WASH a priority for New Ireland Forum

The Live & Learn Kavieng Sanitation Marketing team organised the New Ireland Province WASH Field Day on 22nd September. This was a public event, with displays held by the Kulangit Community-based Sanitation Enterprise and a number of organisations working in in the WASH sector, along with speeches and performances. The vibrant combination of private sector, ...

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Sanitation Park for Kavieng School

At the end of September Maiom Primary School in Kavieng officially opened its School Sanitation Park. The park consists of a toilet block with six toilets, three shower rooms and one laundry area, and four separate VIP toilets. All these toilet facilities also have basins for washing hands with soap. The Sanitation Park serves two purposes - ...

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Reducing sanitation hazards in Fiji

Recently the Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) members participated in disaster risk reduction training focused on understanding the hazards faced by informal settlements due to poor waste management, poor sanitation (latrines, water supply), and poor drainage. These hazards can contribute to outbreaks of communicable diseases such as Dengue Fever, Typhoid and Chikungunya. Helping families address ...

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Climbing the participation ladder

Community participation is the foundation of the Community-based Sanitation Marketing Enterprises (CBSE) that are being piloted by Live & Learn in Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu through the Australian government Civil Society WASH Fund. Without effective community ownership and participation the CBSEs will not be able to become effective community businesses. Community participation is ...

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Hygiene Promotion with Educators in Vanuatu

During August the Live & Learn Vanuatu Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program team conducted hygiene promotion training for teachers, educators, sports club leaders, and curriculum writers. The training provided the opportunity for schools to do detailed planning and budgeting for improved hygiene in schools. Plans were also made on how to address menstrual ...

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Safe Families: understanding how violence can impact WASH

"Safe Families" is a community gender based violence reduction training package developed by International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) and Oxfam in the Solomon Islands. The Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing Innovation Program (WPSMIP) is the first project to pilot the training outside the Solomon Islands. So far two pilot training sessions have been held, one in ...

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Sanitation Enterprises launched in Vanuatu

The first two pilot Community-based Sanitation Enterprises were launched in Vanuatu this week. Tuburah and SAMAPETA sanitation enterprises were launched in an event that featured guest speakers from the Vanuatu Government Department of Public Health, and representatives from the Vanuatu Department of Cooperatives. Paramount Chiefs were also present, and representatives from local NGOs and the ...

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Sanitation Enterprise progress in Solomons, Vanuatu and PNG

The two pilot communities in the Solomon Islands continue to make progress on the establishment of the community sanitation enterprises. Hendersen Community Sanitation Enterpise members have completed toilet construction training. Namoliki Sanitation Enterprise has completed the construction of their first Ventilated Improved Pit toilet in the community. In Vanuatu the SAMAPETA and Tuburah community sanitation enterprises ...

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Working together to improve school sanitation

Each partner country in the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Project continues to work with the pilot schools that are part of the project WASH in Schools component. In Solomon Islands Operation and Maintenance training for toilet facilities was conducted with the school teachers and the WASH committee, including gender and social inclusion games ...

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Kulangit CBSE selling more toilets

Kulangit Community-based Sanitation Enterprise in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, has maintained the momentum from their launch in June and continued to build toilets for the community and invest in the development of their enterprise. In a recent report from Live & Learn in Kavieng, the CBSE reported that they have completed: 2 flush toilets for the ...

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