Rainwater Harvesting Cheaper Option – AllAfrica.com

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Rainwater Harvesting Cheaper Option AllAfrica.com In 2013, the Africa Water Facility (AWF) handed over to the Chitungwiza municipality in Zimbabwe the US$3 million WASH project which aimed to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in a town that has…

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Investment on Sanitation Will Boost Economic Growth by 10 per cent: German … – The New Indian Express

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India, Andhra Pradesh: The state’s 146 municipalities and 10 municipal corporations, put together, generate around 11,500 tonnes of solid waste per day and 80.64 litres of waste water per person per day. Any investment on sanitation would increase the economic growth in the state by about 10 per cent, observed a German agency working on the AP State Sanitation Strategy (SSS).

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Benin – Behaviour change, a must for improved sanitation – Sanitation Updates

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Benin’s Minister of Health, Professor Dorothéme Kinde Gazard, has called on African nations to lay emphasis on behaviour change communication, as it is the surest way to achieve improved sanitation.

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Toilets, trash and social status: the top 10 emergency hygiene challenges – Thomson Reuters Foundation

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 More than 900 beneficiaries, field practitioners and donors named their most pressing gaps in emergency water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) services in a 2013 survey. The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), which carried out the survey, plans to solve them through open innovation, where grants of up to $20,000 are given to the best new ideas, and expertbrainstorming sessions.

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“$25 will give a person water”…for a little while

Originally posted on Improve International:

By Susan Davis, Improve International

Really?

Spotted in this month’s Instyle magazine.

“Donate $25 at xxx.org and supply one person with clean water for life.” Really?

For years, charitable organizations have been attaching “dollar handles” to development items. I was just reminded of it while perusing the February Instyle magazine (see pic). This is a fundraising method that is intended to help the donor feel like she has made a tangible difference.

Someone in the philanthropic world decided that $20-$25 is the magic number, and we see it a lot related to “saving lives with safe water,” or occasionally, with a toilet. Interestingly, this number seems to apply to all sorts of systems in many different countries.  The cost of a beer varies much more than that (and I have done extensive research).

I was going to provide a list of examples – but that might hurt feelings.  But you can…

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Uganda: Plastic Bottles and Bags for Construction

Originally posted on WaterSan Perspective:

Akatukunda Basemath
February 17, 2014

An American volunteer has helped to construct a school library in Uganda out of used plastic bottles and Plastic shopping bags popularly known as buvera – all picked from dust bins.

The building, the first of its kind in the country, is found at Mwizi Secondary School in Mbarara district, southwestern Uganda.

 Part of the school library that was constructed using plastic bottles stuffed with plastic bags


Part of the school library that was constructed using plastic bottles stuffed with plastic bags

The low cost technology is helping the region to reuse plastic bottles and bags in a move to avoid plastic menace.

Kimberlaly Koeven, an American Peace Corp volunteers worked with the school leaders to construct the library.

She describes this as an effective solution for reusing the plastic wastes.

Kimberlaly Koeven, in blue, stands next to the school's headmaster as they explain the importance of constructing using plastic bottles and bags to the community members

Kimberlaly Koeven, in blue, stands next to the school’s headmaster as they explain the importance of constructing using plastic bottles and bags to the community members

Polythene bags are…

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Are you ready for a new way to demonstrate the value of KM?

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“There is ongoing discussion about how you demonstrate value from KM activities – e.g.see this LinkedIn thread – but there is nothing new. The content is full of the same problems that have been discussed for decades, the same fuzzy responses, they fail to take into account the wider environment and they are blinkered, failing to see opportunities emerging in other areas of the business.

The time has come for the KM function to grasp the nettle, to think different, to look at new ways to create value and, in doing so, drive a change in thinking when it comes to what KM actually is. The question is, how?

 

I implore you to think different and to begin the journey by exploring the International Integrated Reporting Framework (theIIRC.org).”

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International conference on public services in the global South …

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Cape Town, the city where “poo has become a politcial issue“, is hosting an international conference on “Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South” from 13-16 April  2014.

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Uganda Technology Introduction Process – TIP

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A presentation y Paul Kimera (ATC Uganda) on the development of the Uganda Technology Introduction Process (TIP) during the webinar on December 11th “Introducing and scaling up sustainable water and sanitation technologies”.

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Planning to deliver – Public Finance International

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Planning to deliver Public Finance International The East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, together with Mozambique, are also all in the top 10 in terms of number of infrastructure projects, while Angola has the fourth-highest…

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