An innovative approach to sustain open defecation free (ODF) status in rural areas by making people agents of change in their communities.
|Title||Jirani sanitation groups : sustaining open defecation free status in Tanzania|
|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Pagination||8 p. : fig, photogr.|
|Place Published||Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
Under the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene For All (SSH4A) programme in Tanzania, SNV has developed an innovative approach called Jirani sanitation groups (JSGs). 'Jirani' means neighbour and the approach is based on community support; if a toilet collapses another can be built with the help of neighbours. The JSGs intervention offers a new and innovative approach for sustaining open defecation free (ODF) status in rural areas by making people agents of change in their communities. This case study presents the JSGs intervention, providing practical information for its implementation and a brief discussion on the challenges and lessons learned by the SNV Tanzania team and their partners on the ground.
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