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EMBRACING ‘BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION’ FOR SCALING SANITATION PRODUCTS
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EMBRACING ‘BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION’ FOR SCALING SANITATION PRODUCTS

With a population of 43 million people, only 25% people in Uganda have access to improved sanitation facilities with over 84% of people using on-site sanitation facilities like latrines and septic tanks. Also, a majority of latrines or toilets counting to about 64% still get emptied into the environment especially during a heavy downpour. Hand-wash...

LOCAL SOLUTION TO LOCAL SANITATION ISSUES
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LOCAL SOLUTION TO LOCAL SANITATION ISSUES

Having grown up in one of Kampala’s slums, experiencing for himself problems of poor sanitation, young and innovative Samuel Malinga started to develop an effective and clean sludge management system right after graduating from Makerere University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. In 2015, Samuel founded Sanitation Africa where he, together with his...

THE MOST INNOVATIVE MINDS OF THE NEXT DECADE WILL COME FROM AFRICA.
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THE MOST INNOVATIVE MINDS OF THE NEXT DECADE WILL COME FROM AFRICA.

Despite being a crucial part of the just expired Millennium Development Goals, seven out of every ten persons in sub-Saharan Africa still do not have access to improved sanitation. Over 200 million people in the region still defecate in the open, thus contaminating water and land, and leading directly to diseases such as diarrhea and...

INTERVIEW: WHAT DRIVES THE YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR, WITH SAMUEL MALINGA
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INTERVIEW: WHAT DRIVES THE YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR, WITH SAMUEL MALINGA

Many young people across Africa are setting up their own businesses by innovating new products and services or reconfiguring old ones. One of them is Samuel Malinga. Last week, the 26 year old Ugandan received the Tony Elumelu Prize for Business at the Future Africa awards for his development of a full-cycle sanitation system that...

UGANDAN SLUM-DWELLER BECOMES UN “CHANGE-MAKER”
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UGANDAN SLUM-DWELLER BECOMES UN “CHANGE-MAKER”

A young Ugandan entrepreneur who grew up in a slum has been chosen to act as a United Nations “change-maker” to promote better sanitation and waste management. Samuel Malinga, who now runs a company called Sanitation Africa, has been nominated by the UN as one of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs....

MEET SAMUEL MALINGA
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MEET SAMUEL MALINGA

Samuel Malinga is a 27-year-old from Uganda, and serves as the founder and managing director of Sanitation Africa. Having grown up in the Naguru slum, Samuel became determined to increase access to sanitation services in remote and inaccessible communities throughout the country. At the age of 12, Samuel moved to the Naguru slum in the Ugandan...

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS WILL BRIDGE THE SANITATION GAPS IN AFRICA
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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS WILL BRIDGE THE SANITATION GAPS IN AFRICA

Today, communities in Africa grapple with a lack of access to clean and hygienic sanitation facilities. To date, about 9.2 million Ugandans—about 77% of the population—is without access to toilets or latrines, which compares poorly to what it was in 1960 when it stood at 90%. This widespread lack of access to proper sanitation is attributed...