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TitleKey factors to improve area-wide urban sanitation : case study of Gitega (Burundi) : paper presented at the East Africa practioners workshop on pro-poor urban sanitation and hygiene, Laico Umbano Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda, march 29th - 31st 2011
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGeyer, N, Forster, M, Ludwig, A, Nahimana, V, Ndayisaba, A, Transportation, FWater and
Pagination7 p.; 1 fig.
Date Published2011-03-31
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordsburundi, sanitary engineering, sanitary surveys, sanitation services

The paper focuses on Gitega, the second largest town in Burundi in which, with the support of the German government, a demand-oriented sanitation project has been launched in 2010 following on a study carried out in 2007-2009. The project was initiated by Burundi’s SETEMU as a pilot project for area-wide sanitation improvements in secondary towns. Funded at a level of about 1 million euros, the program is being implemented by the Municipality of Gitega, specifically the city’s new sanitation services with support of a consultant (Fichtner Water and Transportation) and the German "Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit" (GIZ )  (society for international cooperation). [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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