WG1 Factsheet Update

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As communicated previously, the SuSanA secretariat is currently planning to publish a book that comprises of all the 13 thematic SuSanA factsheets including our working group 01 factsheet on capacity development. A first draft version of the book that has been prepared for the Stockholm meeting in August 2011 can be found here: www.susana.org/lang-en/library?view=ccbktypeitem&type=2&id=1229 .

The past weeks we have been working hard to prepare our factsheet on capacity development for sustainable sanitation.
As announced previously, I send you herewith the draft of the final draft for last comments until the 28th of October. The 1st of November, the final version will be sent around for approval.
Please note that
- the document will be arranged in the official SuSanA factsheet layout for the final version
- it is still too long, and you should think twice before adding additional information or at the same time delete parts that you consider not relevant
Content
About 35% of the factsheets contains the main text: Key messages; Background; Capacity development; Needs; Strategies and Instruments.
Then follow about 55% of examples, information on initiatives from you and your conatct details. We do not have a general capacity development strategy for SuSanA or WG 01. That's why we decided to keep the previous form of the factsheet and focus on some examples for inspiration.
At the end, there are the references and contact details of authors as well as the acknowledgements – check if you are there and shouldn’t or if you are not there but should be there…

I am looking forward to your timely feedback

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Dear Dorothee,

Kindly refer to the attachment for comments.

Thank you.

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Evans Tembo
Lecturer - Environmental Health
Ministry of Health
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Many thanks Evans! I have considered your corrections.
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Dear members of the SuSanA working group 1 on capacity development,

We have now uploaded the revised Factsheet “Capacity development for sustainable sanitation”:
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The factsheet was kept in the same structure as the one compiled in 2008. However, the text has been completely revised.
As we do not have an “umbrella capacity development strategy” for SuSanA, we have mainly focused on
1) describing our point of view on what capacity development for sustainable sanitation is and how it could be implemented;
2) a (not exhaustive) list of capacity development initiatives of SuSanA partners.

Any feedback is very welcome.
Please let us also know:
- if your organisation is part of this list, but you would like to revise the paragraph
- if your organisation is not part of this list, but you think it should be
- if your name figures in the authors or acknowledgment, but you think it shouldn’t
- if you are not listed as author or in the acknowledgements, but you think you should be there…

In the future, we would like to have the updated information on what partners are doing in the field of capacity development for sustainable sanitation and there contact details on the SuSanA webpage ( www.susana.org ). However, we would like to have an approach, where partners are responsible of including this information related to their organisations in this list and to keep this information always up to date. Please let us know if you think this is feasible and how it could be implemented?

All the best
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Dear Dorothee,

The document is looking good.

With my little input in the document, I was wondering if I could be acknowledged as simply a contributor. As Evans Tembo (Ministry of Health, Zambia).

Kindly advise.

Thank you!!

Evans Tembo
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Dear all
I 'm a new SuSanA Member and I come from China, it's my first time to reply this forum, the topics for discussion is very interesting and pertinency.hope i can laarn more from everybody, thanks.

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Hi Philipp,
very nice to saw your view on this forum, ...i need to take some time to digest the topics disscussed on the forum.

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Capacity building in sanitation has as objective to install and operate ecologically and economically improved systems, not only that people know how it works better. In capacity building for different methods of sanitation than the ones used by a population group, change of behaviour is involved, also by the capacitated people.
People already using a sanitation model are resistant to change, but young children that are learning their behaviour are easy to change through demonstration and training.
For this reason capacity building for changing sanitatio behaviour needs an important focus on children and primary schools.
This aspect is not explicitely mentioned in the factsheet.
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Thanks, Sjoerd. Good point about the desirability of focussing on younger people when it comes to adoption of new behavior and technology. Do you recommend any particular approaches to working with children? Can you recommend links?

I've noticed in Portland, Oregon where we work that household of people in their twenties seem to differ from households of people in their forties when it comes to toilet choices and attitudes on sanitation. The younger the households, the more environmental education they've had and the clearer they are on the need for change.

Environmental and hygiene/sanitation training for kids is great. The problem is it may be years before they become decision-makers either in the home or the society. So I'd also be interested in learning about successful sanitation awareness programs among university students or what guides the choice of individuals to pursue sustainable sanitation as a career.

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Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.
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Thanks Sjoerd - I also think this is a very good point. Initially I did not want to make repetition regarding the factsheet from WG7a ( www.susana.org/lang-en/library/rm-susana...eitem&type=2&id=1229 - p 59).
But I think there is still some space to mention your point in the WG1 factsheet and refer to factsheet on schools - for instance we could add an example in the section "Strategies and Approaches".
Would you be ready to suggest 1 or 2 sentences regarding this aspects and/or examples?
You can find the last version also in the compilation under the link above.
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Strategies and Approaches
Change in toilet systems from water flush systems towards dry composting, UDT and ecosan toilets requires change in behaviour. Such behavioural change is more difficult for older people who have become used to their water flush toilets, than for younger people. Introducing UDT, composting and ecosan toilets should therefore focus on primary schools, while environmental education needs to focus on both youngsters and adults.

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The best approach for young children and school children is role-play and theatre; showing bad and good behaviour and the results. Making a play and enacting a drama is fun and educative, and has a lasting impact. The play can be shown at school and for parent groups as well as in village and town context. Other schools can make variations on the same theme or follow the format for other themes.

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