Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program - Solomon Islands

Live and Learn in Solomon Islands

Project Description

The core strategy of the program is to support local communitybased enterprises to effectively deliver sanitation and hygiene services to peri-urban and urban informal communities through development of supportive sanitation markets and enabling environments. A key mechanism for advancement of urban sanitation and innovation will be through empowering local communities and mobilising multiple change agents and creating partnerships between these. Safety from violence for women is a key demand trigger, and an inclusive approach will ensure women will play a leading role and sanitation facilities are safe and accessible for people with disabilities, the elderly and children.

Project Location

The project location is urban, informal settlements in and around Honiara in the Guadalcanal province. Communities were selected according to the following criteria:

  • Communities are a priority of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey and Ministry of Health and Honiara City Council;
  • Live & Learn has strong relationships with and knowledge of the communities through other projects;
  • Violence against women is a problem in the communities;
  • Open defecation and poor hygiene behaviour is a significant problem in the target communities;
  • Communities are on secure land tenure; and
  • The locations of communities are strategic in expanding sanitation markets

Project Posters

Click here for Live and Learn's project poster presented at the 2015 Pacific Regional Learning Event. 

Project specifics

Location Duration (MM/YY) Working with Key approach Website
Location Pacific: Solomon Islands Duration 01-05-2014 to 01-06-2018 Working with Local private sector, National & Local governments, schools, community-based organisations Key approach Sanitation Marketing Website http://www.livelearn.org