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Friday, October 25, 2013

SanMark Field Tools for Pacific Countries

Live and Learn have created some fantastic field tools for planning and managing sanitation enterprises in the Pacific islands. Based on sanitation marketing principles, these educational resources can be used by schools, communities, NGOs and governments to improve and promote hygiene behaviour in the Pacific - and can act as a guide for other regions.These include:  

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Entrepreneurship Guide: Start a Sanitation Business

This entrepreneurship guide has been designed for masons, manual and mechanical emptiers with basic steps to create a small-scale business in the sanitation sector.   

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Improving latrines in rural Eastern Africa

The past years have been both exciting and challenging for most sanitation professionals including myself.  Many rural communities have been motivated to construct and use latrines.   In Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, many districts are now open defecation free (ODF) and many other districts are in the pipeline to become ODF.  However, there is a big concern; more than 80% of the latrines in use are basic pit latrines that are in poor physical and unhygienic conditions (WSP 2012, 2013, SNV 2012, 2013).   Unless these latrines are improved, rural households are unlikely to achieve most of the social economic and health benefits that accrue from use of latrines.  

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

SanMark Video - iDE Cambodia

This week's video comes from iDE Cambodia. Watch this video to discover how iDE produce, market, incorporate CLTS and install their Easy Latrines. Follow the links to learn more about their Sanitation Marketing Programs. Enjoy!  

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Disruptive Sanitation: Can 3-wheeled carts and better septic tanks clean up Jakarta?

 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Five Myths on the Sanitation Market

Republished from The Water Blog - World Bank, by Jemma Sy 

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Toilet sales..offering more than you think

"They know they are not just selling toilets. They are peddling dreams, safety, health, cleanliness, and most of all, dignity."   

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Monday, September 02, 2013

Field tool for SanMark surveys

The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is developing a field tool that delivers a one-page overview matching sanitation supply and demand. This will make the process of collecting information in the field much more simple and more efficient - taking only one week to collate.  

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SanMark video of the week!

This week's SanMark video comes from WaterSHED in Cambodia and was produced by Jay Graham who visited the organisation in March and made this short video based on a toilet sales event in Kampong Speu.  

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Selling Sanitation in Kenya

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) have recently launched a new webpage that highlights their Selling Sanitation initiative - a form of sanitation marketing being implemented in Kenya. 

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