Innovations and Private Sector: Can They Solve the Sanitation Problem?

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Re: Innovations and Private Sector: Can They Solve the Sanitation Problem?

For more on this topic, I would really recommend Rémi Kaupp's article on this new online magazine Broken Toilets: brokentoilets.org/article/good-shit-good-business/
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Dear Marijn

I like your idea of drafting the conclusion of this and other discussions in a overview schema on drivers and limitations for different actors to solve the "sanitation problem".
As a starting point we could start brainstorming those drivers and limitations for:
- households (low, middle, high-income) and communities
- governments (local, regional, national)
- private sector (small and medium sized (local/international, large national (local/international)
The schema could be used as a reference and to help oriente project and programme design in the future...?

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Many thanks Giacomo for sharing the interesting article, I posted a link to it on Sanitation Updates.

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Dan
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Dear Mr. Dan,

Sanitation Updates, beyond doubt, is a major source of information on sanitation.

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Thank you amigo for the comment! I included a link to your recent article in DAWN in an enewsletter that we send out very 2 weeks.

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Re: Innovations and Private Sector: Can They Solve the Sanitation Problem?

I am providing a link to my writings on the subject of sanitation and solutions relevant to communities in India. Some of it is based on my readings on SuSanA web site.My thoughts might have some relevance to the topic under discussion.

madhuthakar.blogspot.in/

I have also designed and developed a model household toilet based on DRDO bio digester technology and is being used by 3-5 persons daily since April 1, 2015 as proof of concept.I will be happy to share details if any one is interested.

Private sector must look at sanitation not only as a social sector philanthropy but also as a profit making business. The price point of US$ 200-800 per household for over a billion people is a huge business opportunity.Innovations in financing models need to be looked at for direct sales to end users.Partnerships with traders selling bicycles, scooters and motor cycles, TVs or tractor repair shops may help.
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Amigo,

That is great! I see, you now access Dawn as well. This is quite a news for me!!

Big cheers!

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ggalli wrote: For more on this topic, I would really recommend Rémi Kaupp's article on this new online magazine Broken Toilets: brokentoilets.org/article/good-shit-good-business/


Just got around now to read this article, really interesting piece looking into the different trends and fashions that marked sanitation in the past (this does of course not only happen in sanitation). As his conclusions are close to mine, emphasising the role of the public sector, I obviously like the article ;)

Also nice that he illustrates the piece with our sludge truck card deck (. We still have these btw., let me know if anyone wants some!)

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To all who commented on this discussion thread last year:
Marijn and Dorothee did indeed write the paper they thought about as a result of this thread. They've posted their working paper as a new topic at this link:

forum.susana.org/component/kunena/167-ma...omments-wanted#18970

Reading their article renewed the topic for me, and their framing of the issues was helpful. They use a "Motivations" and "Challenges" structure for analyzing perspectives of all stakeholders. Hope you'll go to the other thread and comment on their paper. They've asked for input to help refine the thinking and analysis.

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