SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 29 May 2015 06:04:57 +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 Introducing Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial - INTI from Argentina: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/13439-introducing-instituto-nacional-de-tecnologia-industrial-inti-from-argentina-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13439 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/13439-introducing-instituto-nacional-de-tecnologia-industrial-inti-from-argentina-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13439
We would like to welcome Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial from Argentina 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:

*Please see description in Spanish below*

The National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI, in Spanish) has built, for over half a century, technological infrastructure and relevant knowledge in order to contribute to national industry's development. Currently, INTI has over 2.500 agents, performing in 40 research and development centers, field units and programs, departments and strategic areas.

INTI promotes the generation and transfer of technological innovation to the every branch of industry, and it verifies that every process, good and services manufactured are adjusted to worldwide standards and trends, spreading technological practices and knowledge throughout the country.

The goal is to become a leading institute in technology generation, aiming not only to Argentina but to the rest of the world, developing human resources and scientific and technological infrastructure, to bring solutions to problems of national priority and to increase competitiveness in a sustainable way.

Currently, along with Argentina's Health Ministry, UNICEF, NGOs and other state institutions, INTI is part of a workgroup that aims to make sustainable sanitation available options to the entire population; specifically, urine diversion dry toilets (UDDT).

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El Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (INTI) ha construido, durante más de medio siglo, capacidades profesionales de relevancia e infraestructura tecnológica para contribuir al desarrollo de la industria nacional. En la actualidad el INTI cuenta con más de 2,500 agentes, que se desempeñan en más de 40 centros de Investigación y Desarrollo, las Unidades de Extensión y las Gerencias, Departamentos y Programas, y las Áreas estratégicas.

El INTI busca promover la generación y transferencia de innovación tecnológica a la industria y asegurar, como organismo certificador de estándares y de especificaciones técnicas, que la calidad de los procesos, bienes y servicios producidos se ajusten a las normas y tendencias mundiales, cumpliendo un rol de difusor de conocimientos y prácticas tecnológicas.

El objetivo es constituir una institución líder en la generación y transferencia de tecnología con proyección internacional, capital humano e infraestructura científico tecnológica de vanguardia, que contribuya a la solución de problemas de prioridad nacional e incremente la competitividad de las empresas, fundamentalmente de las pequeñas y medianas, y del país en su conjunto de manera sostenible. A su vez, el INTI busca constituirse como referente nacional en aspectos de calidad y metrología para la toma de decisiones en políticas públicas.

Actualmente, junto con el Ministerio de Salud de Argentina, ONGs y otras instituciones del Estado, el INTI es parte de un grupo de trabajo que busca brindarle a la población diferentes opciones de saneamiento sustentable; específicamente, sistemas secos con separación de orina.

Contact person:
Dominik Hock

Website:
www.inti.gob.ar

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New SuSanA partners Tue, 26 May 2015 08:41:33 +0000
Introducing Population Services International - PSI from the USA: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/13297-introducing-population-services-international-psi-from-the-usa-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13297 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/13297-introducing-population-services-international-psi-from-the-usa-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13297
We would like to welcome Population Services International (PSI) from the United States 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:
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.

Please visit www.psi.org/health-area/water-sanitation/ for PSI’s activities in WASH.

Contact person:
John Sauer

Website
www.psi.org

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New SuSanA partners Mon, 11 May 2015 12:37:58 +0000
Re: Introducing Sanitation Solutions Group - SSG: A new partner organisation of SuSanA (Uganda) - by: smunyana http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12592-introducing-sanitation-solutions-group-ssg-in-uganda-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13251 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12592-introducing-sanitation-solutions-group-ssg-in-uganda-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13251
  • Latrine construction - 66 DuraSan concrete latrines sold since October 2014. This has been greatly aided by partnership with a micro-finance institution which has facilitated many customers to get loan funding for DuraSan latrines. It is hoped that 200 latrines will be constructed by the end of the first year.
  • Latrine emptying - SSG currently has 2 motorized tricycles (piki pikis) for the Gulper II emptying model. These were acquired in January 2015 and since then SSG has hired and trained 2 operators for each of the piki pikis. This has resulted in 143 barrels of sludge being emptied over 3-months. SSG hopes to have at least ten piki pikis by the end of the year.
  • Latrine upgrade - The latrine upgrading model was discovered in the course of implementing the latrine construction model and another market niche was found in which customers wanted to improve their latrines with tiles, paint and / or the plastic SaTo pan or ceramic pan. This is more affordable for households as it doesn't require a full latrine construction. 22 upgrades have been done in the last two months.


The following is a link to an article highlighting some of our work over the past few months
pyxeraglobal.org/the-past-and-future-of-...ation-a-photo-essay/

The SaTo pan has proven to be a really popular product for latrine improvement - both in terms of affordability and the benefits of making a latrine more hygienic, free from flies and safe for children. Since October 2014, SSG has sold over 2700 pans. SSG is identifying strategic partners through whom to distribute the pans both in the rural and urban areas which will help to achieve wider scale and impact.

More information about all our products and services can be found on our website www.sanitationsolutionsgroup.com

I will provide, on the other thread, an update on the catalyzing sanitation businesses project.

Best wishes
Sherina]]>
New SuSanA partners Fri, 08 May 2015 13:13:06 +0000
Introducing Results for Development Institute - R4D from the USA: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/13236-introducing-results-for-development-institute-r4d-from-the-usa-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13236 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/13236-introducing-results-for-development-institute-r4d-from-the-usa-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13236



We would like to welcome Results for Development Institute (R4D) from the United States 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:
Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that are preventing people in low and middle income countries from realizing their full potential. We work across multiple sectors – including education, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), market dynamics, and governance.

In WASH we are working to support promising development approaches in Africa and India by connecting them to the people and resources they need to grow. Working with in-country partners, the R4D WASH team is focused on finding and promoting the most effective, demand-driven, and sustainable solutions to the enduring challenge of providing WASH services to the poor.

Contact person:
Sophie Edwards

Website
www.r4d.org/

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New SuSanA partners Thu, 07 May 2015 14:13:16 +0000
Re: Introducing Sanitation Solutions Group - SSG: A new partner organisation of SuSanA (Uganda) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12592-introducing-sanitation-solutions-group-ssg-in-uganda-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13229 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12592-introducing-sanitation-solutions-group-ssg-in-uganda-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13229

With Sherina as a CEO, I am sure it will thrive!
For those who don't know Sherina, read the nice description about here on their website:



Sherina is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at SSG. She brings to the table a wealth of experience from both profit and non-profit sectors specifically in communication, grants and financial management of projects focusing on value chains and local capacity building. Dubbed the Clint Eastwood of sanitation, this sanitation super-heroine was part of the core team in charge of the overall strategic direction for a market-based sanitation program implemented in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has experience in business model development at different stages of the sanitation value chain and completed a MSc. in Development Management that further strengthens a philosophy geared towards sustainable development solutions, right in line with SSG’s mission. She calls the beautiful Pearl of Africa home and in her spare time, loves to read, travel and watch sport, her favorites being tennis, F1 and football.


Sherina used to be with Water for People and I got to know her via this project on catalyzing sanitation businesses that was funded by the Gates Foundation and which she told us about here in this thread:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/161-sa...ia-peru-ecuador#2897

Sherina could you tell us something about that project (the funding is coming to an end now?) in that thread and also how that project has perhaps helped you to start up this new company? And how is it all going? Lots of business?

I see on your website that you have four business models:

SSG has four business models:
1. Latrine Construction - Assembly of DuraSan modular latrines
2. Latrine Upgrades - Distribution, sales, and installation of latrine upgrade components including the Luxo Pan and SaTo Pan
3. Latrine Emptying - Franchising of pit emptying entrepreneurs, supplying them with motorized tricycles, Gulper manual pit emptying devices, protective clothing and gear, business model development support, and training
4. Consulting - Management consulting and research services for WASH businesses and NGOs


How are things going with that SaTo Pan? That was another Gates funded project which we have here on the forum:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/106-us...and-water-for-people


Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New SuSanA partners Thu, 07 May 2015 08:50:12 +0000
Introducing Friends of Londiani - FoL (Kenya): A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/13213-introducing-friends-of-londiani-fol-kenya-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13213 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/13213-introducing-friends-of-londiani-fol-kenya-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#13213 Friends of Londiani - FoL from Kenya 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:
Friends of Londiani is a community development organisation whose mission is to work in partnership with the people of the Kenyan community of Londiani, and its surrounding villages, to develop and complete sustainable community projects to enable the people to achieve an improved quality of life based on their values and become the authors of their own development. Our programme areas are health, water, education and economic empowerment.

Contact person:
Maria Kidney

Website
www.friendsoflondiani.com

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New SuSanA partners Tue, 05 May 2015 15:15:05 +0000
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 in Uganda: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12592-introducing-sanitation-solutions-group-ssg-in-uganda-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#12592 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/12592-introducing-sanitation-solutions-group-ssg-in-uganda-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 (Pakistan) - 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-pakistan#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-pakistan#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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