SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:11:50 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Invitation to complete short survey on US WASH Donor Effectiveness - by: Improvedavis
If this is you, click the link to start the survey.
Thank you for your participation!

If you know someone who would be a good candidate, please forward this on to her or him.

Thanks very much!]]>
Any other announcements Sun, 16 Aug 2015 18:06:14 +0000
How to improve the water and sanitation situation in Malawi? - by: WASTE to boost the local private sector and create an enabling environment for local water and sanitation solutions.

For more information about this exhiting program and follow the most recent developments see:]]>
Any other announcements Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:34:42 +0000
Re: We need to push ecological sanitation - Swiss Sustainability Prize - by: Mona
thanks so much for your support and everyone who voted for MoSan on the Swiss Sustainability Prize. Unfortunately the MoSan solution did not make it to the finals. But there are still great news: just recently it received the Social Design Award from Hans-Sauer Foundation in Germany! (in German)
All finalists here:

While attending this award I had to realize that still many people are not aware of the global lack of access to sanitation. Attending the "social design elevation days" during the Munich Creative Business Week it was my mission to change this! By talking about sanitation and promoting the MoSan concept I hope to raise awareness in the creative scene!

Thanks again and all the best,
Any other announcements Sun, 08 Mar 2015 21:15:25 +0000
We need to push ecological sanitation - Swiss Sustainability Prize - by: dorothee.spuhler One of our cewas-ians needs your support to win a Swiss Sustainability Prize (Prix eco Swisscanto.
She needs a few more likes in order to win the first prize of 15'000 CHF to support her work. See her request below (Deadline is tomorrow Wednesday 04.03.15 - so please be fast ):

Please click on this Facebook link ( and 'Like' the photo. Here's why:

Clean sanitation is not accessible for 2.5 billion people worldwide. More people die from water born diseases than Aids, malaria, and measles combined. The MoSan - Mobile Sanitation concept offers an elegant solution. If it is one of the two "most Liked" photos, then it could win the 'Swiss Sustainability Prize' category "Future" and win funding for scaling and implementation!

If you support ecological sanitation, then please :

1) Click on this link, and 'Like' the photo to add your vote.

2) Share this post.

Thanks so much!

More infors here:]]>
Any other announcements Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:56:00 +0000
Hall of Fame - by: F H Mughal Hall of Fame Award" for significant contributions to the sanitation sector in Bangladesh. The award was handed to Dr. Akramul Islam at the 14th World Toilet Summit 2015 in Delhi by Dr. Subramanian Swamy MP, Former Minister of India, and Jack Sim Founder of the World Toilet Organization. Minister Devendra Chaudhry, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power India, was also present at the occasion along with representatives from governments, donors, development partners, business sectors, NGOs and media (

I suggest that the title "User of the Month" may be changed to "Hall of Fame" in sanitation.

F H Mughal]]>
Any other announcements Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:43:01 +0000
BRAC enters sanitation Hall of Fame - by: dietvorst World Toilet Summit 2015 in Delhi by Dr. Subramanian Swamy MP, Former Minister of India, and Jack Sim Founder of the World Toilet Organization in the presence of Minister Devendra Chaudhry, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power India.

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in providing basic sanitation services to its people. It is now estimated that throughout Bangladesh, 57% use sanitary latrines, while a mere 3% of the people still practise open defecation.

Over 8 years, the BRAC WASH programme reached more than 66 million people, about half of the rural population of Bangladesh. It has successfully worked to improve household sanitation by creating demand for hygienic latrines while supporting an extensive supply chain and local businesses. Current coverage with hygienic and adequately maintained toilets is 82% in the 152 districts where BRAC has worked. All these successes have been underpinned by a strong provision of service to the poor and ultra-poor and by a unique hygiene promotion programme focusing on universal use and sustainability of services in communities, households and schools.

IRC is a knowledge partner of BRAC WASH since 2005.

Read more at:]]>
Any other announcements Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:30:27 +0000
Re: Massacre in school in Pakistan: We share your grief - by: F H Mughal
Thank you so much for your kind message. I have never heard of such a ghastly tragedy before.
If you see today's Dawn newspaper (, there is a spine-chilling news. I copy a part below:

‘We have killed all the children... What do we do now?

PESHAWAR: “We have killed all the children in the auditorium,” one of the attackers told his handler. “What do we do now?” he asked. “Wait for the army people, kill them before blowing yourself,” his handler ordered.

My heart goes out to the families of those innocent children. I hope and pray that such tragedies are not repeated in future.

Thanks again for your kind message.


F H Mughal]]>
Any other announcements Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:50:45 +0000
Massacre in school in Pakistan: We share your grief - by: Sowmya
You are a long-standing member of SuSanA and I have always loved to read your posts, have learnt from you and appreciate your readiness to always respond to queries and give feedback on forum discussions. This message is specially for you as much as it is to the people of your country.

The massacre of 141 people in Peshawar, 132 of whom were children, is an outrage against the people of Pakistan and the world. We share your grief and join your prayers for peace and earnestly hope that the deaths of so many innocent children will not have been in vain, that it will unite Pakistan and the world in ensuring that no child anywhere needs to know the meaning of fear.

We do know that your government is strengthening its efforts to weed out terrorism and all of us stand by you. We appreciate the courage of 17-year old Shahrukh Khan for his presence of mind, salute the proudly defiant parents for deciding to send their children back to school and join the people of Pakistan in the protest against terrorism.

Any other announcements Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:56:26 +0000
Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene is looking for a new home - by: mwaniki
The Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene is looking for a new home

.After producing the publication for 9 years and 50 issues plus down the road as a no profit operation, it has become increasingly difficult to continue doing so. Publishing is resource demanding and since the publication can’t sustain itself, we have thrown in the towel and this maybe the end of the road for the journal.

It has been a wonderful experience to strive and chip in efforts for Africa to meet the MDGs target for access to water and sanitation for all by 2015 during the Decade of Action – Water for Life and probably oversee the achievement for the continent’s Water Vision 2025 and other commitments by raising awareness on these issues.

We are now looking for an interested party to hand on the baton in order to take the publication to the next level but observe the publishing policy and guidelines and other objectives as set out in the ‘Profile of the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene’ which is enclosed in the attachment.

Kindly write to the publisher in confidence at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Regards / Mwaniki

Note by moderator (EvM):
See here the editions of this magazine that came out in 2014:]]>
Any other announcements Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:14:07 +0000
Sun Gil Kim, new project officer, Sanitation Product Certification Joined the Gates Toilet team in Oct 2014 - by: WSHBMGF
We are thrilled to announced that Mr Sun Gil Kim joined our team as PO (project officer), Product Certification, starting Monday October 13th, 2014.

In this role, Sun will make investment to support products compliance with national and international standards and certificates; assist the development of final product specifications that are acceptable to the end users and reflect their needs and aspirations as well as protecting users, operators and the operating environment; develop test plans, gather and distill the data and disseminate to the wider team for review and feedback. I expect Sun to develop and lead the relationship with national and international standards and certification authorities to develop certificates of conformity for Foundation-funded technologies that qualify for global commercialization. He will be responsible for the coordination of certification and accreditation tasks with Foundation partners. The Job description is attached.

Sun graduated from the University of Washington in 1984 with a BS in mechanical engineering. After graduating from the UW, he worked 2 years for Schlumberger Wireline Services in the oil fields of the Middle East as a geophysical test engineer. Sun worked for Boeing Commercial Airplanes for more than 27 years on pressurized doors mechanisms and systems design, analysis, test, and certification. His areas of focus were safety, certification, reliability, function, ease of production, reduced weight, reduced costs, and value to the customer.

Sun recently left Boeing as a mechanism design Associate Technical Fellow and as an Authorized Representative of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration working with regulators from the U.S, European Aviation Safety Agency, United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, Russian, Chinese, and other authorities.

Soon, we will start introducing Sun to our transformative technology grantees and partners as well as partners who have been working with us to develop testing plan, certificates and standards for innovative sanitation technologies. As we are onboarding Sun on the WSH team, please share with us your perspective on how best we should approach this important workstream on sanitation technology certification and development standards. This is an important area of work for all of us, and your continuous support and sharing of expertise will help shaping our vision.

Best regards!

The WSH Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation]]>
Any other announcements Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:24:46 +0000
On Facebook- Sustainable sanitation in India - by: zenrainman A small Facebook page has been opened here just to bring the discussion to a more wider audience which perhaps has no exposure to water and sanitation issues and may be interested in volunteering or even in engaging on a long term basis perhaps as a career. Those interested and on Facebook are welcome to become part of the discussion which now engages India at various levels starting from the agenda set by the Prime Minister.]]> Any other announcements Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:15:59 +0000