Behavioral change in the WASH sector- case study from Burundi

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Behavioral change in the WASH sector- case study from Burundi

Dear All,

Attached are the Terms of Reference of an ongoing study conducted by the GIZ Water Programme in Burundi with the support of EAWAG on behavioral change in the WASH sector.

The study is divided in different phases as follow:

1. Baseline study that consists of a field household survey to examine current practices related to water supply, hygiene and sanitation. The results of this study will allow identifying priority ares for interventions that will lead to behavioral change.

2. Based on the results of the baseline study, specific intervention(s) related to a specific priority area(s) will be implemented to introduce new behaviors at the household level (same households targeted by the baseline study).

3. After six months of implemention, another field survey will take place to measure the impact of these interventions on households' behavior.

The attached ToR are only related to point 1 above. Results of the baseline study are expected to be ready towards the end of February, and will be shared with the WG members on due time.
ToR of phase 2 are currently under preparation.

Sorry, the attached ToR are only available in French. However the above text should give you a general overview.

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Re: Behavioral change in the WASH sector- case study from Burundi

Dear Nabil,

do you have by any chance ToRs and reports from the Kampala project?

I assume that a lot of behavior is generic (e.g. hand washing, transport, storage and use of water) and messages and campaigns cold work in other countries too.

Do you also look into commercial behavior (e.g. willingness to pay) and approaches to influence that?
Mr. Steffen Blume
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Dear Steffen,

I haven't seen the work done in Kampala. Will look for this though, thanks for the hint.

So far we are not looking at aspects related to willingness to pay, but we are still dicussing the details related to next steps. I think we should have something ready soon, and will share the ToR. I am not sure if willingness to pay will be included in these TOR.

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Hi All.

Below a summary of our work progress in Burundi. Two main activities. Hope this helps.

Regards from Bujumbura.
Nabil.

1. We are promoting very simple ecosan latrines in rural areas that cost around 5 euros each. The latrine consists of separating fecal matter and urine and collecting urine in small recipients to be used as organic fertilizers. Fecal matter is left for around 8 months before it is used as a fertilizer. This model was tested by Peter Morgan in other countries. The idea is to construct a latrine with local material, even the slap consists of mixing cow manure with sand and clay (old Burundian techniques). We have 3 pilot areas where we are measuring the agricultural yield with different crops, by comparing yield with chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers, and no fertilizers. Will post results on the forum once this is ready.

2. We are working on behavior change with a swiss research center, EAWAG, trying to introduce water treatment techniques and promoting the construction/improvement of latrines, and their use, in rural areas. Different types of latrines are promoted, and we are testing different intervention techniques in different areas by combining community activities, awareness campaigns, one to one visits, subsidies, and training local workers on the construction of latrines. We have been working on a concept for this activities since last April, interventions will start in one month and we planned 2 field surveys to measure the impact in July and December this year. Again once we have results I will share them with everyone.
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Re: Behavioral change in the WASH sector- case study from Burundi

Further to my previous posts, I have attached the following documents about our work in Burundi in the field of water and sanitation behavioral change:
- a report summarizing the findings of the baseline study conducted end of 2012
- a PPT presentation describing the approach to test behavioral change interventions in pilot zones
Unfortunately all documents are in French.

Nabil.
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