Workshop on WASH quality standards, challenges, and opportunities to improve sanitation in Cambodia

Man building bamboo construction

On 28 January 2019, SNV in Cambodia organised a workshop at the Sunway Hotel as a part of the NOURISH project to disseminate WASH products’ quality standards and accreditation assessment findings.

The event brought in over 40 participants including representatives from NGOs and international organisations, national and sub-national departments, and WASH SMEs. Throughout the workshop, participants contributed to the discussion on WASH quality standards, challenges and opportunities to improve sanitation in Cambodia. Participants were also introduced to the NOURISH Manual on latrine design, production and installation.

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SNV’s NOURISH project works to assist the Royal Government of Cambodia in accelerating stunting reduction by focusing on key determinants of chronic malnutrition. In conjunction with nutrition and agriculture interventions, the project works to improve sanitation and hygiene coverage in the target communities in Pursat, Battambang and Siem Reap provinces. To date, NOURISH has achieved ODF in 104 villages and 2 communes. As part of its WASH activities, NOURISH has undertaken an assessment of WASH products’ quality standards and subsequently developed a manual for latrine design, production and installation. The NOURISH project is implemented by SNV in partnership with Save the Children.