SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:02:14 +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 Sun Gil Kim, new project officer, Sanitation Product Certification Joined the Gates Toilet team in Oct 2013 - by: WSHBMGF http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10741-sun-gil-kim-new-project-officer-sanitation-product-certification-joined-the-gates-toilet-team-in-oct-2013#10741 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10741-sun-gil-kim-new-project-officer-sanitation-product-certification-joined-the-gates-toilet-team-in-oct-2013#10741
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]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:24:46 +0000
Re: Reply: Wanted: Toilet photos for DefeatDD's 2015 Places We Go toilet calendar - by: Hope http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10435 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10435
We love handwashing photos, but for the purposes of the calendar, we're looking for photos of toilets specifically (and if there is a handwashing station featured in the photo of the toilet, even better!).

If you have any toilet photos to share, please share them with me via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thanks again!
Hope]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:30:08 +0000
Reply: Wanted: Toilet photos for DefeatDD's 2015 Places We Go toilet calendar - by: Chhabi http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10431 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10431
I visited your Susana forum, I found interesting that you are collecting photos, Our organisation NEST is facilitating ODF campaign and behvaiour change in sanitation and hygiene in Rautahat district of Nepal with the support from GSF/UN Habitat.

I am enclosing herewith a photograph about hand washing, which may be suitable for your calender ?

Thank you , please contact us if any additional information required. We have lot of other photos about toilet, and sanitation campaign in Nepal.

Warm Regards


--
Chhabi Goudel

Executive Director
Necleus For Empowerment Through Skill Transfer ( NEST- Nepal)
Tel: 977 61 520492/ 528036 (o), Fax:521953
Cell: 9846040220 / 9856040220
E.Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.nest.org.np]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:58:38 +0000
Re: Wanted: Toilet photos for DefeatDD's 2015 Places We Go toilet calendar - by: Hope http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10395 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10395
We're currently going through an internal vetting process to decide which UN observances should be included in the calendar. As you can imagine, it could get out of control pretty quickly! In general, we are trying to keep the observance days related primarily to maternal and child health. Of course, there are gray areas and tough calls on whether or not to include certain days. We will likely not include the observance day for FGM, for example. And yes, while our audience is certainly a global one, most of our audience resides in the US, so we've chosen to include major US holidays.

Here is the (tentative) list of UN observances we plan to include:

- International Women’s Day

- World Water Day

- World Immunization Week

- World Health Day

- Day of the African Child

- World Population Day

- World Breastfeeding Week

- Global Handwashing Day

- World Food Day

- World Prematurity Day

- World Pneumonia Day

- World Toilet Day (obviously!)


ONE week to go! Looking forward to your submissions!


Thanks!
Hope]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:06:21 +0000
Re: Wanted: Toilet photos for DefeatDD's 2015 Places We Go toilet calendar - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10388 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10388 SuSanA Flickr Photo Database) and found the whole process of dealing with Hope Randall very enjoyable! There is a real person behind this call and behind the calendar, your photos don't just disappear into a black hole.

Hope has been so kind to add my other submissions from last year which weren't selected into the new contest so perhaps another photo from a SuSanA member will make it into the calendar for 2015!
You can see them all on their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.780357...593815230&type=1

The final product of the 2014 calendar was very pretty. Great Christmas present or give-away for various occasions. It is great that PATH (coming more from the health side) is putting the spotlight onto toilets and sanitation, and we should support these efforts if we can!

One question to Hope:
your calendar includes some UN days, as well as some public holidays in the US (I guess your main target audience are people in the US?).

Could you give us a listing of which UN days you will include in the 2015 calendar so that we can just check if you forgot any important ones? E.g. there is Menstrual Hygiene Day in 28 May - it is not yet an official UN day, so I am not sure if it could be included or not?
Also there is a UN day in February to stop female genital mutilation which I find important (and linked with sanitation), although would you say this is taking it too far away from the core topic?

Having these UN days in this calendar is a really good idea, I think.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:35:20 +0000
Re: Wanted: Toilet photos for DefeatDD's 2015 Places We Go toilet calendar - by: Hope http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10366 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10366 defeatdd.org/oh-the-places-we-go-calendar

Check out the August feature: a photograph by Stefanie Lorenz on behalf of SuSanA (attached). We'd love to see SuSanA represented in the 2015 version as well!

Thanks,
Hope]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:14:48 +0000
Wanted: Toilet photos for DefeatDD's 2015 Places We Go toilet calendar - by: Hope http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10358 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10358-wanted-toilet-photos-for-defeatdds-2015-places-we-go-toilet-calendar#10358
Last year’s loos traveled (in calendar form) all over the world, from the Reinvent the Toilet Fair in India to a national sanitation policy conference in Kenya to US policymakers to commemorate World Pneumonia Day and World Toilet Day on Capitol Hill. We hear they also made great stocking stuffers for the featured photographers’ families, too. Still, our work to raise awareness about the sanitation crisis isn’t over.

You can find submission information here: defeatdd.org/2015-placeswego-redoo

To view the entries so far, visit our Facebook album: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.780357...593815230&type=1

Questions? Email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thanks!
Hope]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:09:15 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene September - October 2014 Vol. 9 No.5 edition now released - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10163-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-september-october-2014-vol-9-no5-edition-now-released#10163 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/10163-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-september-october-2014-vol-9-no5-edition-now-released#10163 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the September - October 2014 Vol. 9 No.5. You may view this edition via this link afriwater.org/virtual-magazine or afriwater.org/publication/online-magazines . You can also download a pdf version via afriwater.org/publication/publications


Comments are welcome.

Kind regards Steven Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:06:24 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene July - August 2014 Vol. 9 No.4 edition now released - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#9446 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#9446 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the July - August 2014 Vol. 9 No.4. You may view this edition via this link afriwater.org/virtual-magazine or download a pdf version via afriwater.org/publication/publications

Comments are welcome.

Kind regards Steven Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:09:27 +0000
Re: Sustainable Sanitation Practice Issue 12 - "Treatment wetlands" - by: rsilveti http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#9412 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#9412 Dear Madeleine and Elizabeth, I congratulate, for good the article in this issue of SSP.

See you in Stockholm.]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:11:41 +0000
Sustainable Sanitation Practice Journal: Issue 20 (July 2014) out now - by: Langergraber http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#9365 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#9365 www.ecosan.at/ssp/

best regards,
Guenter Langergraber
Editor SSP journal


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Note by moderator:

Editorial

We are very honoured that in Issue 20 of SSP on “Capacity Development” we can present a contribution of the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, Dr. Peter Morgan (see www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/laureates/2013-2/). Peter Morgan is one of the pioneers of ecological sanitation and is known for developing low-cost practical solutions to provide access to safe sanitation and clean water that are being used by millions of people worldwide. Together with his co-worker Annie Kanyemba, Peter describes their activities related to sanitation training for pupils in schools in Zimbabwe.

Further contributions for Issue 20 of Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP) comprise:
Antje Sandmann et al. present a study investigating if trainings really have the effect on trainees which is aimed to be achieved;

• Madeleine Fogde and Elisabeth Kvarnström summarise the capacity development activities in the EcoSanRes 2 project;

• Sarah Achermann et al. present the Integrity Management Toolbox which is used in their business developing trainings; and

• Rochelle Holm et al. report on a project in Malawi focussing on investigating the key conditions for private sector participation in the provision of rural household sanitation facilities.



The thematic topic of the next issue (Issue 21, October 2014) is „Sludge treatment“. If you are interested to submit a
contribution please inform the SSP editorial office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Contributions are due to 1st September 2014, the
guide for authors is available from the journal homepage (www.ecosan.at/SSP). Please feel free to suggest further topics
for issues of the journal to the SSP editorial office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Also, we would like to invite you to contact the
editorial office if you volunteer to act as a reviewer.]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:23:30 +0000
Staff at flagship organisation "Water and Sanitation for Africa" in Burkina Faso go on strike June 24, 2014 - by: arno http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/9163-staff-at-flagship-organisation-qwater-and-sanitation-for-africaq-in-burkina-faso-go-on-strike-june-24-2014#9163 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/9163-staff-at-flagship-organisation-qwater-and-sanitation-for-africaq-in-burkina-faso-go-on-strike-june-24-2014#9163 burkina24.com/2014/06/24/le-personnel-de...secretaire-executif/

According to the article published in Burkina24 by Noufou KINDO and Aboubakar KAMAGATE, the flagship organisation Water and Sanitation For Africa wsafrica.org/en with its HQ in Burkina Faso is suffering from serious management setbacks forcing the staff to go on strike to draw world attention to the conflict.

Excerpted from the article written in French:
The staff of the Pan African Intergovernmental Agency Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) observed a sit-in twelve hours, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Agency's headquarters in Ouagadougou. Several items on a platform of demands were raised. They demand, the "departure without compromise" of the director of the institution, Idrissa DOUCOURE.

"Enough is enough" say officials of the WSA critics of the financial management climate and working conditions. According to the spokesman Mamadou Ouattara, the image of the institution is "tarnished" by the lack of trust between the President Executive Secretary of the WSA, Idrissa DOUCOURE and staff and between technical partners financial and other.

The striking staff demanded "the immediate payment in arrears of salaries. They say they have repeatedly tried to attract the attention of the administration, in public and in private, on the immense risks to the institution that is "in bankruptcy".]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:20:36 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene in 2014: May - June Vol. 9 No.3 edition now released - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#8875 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#8875 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the May - June 2014 Vol. 9 No.3. You may view this edition via this link afriwater.org/virtual-magazine or download a pdf version via afriwater.org/publication/publications


Comments are welcome.

Kind regards Steven Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:07:50 +0000
2014 Apprenticeship SECMOL, Ladakh (India) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8803-2014-apprenticeship-secmol-ladakh-india#8803 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8803-2014-apprenticeship-secmol-ladakh-india#8803
Find below the video and announcement of the 2014 Apprenticeship SECMOL, Ladakh on earth building from a good friend and the producer of the icons for the SSWM Toolbox, Sourabh Padhka, one of the graduates of our first SSWM training courses in India back in 2008...

Construction of dry composting toilets (Ladhaki style) is one of the central themes of the apprenticeship.

Cheers Dorothee




The 2014 Apprenticeship SECMOL, Ladakh


For the 2014 apprenticeship, we are back at the SECMOL campus to learn how to build with the earth beneath our feet and the sun above our heads! This beautiful campus is located near the village of Phey in the Indus Valley. This year, the course shall focus on two codependent themes:
Earth Construction & Solar Passive Design.

The apprenticeship shall comprise of physical work and learning experientially which shall be supplemented by theory classes, practicals and discussions.
(To watch a video on last year's apprenticeship, click here)

The course shall be divided into two modules of two weeks each:

Module I: Earth Construction: 15th July - 28th July

Module II: Solar Passive Design: 29th July - 11th August

The course shall be facilitated by Sourabh Phadke, Sonam Wangchuk and Robert Celaire.

We are inviting applications from individuals wishing to be a part of this journey.

Who should apply:
- Individuals interested in sustainable processes
- Individuals who enjoy working in teams and living in a community
- Individuals who are physically fit

Investment:
The apprenticeship fee is 15,000 Rs. per module (two weeks). This includes the course contents, a study tour, simple vegetarian food and dormitory style accommodation. Scholarships are available for deserving candidates.
Participants shall travel to and from SECMOL on their own and bear the expenses for the same.

How to apply:
Please send us a note about yourself along with your contact details and the module that you wish to apply for, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by the 10th of June, 2014.

Please visit www.secmol.org and www.soarhub.in to know more. Please feel free to mail queries if any, to the email address mentioned above.
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By SuSanA partners and others Sat, 31 May 2014 20:46:11 +0000
New SanCoP UK Webpage launched on SuSanA website - by: RuthKW http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8664-new-sancop-uk-webpage-launched-on-susana-website#8664 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8664-new-sancop-uk-webpage-launched-on-susana-website#8664 SanCoP Website). Here you will find presentations and synopsis from all of our events which have been on going since 2008. We have been privileged to have had some wonderful speakers and topics covered at our events so please go an check the new webpage out.]]> By SuSanA partners and others Tue, 20 May 2014 02:22:21 +0000