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Meet the "Toilet King"

This blog originally appeared on PSI’s website.

Paul Kpadonou began his career as an entrepreneur on the side of the highway.

As he sold garden decorations from his roadside business, Paul dreamed of creating a successful enterprise in his suburban town of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. His shot at prosperity came with the “WC Mimin” brand of toilets, which he discovered during a campaign promoting the product.

PhotoEssay

World Toilet Day 2019: These Countries are Making Sanitation Gains with USAID’s Help

As we celebrate World Toilet Day and the transformative health and economic impacts of access to improved sanitation this November 19, USAID takes you from Ethiopia to Indonesia in this photo essay to showcase how innovative thinking, government action, and private sector participation are collectively improving sanitation around the world. Learn how USAID is helping contribute to our partner countries’ progress toward safe sanitation for all.

Announcement

World Toilet Day 2019: How The Potty Trained Us

Join IRC WASH and PSI on November 19, 2019 for a special performance of "How the Potty Trained Us" by Shawn Shafner of The Poop Project. In a performance that is stand-up comedy meets lecture meets character-shifting solo play, Shafner will expose how current sanitary practices threaten our health, environment, and 40% of the world still living without safe toilets - and invite us to get our sh*t together before it hits the fan.

Be sure to register! We look forward to talking toilets while enjoying refreshments, games, and prizes with you!

Conference

World Toilet Summit 2019

The World Toilet Summit takes place each November to coincide with World Toilet Day celebrations. This year’s summit will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 18–19, 2019.

Learn more and register: https://wtsbrasil2019.com/en/

 

 

Conference

Global Sanitation Economy Summit

Over 200 of the world’s leaders in the Sanitation Economy will be in Pune, India this November 18-21st to celebrate World Toilet Day, showcase global best practices in sustainable sanitation. Meet with the innovators, multi-national corporations, investors, and policy leaders taking sanitation from an unaffordable cost to a revenue, resource, and data generating business opportunity.

For more information and to register visit: https://sesummit19.pathable.com/

Intl Campaign Day

World Toilet Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind

World Toilet Day (WTD) is an annual global event organized by UN Water to raise awareness of the crucial role that sanitation plays in reducing disease and creating healthier communities. WTD falls every year on November 19. The WTD 2019 theme, "Leaving No One Behind," emphasizes the importance of expanding sanitation access to the more than 4.2 billion people living without safely managed sanitation options. For more information on this year's theme, check the official WTD site: www.worldtoiletday.info.

Video

Let’s reinvent the toilet | #WorldToiletDay

We have been using the same toilet system for the past 200 years. The sewer system is safe and clean, but also resource intensive, and many countries cannot afford the water and energy needed. Can there be a new solution? That is the ambition of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) project committee 305 that is working to define a standard for a new type of toilet, which could help meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on safe sanitation for all.