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Network for the development of sustainable approaches for large-scale implementation of sanitation in Africa

Objective

Without a sharp acceleration in the rate of progress, the world will miss the MDG sanitation target by half a billion people. For instance, in sub-Saharan Africa almost two-thirds of the population (64%) are lacking adequate access to excreta disposal facilities. In African countries the sanitation coverage varies from 84% in urban areas to 45% in rural areas. To achieve the year 2015 goal for urban water supply coverage an additional 210 million (194 in rural areas) people over the next 15 years will have to be provided with service. The proposed Coordination Action, aims to congregate the most relevant stakeholders in the field of sustainable sanitation in the Sub-Saharan African and European frame. NETSSAF will promote international cooperation between re search organisations, associations, universities and social and governmental stakeholders in a European and Sub-Saharan African context, focussed in particular in the West African countries.
A sustainable sanitation expert and research co-ordination platform and an expertise network will be established, in order to co-ordinate, assess and guide suitable research and strategic activities with the aim of identifying best practices, gaps in knowledge and barriers to further execution and to propose directions for futures research. The aim of the proposed network will be to develop a variety of innovative, adaptable and replicable approaches to sustainable sanitation, integrating appropriate low cost technologies in the context of community based management and their relevant governance, institutional frameworks and socio-economic constraints. The main outcome will be the development of a Participative Multi-stakeholder Sanitation Management Support Tool aimed for the end-users to be able to apply large scale sanitation concepts and technologies adapted to the different conditions prevailing in Africa.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.
Address
An Der Karlstadt 10
Bremerhaven
Germany

Participants (18)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG HARBURG
Germany
Address
Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
Hamburg
CENTRE REGIONAL POUR L'EAU POTABLE ET L'ASSAINISSEMENT A FAIBLE COUT-CREPA
Burkina Faso
Address
27, Rue De Wayalghin
Ouagadougou
BIOAZUL S. L.
Spain
Address
Avda. Juan Lopez Penalver 21
Campanillas (Malaga)
BUREAU OUEST AFRICAIN D'APPUI ORGANISATIONNEL ET DE TECHNOLOGIES APPROPRIEES-BOATA
Mali
Address
Faso Kanou
Bamako
INTERNATIONAL ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY
Switzerland
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 2
Wolhusen
INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street
London
UNIVERSITE D'ABOBO-ADJAME
Côte d’Ivoire
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2C
Uppsala
COMMUNE DE MATAM
Senegal
Address

Matam
EAWAG - EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUR WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 113
Duebendorf
COMMUNE DE BOBO-DIOULASSO
Burkina Faso
Address
Place Ouizin Coulibaly
Bobo-dioulasso
ECOSAN CLUB
Austria
Address
Neulerchenfelderstr. 9/32
Wien
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUMASI
Ghana
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
UNIVERSITE DE OUAGADOUGOU
Burkina Faso
Address
733, Rue Luili-peenda Zogona, Secteur 13
Ouagadougou
STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Lilla Nygatan 1
Stockholm
DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER TECHNISCHE ZUSAMMENARBEIT GMBH
Germany
Address
Dag-hammarskjöld-weg 1-5
Eschborn
TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Tampere