SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:57:39 +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 Re: Introducing the Centre for Development Finance, IFMR LEAD: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12411-introducing-the-centre-for-development-finance-ifmr-lead-india-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12882 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12411-introducing-the-centre-for-development-finance-ifmr-lead-india-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12882
Welcome to IFMR LEAD as a SuSanA partner! I see that you have already used the forum to place a job ad, which is good:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-job...st-africa-experience

I also checked out your project database, putting in "sanitation" as a keyword. It's a nice project database (ifmrlead.org/projects/). I hope that when you produce interesting reports or studies you will ensure that they also get included in the SuSanA library so that more people can know about them? That would be great.

I found also two of your projects in the SuSanA project database (both of them funded by the Gates Foundation):
www.susana.org/en/resources/projects?search=ifmr

It would be good to find out more about the first one ("Theoretical and practical advantages to applying performance-based payment structures for sanitation service delivery") - we could start a separate discussion thread on that.

Again, welcome as a SuSanA partner!

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New SuSanA partners Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:24:09 +0000
Introducing Sanitation Solutions Group - SSG: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12592-introducing-sanitation-solutions-group-ssg-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12592 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12592-introducing-sanitation-solutions-group-ssg-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12592

We would like to welcome Sanitation Solutions Group - SSG from Uganda as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form and which was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description and Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
Sanitation Solutions Group (SSG) is an independent social enterprise whose objective is to provide affordable sanitation products and services to households and communities in Uganda with the aim of achieving city-wide and district wide scale. SSG provides business development support, marketing, management consulting, and market/field testing services to sanitation businesses and organisations with the aim of scaling up the provision of affordable products and services that will impact at scale through commercially viable supply chains.

Contact person
Sherina Munyana

Website
www.sanitationsolutionsgroup.com/

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New SuSanA partners Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:54:20 +0000
Introducing Health And Nutrition Development Society - HANDS: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12577-introducing-health-and-nutrition-development-society-hands-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12577 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12577-introducing-health-and-nutrition-development-society-hands-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12577


We would like to welcome Health And Nutrition Development Society - HANDS from Pakistan as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form and which was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description and Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
HANDS was founded by Prof.A.G.Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979.HANDS has evolved in 34 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization of the country with integrated development model. HANDS has a network of 30 offices across the country and has access to more than 16.2 million population nearly 20,274 villages/ settlement in 34 districts of Pakistan. HANDS strength is 18 volunteers Board Members, more than 1502 full time staff and nearly one million community based volunteers of 5205 medium and small size organizations.

HANDS Pakistan is registered under Societies Act, is certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) and Tax exempted by Income Tax Department Government of Pakistan. HANDS has qualified the Institutional Management Program (IMCP) of USAID of management standards. HANDS is accredited with European Union. HANDS also possess membership with Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP). HANDS International recently established its office in London, United Kingdom. HANDS international UK is registered as Non-Profit Organization in Companies Act 2006 of England and Wales.

HANDS has initiated Urban WASH program in the Gadap town of Karachi in collaboration with Water Aid. The program consists of two components Provision of Safe Drinking Water to urban slums and Improvement of school WASH. HANDS has developed following priority objectives to enhance quality of life in the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Field). Provision of Safe Drinking Water for Urban Slums Ensuring access of 134,900 poor and marginalized population of urban slums of Gadap Town to improved, equitable, safe and sustainable water supply. Enhancing capacity of relevant stakeholders and service providers (government, partners) for delivering effective, inclusive and accountable WASH services to targeted population. Effectively support and influence relevant local government departments, private sector and stakeholders for including urban sustained and safe water supply in their programmes and priorities Improvement of School WASH Ensuring access of 69,000 children/students of girls and boys schools towards hygienic sanitation Launching School WASH programme in 500 schools of urban slums and informal settlements. Developing 85 model schools by ensuring availability if of water supply and hand washing services. Incorporating hygiene education as part of govt. teacher training programmes. Enhancing capacity of relevant stakeholders and service providers (government, partners) for delivering effective, inclusive and accountable school WASH services to poor. Advocacy and lobbying with government, civil society organizations, SMCs and communities to strengthen WASH services in Gadap Town.

Contact person
Waseem Ahmed

Website
www.hands.org.pk

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New SuSanA partners Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:05:22 +0000
Introducing Non-Water Sanitation: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12488-introducing-non-water-sanitation-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12488 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12488-introducing-non-water-sanitation-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12488
We would like to welcome Non-Water Sanitation e.V. from Germany as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form which was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description and Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
Non-Water Sanitation is an organization which promotes drytoilets and raises awareness about hygiene topics. So far, they helped one rural village in India (Darewadi) to gain Open Defecation free status and build a drytoilet-complex for a residential school in another Indian village.

Next to the development aid projects, they started EcoToi which is a rental for ecological mobile toilets in Germany. This is an alternative to the widely known plastic toilets. The campaign helps to promote ecosan in Germany and also a part of the returns are allocated to the projects in developing countries.

In addition they also try to do research in the field of sanitation. Topics of interests are the reduction of xenobiotics in human feces and urine, and the establishment of a social-business in developing countries around ecosan.

Contact person:
Sven Riesbeck

Website
nonwatersanitation.de

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New SuSanA partners Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:22:25 +0000
Introducing the Centre for Development Finance, IFMR LEAD (India): A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12411-introducing-the-centre-for-development-finance-ifmr-lead-india-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12411 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12411-introducing-the-centre-for-development-finance-ifmr-lead-india-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12411

We would like to welcome the Centre for Development Finance, IFMR LEAD from India as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form which was written by IFMR.

Description:
The Centre for Development Finance (CDF) is one of three research centres at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR). IFMR was registered under the Societies Act 1860 on October 6, 1970 and was established to undertake research in the broad area of finance and to publish its findings so as to help policymakers. It is a Social Science Research Organisation that is approved by the Department for Science and Technology, Government of India.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
We undertake policy oriented research and advisory engagements to improve the delivery of public infrastructure and services, particularly in the areas of water and sanitation. We recently developed a guidance paper on performance agreements for sustainable urban sanitation, funded by the Gates Foundation.

For sanitation-related projects, please search for sanitation under ifmrlead.org/projects/

Contact person:
Sujatha Srinivasan

Website
cdf.ifmr.ac.in/

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New SuSanA partners Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:04:29 +0000
Re: Introducing energypedia: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: WikiDocJames http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12131-introducing-energypedia-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12327 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12131-introducing-energypedia-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12327 New SuSanA partners Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:23:31 +0000 Re: Introducing energypedia: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: Energypedia http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12131-introducing-energypedia-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12319 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12131-introducing-energypedia-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12319 Thank you for the message on our board. We are more than happy to address all your queries and also welcome all future queries and suggestions from you.
Regarding the overlap between Wikipedia’s and ours content, we try to compliment the work of Wikipedia rather than compete with them. Additionally most of our content are the direct results of projects in developing countries and would not fit within the Wikipedia criteria. Therefore, in this respect, we try to host unique contents which are not easily available elsewhere.
Our goal at energypedia is to serve as a textbook to energy practitioners and help easy sharing of on field experiences among the energy practitioners and other interested audiences.
The "doubling of work" could also be approached with the idea of "Linked Open Data" right now as a part of the Climate Knowledge Broker (CKB) network we are intending to use the "Climate Tagger" to tag our content and share it with other platforms. But you are right, there are many platforms out there somtetimes competing or doubling content.

Through this partnership, we hope to learn more about the SuSanA community, share useful information about biogas sanitation system with the SuSaNa community as well as encourage the community to contribute their invaluable knowledge to energypedia.

Best Regards,
Robert Heine]]>
New SuSanA partners Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:04:58 +0000
Re: Introducing energypedia: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12131-introducing-energypedia-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12241 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12131-introducing-energypedia-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12241
I am very happy that energypedia has joined as a SuSanA partner organisation! I still remember during my time at GIZ how energypedia first started as a GIZ project in 2007, how it introduced Wiki technology to us all and continued to grow; and now it's great to see how you have matured into an independent organisation! (nice history page: energypedia.info/wiki/Energypedia_-_History )

I think we from SuSanA can potentially learn a lot from you, e.g. how you have gone through institutional changes to become a German non-profit company (although GIZ still seems to be your main funding source according to: energypedia.info/wiki/Energypedia_-_Donors_and_Partners).

Now coming more to the content - where do we have overlap? I would say mainly (or only) in the area of biogas, perhaps a little bit on biofuels (e.g. ethanol from faecal sludge, although I don't think this will "fly") and perhaps some of the cross-cutting issues e.g. on microfinance (you are lucky though because you don't have that "taboo" issue with energy that we have for sanitation).

I.e. your pages here:
energypedia.info/wiki/Portal:Biogas
energypedia.info/wiki/Portal:Biofuel
energypedia.info/wiki/Microfinance

As I am an active Wikipedian (I created the WikiProject Sanitation together with others: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/166-de...le-bit-of-their-time), I noticed that your setup is very similar to Wikipedia for the content pages. You have a discussion page (called "talk" in Wikipedia) and you have a history page. However, if I observed correctly, the contenta of the discussion page and the names on the history page are only accessible once I have obtained a login (which I haven't done yet).

The number of people with logins to Energypedia is currently 4390 uses (slightly less than SuSanA members).

I noticed that your content is put up under an open licence, thank you for that:
You use: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Which means:
You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.


Now let me ask you a very specific question:

Your page on biogas basics is here:
energypedia.info/wiki/Biogas_Basics

At the bottom you provide the link to the Wikipedia page on biogas.

Now if I was an editor, should I rather work on the Energypedia page about biogas or on the Wikipedia page on biogas? I would say the latter. Why? More people are likely to find it via Google.
Or would it make sense to "mirror" the two pages?
Could/should I take content from "your" biogas page and copy it to the Wikipedia biogas page if your content is better (or vice versa)?

This is the general problem I have with separate Wikis (like the IWA WaterWiki, Akvopedia, Appropedia,... as well), as it sometimes seems like one is doubling up the work. It is something we discussed here before:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/166-de...-doubling-of-efforts

Another page which I see on both, Energypedia and Wikipedia is biochar. Here, the Wikipedia page seems more detailed to me than your page:
Wikipedia page on biochar: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar
Energypedia page on biochar: energypedia.info/wiki/Biochar

This is no wonder as Wikipedia has millions of editors and you have "only" 4400 .

So I am sure the purpose is not to compare such pages. I can see that Energypedia is about much than just its Wiki content only (i.e. you have a whole community there, you also provide consultancy services etc.).

Maybe for the general topic articles Wikipedia is more detailed than yours; but for specific technical topics your pages are more detailed than the Wikipedia pages (in which case one could think about copying materials across in both directions, but I don't know if this would be frowned upon or not; from the licence side of things it would be no problem).

Anyway, I am sure you have been asked these sorts of questions before. So I look forward to hearing from you.

Please also tell us more what you hope to get out of your organisation's partnership with SuSanA.
E.g. are your members likely to use our discussion forum on biogas sanitation issues (see here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/35-bio...n-systems-and-dewats)?
Would you hope that SuSanA members who are knowledgeable in biogas sanitation systems contribute to content and discussions on your pages?

Kind regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New SuSanA partners Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:41:06 +0000
Introducing the Centre for Integrated Development (CfID): A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12236-introducing-the-centre-for-integrated-development-cfid-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12236 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12236-introducing-the-centre-for-integrated-development-cfid-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12236




We would like to welcome the Centre for Integrated Development (CfID) from India as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from the application form which was written by CfID.

Description:
CfID is a multidisciplinary resource group consultancy organization initiated in 2004. It is formed by collaboration of professionals from Planning, Engineering and Development fields. CfID works towards integrated use of technology, process and systems in development of social and physical infrastructure for elevating the quality of life; through consultancy, implementation, research and education with special focus on Disaster Management, Water-Environment-Sanitation (WES), and Infrastructure & Services.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
CFID has been working on design, installation and promotion of Decentralized Waste Water Treatment System (DEWATS) and other ecological sanitation systems.

Contact person:
Ms. Tanvi K. Patel

Website
www.cfid.org.in

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New SuSanA partners Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:01:55 +0000
Introducing energypedia: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12131-introducing-energypedia-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12131 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12131-introducing-energypedia-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12131




We would like to welcome energypedia from Germany as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from the application form which was written by energypedia.

Description:
Energypedia is a renewable energy wiki platform in the context of development cooperation. It offers free access to expert information on renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries. On energypedia.info anyone can create and revise articles on renewable energy technologies, approaches and projects as well as energy efficiency. Energypedia's goal is to promote knowledge and experience exchange in order to achieve universal access to sustainable energy for all people. For this reason energypedia is free and accessible for everyone.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
Energypedia hosts a wiki-platform offering free access to expert information on renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries through four main portals: solar, hydro, wind and bioenergy. Within the bioenergy portal, a vast compilation of articles on biogas sanitation systems and programmes can be easily accesible.

Expectations in the partnership:
A mutual promotion of international knowledge exchange between a growing community of practitioners, experts and other interested stakeholders.

Contribution to SuSanA:
By facilitating and expanding the diffusion of sustainable energy technologies that include biogas sanitation systems, through practical knowledge sharing.

Contact person:
Robert Heine

Website:
www.energypedia.info

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New SuSanA partners Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:03:14 +0000
Introducing Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST): A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12083-introducing-asia-society-for-social-improvement-and-sustainable-transformation-assist-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12083 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12083-introducing-asia-society-for-social-improvement-and-sustainable-transformation-assist-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12083 Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) based in the Philippines as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form which was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) is an international non-government organization focused on capacity building. Over the last 11 years, ASSIST has been seeking to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa.

ASSIST takes pride in its process-oriented approach to capacity building to achieve social improvement and sustainable transformation. Its goal is to empower its target groups and make them resilient to the social, economic and environmental challenges.

It is presently based in Makati City, Philippines, but also has operations in India and Vietnam and manages projects in over 14 countries. Through its Partner to Progress philosophy, it has successfully implemented projects in collaboration with the European Union, United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), GIZ, and DEG/ KFW amongst other organizations.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
In 2013, the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC) launched the ADB Youth Initiative. Its main objective is to empower youth of Asia and the Pacific as development partners by mainstreaming the participation of youth in ADB operations.

The ADB NGOC and the ADB Youth Initiative has partnered with ASSIST for the Youth4Asia Solution Search, which combines a competition and inception of an online knowledge platform that will be used to showcase, disseminate and promote youth work in the Asia Pacific. The competitions will cover specific youth activities within four areas of focus, including Health, Hygiene and Sanitation.

The online knowledge platform will consolidate youth-led projects and youth organizations that work with the government and other stakeholders on the areas of focus.

Contact person:
Sreenivas Narayanan

Website:
www.assistasia.org

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New SuSanA partners Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:47:42 +0000
Introducing Architectural Environmental Strategies (AES): A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/11882-introducing-architectural-environmental-strategies-aes-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#11882 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/11882-introducing-architectural-environmental-strategies-aes-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#11882 Architectural Environmental Strategies (AES) from Sweden as a new SuSanA partner organisation!
The following text is taken from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:

Architectural Environmental Strategies is a non-profit organization working within the field of architecture, planning and sustainable development. The projects we engage in range from interdisciplinary academic work through studies in the field, to practical action such as constructing sustainable buildings in communities in developing parts of the world.
We work always with the objective to develop projects and strategies not for, but in collaboration with local communities, and our methods aim to promote self-sufficiency, to adjust to local cultural contexts, and in building, to use sensible and sustainable building techniques and materials. We work in a participatory manner, placing the objective of social responsibility on part of professionals before any economic profitability.
We have the principles of human solidarity at the core of our ideas, and work alongside local governments and public institutions, striving to raise awareness, promote discussion and share knowledge and experience among all included parties. Through the local actions we take part in, we strive to contribute to sustainable livelihoods on a global scale.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:

We have designed and built composting toilets in Fiji, South Pacific. The projects have focused on low tech, easy to build on site design, with the use of local materials and building techniques.

Contact person:

Anna Sundman

Website:

www.aesstudio.org

Find out more about Architectural Environmental Strategies and their work in WASH and Sanitation:

aesstudio.org/about/


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New SuSanA partners Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:43:38 +0000
Re: Introducing Max Foundation: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: denniskl http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/11873-introducing-max-foundation-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#11877 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/11873-introducing-max-foundation-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#11877
Read your website, nice model (do you have a video of a well being bored and the pvc tube being inserted? that must be an exciting few minutes!

couple of things I wasn't clear about from the website:

  1. One (1) well will be sufficient for approximately how many people? (100, 200,???)
  2. what is the cost breakdown for a well and sanitation for that same population size?
  3. you mention squat toilets being the sanitation type - can yoiu give more details on the toilet type (pour flush, uddt, septic, etc? and construction material and methodology (concrete, pvc, made on site or centrally made and distributed?
  4. how does the microfinancing work? and how much roughly is a family or community required to pay (both monthly and in total)?
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New SuSanA partners Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:51:42 +0000
Introducing Max Foundation: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/11873-introducing-max-foundation-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#11873 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/11873-introducing-max-foundation-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#11873 Max Foundation from the Netherlands as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form and which was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
Max Foundation is a business driven non-profit organization on a mission to reduce child mortality in the most efficient and effective way by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in world’s poorest communities. Our approach works because it is focused and mobilizes local populations. Changes are robust because efforts are based on people’s commitment. Sanitation is the first step in the self-development of poor rural and urban communities and trigger a snow-ball effect. Our approach helped 1.1 million people so far and can help hundreds of millions people in – at least – South East Asia.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene education (WASH) addresses child mortality in the most effective and sustainable manner. We finance WASH programmes, implemented by local partner organisations, in the poorest regions of Bangladesh. In these areas we provide clean drinking water by building water wells, we install latrines and give education about hygiene. Our standard approach now always incorporates training and equipping Traditional Birth Assistants (TBA's), and building school toilet blocks.

Contact person:
Joke Le Poole/ Director Max Foundation

Website
Website: maxfoundation.org/

Find out more about Max Foundation and their work in WASH and Sanitation:
Facebook : www.facebook.com/MaxFoundation.nl
Twitter: twitter.com/maxfoundation
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/max-foundation

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New SuSanA partners Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:11:50 +0000
Introducing Centre for Integrated Urban Development (CIUD): A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8739-introducing-centre-for-integrated-urban-development-ciud-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8739 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8739-introducing-centre-for-integrated-urban-development-ciud-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8739

We would like to welcome Centre for Integrated Urban Development (CIUD) from Nepal as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form and which was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
CIUD is an NGO working on urban issues, and thriving towards developing livable cities.

At present we are working with 7 municipalities and projects are spread over 4 districts of Nepal. Urban development, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Solid Waste Management and Rainwater Harvesting are the present project CIUD is undertaking.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
CIUD is working with local communities and local authorities promoting WASH, with specific technologies, in relation with local socio-economy and livelihoods. Community Led Urban Environmental Sanitation (CLUEs) planning approach has been one of the approaches used by CIUD.

Linkage with micro-finance and DRR is what CIUD is looking to add in its current interventions.

At present CIUD has partnership with Water Aid Nepal and World Vision international in WASH sector.

Expectations in the Partnership:
We expect to learn more on different options for Sustainable Sanitation especially in urban context of developing countries.

We will also try to seek expertise from international platform for strengthening our team's understanding and knowledge in sustainable solutions for WASH.

Contribution to SuSanA:
CIUD can share its experiences, success cases, technology options and approaches during its over a decade of working in urban WASH.

Working together with SuSanA we can conduct our advocacy works more effectively and in more coordinated way.

We can be a strong partner in achieving the 2014-2018 Joint Road-map towards sustainable sanitation.

Contact person:
Pushkar Lal Shrestha

Find out more about CIUD and their work in sanitation:
Website: www.ciud.org.np
Links to their sanitation-related activities: www.ciud.org.np/new/index.php?q=activities/sanitation

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New SuSanA partners Mon, 26 May 2014 13:48:28 +0000