. It will stream via our SuSanA YouTube Channel. Just follow the Channel, you will see the live stream at the time of the meeting 9 am - 6 pm (CEST) - and do not forget to tweet your views using #26susana. https://www.youtube.com/user/susanavideos You can see which sessions a […]
- I need Training and sensitisation exercises to use in school for a Squat UDDT that is also large container based system - by: muench August 21, 2018Dear Aaron, Welcome to the SuSanA forum and sorry that your first post didn't yield any responses yet! I hope you didn't get disheartened, sometimes it is a matter of luck who spots a post first and has time to reply to it. I am guessing that in the meantime you either found some training materials or made some up yourself? We actually have loads o […]
- Reply: Can sanitation be a profitable business - how can an entrepreneur make money through operation and maintenance of public toilets (question from India)? - by: muench August 21, 2018Dear Paramita, You wrote:I have also seen The public Toilet Management Guide by GIZ, and also the one prepared for cities of Andhra Pradesh. I would like to know why is it not being used? Is it because most ULBs don't know about it? I wonder about the same thing. I had asked some questions about it here on the forum: forum.susana.org/170-shared-toilets- […]
- Re: Mobile data collection - by: david12 August 21, 2018
Category Archives: Dignity and Social Development
Innovations for Urban Sanitation: Adapting Community-led Approaches. Practical Action, June 2018.
Authors – Jamie Myers, Sue Cavill, Samuel Musyoki, Katherine Pasteur and Lucy Stevens
Over half the world’s population now lives in urban areas and a large proportion of them lives without improved sanitation. Efforts to tackle open defecation in rural areas has been led by the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) movement. But how can the community mobilization techniques of CLTS be adapted to the more complex situations and transient populations in urban areas? How can landlords as well as tenants be motivated to provide and use safely managed sanitation?
Innovations for Urban Sanitation has been developed in response to calls from practitioners for practical guidance on how to mobilize communities and improve different parts of the sanitation chain in urban areas. Urban Community-Led Total Sanitation is potentially an important piece of a bigger puzzle. It offers a set of approaches, tools and tactics for practitioners to move towards safely managed sanitation services. The book provides examples of towns and cities in Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia which have used these approaches.
The approach has the potential to contribute not only to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on water, sanitation and hygiene and SDG 11 on cities but also those concerning the reduction of inequalities and the promotion of inclusive societies. As a pro-poor development strategy, U-CLTS can mobilize the urban poor to take their own collective action and demand a response from others to provide safely managed sanitation, hygiene and water services which leave no one behind.
Toilets in households have only increased the drudgery of village women as they have to fetch water from faraway sources for toilet use, writes Amita Bhaduri, Programme Director of the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), in an article posted on the Indian Water Portal.
Rajasthan is all geared up for the open defecation free (ODF) status well before the national deadline of October 2, 2019. According to the assistant engineer of the nagar parishad, Resha Singh, 4.75 lakh [475 thousand] toilets have been constructed since October 2, 2014 in Alwar district which is about to be declared ODF.
Paari, a 45-year-old woman of Ghevron ki dhaani village in the district got a toilet at her household under this toilet construction drive. She does not have to go far away to find a place for her sanitary needs anymore. She is, however, unhappy and exhausted from the numerous trips to the water source she has to make to get water in the toilet. Her feet are aching from treading the path filled with rocks and thorns without any footwear for protection.
- MHM webinar series Webinar 1, 31 May – During this webinar, we discussed the current state of MH on the global stage – the issue, current evidence and existing gaps. We will…
- MHM Webinar Series 2, 7 June – During this webinar, we discussed the current global discourse on menstruation and global perspectives on misconceptions and taboos
- MHM Webinar Series 3, June 14 2018 – This is the third in a five-part series focusing on menstrual hygiene. During this webinar, we discussed the core question of how to select
Below are excerpts from the latest newsletter from IDS Community-Led Total Sanitation:
If you missed our recent webinar, ‘The Other Side of Gender – Sanitation, Men and Boys’, on how men and boys can be more meaningfully engaged in sanitation and hygiene processes to achieve sustainable behaviour change and a new social norms, you can watch it here. The PowerPoint presentation can also be downloaded here.
You can also watch this interesting short interview where Daniel Kitasian Sironka (County Public Health Officer, Narok County Government) talks about his experiences in engaging pastoralist men and boys in community sanitation in Kenya.
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day), May 28, is an annual global event to raise awareness about the challenges women and girls face due to menstruation and to highlight solutions that address these challenges.
MH Day also provides a platform to advocate for making menstrual hygiene management (MHM) a part of local, national, and global policies, as well as programs, projects, and activities across global development sectors.
Read the complete issue.