Did you know one out of every three people in the world lacks a hygienic toilet in their homes? Sanitation is more than just toilets, however — it encompasses the facilities, behaviors, and services that prevent diseases caused by contact with human waste. USAID helps partner countries reach the poor and underserved to end open defecation, gain first-time or improved access to basic sanitation services, and move progressively toward safely managed services.
The agreement aims at achieving major social and developmental improvement for citizens in North Sinai through providing safe drinking water and sanitation services for around 100,000 residents, in addition to upgrading the infrastructure in order to attract investments.
The 1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation (NSS) specialist group conference is being hosted in Pretoria, South Africa, in partnership with the Water Research Commission and the University of Pretoria. The event responds to the challenges and needs of around 4 billion people requiring sanitation.
The aim of the conference is to provide stimulus for research and innovation for NSS and offgrid sanitation solutions, including fecal sludge management, build the technical and scientific base for NSS and to contribute to scientific knowledge and good practice learnings.
Muhammed Ibrahim is a local facilitator in Ethiopia working on USAID’s Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS). His job is to improve the sanitation systems in the small towns of Debre Birhan and Woliso using an unconventional approach. He isn’t building toilets or educating people on the need for safe sanitation. Instead, Muhammed and his team are supporting local government staff, residents, and private companies to work together to address complex systematic issues as a collective. This approach is called collective action.
The Corporate Plan was developed with support from USAID through its Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) project. The SUWASA project is part of the policy reform process that is aimed at strengthening SSUWC’s institutional framework and improving the sustainability and quality of urban water supply services in South Sudan. The objective is to help SSUWC achieve commercial viability.