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TitleCell based hygiene in Kigali : paper presented at the East Africa practioners workshop on pro-poor urban sanitation and hygiene, Laico Umbano Hotel,...
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVestine, M
Pagination12 slides; photographs
Date Published2011-03-31
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, hygiene, rwanda kigali, sanitation, toilet hygiene

This presentation focused on the development of cell-based sanitation and hygiene in Kigali. In terms of the support in the area of sanitation and hygiene: a) there has been a political commitment toward cleanliness; b) employment of designated government staff who are in charge of hygiene up to Sector Level; c) private investment in the sector such as waste collection; and d) regulation and community sensitization. This cell-based hygiene approach has come to harmonize the image of Kigali through the involvement of household and community ownership including local leaders participation. The results of the programme have been that hygiene in public places, roads cleanliness and also greening around the city. Among the 23 urban cells evaluated, five cells scored above 70%, nine others scored above 50%, and only 8 cells were below 50%. [authors abstract]

This three-day workshop aims to identify proven good practices in the sanitation and hygiene sector, as well as drawing lessons from failures to enter into the policy dialogue. It focuses on urban sanitation with an emphasis on learning and innovation in the sector. It was organised by : UNICEF, GTZ, WSSCC, WaterAid and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, and hosted by the Rwandan Ministry of Health.

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