Despite significant gains, sanitation remains one of the most off-track Millennium Development Goals (MDG) globally. Given the health, economic, gender, and other impacts from inadequate sanitation, addressing this issue for all of Africa’s citizens is urgent. Ahead of next week’s AfricaSan conference, our panelists will discuss what it will take to achieve sanitation for all in Africa.

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Website: AfricaSan

Approximately 38% of rural water points do not function properly in rural Tanzania. After receiving an Innovation Challenge Award, a pilot project of water flow sensors was implemented to deliver operational information in a more reliable and efficient manner. Initial focus on a solution brought about an even greater realization.

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YouTube: 3D Printer for Rural Water in Tanzania

An initiative by the World Bank Group’s Water and Sanitation Programs’ Mitra Prima program is helping professionalize community-based water-service providers by helping them build skills in technical and managerial capacity, governance, and financial management.

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Watch this World Water Day video playlist and learn why #WaterIs essential to sustainable development.

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NEEDLE 2015 is a collaboration between the World Bank Group and BBC Media Action to support the Government of India’s sanitation campaign. NEEDLE 2015 brings together practitioners, thinkers, researchers and innovators, in an effort to move the needle on stopping open defecation. 

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Scaling Up Rural Sanitation
Supporting governments and private sector to implement sanitation programs at scale.
Economics of Sanitation (ESI)
Study estimates billions of dollars in losses from poor sanitation.
Domestic Private Sector Participation
Assisting domestic private sector participants to help increase access to water and sanitation services, especially for the poor.

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