Fecal Sludge Management - Innovations and New Learnings
Molly_Goodwin-Kucinsky on 26/05/2018 05:39 AEST
Background: As more countries set and attain open defecation free (ODF) goals through concerted efforts to drive sanitation uptake, the next challenge is how to ensure safe management of waste as latrine pits fill. Donors, implementers, government agencies and the WASH sector as a whole are increasingly focusing on the problem of faecal sludge management (FSM) and searching for innovative, feasible, and cost-effective solutions.
Objective: During this discussion hosted by iDE, CSOs will share their research around FSM, experiences and insights from recent programming, and opportunities to accelerate progress towards safely managed sanitation.
Timing: This e-dicussion will be actively facilitated from June 4-7, 2018.
Facilitation: This e-discussion will be facilitated by Molly Goodwin-Kucinsky, iDE's Global WASH Knowledge Manager. She has ten years of experience in the development sector, with expertise in WASH, market-based programming, and gender and social inclusion. iDE pioneered market-based approaches in the WASH sector that incorporate private businesses, NGOs and government stakeholders. Since iDE Vietnam launched the world’s first market-based sanitation program in 2003, this model has been successfully replicated across iDE’s global portfolio and by other organizations. iDE currently works in six countries to improve sanitation coverage using an approach called Sanitation Marketing.
Over the course of this week, we will be discussing various aspects of FSM, ranging from the existing landscape and value chain to emerging trends and promising innovations. A new question will be posted each day to keep the discussion moving forward and bring forth new topics. We are interested in hearing more about your experience with FSM and how your organization is planning to or has begun addressing this topic. Many CSOs have conducted research and activities designed to ensure waste is safely managed after latrines have been installed. Others are just beginning their efforts in this area. We hope this week will provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge and insights that can drive the sector forward.
We are interested to learn how you are identifying and coordinating with key stakeholders around the issue of FSM. Please introduce yourself and the organization you are working with when joining the discussion.
The first questions we'd like to hear from you on are: