SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:50:07 +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: Reply: Vulnerability inclusive CLTS in Urban Slum and innovative latrine construction in flood prone area of Ethiopian Great Rift Valley. - by: kitesab http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/20722-vulnerability-inclusive-clts-in-urban-slum-and-innovative-latrine-construction-in-flood-prone-area-of-ethiopian-great-rift-valley#20750 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/20722-vulnerability-inclusive-clts-in-urban-slum-and-innovative-latrine-construction-in-flood-prone-area-of-ethiopian-great-rift-valley#20750 Good afternoon
In your case of high ground water level the sanitation technology you already started to use is recommended with the limitation you mentioned.Raised latrines
raised latrine( constructing the latrine on the surface of the earth).Especially Where there is a seasonally high water table, a raised latrine may be the most appropriate option.
The pit of such latrine should be lined with appropriate, locally available materials such as fired clay bricks, block work, porous concrete, large stones or pieces of rock, pre-cast concrete rings or ferro-cement

Thank you
Bacha]]>
Inclusion and disability Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:14:55 +0000
Reply: Vulnerability inclusive CLTS in Urban Slum and innovative latrine construction in flood prone area of Ethiopian Great Rift Valley. - by: Dirk http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/20722-vulnerability-inclusive-clts-in-urban-slum-and-innovative-latrine-construction-in-flood-prone-area-of-ethiopian-great-rift-valley#20741 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/20722-vulnerability-inclusive-clts-in-urban-slum-and-innovative-latrine-construction-in-flood-prone-area-of-ethiopian-great-rift-valley#20741 The publication is interesting, as here in Karamoja/ Uganda we are as well facing problems with pit latrines in zones of high ground water level.
We are applying in such cases either ECOSAN latrines (disadvantage: too expensive for the average household) and are experimenting now with dry-compost toilets. What technical solutions do you use?

I am a bit reluctant in involving armed forced in WASH activities. If the population is not convinced of practicing WASH, then even the involvement of armed forces might not lead to sustainable results.

Best regards
Dirk

Dirk Ullerich
Welthungerhilfe programme manager Karamoja
Moroto/ Uganda]]>
Inclusion and disability Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:06:36 +0000
Vulnerability inclusive CLTS in Urban Slum and innovative latrine construction in flood prone area of Ethiopian Great Rift Valley. - by: kitesab http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/20722-vulnerability-inclusive-clts-in-urban-slum-and-innovative-latrine-construction-in-flood-prone-area-of-ethiopian-great-rift-valley#20722 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/20722-vulnerability-inclusive-clts-in-urban-slum-and-innovative-latrine-construction-in-flood-prone-area-of-ethiopian-great-rift-valley#20722
Author: Bacha Kitesa

This Paper is based on the experience from field under the project PCA titled ‘pilot urban WASH project’ which was implemented by world vision, UNICEF and DFID in Ethiopian Great Rift Valley in a specific town called Wolelchiti town, Ethiopia from 2014 to 2016:
Lesson Learnt:
1) Inclusion of vulnerable communities by ‘Community voice of action while implementing Urban CLTS
2) Communities’ innovation latrine construction by the communities in flood prone areas
Importance of this Achievements for WASH Practitioners
Urban ODF is challenging especially in developing countries like Ethiopia. Currently world vision in collaboration with its partners (UNICEF, DFID) implement this pilot urban WASH pilot project. World Vision did this project by integrating Community voice of action in to the CLTS tool and finally 8 ketenas (the smallest administration unit) were declared for their ODF status. The OD practice was become history in this town. And the project was successful and I believe that the WASH practitioners will get commendable lesson from the success of this project. Especially from the importance of doing CLTS through community voice of action and through the 1-5 development armed force and alignment of CLTS with the sanitation by law enforcement.]]>
Inclusion and disability Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:43:44 +0000
Accessible toilets for people with disabilities (Pakistan) - by: pwf http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/18690-accessible-toilets-for-people-with-disabilities-pakistan#18690 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/18690-accessible-toilets-for-people-with-disabilities-pakistan#18690 In this way the ideas and planning been practiced in nice manners, around the clock working, determination and the best coordinating participation of the public friends assured the successes and achievements of the preplanned objectives. The main educational and development targets have been perfectly achieved through the educational material provisions of the WET International (Water Education for Teachers) and the financial support of the TiKA (Turkish Corporation and Coordination Agency) that help to construct 50 accessible toilets for the persons with disability in first phase, while the construction of the 50 more toilets is in wide expectation, according plain and vision we are looking forward to reach out 1000’s of the people with disability as well other disadvantaged people those are facing water concern hardships and syndromes.]]> Inclusion and disability Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:26:23 +0000 Re: Great set of short films on making WASH inclusive by Epic Arts in Cambodia with WaterAid - by: AlexanderWinkscha http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/18495-great-set-of-short-films-on-making-wash-inclusive-by-epic-arts-in-cambodia-with-wateraid#18633 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/18495-great-set-of-short-films-on-making-wash-inclusive-by-epic-arts-in-cambodia-with-wateraid#18633
thanks a lot for sharing these! Really interesting and a wonderful spotlight on an awesome organization (Epic Arts). Not only can these videos make us think about the issue more comprhensively in a really positive way, but at the same time they also serve as great examples of how to produce inclusive awareness materials.

Thanks again!
Alex]]>
Inclusion and disability Mon, 08 Aug 2016 03:39:09 +0000
Great set of short films on making WASH inclusive by Epic Arts in Cambodia with WaterAid - by: Louisa Gosling http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/18495-great-set-of-short-films-on-making-wash-inclusive-by-epic-arts-in-cambodia-with-wateraid#18495 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/18495-great-set-of-short-films-on-making-wash-inclusive-by-epic-arts-in-cambodia-with-wateraid#18495 Epic Arts and WaterAid have produced some very short films to support the new national guidelines on making WASH inclusive in Cambodia.

A set of 1-3 minute animated films explain how to do accessibility and safety audits, barrier analyses, collect data on disability and how WASH organisations can work in partnership with Disabled Persons organisations. These are to support implementation of the national guidelines.

Another set of films - Count me in - is a series of short and entertaining sketches which really show the impact of non-inclusive WASH. Great for raising awareness in a light hearted way. None of the sketches are more than a few minutes long.

Finally there is a film that explains the process of working together to produce the films. this would be very useful for other WASH organisations wanting to do something similar in other countries.

This blog explains the process and provides links to the films.

www.wateraid.org/news/blogs/2016/july/co...about-inclusive-wash]]>
Inclusion and disability Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:26:06 +0000
A Qualitative Study of Barriers to Accessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Disabled People in Malawi - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/18042-a-qualitative-study-of-barriers-to-accessing-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-for-disabled-people-in-malawi#18042 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/93-inclusion-and-disability/18042-a-qualitative-study-of-barriers-to-accessing-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-for-disabled-people-in-malawi#18042 A Qualitative Study of Barriers to Accessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Disabled People in Malawi. PLoS One, May 2016

Link to full text

This study explores the WASH priorities of disabled people and uses the social model of disability and the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework to look at the relationships between impairments, contextual factors and barriers to WASH access.

Participants reported 50 barriers which related to water and sanitation access, personal and hand hygiene, social attitudes and participation in WASH programs. No two individuals reported facing the same set of barriers. This study found that being female, being from an urban area and having limited wealth and education were likely to increase the number and intensity of the barriers faced by an individual.

This study found that body function limitations such as incontinence, pain and an inability to communicate WASH needs are in and of themselves significant barriers to adequate WASH access. Understanding these access barriers is important for the WASH sector at a time when there is a global push for equitable access.]]>
Inclusion and disability Tue, 17 May 2016 17:24:45 +0000