Sanitation stakeholder workshop: Turning waste into value

Dar es Salaam 30-31 March, 2016

Workshop organized as part of the collaborative capacity building program “SUSTAIN’-
Sustainable Sanitation in Theory and Action at University of Dar es Salaam Business School, UDSM Campus.

The Sanitation workshop was organized by the Department of Water Resources Engineering UDSM, Tanzania and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden. This initiation dialogued as part of a SIDA funded capacity building program on strengthening Post-Graduate training in Integrated Sanitation Management (ISM) at UDSM between 2015-2020. It drew delegates from both private and public, including Sanitation practitioners, Academicians and Policy makers working directly on sanitation issues in Africa, as well as in-direct linkages to Sanitation in their work.

This workshop also endeavored to create an avenue for Sanitation stakeholders to engage with other similarly interested in the cross fertilization between sectors and actors to realize the multiple benefits of sustainable sanitation for furthering human development and sustainability in Tanzania and beyond.

This successful Programme was structured in such a way that the first sessions on the first and second days, Participants were given a chance to present through tangible examples of what sustainable sanitation may look like in practice varying from different sectors and scales of implementation which are described in the main document. To encourage the development of ‘actionable knowledge’ all participants were divided into three work-group sessions that encouraged participants to identify and build tangible future collaborative partnerships that focused on:

  • Current and future research and training gaps in sustainable sanitation
  • Linkages of theory with action i.e. linking researchers (and students) with practitioners and policy makers
  • Synergies between sanitation and other productive sectors such as agriculture, energy, water and finance to enable adoption of innovative and adaptive systems that promote recycling and reuse of resources.

Read the final report from the Workshop

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