Man with latrine parts

Sanitation Marketing Training in Cambodia

We kicked off our sanitation marketing practitioner training in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. WaterSHED Cambodia and WaterAid Australia co-hosted the event which took place over three practical training days from 27th February to 1st March 2013. Aimed at field level practitioners, our inaugural training attracted more than 40 participants across Asia with non-government organisations, local community groups, government representatives and freelance consultants attending.

Participants met at the WaterSHED office in Phnom Penh before being bused to Kampong Cham Province where trainers Danielle Pedi and Dr Mimi Jenkins had arranged an interactive training program. Participants were encouraged to share their sanitation marketing program experiences and reflect upon key implementation issues such as consumer preferences, latrine designs in different contexts, project costs and the complexities linked to using subsidies. WaterSHED Cambodia facilitated three field visits over two days to visit their own programs as well as those of iDE and SNV. Participants were able to witness a latrine sales event, meet local artisans and government representatives and engage in community consultation to understand the target market.

At a latrine sales event in Kampong Cham Province. WaterSHED Cambodia have assisted sales agents by providing materials that depict culturally-appropriate sanitation and hygiene messages.

Ensuring products are child-friendly means that all members of the community can benefit from improved sanitation.

Participants meeting with community members.

WaterSHED Cambodia have also prepared a post about the training here.

Special thanks to the team at WaterSHED Cambodia for their amazing work!

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