Field update 2: Fostering WASH marketing exchange systems in the Pacific

Field update 2: Fostering WASH marketing exchange systems in the Pacific

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The project ‘Community Water and Sanitation in the Pacific: Fostering Sustainable WASH Marketplaces’ is producing some early results in local communities in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

Field update 2: Fostering WASH marketing exchange systems in the Pacific

Live & Learn Environmental Education provide rubbish bags

The International WaterCentre (IWC), which is coordinating the project, has been continuing to work collaboratively with communities and enabling actors on the ground, often in a brokering role.

The Muanivatu community in Fiji used opportunities through this project to form a relationship with the Water Authority of Fiji. This has led to the installation of a second water main for their community, resulting in more households being connected to the piped system and less water leakage.

The members of Club Hippique Community in Vanuatu have started a weekly clean-up program and are being supplied with rubbish bags by Live & Learn Environmental Education.

The Burns Creek WASH Target Development Committee in the Solomon Islands have prepared a proposal to receive training on building pour-flush toilets in their settlement, including constructing eight pilot toilets in communal areas. They have been successful in receiving support from enabling actors, such as the Honiara City Council, which will run the training, and World Vision, which will supply the materials required to build the pilot toilets.

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Published 4 November 2015

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