Survey for PhD research: Validate Business Model innovation of Faecal Sludge Collection & Transport Service

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Optimize the business model of emptying and transport of fecal sludge to improve the FSM situation (PhD thesis, AIT, Thailand)

Dear colleagues,

I would hope anyone concern about: Business model, emptying and transportation fecal sludge business, PLEASE DISCUSS AND SHARE TOGETHER the journal, documents about this.

Dear Experts,

I am Ta Hung Anh, a PhD Candidate from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, working on the topic of Business model of Faecal Sludge Collect & Transport service.

I would like you to participate on a survey about the BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION OF FAECAL SLUDGE COLLECT & TRANSPORT SERVICE in the following questionnaire.

Your opinion and contribution is very valuable for our research to proposed the innovative theoretical business model of this service.

Please help to go into this link to give your opinion:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/faecal-sl...ct-transport-service

and all your contribution and comments are welcomed via my email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you
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Re: EMPTYING AND TRANSPORTATION FECAL SLUDGE BUSINESS

Dear Tahunganh,
Can you please introduce yourself and your research with a bit more detail?

I wonder if you have already studied the reports on the Faecal Sludge Management business analysis in 10 countries in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa that were commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2011.
I wrote about them here on the forum previously:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-fae...-towns-in-india#3023

You find them also by searching the SuSanA library for: landscape BMGF:
www.susana.org/library?search=landscape+bmgf

Are they helpful for your research?

In particular see also this one:
Chowdhry, S., Koné, D. (2012). Business Analysis of Fecal Sludge Management: Emptying and Transportation Services in Africa and Asia - Draft final report. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA.
www.susana.org/lang-en/library/library?v...eitem&type=2&id=1662

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Re: EMPTYING AND TRANSPORTATION FECAL SLUDGE BUSINESS

Dear Ms Elisabeth,

Thank you for your kind information.

I have the 10 countries report and currently I will try to gather more information about this business to write a conceptual paper.

In case you you have more information, Please share

Best care

Ta Hung Anh
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Re: EMPTYING AND TRANSPORTATION FECAL SLUDGE BUSINESS

There is a group of organizations working on exactly that right now:

www.eawag.ch/forschung/sandec/gruppen/EW...cts_ewm/rrr/index_EN

I'm sure if you contact Sandec department in Eawag they can give you more details.
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Re: EMPTYING AND TRANSPORTATION FECAL SLUDGE BUSINESS

Dear Hung Anh,

yes, Sandec is the most active group working on FS, but I guess you know this, since they cooperate with AIT on FS since long time.

On the bottom of this sandec page, you'll find a list of researchers working in the field. Most of the instituions working on FS should be included there:

www.eawag.ch/forschung/sandec/organisati...earch_teams/team_ewm

Best, Florian

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Re: Survey for PhD research: Validate Business Model innovation of Faecal Sludge Collection & Transport Service

Dear Experts,

I am Ta Hung Anh, a PhD Candidate from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, working on the topic of Business model of Faecal Sludge Collect & Transport service.

I would like you to participate on a survey about the BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION OF FAECAL SLUDGE COLLECT & TRANSPORT SERVICE in the following questionnaire.

Your opinion and contribution is very valuable for our research to proposed the innovative theoretical business model of this service.

Please help to go into this link to give your opinion:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/faecal-sludge-collect-transport-service

and all your contribution and comments are welcomed via my email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you
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Re: Survey for PhD research: Validate Business Model innovation of Faecal Sludge Collection & Transport Service

Dear Experts,

My PhD thesis aims to propose the innovation for Business model of FS Collect and Transport service in developing countries (Thailand and Vietnam)

Our theme of research is FSM and we have done several case studies across countries with different economical context (Finland, Thailand and Vietnam)

So we would like to validate the proposed business model with the business owners and especially the experts around the world to confirmed the factors of the BM.

We hope to have your comments and give your opinions to our survey in this link:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/faecal-sludge-collect-transport-service

Thank you very much
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Re: Survey for PhD research: Validate Business Model innovation of Faecal Sludge Collection & Transport Service

Dear all,

I have received some comments from some experts so I would like to highlight the good points about this survey:

(1) This survey is for Business owners, Experts, Consultants in field of Faecal Sludge Management and Sanitation Business by which after you spend about 15 to 20 minutes to finish, you can gain some general idea how the business of Faecal Sludge could be run and innovated.

(2) There are many in-completed survey so we would like to encourage you to finish all the questions in the survey. The best incentive we would like to share is we will share the research results for who complete the survey by answer all the questions.

(3) After the research has the result, We hope to share the good business model and disseminate them for the participants.

Thank you and we hope to hear from your valued opinions.
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Re: Survey for PhD research: Validate Business Model innovation of Faecal Sludge Collection & Transport Service

I request the users of this forum, especially the senior friends, to kindly help Hung, by responding to his survey. The survey is a bit long. He said he needs large data and a wider response. I know, PhD work requires lot of work.

Like me, he is also from AIT, so, my request for his survey :)

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Re: Survey for PhD research: Validate Business Model innovation of Faecal Sludge Collection & Transport Service

Hi Eng. Mughal

I very well agree with your observations. Tahunganh needs some assistance in substance.

As far as I know, Dr. Barbara Senkwe PhD of USAID SUWASA has done such work in the South Sudan but I doubt if she is still available on her email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as the project is winding up soon.

We featured her article ‘An Emerging Fecal Sludge Management System in a Post-Conflict Situation’ in the Jan – Feb 2015 of the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene and I suggest Tahunganh to look into her work for reference and even contact her for assistance.

If Dr. Barbara Senkwe is unavailable at that address, am sure Dr. Dennis Mwanza, the Chief of Party at USAID SUWASA could be of assistance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kind regards / Mwaniki
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Re: Survey for PhD research: Validate Business Model innovation of Faecal Sludge Collection & Transport Service

Hi Mr Mwaniki,

Thank you for your useful information. The article is very useful about financing of FS.
My work is aiming to propose an comprehensive business model of managing the FS business and service in developing countries and determine the success factors.

In case you know which journal is suitable, I would like to have your advice as I hope to publish our findings.

Best regards
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Re: Survey for PhD research: Validate Business Model innovation of Faecal Sludge Collection & Transport Service

Hi Tahunganh

Thanks for the complement but I confess am not an expert in this area of your research. Nevertheless, I highly recommend that you get in touch with Dr. Barbara Senkwe at the address in my previous correspondence who is proficient to guide you.

Thanking you / Mwaniki
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