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Is sanitation a business case?

In 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition ran two Feasibility Studies: One to explore the potential role of mobile and digital applications to drive efficiencies and consumer demand in sanitation business models operating in low-income markets. The other one, to explore the potential role of Sanitation in the Circular Economy.

The two papers present their findings in the form of a thought piece on the topic of "Sanitation in the Circular Economy" and "Digitisation of Sanitation for all" The intention of the two papers is to present a number of business opportunity spaces, where the Toilet Board Coalition believe that value has been left on the table and customer needs unmet, complemented with recommendations which need to be further explored in the decade ahead.

News and Events

  • Kenya Water Week 2016 – when reality differs from expectations, what do we do?

    December 5, 2016

    (Aqua for All’s Director Sjef Ernes shares his experience) A full week in Nairobi, wonderful! Plenty of time to make progress in multiple areas. It was with enthusiasm and anticipation that I arrived at the Kenya Water Week (20-25 Nov).  The theme of the conference was ‘From Aid to Trade: Enhancing Business Partnerships and Innovation…

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  • Circular economy, the new business opportunities in the sanitation sector!

    December 1, 2016

    By Saskia Makkink, CEO Africa Funded Source: Depiction of the Circular Economy by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation We’ve been approached by the Toilet Board Coalition, a business led coalition established by Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, LIXIL and Firmenich to support them in identifying opportunities to scalable business related to sanitation in Africa, Asia and Latin America and…

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  • waterhandel Kenya

    Fighting drought issues

    The KALDRR-WASH program : How do you reduce water-borne illnesses, develop community partnerships and promote integrated water resource management in rural areas impacted by drought and climate change?

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  • projects-Ghana-solving-waste-problems-2008 Ghana

    Solving waste problems

    The social venture Safi Sana : How do you collect toilet and organic waste from slums, diminishing the city’s waste problems and using this waste to produce and sell affordable organic fertilizer and green electricity?

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  • projects-Tanzania-SHIPO-staff-Developing-businesses Tanzania

    Developing business

    NGO SHIPO’s business development program : How do you set up 800 sanitation systems, 800 hygiene facilities and 180 wells, guaranteeing they are kept in condition and reaching 16.000 people – all in two years time?

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  • The amount of people at the Base of the (global wealth) Pyramid (BoP) whose lives we have helped improve.

  • The amount of countries where we have contributed to providing the BoP with clean water and good sanitation.

  • The total amount of project and program money we have managed for funds and (government) grant programs.

  • The amount of companies we have worked with over the years, as (co-)financing partners or otherwise.

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