Practical Action at the 39th WEDC International Conference

11-15 July 2016 | Kumasi, Ghana

Practical Action was at the 39th WEDC international conference next week.

Date / time


Monday 11th July

Session C3

Our work on Faecal Sludge Management in Bangladesh
(supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Implications of inappropriate containment on urban sanitation and environment: a study of Faridpur, Bangladesh
Rafiul Islam, Practical Action Bangladesh

Find out more about this project here and also on the SuSana platform

Friday 15th July – afternoon (half day)

Room B

Capacity Development Workshop: Market-based approaches in Sanitation

How to apply market based approaches to sanitation
Noemie de la Brosse (Practical Action Consulting) and Peter Murigi (Practical Action Eastern Africa)

A half day session including some fun, practical exercises to familiarise you to tools and methods that will allow you to harness the power of market in positive ways to achieve scale. We will draw on examples from toilet construction and faecal sludge markets. The tools are also applicable for those working on waste management. Come and share your own experiences, and go home with some practical tools and new ideas to build into your own work.

We also hope to see you at
Tuesday 12th July – evening side event

Launch of ‘Sustainable Sanitation for All

A new book from the CLTS Knowledge Hub, published by Practical Action Publishing

Wednesday 13th July – morning session

Using a CLTS approach and/or CLTS tools in urban environments: Themes and Trends
Jamie Myers from CLTS Knowledge Hub at Sussex University

This includes reflections on Practical Action’s experiences of implementing CLTS approaches in urban settings in both Kenya and Nepal.


WEDC website:

Practical Action's work in urban water and sanitation

Urban water and sanitation policy and practice - more about faecal sludge management and community-led total sanitation

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