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Recent Posts - SuSanA Forum Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:58:29 +0200 Kunena Forum (Joomla) en-gb SuSanA & BEAM Exchange Webinar: "Developing Markets for Sanitation: Where to Start?" 31 May 2017 - by: sanjaysingh Market development in action Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:15:04 +0200 SuSanA & BEAM Exchange Webinar: "Developing Markets for Sanitation: Where to Start?" 31 May 2017 - by: sanjaysingh
1.In Bihar, is there MFI linkage to other services like water supply and solid waste management?
We haven’t come across MFI linkage for services like water supply and waste management, this is limited to livelihood loans only. Toilet loans are first of its kind that could fall under the consumption loan category.

2.Did this project mix CLTS and Market Development Approaches? If yes, what was the experience of this?
No we did not mix CLTS with MDA. However, there were certain overlapping geography where CLTS was done this project also complemented. These areas were targeted government geography under ODF drive (government identifies certain villages each year under ODF drive). Obviously the toilet adoption was higher in these areas but it is difficult to say that it happened because of CLTS MDA mix or because government’s extreme focus in these areas.

3.How specifically do you capture the usage data after the toilet construction - by household survey, but how are the survey questions around this framed?
We capture toilet usage through household survey and the questions are;
1.Did you use latrine at home or went out for defecation yesterday?
2.Did you use latrine at home or went out for defecation day before yesterday? (excluding yesterday)
3. In last 3 occasions when you defecated, how often you used latrine? (Occasions should include today if the person defecated today)

4.What was the role of the Fund Manager and how was the $1.2 million deployed?
The fund manager’s role is as below;
1. Attract MFI for sanitation financing in Bihar
2. Disburse fund to them based on their capacity after due diligence considering the associated risk
3. Monitor that the toilet loan has been utilized for toilet construction through sample survey
4. Ensure that the MFI’s are returning money properly
5. The money is again rotated for sanitation loans (consumer+ enterprise)
6. Mobilize additional funding for sanitation financing
5.What were the messages/arguments used to convince people of the need for a toilet? And also to take on a loan for this?
The project’s emphasis was on supply side strengthening first. The messages were to address the barriers of toilet purchase and use. Emphasis were given on:
a. Pride of having toilet in the house and using it too.
b. Specification of a standard toilet and component used in the construction of a standard toilet
c. Information regarding selection of place for toilet construction and process / time required for toilet construction.
d. Health issue related to open defecation.
e. Availability of loan (at low rate of interest) for construction of toilet.

6.What plans do you have for those in the community who don't buy into your approach since their activities may invariably have an impact on those who have adopted the approach?

The project provides all the above mention information to all the people contacted, people who agree to construct toilets are encouraged to purchase from the sanitation enterprise linked to the project (as the project can assure quality only at these enterprises) but are open to go to other enterprises as per their choice. Those who do not agree are planned to be contacted again in future during next community meetings in the village at a later date. With more and more purchasing and constructing toilets, the remaining households tend to also purchase will lesser persuasion.

7.According to this programme's experience, what are the key drivers that influence adoption?
Complete and correct information related to toilet construction and association of pride with toilet has been the main driver to initiate toilet adoption, whereas seeing more and more people adopting toilet has been the key driver that has influenced adoption at scale.]]>
Market development in action Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:07:38 +0200
Chief of Party, Sanitation Service Delivery, Cote d'Ivoire - by: nrakova Department: West and Central Africa
Based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire or Cotonou, Benin
Reports to the Regional Director, West and Central Africa

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI seeks an experienced Chief of Party (COP) to lead implementation of its USAID-funded Sanitation Service Delivery Project (SSD) in West Africa. Currently half way through the project, SSD is a 5-year urban sanitation program in Ghana, Benin, and Cote d’Ivoire. The project aims to increase access to safely managed sanitation through market-based approaches and to share learning with the region on market-based approaches to increasing sanitation access. The project’s approach includes stimulating demand and improving supply of high-quality, affordable sanitation products and services, primarily through engagement, coordination, and capacity building of private sector actors.

The COP should have significant leadership, management and international development experience; experience successfully collaborating with private sector, NGO, and government partners; strong interest in market-based approaches to development; and a demonstrated track record of delivering programmatic results. This position will be based in either Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire or Cotonou, Benin, and will oversee the project in all three countries. He/she will report to the Regional Director for West and Central Africa.

Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

You will be responsible for overall management, technical direction, and administration to ensure programmatic success. This includes:
Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID.
Oversee the implementation and continuous improvement of activities in Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana.
Provide expertise in the design and diffusion of innovative service delivery for WASH products and services, including providing effective guidance and support to technical members of the in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project.
Lead implementation of a robust learning and sharing plan.
Ensure the quality and timeliness of project deliverables.
Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.
Lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with sub-award partners.
Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds and partner organizations.
Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments.
Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual Status reports, quarterly financial reports etc.)

What are we looking for?

The basics

Hold a master’s degree or higher in a relevant field and have technical skills which complement those of the activity’s key technical specialists
Have a minimum of 15 years of experience in international development.
Experience and technical knowledge in market-based approaches and/or sanitation strongly preferred.
Have at least 10 years of successful experience as Project Director of large donor-funded technical assistance programs for activities of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a cross-cultural environment with other implementers and teams carrying out USAID- and other donor-funded programs, including activities in different sectors
Be adept in strategic planning, budgeting, adaptive management, and supervision
Fluency in French and English is mandatory.
References will be required.

Please apply directly on the PSI website: PSI websitePSI website

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:36:10 +0200
Topic 3: What can we do to promote the use and replication of good sanitation lessons and practices? - by: Robertus Thematic Discussion: Case studies are Signposts for Recognition and Encouragement Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:56:20 +0200 What are the best sanitation practices and local solutions in MENA? - by: secretariat 2-FactorsofGoodSanitation.jpg

SuSanA MENA Chapter First Thematic Discussion “Applications of Sanitation Systems and Technologies in MENA” has indicated 5 factors to implement effective and sustainable sanitation projects in the MENA region.
These factors are as following:
• Economically viable
• Socially acceptable
• Technically appropriate
• Institutionally appropriate
• Protect the environment and the natural resources.
Furthermore the importance of community engagement was highlighted.

SuSanA members are invited to join our new MENA group in facebook and continue the discussion there:

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Thematic Discussion - Applications of Sanitation Systems and Technologies in the MENA region Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:29:18 +0200
Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Water Engineering for Developing Countries at Cranfield University - by: AParker
The Cranfield Water Science Institute has over 25 years of successful research and teaching based on the knowledge, skills and abilities of our staff and our undoubted ability to partner with and develop our post-graduate students. We host a suite of unique, near industrial-scale facilities that attract funding from across the water sector as well as from government and charitable trusts and we have strategic partnerships with several water utilities. The quality of our research and teaching on water and sanitation for low income countries was recognised this year through award of the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education.

Our expanding Water & Sanitation Group is committed to improving access to safe, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation worldwide. As part of delivering on this ambition we wish to recruit a Research Fellow with capabilities aligned to the Group’s emerging interests to support both teaching and research. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to deliver pioneering research that changes water and sanitation thinking and practice. You will join a leading provider of progressive educational and research support for international development, delivered through ground breaking collaborations with the private and public sectors.

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent degree in a field related to water engineering with particular emphasis on applications in low income settings (or associated subject), a track record of winning and delivering research projects sponsored by both the public and private sectors, a peer-reviewed publication track record on WASH topics and experience of teaching and supervision at post-graduate level.

Your experience should have provided you with a close understanding of the contemporary challenges facing the WASH sector and practical knowledge of the design and implementation of WASH interventions.

We are looking for someone with excellent oral and written communication skills who is comfortable and confident dealing with senior colleagues and research sponsors.

Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.

We have been awarded an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and have also achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now award. We also run the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora Programme, which is a leadership development programme, aimed at women in an academic, technical or professional service role.

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.

For an informal discussion, please contact Prof Sean Tyrrel, Professor of Bioaerosol Science/SWEE Director of Education on +44 (0)1234 758320 or (E); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interviews to be held: 9 August 2017
School/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type: Fixed term contract, Period 18 months
£31,620 to £35,244 per annum (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
£23,485 to £26,900 per annum (Research Assistant, i.e. without PhD)
Apply by: 19/07/2017
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Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:37:36 +0200
Introducing Antenna Foundation from Switzerland: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat logo_AntennaEN_RVB.jpg

We would like to welcome Antenna Foundation from Switzerland as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

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

Description and Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:

Antenna Technologies is a Swiss foundation committed to the scientific research of technological, health and economic solutions in partnership with universities, non-profit organizations and private companies to meet the basic needs of marginalized populations in developing countries.

Contact person:

Jerome Voillat


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New SuSanA partners Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:59:32 +0200
Public cassete dry toilet in Kiev - by: BPopov
I am just back from Kiev where did the experiments with worms and hand washing water.
When arrived I found the toilet working like hell receiving people every 5minutes with sometimes 2-3 people waiting in line in front. Possibly 300 visits a day each compartment I’d say or even mo. The crates are half full with the mixture of woodshavings/feces. However no bad smell inside! It worked absolutely Ok itself for almost 2 weeks with very high load.
We added the preordered worms into one crate. They came in a big two bags together with substrate and we were told it is a whole family with around 1500 individual – adult, young and cocoons/ Hard to say what is their biomass. However when we threw them in one corner of the crib together with substrate they crawled out to where feces mostly fall.
Then we put the sink effluent pipe to the center of the crib and waited to see what happens
It happened great stink. Right after few hand washes from the visitor started to come out with sour faces and I rushed inside to find that it is a terrible ammonia smell inside the cabin. The water obviously did bad job. I got the pipe out and within an hour it normalized a bit. However the next door compartment that didn’t received neither worms nor water was still much better.
Then I quickly rushed to the train.
That’s the result so far. One of my friends in in Kiev will be at the toilet location tomorrow to check how the worms are doing.
Public toilets, community toilets, shared toilets Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:59:10 +0200
Advanced Development of Modular Onsite Treatment System-Co-development of Reinvented Toilet Systems (Infore, China) - by: infore2017 Nice to meet you here and thanks for your interest to our project. Please feel free to send me furthur questions to my email address listed above. We will response to you as soon as possible.
Best Regards,
Public toilets, community toilets, shared toilets Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:20:48 +0200
Advanced Development of Modular Onsite Treatment System-Co-development of Reinvented Toilet Systems (Infore, China) - by: infore2017 Thanks,
Public toilets, community toilets, shared toilets Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:06:31 +0200
How would we tackle Sanitation Challenges in MENA - by: nityajacob
I think BRAC from Bangladesh has been working in Africa in Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. You could contact them for help. They have the ability to work at scale. Currently, their WASH programme covers about half of Bangladesh with water-sanitation facilities. Their web page for WASH is at . Milan is the WASH adviser there - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thematic Discussion - Applications of Sanitation Systems and Technologies in the MENA region Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:15:48 +0200
Re: Workshop on "Developing a uniform Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) analysis consortium for analyzing faecal waste samples" - on 23 February 2017 at FSM4, Chennai, India - by: muench

Hi Elisabeth

I apologise that no one has responded to you earlier in regards to the question on SuSana. Please see attached a brief summary on the workshop discussions proceedings and comments. I have also attached my presentation on the QA/QC side of the project. Dennis is travelling at the moment and as soon as he has a chance I am sure he will send through his presentations from the workshop as well.

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Thank you Marisa! I look forward to receiving the presentation by Denis as well.

I copy a piece from the summary pdf file to make it more easily accessible for searches on this forum:

The workshop held at the FSM4 in Chennai in February 2017, was done in order to develop a greater laboratory network to discuss the Detection and Enumeration of Soil Transmitted Helminths method. The method was physically demonstrated at the IIT Madras University and thereafter presentations on the method development process and quality assurance as intra-laboratory and inter-laboratory procedures were discussed at the FSM4 venue. Some of the discussions that took place are as follows:
• The availability of Ascaris Suum eggs, has been a major discussion directly affecting quality assurance. In order to have a sufficient supply of eggs for the distribution of referenced samples a decision needs to be made on how we will concentrate and be able to supply them within the samples.
• A discussion about distributing the draft SOP, video of method and QA/QC protocol amongst the participants for feedback was initiated. It is suggested that a group discussion be developed so has to enhance the communication between the different laboratories and their queries as the method develops further.
• A uniform method needs to be distributed through both DUT and UKZN to avoid confusing during training of technicians. The method Sonja is distributing also needs to be discussed via Colleen Archer.
• There should be communication between laboratories discussing viable and non-viable eggs and pictures can be taken and submitted to one another for verification.
• Interested collaborating laboratories should contact either Dennis at DUT or Colleen at PRG.

Determining helminth egg quantities (measurement techniques) Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:47:44 +0200
Re: Sanitation and Water for All: A global partnership to achieve universal access to clear water and adequate sanitation - by: muench "Sanitation and Water for All: A global partnership to achieve universal access to clear water and adequate sanitation") by Perry Landman from UNICEF USA as follows (Perry was going to post himself but had problems logging in which we haven't been able to resolve yet):


Dear Elisabeth,
Following up on behalf of Darragh and the US Fund for UNICEF, I would suggest adding the following information on current outcomes under the Activities heading (here in the project database: ):

The partnership is focused on three main outcomes—
1. Countries take action on the WASH-related SDGs by developing comprehensive and achievable strategies
2. Development effectiveness in the WASH sector is improved
3. Robust review and follow-up of the WASH-related SDG targets is established

I have also attached the summary report from the 2016 HLM and Chair’s Statement from the 2017 HLM.

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If there are any other specific questions or information I can help answer or add, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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Global and regional political processes Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:30:58 +0200
How would we tackle Sanitation Challenges in MENA - by: ossai
The solutions submitted as attached to tackling Sanitation in MENA are Quite on point and reinforces our decision to start up the SuSanA Nigeria Coalition. However, methinks that the Inclusion of access to grant through challenge prizes would drastically grow the incremental capacity of the local NGOs to participate effectively in the listed or identified intervention points. For instance, many NGOs in Nigeria have developed and designed programmatic intervention initiatives with the peculiarities of their location and needs in mind, gone ahead in Implementation but usually get frustrated as lack of support from stakeholders sets in. As we hold the SuSanA Nigeria Coalition Meet-Up soonest, we shall be sharing on some of these key points.

Ossai Ilome,
SuSanA Nigeria Coalition]]>
Thematic Discussion - Applications of Sanitation Systems and Technologies in the MENA region Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:03:11 +0200
Re: “Contribution of Sustainable Sanitation to the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development” – SuSanA’s revised Vision Document now open for discussion! - by: annetempel thanks for your feedback.

Dear all,
please find the updated version of the Vision Document in the SuSanA library: . The group picture in the header was changed. The new one was taken during the 23rd meeting in Chennai.
The Vision Document will be shared with all SuSanA partners on a no objection basis and will be launched at the 24th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm.
It will be complemented by the "interlinkages document" that explores the relation between sanitation and the other SDGs. We will share this document in this thread soon. Stay tuned!

Best regards,
Anne (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)]]>
Announcements regarding SuSanA Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:26:25 +0200
Re: Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements (3SI) through Supply-Side Strengthening in Bihar, India (PSI) - by: kengelly
My colleagues on the 3Si project recently conducted a webinar which contains numerous updates on the activities in Bihar (over 200k toilets and 30k in March alone!). For quick access, a link to the video, here:

An engaging, very insightful discussion has ensued covering not only the specific aspects of the project but also the rationale behind market development approaches such as these more broadly.

I encourage you to visit this other thread to learn more: ]]>
Market development in action Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:37:01 +0200
Re: Thank you for celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance with us! - by: annetempel please find attached the draft outcome report of SuSanA's 10th Anniversary which comprises the key outcomes and recommendations.

How do you like the report?

Any feedback is very much appreciated.

Best regards,
Anne (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)

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Announcements regarding SuSanA Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:21:35 +0200
How would we tackle Sanitation Challenges in MENA - by: secretariat 1-TacklingChallenges.jpg

SuSanA MENA Chapter First Thematic Discussion “Applications of Sanitation Systems and Technologies in MENA” has presented a compilation of innovative solutions as a collective vision for sustainable sanitation solutions in the region.

The summary of these solutions are as following:
• Inclusion of private sector and non-state-actors to develop, design and redesign intervention points.
• Building the capacities of local NGOs to foster sustainable sanitation practices in the region.
• Development of Social Engineering and Social Marketing activities to promote sustainable sanitation practices.
• Initiating a coalition of NGOs in the region to transfer knowledge and build up integrated projects.
• Integrated approaches to investigate the role of stakeholders in the governance scheme.

You can now continue this discussion in the new Facebook MENA Group as well. Link:
Join us now!

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Thematic Discussion - Applications of Sanitation Systems and Technologies in the MENA region Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:22:16 +0200
Call for SuSanA member meet-up in Nigeria - by: ossai our Meet-Up is gradually coming closer. In view of the recent developments, we have updated the draft agenda to accommodate presentations on survey results and outcomes on status of toilet facilities in secondary and tertiary institutions across selected case studies.

More so, you will find in the draft agenda that we are proposing the introduction of the PEWASH PRIZE FOR AFRICA INNOVATION to support members in their implementation of sustainable programs that will yield incremental outcomes towards improved WASH in Nigeria and Africa.
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You may find the document hereby attached for your perusal and input.

We look forward to your contributions here and during the meeting.

Thank you,

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General announcements Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:51:59 +0200
Call for SuSanA member meet-up in Nigeria - by: ossai Nice to have you on the platform. welcome as we await further education of your project in Nigeria.

Thank you,
Ossai Ilome,
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General announcements Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:28:38 +0200