Q&A with sanitation implementers Case Studies - overviews of different latrine programs compiled by CAWST

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Q&A with sanitation implementers Case Studies

Hello everyone,

As part of our work to develop a training on latrine program design, CAWST is collaborating with various implementer to develop case studies that provide an overview of their latrine programs. Each case study describes how the implementers addressed seven components of latrine programs: stakeholder engagement, demand creation, products and services, finances, capacity development, monitoring and FSM. The purpose of these case studies is to capture implementation successes and lessons learned, and to share these with other implementers.

We would like to thank our first four implementing organizations for sharing their experience:
- Sanergy in Kenya: link
- SNV in Cambodia: link
- Gramalaya in India: link
- PWW in Honduras: link

We will have more case studies in the next couple of months including iDE in Bangladeh, FINISH in India and Practical Action in Nepal!

Hope you enjoy the Q&As!

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Re: Q&A with sanitation implementers Case Studies

Thank you so much for conducting this work, Sterenn. We have a lot to learn from each other. If you are looking for other organisations to engage in the future, I can connect you with some of our practitioners at World Vision. We'd love to contribute our learnings as well!
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Re: Q&A with sanitation implementers Case Studies

Dear Sterenn,

Thanks for alerting us to those case studies that are written in a Q&A (question and answer) format. I am glad to see they are already in the SuSanA library. :-)

Do you think it would be worthwhile to also add them to the SuSanA project database ( www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/projects/database )? It might feel like doubling up but I think it could be useful just to ensure the information can be FOUND by various means. Also it would add nicely to the project map:

My second question: why do you use the word latrine so much in these documents? I think it should be either toilets or sanitation but not latrine - which to me implies a sub-standard thing. I think the word latrine only makes sense when it's "pit latrine", then it's OK, but not on its own. That's also how it's worded in the Wikipedia article on latrines:

A latrine is a toilet or an even simpler facility which is used as a toilet within a sanitation system. For example, it can be a communal trench in the earth in a camp to be used as emergency sanitation, a hole in the ground (pit latrine), or more advanced designs, including pour-flush systems.

The term "latrine" is still commonly used in emergency sanitation situations.[1] Nowadays, the word "toilet" is more commonly used than "latrine", except for simple systems like "pit latrine" or "trench latrine".[citation needed]

(if you disagree with the wording in the Wikipedia article, we can change it)


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