sanitation

Blog

Customer Behavior in the Uganda Sanitation Marketplace

Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part blog series on findings from a national Rural Household and Institutional Survey in Uganda. Part 1 focuses on the consumer research findings. Part 2 will cover the enterprise perspective.

Webinar

BMGF-WSH Webinar: Gender in the Sanitation Value Chain

On February 27, 2018, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Team (BMGF-WSH) held a webinar to present the findings of the report, Gender in the Sanitation Value Chain: A Review of the Evidence. This report seeks to uncover the evidence on gender differences in the sanitation value chain to show why gender matters across this sector. It includes an assessment of gender differences in sanitation use and maintenance and in participation in the sanitation sector and marketplace.

The webinar provided the following:

Report

The Convergence Factor: Lessons from Integrating Freshwater Conservation and WASH

Most of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is under pressure from increasing population growth, urbanization, and consumption, as well as poorly-planned infrastructure development. All these factors are negatively impacting the quality and availability of freshwater resources. By linking freshwater conservation and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) partners expect that reduced watershed degradation and pollution will help increase the health of watershed ecosystems and species. 

Report

Sustaining WASH services Through Market Based Approaches: Field Experiences by the KIWASH Project

This paper underscores the need for market-based approaches in the delivery and management of Water and Sanitation services especially in the rural and peri-urban areas. The paper seeks to highlight the important role that WASH enterprises which mostly serve as gap fillers in the many rural, urban & peri-urban areas that are mostly unserved / underserved plays in service provision.