Monitoring and Evaluating Sanitation Markets in the Pacific

The International WaterCentre (IWC) capacity development and training team recently returned from the Solomon Islands where they facilitated workshops on monitoring, evaluation and action research tools for the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program.   To read more about how IWC have been supporting Live & Learn teams on monitoring and evaluation please click ...


Toilets by the people, for the people!

It is not always easy to find a toilet to buy that is attractive, affordable, durable, environmentally-appropriate, and convenient for the whole family. For people living in informal settlements, or who have physical impairments, that can be especially difficult. Though it is not something that many people think about, toilet design is crucial to social inclusion, ...


Cyclone Pam – One Year On

Child Fund Australia worked with Live & Learn Vanuatu in the cyclone response following the devastation of Cyclone Pam in 2015.  Click here to read a blog post about the situation in Vanuatu one year on.


World Toilet Day 2015

This World Toilet Day Live & Learn's Fiji WASH Project Manager Vasiti Qionimacawa and Dani Barrington, a research fellow at the International Water Centre and Monash University, were interviewed by SciDevNet to discuss the challenges in addressing sanitation needs in Fiji's informal settlements.  To read more, please follow the link below: http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/water/news/fiji-s-need-for-better-toilets-in-changing-environment.html

Reflections on sanitation marketing progress – Live & Learn Annual WASH Forum

  Live & Learn teams from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji attended the second annual Live & Learn WASH Forum which was held from 10th – 16th November 2015 in Suva, Fiji. Major objectives included sharing knowledge & learnings from the first phase of the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program, ...


MAKING A SPLASH – Stories from the people making sanitation markets a reality.

Vasiti Servatu Qionimacawa Live & Learn Fiji, WASH Project Manager Vasiti Seruvatu Qionimacawa first began her career with Live & Learn Fiji ten years ago, and in that time has worked on a number of projects including Phase I of the CS-WASH Fund project, Modelling and Testing Sanitation Marketing and Hygiene Behavioural Change in the ...


Celebrating and Promoting Handwashing across the Pacific

Global Handwashing Day, 2015 Despite its apparent simplicity, handwashing with soap is one of the most effective health interventions for individuals and communities. The largest benefit to be gained is a significant reduction in the spread of gastro-intestinal diseases, respiratory infections, and other illnesses related to the ingestion of minute traces of faeces1. As “50% ...

Fostering WASH marketing exchange systems in the Pacific

The project ‘Community Water and Sanitation in the Pacific: Fostering Sustainable WASH Marketplaces’ - coordinated by the International WaterCentre (IWC) - is making headway. Several communities in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are now in a position to work towards better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions for their settlements. The Wailea community in ...


Community Water and Sanitation in the Pacific: Fostering Sustainable WASH Marketplaces

In recent years, many WASH practitioners have advocated for the use of market-based approaches to stimulate the demand for improved sanitation amongst buyers. There are many forms of WASH provision which may move seamlessly between formal and informal market-based transactions, but these approaches are not the only forms of WASH exchange present around the globe. ...

Establishing the Case for Sanitation Markets: Market research and business planning for enterprises

Live & Learn’s teams have been busy conducting market research activities and preparing for pilot-testing of sanitation enterprises.

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