Community Action - Global Impact

Community Action - Global Impact

Moldova
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

To put the spotlight on this issue the UN General Assembly declared the year 2008 the International Year of Sanitation. The goal is to raise awareness and to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to reduce by half the proportion of people without access to basic sanitation by 2015.

About You
Location
Project Street Address
Project City
Project Province/State
Project Postal/Zip Code
Project Country
Your idea
Field of Work

Sanitation

Year the initative began (yyyy)

2003

YouTube Upload
Web site (url)
Positioning of your initiative on the mosaic diagram:
Which of these barriers is the primary focus of your work?

Public information alone doesn’t change behaviors

Which of the principles is the primary focus of your work?

Move people up the sanitation ladder

If you believe some other barrier or principle should be included in the mosaic, please describe it and how it would affect the positioning of your initiative in the mosaic

In 2003 year when was decelerated in Vorniceni village exceptional situation because at the “Ion Inculet” lyceum was identified 75 cases of Hepatitis A. Doctors told that the cause was low quality of drinkable water. In the future are expected other cases of disease because the lyceum is not assure in centralistic way with water. More than that – there is a danger of new epidemic, because until nowadays the lyceum has no centralized water and it results no elementary studying conditions.

Innovation
What is your signature innovation, your new idea, in one sentence?

To put the spotlight on this issue the UN General Assembly declared the year 2008 the International Year of Sanitation. The goal is to raise awareness and to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to reduce by half the proportion of people without access to basic sanitation by 2015.

Describe your innovation. What makes your idea unique and different than others doing work in the field?

Building an "Water and Sanitation House". It is different and unique because we have the necessary documents and the field area prepared - in the Galesti commune, Moldova.

Delivery Model: How do you implement your innovation and apply it to the challenge/problem you are addressing?

We prepare the necessary documentation.

How do you plan to expand your innovation?

But I would like to present you with an alternative view: improving sanitation represents one of our best options to really accelerate health, social and even economic development. Sanitation is not the topic of the Millennium Development Goals or of the International Year of Sanitation because it is a problem, but because it is a solution. Our work has shown that sanitation does improve health - simple achievable interventions reduce for example diarrhoeal disease by 391 million cases per year. Simple solutions exist that work in the poor urban and rural communities which are most affected. The economics add up: for every dollar, ruan or rupee invested, there are benefits that can, on average, be valued at nine times as much. Those benefits stack up to children, households and communities in the poor urban and rural communities that need them most.

Do you have any existing partnerships, and if so, how do you create them?

Environmental Ministry, Science Academy, Centre Medical Prevention etc.

Impact
Provide one sentence describing your impact/intended impact.

Population's sanitation culture.

What are the main barriers to creating or achieving your impact?

None

How many people have you served or plan to serve?

50,000-60,000.

Directly

3,000.

Indirectly

47,000.

Please list any other measures of the impact of your innovation?

Permanently water quality control and the population informing.

Is there a policy intervention element to your innovation, if so please describe?

It's a school for the young volunteers.

Exactly who are the beneficiaries of your innovation?

All of the rural population.

Sustainability
How is your initiative financed (or how do you expect your initiative will be financed)?

It's not financed at present.

Provide information on your finances and organization:

a. $30,000
b. -$50,000

What is the potential demand for your innovation?

2 full-time, 1,200 volunteers.

What are the main barriers to financial sustainability?

The fact that Republic of Moldova is one of the most poor in Europe.

The Story
What is the origin of this innovation? Tell us your story.

The "House" is a compound part of the Local Action Environment Strategy.

Please provide a personal bio. Note this may be used in Changemakers marketing material

SOCIAL POLICY
Education
LEGAL SECTOR
NGOs Legal Framework
COMPETENCE
NGOs Development

LANGUAGES
Mother tongue: Romanian
UN Languages: French minimal working knowledge
Russian excellent working knowledge

FIELD EXPERIENCE
Republic of Moldova

UNIVERSITY DEGREES

1978 - 1983 Moldovan State University, Chisinau, Moldova
Journalist Department

File attachments: