SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:20:36 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Why the name change from formerly Business & Governance category to Market Development? - by: jsauer http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/11312-why-the-name-change-from-formerly-business-a-governance-category-to-market-development#12509 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/11312-why-the-name-change-from-formerly-business-a-governance-category-to-market-development#12509
They followed my reasoning and that’s why we changed it. Further explanations are below:

Market Development includes the core functions of supply and demand in the market (or the four P’s — Product, Price, Place, and Promotion), the supporting functions (Finance, Coordination, Information, Guidance, Incentives, Quality, Workforce), and the rules functions (Policy and Regulation; Taxes and Tariffs).

There are many market players across the production to use spectrum (Manufacturers, Importers, Distributers/Aggregators, Service Providers, and Consumers). There is a disciplined approach to understanding the market as it is and what the failures are so that interventions can be prioritized to address those failures with the ultimate goal of improving service delivery for the poor. Then as the market evolves, based on those actions, that discipline can continue to be applied and interventions can shift as needed based on new analysis. This market systems development approach, sometimes called M4P (making markets work for the poor) has been documented by the M4P community of practice for many years now, and there is a current push to build better evidence of success and failures and to see this approach expand more widely into health areas, including sanitation. For further information and resources please visit BEAM Exchange (www.beamexchange.org/en/).

Oh and the question was raised how governance topics fit under this new category title? Governance topics (scaling up, budgeting, global political processes such as human rights, SDGs) are also included because government is a player in many of the supporting and rules functions and, for sanitation, ultimately needs to be a market player/driver in its own right for sustainability.

I also see "Market development" as the main category addressing some of the concerns brought up earlier on the Forum about the Business, governance topic. I hope these explanations of what Market development is helps clarify and also helps us see that we need to address these issues as they interact with each other as sanitation is a complex adaptive system. We need to have frameworks, processes, and tools that help us work on and within that system.

Future posts under Market Development will include resources on implementing the Market Development approach. In particular, I plan to highlight and track a market development program in West Africa that PSI has just launched with partners PATH and WSUP called Sanitation Service Delivery. We might also work on a new icon soon. I look forward to questions and comments.

Regards,
John]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:04:09 +0000
Re: New icon for the red category on health & hygiene, schools - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12354-new-icon-for-the-red-category-on-health-a-hygiene-schools#12490 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12354-new-icon-for-the-red-category-on-health-a-hygiene-schools#12490
Roslyn's feedback was:
RED: the way the red cross is positioned it looks like a cross on top of a church.* I have a feeling that's not what is intended. I would suggest either going back to three icons, so it's on the side, not on top of the building, or adding another symbol (books for school?) (or a different symbol for health: ex. something from a google search: becuo.com/universal-health-symbols, or the health care symbol: www.quora.com/What-does-the-Caduceus-sym...ignia-for-healthcare although this seems controversial and what I know from Canada seems not to be widely used outside of North America..)



OK, so now I think we have something much better, I hope you all like it:





The stetoscope symbol at the top symbolises health nicely I think, as almost any doctor - also in poor rural areas - uses a stetoscope. We removed the cross that we had before to symbolise health in case some people see it too closely connected to the Christian faith and therefore not universal; and perhaps too much connected to the Red Cross and emergency situations.

The two children below symbolise school nicely, I think. And it gives it a more human-centred touch than the school building we had before. The children could also stand for healthy, well nourished children (nutrition and WASH) and for hygiene.

As a reminder, this red category has the following sub-categories, so the icon should stand for all of this:

  • Health issues and connections with sanitation
  • - Intestinal worm infections (helminthiasis) and helminth ova measurements
  • Nutrition and WASH
  • Inclusion and disability
  • Hand washing
  • Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools)
  • - Handwashing activities at schools
  • Menstrual hygiene management

Let me know what you think?

Regards,
Elisabeth


* She was referring to this icon suggestion which we have now discarded:]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:22:05 +0000
Re: Give-aways: Toilet Calendars 2015 from PATH for active SuSanA forum users - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/11867-give-aways-toilet-calendars-2015-from-path-for-active-susana-forum-users#12485 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/11867-give-aways-toilet-calendars-2015-from-path-for-active-susana-forum-users#12485
as announced, we are giving away some more Toilet Calendars 2015 from PATH in order to say thank you to some users, that have been active the past weeks.

One of the users receiving the calendar is of course the new featured user of the month Marijn Zandee (see interview).
Also, Sowmya Rajasekaran, Hajo Schaefer, Blake McKinlay and Doreen Mbalo will receive one the next days.
And we have some more give-away calendars waiting for new owners...


Posted by Lasse]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:43:50 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: kanalwolf http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12465 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12465
Personally, I do not mind if the drawings/sketches will be used in Wikipedia. In fact I would love to see them getting a wider audience. I still think of course that they should be referenced properly.

I understand that there will still be a link to the original working group 11 document in the Wikipedia article, so that a proper referencing is provided.

I do not know exactly about “who owns the copyright”, but I know that I did draft the sketches and that BGR provided support in turning my drawings into professional graphics. While we did not talk about this, I assume that the intellectual copyright would rest with me in this case (even though Andrea Nick made a couple of very sensible remarks).

I am sorry to be of little help to the copyrigth discussion, i am currently focusing my energy elsewhere.

Leif]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:42:10 +0000
New icon for the red category on health & hygiene, schools - by: Lasse http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12354-new-icon-for-the-red-category-on-health-a-hygiene-schools#12354 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12354-new-icon-for-the-red-category-on-health-a-hygiene-schools#12354
I would like the sign of the red cross to be taken out of the Hygiene, health and schools icon. Maybe a symbol without any religious denomination in teh background what do better. Have a look at this link.

Thanks for the effort you put in this.
Best, Lasse]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:13:23 +0000
Re: Your opinion about new icon for attitudes and behaviours? - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/11920-your-opinion-about-forum-category-icon-for-attitudes-and-behaviours-and-all-category-icons#12306 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/11920-your-opinion-about-forum-category-icon-for-attitudes-and-behaviours-and-all-category-icons#12306
OK, so now the plan is that the new icons will look like this in their simplified and stream-lined version:

Hygiene, health and schools:



The blue icon for sanitation systems stays the same:



Attitudes, behavious:



Business, government:



Resource recovery:



Announcements and miscellanous:




Any last minute comments before Steffen implements this change in the next few days?

Thanks to everyone who has participated in this process.]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:28:24 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: WikiDocJames http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12302 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12302
If you look at this link openaccess.adb.org/

and than click on one of the publications

openaccess.adb.org/handle/11540/2367

And click on the license you get

creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially.]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:05:46 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12300 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12300
ADB encourages printing or copying information exclusively for personal and noncommercial use with proper acknowledgment of ADB. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing, or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the express, written consent of ADB.

F H Mughal]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:09:23 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: WikiDocJames http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12292 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12292
J]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:17:15 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12284 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12284 But obviously having them available as open access too would be much preferable.]]> General announcements from or about SuSanA Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:28:32 +0000 Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: Marijn Zandee http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12280 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12280
I am fully on board with open access.I agree that in the old version the second sentence was technically redundant. However, I could also see how people think it is a good idea to gently remind people of acknowledgements.

I would suggest something like:

"All SuSanA materials are available under open access license (CC-BY).
Feel free to use any of the information, but acknowledge this document as the source."

The CC-BY bit, could me made to be the hyperlink. As long as the link is static and will not break if a version 4.0 comes out.

Regards

Marijn]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:30:50 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12276 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12276 www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/1229) and one vision document (www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/267).

Oh yes, and 86 case studies (www.susana.org/en/resources/case-studies). But why would any of the authors of the case studies not agree to making it open access? Don't we want this information to be shared and re-adapted as widely as possible?

Technically, the copyright holder of these factsheets and case studies seems to be SuSanA in any case (see the little disclaimer that I mentioned above). So this should mean that the copyright holder can agree to changing the licence retrospectively, like you said and like ADB has done.]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:18:54 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: joeturner http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12275 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12275
I'm guessing the Gates Foundation can do it because they regain full copyright.]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:27:20 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12274 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12274 forum.susana.org/forum/categories/166-de...-cc-by-licence#12203

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has made all its economic and development research on Asia and the Pacific available under open access, a principle that promotes unrestricted online access to scholarly research so that it can be more widely distributed and used.

[...]
The open access website was launched today with more than 2,000 publications from ADB’s current publications and archive. It will eventually include the complete back catalog of ADB research—well over 5,000 publications — dating back to 1966, the year ADB was established.


And yes, the images would not be cut and past from the pdf file but ideally they would be put into our flickr photo database (www.flickr.com/photos/gtzecosan/collections/), from there into Wikimedia Commons (they are already in there): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Commons or
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:File...Sanitation_Alliance_(SuSanA)

Inserting a photo into a Wikipedia article is fast and easy when the photo is already in Wikimedia Commons (all 10,000+ of our photos were transferred to Wikimedia Commons end of last year which is great; and more will be added in batches about every half a year).]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:24:04 +0000
Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: joeturner http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12272 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-general-announcements-from-or-about-susana/12204-when-is-susana-going-to-move-to-open-access-for-its-publications?limit=12&start=12#12272
If this was to change, I'd have thought the simplest thing is to keep the existing files (albeit whilst noting this is imperfect) and to change the parameters for any future publications.

Also (I think) that if one issues a pdf under CC-BY, users can extract images for reuse - which might not be the best quality available. It might be better to add those images individually to a library where they can be found and used.]]>
General announcements from or about SuSanA Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:57:12 +0000