This is discussion about Slum Networking – Transending Poverty with Innovative Water and Sanitation Paradigm.
I think that this is excellent and path breaking work which will serve the
communities at the bottom of the pyramid. This new businesss model will not
only improve the environment by water-sanitation provisions but also
improves health, education, income and housing.
My current doctoral research shows that communities in the slums of India
and townships of South Africa value water sanitation and rank them as top
prority items for their well being. This evaluation is based on data from
700 household interviews and will be published this year.
I am glad to see that your work addresses the basic need of water and sanitation with a particular focus on low income settlements. With the growing population in the slums in India this model is a valuable contribution.
This is a wonderful project that obviously improves the lives of the people living in these areas considerably!
This approach could help in reaching the water and sanitation targets for the Millennium Development Goals.
I think that this is excellent and Umbrulla Organissation of NGOs.. which will serve the slums communities.
Our VISION(Ngosnetwork) kadapa, of Andhra Pradesh State in india , has organise a 5 Days National Conference on Community Empowermment for slums and susstainable development from 4th -8th January2009.
In this regard we need your help as acatelytic Agent to implement the above mentioned subject.
This excellent model is a viable solution to the water and sanitation crisis affecting many of the poor today. Slum Networking offers a huge opportunity to achieve a number of the Millennium Development Goals both directly and indirectly thanks to the strategy's related benefits. It is now time that the private sector and other partners support this initiative to fully realise the potential of this valuable solution.
PhD Research Student
Centre for Sustainable Development
Cambridge University Engineering Department
Very impressive work. It looks like this could be replicated in other parts of the world.
Dear Mr. Parikh,
Congratulations on your achievement. I am very interested in your work and would like to explore a potential partnership.
I work for a social venture think tank in Hong Kong which runs leadership development programs for executives. We partner with social enterprises that have a strong business approach to community development all across Asia. The social enterprise benefits from the fresh perspective and experience of these business professionals who develop a business plan for the organization during their training visit in the community. In addition, the social enterprise also benefits from the assistance our organization provides in seeking capital for the business via private investors after the program.
I believe that this could be a mutually beneficial partnership. I was unable to find your contact details but would like to discuss with you in greater detail. If you could kindly email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, it would be much appreciated.
Looking forward to your reply.
Your idea is remarkable and projected to address sanitation issue at the community level. But again how you demonstrate the community involvement at all the levels of decisionmaking and activities implementation is what would determine the success and overall outcome.
It is my hope that the private sector and various partners would join you to see that these ideas are put to action to promote sustainable livelihoods for the vulnerable and marginalised people. Good Project Ideas!
Very impressive work. It should be copied in other continents.
This is a really cool competition and set of proposals. Sao Paulo Favela Arquitetura is another study, which I ran across in researching water/waste infrastructure in slums, and this one incorporates urban farming at the same time.
Its great to see many people starting to address these urgent issues of sanitation in slums, which exist in every major metropolis in the global south.
Your project is very important for the world. Keep up the good work!