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TitleSanitation and hygiene promotion for the urban poor : recommendations from the East Africa Practitioners’ Workshop on Pro-Poor Urban Sanitation and Hygiene, Kigali, Rwanda, March 2011
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsIRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Hague, NL
Pagination8 p.
Date Published2011-07-01
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordseast africa, hygiene, institutional aspects, peri-urban communities, sanitation, sdiafr, sdiman, sdipol, sustainable development

This booklet presents key recommendations that advance pro-poor urban sanitation and hygiene activities based on the six issues collectively identified as priority areas. Based on group discussions, fifteen crosscutting issues that impact on sanitation and hygiene for the urban poor were identified. Of the fifteen issues, six were considered priority areas, namely: the promotion of pro-poor sanitation financing mechanisms; developing appropriate subsidy and incentive arrangements; introducing cost-effective, efficient and appropriate technological options; broadening stakeholders’ engagement; political will; and addressing the issue of urban sanitation and hygiene through the lens of sustainability and operation and maintenance (O&M) approaches. The booklet is useful reading material for practitioners and policy-makers involved in urban sanitation and hygiene promotion at different levels. While centred on experiences in East Africa, it also provides important insights into similar programme work elsewhere.

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