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Breaking the Taboo - Sanitation Cartoon Competition Results and Gallery
SuSanA and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), collaborated with Max Müller Bhavan (Göthe Institute), Green Wicket, Indian Institute of Cartoonists, and EAWAG/Sandec to hold a sanitation-themed cartoon competition. The spirit of the competition was to create cartoons which would get people to laugh and talk about sanitation - towards breaking the taboo around sanitation!

We received creative, funny, and profound cartoons from around the world, which highlighted humour around the subject, while also vividly displaying the seriousness of the issues. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry and have made a contribution towards breaking the taboo around sanitation with their cartoons.

We are happy to share with you the results of the competition and to provide a gallery of the cartoon entries.
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March 2014 SuSanA cities group meeting, New Delhi, India
A SuSanA Cities group meeting will take place in New Delhi on Sunday 23rd March 2014. The meeting is being held back-to-back to the Reinvent the Toilet Fair being organised by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The SuSanA cities group meeting aims to bring international scientists together with practitioners working in the field of sanitation in India. The vibrant discussion that we hope to have during the SuSanA cities group meeting will be around the top 10 RTTC innovations as well as which innovation(s) practitioners feel will make a difference in the near future in the field.

 Agenda for the SuSanA Cities group meeting
 
Breaking the taboo - sanitation cartoon competition call for cartoons (due March 12, 2014)

Setting the Scene

Just like you, we think a good way to make people talk about something is to make them laugh – with your creativity we want to break the silence about toilets and sanitation in India!

One reason why bad sanitation kills more than 1000 children every day in India is: It is still a taboo and people don't talk about it, even though it's an issue that concerns all of us - several times a day, every day.

Break the taboo around toilets and sanitation by submitting your work.

We invite you to submit your creative and fun ideas about toilets and sanitation in the form of Cartoons, Caricatures or Infographics that will create a humorous atmosphere around sanitation concerns. We are flexible with the entry's format as long as it:

Surprises the silent majority and makes them laugh and talk about sanitation!
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Oct 2013 SuSanA regional meeting in Bhaktapur, Nepal
This meeting included an overview of SuSanA and current strategy process, regional experiences in sanitation and a discussion on the concept of regional SuSanA nodes.

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Oct 2013 SuSanA side event in Kathmandu, Nepal (SACOSAN V)
SACOSAN V: How can we scale up urban sanitation for achieving the sustainable sanitation goals?

This side event shared the work that SuSanA partners have collectively performed on making the global sanitation agenda more sustainable. The main aim of the side event was to present the SuSanA joint roadmap for 2013-18 and explore the challenges and find solutions to accelerate action on the ground in urban areas of the SACOSAN countries. Activities by SuSanA partner organisations in the urban context within the SACOSAN countries were presented in this event.

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Oct 2012 SuSanA side event at FSM2
SuSanA Networking side event at the FSM2 in Durban

The International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM2) took place in Durban, South Africa, from 29 to 30 October 2012. On the evening of the opening day of the FSM2 conference a SuSanA networking side event took place. The event was well attended with over 50 people in attendance. The discussions that took place in an open forum style centered around feedback to the secretariat on people's experience using the platform, suggestions for further improvement and the upcoming SuSanA strategy process was discussed. A few ideas were shared about where the SuSanA network should be heading in the next 5 years and the current discussion taking place on the SuSanA forum about the SuSanA mission statement was also chatted about.

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Feb 2012 SuSanA seminar in Marrakech
Re-thinking sanitation from a sustainability perspective: SuSanA products and outcomes

This SuSanA seminar took place at the 16th edition African Water Association’s (AfWA’s) Water and Sanitation Congress on 22 February 2012 in Marrakech, Morocco. It focused on the activities of SuSanA with a special focus on its working group on Operation and maintenance and on re-thinking sanitation to achieve the Millennium Development Goals sustainably.
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Oct 2011 SuSanA cities and planning working group side meeting at WSSCC Global Forum in Mumbai
"Urban sanitation at scale ... discussion continued!"
The SuSanA cities and planning working group organized a working group meeting at the WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene on 12 October 2011 in Mumbai, India. The meeting aimed to discuss how the working group could support the Community of Practice (CoP) to be launched by WSSCC during the Global Forum and which tasks it could undertake in future. 
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Aug 2011 Side event at Stockholm World Water Week 2011
Can urban sanitation be sustainable? Learnings from the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
This side event will share the work that SuSanA partners have collectively performed on making urban sanitation more sustainable. SuSanA will also launch two new publications “Sustainable Sanitation in Cities - A framework for Action” and “Community-Led Urban Environmental Sanitation” dealing with sustainable approaches to urban sanitation.
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July 2011 Seminar at AfricaSan3 by GIZ on behalf of SuSanA
The learning network’s approach to sustainable sanitation for all (SuSanA)
The learning network SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) showcased its approach and processes for inter-sectoral learning to foster long-term access to sustainable sanitation for all members of society on Tuesday the 19 July 2011 in Session S4 Sustainable Sanitation in Kigali. The presentations from this AfricaSan3 side event seminar, the agenda and further information are all available on this page. 
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July 2011 Seminar at AfricaSan3 by SEI on behalf of SuSanA
Linkages between Agriculture and Productive Sanitation: Scaling up Ecosan in Africa
This session shared the lessons learnt from a number of encouraging initiatives and discussed with practitioners and African policy makers the opportunities and bottlenecks for scaling up productive sanitation systems where the safe use of excreta contributes to improved health and livelihood in rural and peri-urban communities. The session took place on Wednesday 20 July in Session T4 between 8:00 – 10:00. The presentaitons and agenda from this AfricaSan3 side event are all available on this page.
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