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Alice Brandt , Mascha Kaddori

Let’s get wild: Water, sanitation and hygiene at the human-wildlife interface

  26. March 2024       240      Reading Time: 9 min.

One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, non-human animals and ecosystems. It recognizes that the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and inter-dependent. 

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At a Building Construction site in Kilifi. Credit: Beauty D. Mkoba

Beauty Mkoba

Unlocking the potential of African Women in STEM through mentorship

  12. March 2024       281      Reading Time: 6 min.

Civil engineers and infrastructure professionals can make a huge difference – 72% of the SDG targets are linked to networked infrastructure development. This means the profession can play a leading role in economic growth, environmental protection, social progress, and climate resilience. Diversity in the dynamic world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)  can realise this impact better.

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Grassroot women celebrating their achievements after a progress meeting. Photo Credit, Gloria Mariga. 2023

Gloria Mariga

Mentorship empowers African women to lead environmental stewardship

  8. March 2024       319      Reading Time: 6 min.

The pivotal role of women in climate action often remains unrecognized yet women play a vital role in tackling climate change.  

I was born in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County and home of Mau Forest complex which is one of the water towers of Kenya and raised in Kakamega County - home of the only tropical rain forest in Kenya and UNESCO heritage that has seen destruction affecting water supply in counties around it. Over the years I learnt to appreciate that while climate change affects everyone, it does not affect everyone equally. Vulnerability to climate change is exacerbated by inequity and marginalization linked to gender, ethnicity, low income, and other social and economic factors. When solutions to climate change address these realities, they are more effective. 

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Josphine Gaicugi

Achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all is no mean feat

  5. March 2024       441      Reading Time: 7 min.

Suryabarti (Surya) Majhi is a Project Engineer in Odisha Water Supply & Sewerage Board.  She joined the department as a young assistant executive engineer in 2016 before which she worked in various government agencies. She calls herself an “engineer by mistake” because she wanted to study English- literature before she decided to study engineering. As a project engineer, Surya held the key to ensuring effective implementation of the state's Faecal sludge management. This has earned her a spot on the sanitation hall of change on the NFSSM alliance portal.

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Sanitation for Millions

Toilets Making the Grade® school competition – A Competition where all Participants are Winners

  1. February 2024       861      Reading Time: 7 min.

Schools around the globe struggle to provide good and well-maintained school sanitation facilities. The Toilets Making the Grade® school competition helps improve just that in a creative and fun way that will benefit schools, as well as local authorities, donors and NGOs. Improving sanitation can often start with simple and creative steps, which is why the competition is so motivating. After all, who wouldn't be motivated to improve school toilets if there was something to win?

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Latest Blog Articles


Alice Brandt , Mascha Kaddori Let’s get wild: Water, sanitation and hygiene at the human-wildlife interface

  26. March 2024       240      Reading Time: 9 min.

Tabeer Riaz Empowering Young Women Water Professionals in South Asia: Leading the Wave of Change

  21. March 2024       302      Reading Time: 5 min.

Beauty Mkoba Unlocking the potential of African Women in STEM through mentorship

  12. March 2024       281      Reading Time: 6 min.

Gloria Mariga Mentorship empowers African women to lead environmental stewardship

  8. March 2024       319      Reading Time: 6 min.

Josphine Gaicugi Achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all is no mean feat

  5. March 2024       441      Reading Time: 7 min.

Sanitation for Millions Toilets Making the Grade® school competition – A Competition where all Participants are Winners

  1. February 2024       861      Reading Time: 7 min.

Anne Fetscher, Jörg Felmeden The sustainable use of tap water (in Germany) and the power of education. An Interview with Dr.-Ing. Jörg Felmeden

  24. January 2024       812      Reading Time: 6 min.

Climate Resilient Sanitation Coalition (CRSC) Getting sanitation back on the (global) agenda

  28. November 2023       1166      Reading Time: 6 min.

Chaiwe Mushauko-Sanderse, Sareen Malik Decolonizing the WASH-Narrative

  17. November 2023       1156      Reading Time: 9 min.

Carla Liera Menstrual Health and Environmental Intersection: Towards a Holistic Approach

  16. November 2023       795      Reading Time: 3 min.

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

Welcome to the SuSanA Blog!

We are excited to introduce a new addition to the SuSanA platform: Our very own blog feature!

This blog serves as a dynamic space where we delve deeper into relevant and interesting topics within the WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) sector. Here, we aim to provide a platform for our global network of members and partners to share their insights, ideas, events, projects, news, stories, and much more. The SuSanA Blog is designed to be an inclusive and representative space, amplifying voices from all around the world.

We invite you to explore the SuSanA blog, contribute your unique perspectives, and engage in conversations that can shape the future of sustainable sanitation for all. 

Happy reading and exploring!
The SuSanA Secretariat

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