In 2019, the Sarphati Sanitation Awards were presented during the Opening Ceremony of the AIWW on 4 November.
The Sarphati Sanitation Award for Lifetime Achievement was honoured to Mr Jockin Arputham, the late founder of Slum Dwellers International. Mr Arputham sadly passed away in 2018, after decades of fighting for slum dwellers’ rights and for improving sanitation in slums around the world. Ms Savita Sonawane and Ms. Sharmila Gimonkar accepted the award on behalf of Mr. Arputham.
The Sarphati Sanitation Award for Promising Entrepreneur’s nominees were Live Clean Initiatives, Tiger Toilet, and X-Runner. These organisations stood out for their commitment to sanitation and success in providing solutions for their communities. For the first time ever, the award resulted in a tie and went to X-Runner from Peru and Tiger Toilet from India.
We are very proud of all the nominees and winners for their innovative and empowering sanitation solutions!