Tanzania

Date - 10th-25th May, 2021


BACKGROUND:

WASH is an important indicator of the Sustainable Development Goals. Poor access to WASH has an unaffordable high cost associated with it. It is important to make available proper WASH infrastructure to maintain hygiene and thus reduce the incidence of diseases.

To achieve the same, it is important to make proper availability of sanitary toilets to all and ensure regular behavior change campaigns to encourage their regular usage.

But should it stop here? Is it enough?

Will construction of toilets in numbers end our quest for sanitation utopia?

Certainly not !

Once the toilet facilities are constructed, it will become all the more important to ensure proper treatment, reuse and disposal.  If not looked into totality at once the countries across the globe will have to wake up to the fresh challenge of disposal of the massive quantities of solid and liquid waste generated by the new toilets they have or aim to build.

This waste can easily turn into a health hazard by seeping into our groundwater and other water bodies like lakes and rivers. Also, thus wasting all the efforts made before.

The challenge is intensified in rural areas, where on-site containment is the only solution. Out of-the-box thinking on safe containment and management is vital in such areas. If not done properly and logically, the people would just continue defecating in open with no end to the problems.

The 2019 Joint Monitoring Progress report flags issues of safely managed sanitation services, stressing the need for management of excreta throughout the sanitation chain, from hygienic toilets, containment and emptying, to conveyance, treatment and, most importantly, reuse.

Key takeaways:

Knowledge of safe adaptable and sustainable technologies for managing toilet waste

Understanding of decentralized technologies used for management of grey and black water

Training on how to reuse of the wastewater/faecal sludge.

Guidance on the use of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials effectively for safe disposal/reuse of faecal sludge.

Connecting water to toilets – how to make the usage of toilets sustainable.

About the training:

This is a specialized training program being organized by CSE and is designed to develop capacities for the government officials of Tanzania. It is aimed to equip them to better manage and implement sanitation projects in the rural areas of Tanzania

The course comprises of material handpicked from years of CSE's work in the field for self-study, and learning tools such as presentations, audios and videos, all featuring the most relevant case studies. The training will provide online forums for discussion. Quizzes and assignments will also be part of this program. There will be live sessions with experts to enable participants to interact and learn more and also clear the doubts.

Course coordinator

Swati Bhatia
Program Officer,
Rural Water-Waste Program
Email: swati.bhatia@cseindia.org