New Delhi, Jan 16, 2012: Sulabh Shauchalaya, the low-cost Indian toilet system, will soon be launched in Uganda to provide affordable sanitation facilities in the east African country, Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak said Monday.
Sulabh, in coordination with Unicef and the Ugandan government, will construct public toilets in the country.
Remarkable progress has been made over the last decades in the water and sanitation sector. However, still some 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe water and 2.4 billion lack access to improved sanitation services (WHO, 2000). Over 90% of the people that are currently un-served live in Asia and Africa. The existing frustration is worsened by the fact that much of the gains in service coverage have been offset by population growth and rapid urbanisation.
"Training of Trainers' Manual on Community-driven Total Sanitation", is a training manual, published by Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) in October 2007, based on a training curriculum developed by Dr. Kamal Kar, initiator of community-led total sanitation in rural areas. This curriculum has been developed through extensive field testing and both the curriculum and guidance notes have been refined based on a series of policy discussions, workshops and interactions with national, state and local governments and expert practitioners in South Asia. The manual, consists of two volumes and is aimed at resource agencies engaged in training potential master trainers to facilitate and scale up community-driven total sanitation. It contains three interlinked modules: Guidance Notes, Trainers Notes and Reference Materials (on CD).
The project develops human resources in the water resources and environmental sanitation sector of Ghana and the sub-region and enhances the development and management of water resources and the delivery of water supply and environmental sanitation services.
The project has so far successfully achieved the following outputs:
On 8-9 April 2008, UNESCO-UNEVOC organised a review and planning meeting for the project “Poverty Alleviation in Urban and Rural Areas of Vietnam: Capacity Building and Skills Development to Enhance Employability in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector” in Hanoi, Vietnam. The meeting achieved the following goals:
Original Query: V. Kurian Baby, Socio-Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF), Kerala
Posted: 3 August 2006
Reforms in water and sanitation (watsan) sector have by now become institutionalized through: (a) pilot testing of alternate service delivery models by donors and GoI in selected locations and subsequent scaling up into programmes such as Swajaldhara and TSC across the country; (b) evidences of community acceptance, confidence and credibility in genuine reforms (c) demonstrated willingness to pay for assured, reliable and quality water services demonstrated at community level and (d) vesting watsan governance as a desirable responsibility to PRIs.
“Sustaining the Sanitation Revolution-India Country Paper” has been presented and published by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) for SACOSAN-III in 16-21 November 2008, paper is divided into two parts – rural and urban sanitation however, in both rural and urban spheres, it highlights the promising initiatives are underway to tackle the sanitation challenge in India.
The case study titled “Scaling up school sanitation and hygiene education with quality” has been written P Amudha in India Infrastructure Report, published in 2007 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It presents the success stories of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) and its impact all across India. The case study describes about how School-centric interventions brought attitudinal and behavioral changes towards critical sanitation and hygiene practices among children and to empower them to lead a healthy life.
"Soozhal Total Sanitation Initiative" - is a case study that documents the Soozhal Network's rural sanitation initiative in the Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu, India. Soozhal, a group of seven NGOs, launched its project in 2000, to complement one of the Government of India's Total Sanitation Campaigns (TSCs), which involved non-governmental stakeholders. The initiative has completed latrine construction for 25% of its target households in the first two years itself. Soozhal's success has influenced the Government to adopt their methodology within the non-Soozhal areas of the District TSC, which has boosted the rate of latrine construction there as well.