New project: Rural sanitation in fragile and insecure contexts in Nigeria

SLH have recently partnered with Self Help Africa (project lead) and Toilet Pride to begin a new project “FragileSAN” focusing on rural sanitation in fragile and insecure contexts in Nigeria.

FragileSAN is an action research project and will investigate whether conventional approaches such as CLTS and market-based sanitation are effective in areas of insecurity and conflict. The team will research and document where adaptations to these approaches have been used in Benue state.

We’ll also be seeking to identify and document experiences of other WASH sector actors in Nigeria in programming rural sanitation in fragile contexts in other parts of the country, so that the learnings and outputs of this project reflect a wider range of contexts, and fragility issues.

The project aims to develop and widely share an adapted approach and toolbox of scalable solutions.

The project is funded by USAID (WASHPaLS #2) and builds upon SLH’s portfolio of work on sanitation programming in challenging contexts and area-wide sanitation and hygiene.

This is part of our transition from core funding to a portfolio of learning partner projects. If you are interested in working with us as a learning partner, you can find more information here, or contact Naomi Vernon on [email protected].

SLH Publications

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SLH Research and Learning

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