Arts Interventions for Sustainable Sanitation and Resource Recovery

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Re: Arts Interventions for Sustainable Sanitation and Resource Recovery

Hello Ben,

I agree with the significant impact of the unconventional behavioural change approaches you mentioned. Recently, several intervention projects have been utilizing these approaches, and they are making notable strides in influencing positive behavioural practices, such as handwashing. I encourage you to take a look at these posts here on the SuSanA forum about the Dance4WASH Project, implemented in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the Child-led WASH activities in Zambia where children use art and innovation to interpret and demonstrate their understanding and their WASH knowledge. Links here:

1. Dance4WASH: forum.susana.org/160-handwashing-activit...-kicks-off-in-zambia
2. Child-led WASH: forum.susana.org/covid-19-corona-virus-p...school-lusaka-zambia

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Arts Interventions for Sustainable Sanitation and Resource Recovery

Read the new policy brief from the Towards Brown Gold project!
Many countries in the global South declare regions to be open defecation free, but they must still address significant sanitation, wastewater, and faecal sludge management challenges.

Climate uncertainty, water shortages, and weak infrastructure mean that ‘flush and forget’ systems are not always possible or desirable. This briefing describes how art interventions can help people reimagine alternative sanitation futures. Drawing on research in Nepal, it describes how activities such as dance workshops, humanure planting, song competitions, and radio jingles can generate new knowledge about sanitation challenges and faecal sludge re-use, showing that ‘brown’ can be ‘gold’!

Read the full policy brief on the Institute of Development Studies website.
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