Thinking beyond the Finish Line, Sustainable Sanitation Services for All

Amy Savage on 23/02/2016 09:59 EST

SNV is running an email discussion on the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Dgroup looking at future sustainability challenges, post Open Defecation Free (ODF).

This Dgroup discussion focuses on sanitation and hygiene activities and targets for districts that have achieved ODF status. The questions will explore long term sustainability and equity of access to services.

The email discussion will run for three weeks from this Wednesday 17th February – 9th March 2016. 

What will be discussed?

There will be 3 topics and each topic will run for one week starting on the Wednesday. At the end of the discussion there will be a summary paper, which will also be an input for a regional learning event workshop in Cambodia on the topic later in March.

Week 1 - 17 - 23 February 2016 - Post-ODF, what changes, what remains?

Week 2 - 24 February - 1 March 206 - Practical barriers for sustainability

Week 3 - 2 - 9 March 2016 - Institutionalizing sanitation and hygiene for all

For whom is the Dgroup discussion?

The discussion is for all people interested in improving the sustainability of rural sanitation and hygiene programming in Asia and Africa. We are giving preference to people from local and national governments that are currently working in the sector, but there are also professionals from many development organizations and knowledge partners.  

How does it work?

On the first day of the discussion, a Wednesday, you will find some questions in your inbox. Everybody is invited to share his or her ideas, comments and examples, responding to the Dgroup message. All experiences and opinions are welcome and please don’t be shy to contribute.

Please write your message in the main email text and not in an attachment. At the end of each week all messages of the week will be processed and integrated into the summary document.

To join send a request at


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Please note that you are now in the PUBLIC e-discussion section