Mongolia: 2017-2020 video report-- "Let's change our toilets"

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Mongolia: A trailer of a report-- "Let's change our toilets"

The full video report will be released on World Toilet Day. The trailer can be found at:
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Re: Mongolia: 2017-2020 video report-- "Let's change our toilets"

Greetings from Mongolia.

On the occasion of the World Toilet Day, the team "Let's Change Our Toilets" is presenting our video report on our project activities of 2017-2020. Please enjoy watching it with English subtitles at 


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Re: Mongolia: 2017-2020 video report-- "Let's change our toilets"

Thank you for the share Oyungerel,

Interestingly the challenges mentioned within the report are quite similar to those faced in Zambia and other African countries:
  • Limited financial resources and financing opportunities to be able to pay for improved toilet facilities
  • Limited technology options and skilled masons to construct the desired toilet facilities that adhere to
    standards (if available) and protect groundwater resources.
  • Limited information on sanitation options and knowledge of the importance of  options all together
I especially find the clustered approach to service provision quit interesting, especially in bringing down the costs of services and sanitation options and making things more accessible. In the case of many African countries, I feel there is a limited number and options for good service providers at community level, many of whom are informal service providers and bringing them together in a more structured way is probably the first step in the right direction.

It was also amazing to learn of the communities favor for dry sanitation options. Something that Zambia and many other countries on the continent have been struggling with. This is basically an issue of acceptability and cultural appropriateness of dry sanitation. How did Mongolia get around this if it was at all a challenge? and did you find that communities are able to reuse the excreta post treatment with ease?

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