On 24 February 2012, WaterSHED-Cambodia co-presented background and results from the highly successful WaterSHED–Peace Corps sanitation marketing collaboration in Siem Reap Province. The presentation was part of the Peace Corps In-Service Training in Phnom Penh, bringing together current Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Cambodia to explore community issues, projects, experiences and methods. The 6-month WaterSHED–Peace Corps collaboration (August 2011–January 2012) was supported through a USAID Special Project Assistance Grant and was based on WaterSHED’s innovative “Hands-Off” sanitation marketing model. With technical assistance from WaterSHED, a Peace Corps Volunteer facilitated the development of a sanitation supply chain in Kralanh District, that sold over 400 toilets. The project triggered a self-sustaining network of local suppliers, sales agents, and officials that has continued with great success beyond the end of USAID funding.
WaterSHED has published the findings from its comprehensive review of rural consumer sanitation adoption in Cambodia. The study evaluates WaterSHED’s Hands-Off sanitation marketing program, which was designed to catalyze the market for improved sanitation in rural Cambodia by stimulating household demand and improving … Continue reading Continue reading