SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:10:24 +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 CV for Amalin Patnaik, senior project manager - by: kshane http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12452-experienced-sanitation-staff-available-in-indias-odisha-from-project-sammaan#12501 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12452-experienced-sanitation-staff-available-in-indias-odisha-from-project-sammaan#12501
Attached is the CV for Amalin Patnaik, who has been the project manager for Project Sammaan over the past 6 months. Amalin brings with him nearly 20 years of management experience and would be a great addition to any organization working in India's state of Odisha.


Cheers!]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:52:58 +0000
Reply: Phenomenal Engineer Available in India's Odisha! - by: shrikantbhate http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12452-experienced-sanitation-staff-available-in-indias-odisha-from-project-sammaan#12500 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12452-experienced-sanitation-staff-available-in-indias-odisha-from-project-sammaan#12500
-- Prof.Shrikant Bhate. Architect and Social Entrepreneur. D-9, Durvankur SocietyI,Panchavati. Pashan. Pune 411008. R:020-2589 9527 Mobile:91-09890440648]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:38:04 +0000
Re: Introducing Ecosec, new company from Montpellier - by: ben http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/10225-introducing-ecosec-new-company-from-montpellier#12464 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/10225-introducing-ecosec-new-company-from-montpellier#12464
Thanks a lot for these ideas, we're actually brainstorming on a human shit composter that would be acceptable in center town or in our workshop's back garden. And everyone from europe knows how complicated it will be to convince old administrative guys paid to take the less sanitary risk possible, and this process will probably be far more psychological than scientific. By that I mean we need to work on something super hermetic, fancy, something with the temperature can read on your phone, with automatic airflow control, that kind of useless things but which make the process acceptable and pro. This is truly sad but back home in the urban environment any solution which is too assimilated as a "back to living in a cave" thing might be rejected. We keep your great idea in mind, let's make it fancy.

I'll post soon a video on how our system work, it's not with the ecodomeo, but close.

For the cleaning service, this is actually our business model. We do not sell our cabins, we lend them and provide a service of cleaning 4 to 5 times a day by someone in bycicle. To be viable, I need 5 toilets running pretty close one to the other (less than 700m). Th next idea is to use this guy cycling all day to offer the management of composters at the bottom of the buildings : mixing, dealing with the N.C ratio, cleaning the buckets so people come back home with a clean one, etc ... Once you got someone with a bike in town, there's plenty of things to do with.

Last invention we had, the uri-gutter, with a unitary sewerweb in Montpellier, this would be a cheap way to remove smell from our little alleys.


Best,

Ben]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:57:20 +0000
Experienced sanitation staff available in India's Odisha! (from project Sammaan) - by: kshane http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12452-experienced-sanitation-staff-available-in-indias-odisha-from-project-sammaan#12452 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12452-experienced-sanitation-staff-available-in-indias-odisha-from-project-sammaan#12452
I've attached the CV and a letter of recommendation of a friend and colleague, Md. Ahmed Saif. We've worked closely together the past two years on the urban sanitation initiative Project Sammaan. As our role in the project is winding down, Ahmed is exploring other employment opportunities in Odisha (and beyond should the opportunity be a good fit). Ahmed is an incredibly talented engineer and has been an instrumental part of the project since joining the team. He has excellent project management skills and great working relationships with government officials in Odisha, from local engineers on up to senior state-level officials.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am always willing and available to advocate for Ahmed; any organization would be very fortunate to add Ahmed to their team.

Cheers!]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:47:14 +0000
Re: Introducing Ecosec, new company from Montpellier - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/10225-introducing-ecosec-new-company-from-montpellier#12414 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/10225-introducing-ecosec-new-company-from-montpellier#12414
Congrats on this first Ecosec Unit in the Montpellier Zoo.

Now I see that Ecodomeos will be functioning within the toilets. This is great, as long as there is always electricity for the fan ... or could passive ventilation be sufficient? It seems the Ecodomeo may be filling interchangeable buckets. I would suggest lining the buckets with woven polypropylene sacks, which could then be stacked in solar ovens (but protected against direct UV, so the sacks do not get destroyed), for the first stage of drying, deoomposition, and pathogen die-off. If you achieve 65°C for just one hour, all pathogens should be dead, according to the literature. I would also not scrub and disinfect the buckets, just put them upside-down to let them drain and dry out; this would allow a beneficial community of microbes to develop in the buckets (under the heat-pasteurized sack). (Just a little brainstorming.)

You may like to have a paid attendant (or maybe student volunteers) to help explain the benefits and proper use of this dry toilet, clean up, and step on the pedal if users do not. (They can also make sure that zoo baboons do not come in and monkey around.) It is obviously key that this first unit be a great success.

Good luck. Please keep us up-to-date.

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:18:43 +0000
Re: Introducing Ecosec, new company from Montpellier - by: gsmikhael http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/10225-introducing-ecosec-new-company-from-montpellier#12397 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/10225-introducing-ecosec-new-company-from-montpellier#12397
This is excellent, great job! Keep the updates coming.

Georges]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Sun, 08 Mar 2015 10:48:18 +0000
Re: Introducing Ecosec, new company from Montpellier - by: ben http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/10225-introducing-ecosec-new-company-from-montpellier#12347 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/10225-introducing-ecosec-new-company-from-montpellier#12347
After several months of development, administrative blockages and partnership delays we are proud to present you the Ecosec Cabin installed and working in the Montepllier's Zoo.

www.facebook.com/ecosec.fr/photos/pb.151.../?type=1&theater

www.facebook.com/ecosec.fr/photos/pb.151.../?type=1&theater

With this launch, we'd like as well to ask for your support through crowd-funding campaign. We started this project a year ago, and have invested a lot in our first cabin prototype and designs, and today we ask you to help us take this to the next step.

Our prototype and designs have generated a lot of interest and we believe that we have reached the stage where we need to invest in a proper workshop, in order to fulfill existing and future orders. We also need to invest in an electric bicycle and a compact aerated composter, as well as compulsory regulatory checks, commercial flyers and a video.



We thank you very much for your generosity, for sharing this campaign and for supporting us at your level. We'll soon publish videos on how our system works and the early users perception.

Best wishes to all of you,

Ben]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:14:24 +0000
Re: Introducing a new organisation in Ghana " Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES)" - by: Mutbaby http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12004-introducing-a-new-organisation-in-ghana-q-institute-for-sustainable-energy-and-environmental-solutions-iseesq#12120 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12004-introducing-a-new-organisation-in-ghana-q-institute-for-sustainable-energy-and-environmental-solutions-iseesq#12120
It is part of our long term strategies. I will surely inform members when we started issuing the newsletters. Thank you.]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:05:42 +0000
Re: Introducing a new organisation in Ghana " Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES)" - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12004-introducing-a-new-organisation-in-ghana-q-institute-for-sustainable-energy-and-environmental-solutions-iseesq#12072 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12004-introducing-a-new-organisation-in-ghana-q-institute-for-sustainable-energy-and-environmental-solutions-iseesq#12072
This is interesting website. Though, it is still in its initial stages, I'm sure, in the long run, it would be a source of great information.

Would you be issuing monthly newsletters?

Best,

F H Mughal]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:21:22 +0000
Introducing a new organisation in Ghana " Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES)" - by: Mutbaby http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12004-introducing-a-new-organisation-in-ghana-q-institute-for-sustainable-energy-and-environmental-solutions-iseesq#12004 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/12004-introducing-a-new-organisation-in-ghana-q-institute-for-sustainable-energy-and-environmental-solutions-iseesq#12004

I am happy and glad to introduce a new organisation to SuSanA Members "Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES)" which is gaining grounds in the area of sanitation, energy and other aspects of the environment in Ghana.

ISEES is not for profit non-governmental institution duly registered in Ghana to promote innovative and sustainable solutions to Ghana’s energy and environmental challenges through research, capacity building, technology development and transfer, evidence based policy advocacy and community development.

ISEES aims to be the hub of knowledge development and capacity building institution providing sustainable solutions for policy and grassroots initiatives to the environmental and energy challenges in Ghana.

Our core areas of operation includes:

1. Sustainable and Clean Energy Solutions
2. Sustainable Environmental Solutions
3. Sustainable Community Development
4. Food and nutrition security

As an organisation, we are willing to learn and share ideas with other organisations with similar mission and vision. We are therefore willing to link or partner with any organisation, local or international, to carry out and implement projects in any of our areas of operation listed above.

We will also be glad if members could notice us of any available funding opportunities.

For further information: www.iseesonline.org/

We can also be contacted at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:28:39 +0000
Re: Partners wanted for Ghana - by: smecca http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11861 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11861 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]]> Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:29:48 +0000 Re: Partners wanted for Ghana - by: denniskl http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11859 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11859
Am in malaysia]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:18:50 +0000
Re: Partners wanted for Ghana - by: smecca http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11855 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11855 Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:34:11 +0000 Re: Partners wanted for Ghana - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11851 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11851
I am sure Steve will reply soon on this, but in the meantime, have a look at this thread where we discussed his toilet design (the Biofil toilet) in the past (2 pages of discussions):
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/106-us...roject-usa-and-ghana

At some point during the process they recieved a small amount of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Kind regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:52:47 +0000
Re: Partners wanted for Ghana - by: solidrock4 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11850 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/90-persons-or-companies-offering-their-skills-or-products-and-introductions/11780-partners-wanted-for-ghana-toilets-at-lekma-metropolitan-assembly-ghana?limit=12&start=12#11850
kindly provide me the contacts for this maker. Do you still provide training in making the toilet facility.]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:42:45 +0000