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Client: 
Nuffic
Project start: 
September-2013
Project end: 
February-2015
Staff: 
Niels Lenderink

Strengthening a sustainable academic African sanitation network

The African Sanitation Knowledge Network (ASKNET) exists since 2007. Nuffic (www.nuffic.nl) supports this Association for a year to give the association the opportunity to become more sustainable and self-supporting.

What we do

The African Sanitation Knowledge Network (ASKNET) exists since 2007 and describes itself as an Association of academics and professionals in sanitation that aims for Innovative learning, shared experiences and training courses. It produces a yearly conference, a website, a newsletter, and discussion fora. Nuffic (www.nuffic.nl) supports this Association for a year to give the association the opportunity to become more sustainable and self-supporting.

The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the sanitation sector in Africa, through increased knowledge and skills on sustainable sanitation, which will ultimately lead to the improvement of the living conditions.

How we do it

Strengthening the capacity of the sanitation sector will be achieved by the strengthening of ASKNet. ASKNet is an existing sanitation network that aims to raise the profile of sanitation within African academic institutions by sharing sanitation knowledge and innovative learning approaches in Africa. The primary target group and beneficiaries of the project are the members of the network, educational institutes with experts and trainees in sanitation, vocational schools who will be actively involved in the sanitation training programmes and various professional sanitation stakeholders in need for training. In the future all communities will benefit from improved sanitation facilities and improved health.

A series of activities are planned during this year. Project progress can be followed on their website: http://www.asknet-office.net/