This proposal notes several challenges to existing water and sanitation solutions including a lack of infrastructure, information, education, and more. In order to break the cycle, the team proposes to increase awareness and education on sanitation issues, increase access to safe water, and increase productivity by developing a ShareWave Business Model in which people are connected via a telecom (SMS) infrastructure.
Accelerate Safe Water and Sanitation
Challenges: Improper Sanitation, Lack of public toilets , General Access, Infrastructure, Social, Cultural, and Political, Lack of Education and Awareness, Community Involvement, Empowerment, and Buy-In, Access, Lack of Information
Solutions: Education and Awareness Campaigns, Community Level Solution, Micro-Finance Institutions and Loans, External Industry and/or Sector Model , Communication (Information, Availability, Quality, Reporting), Fundraising, Awareness and/or Reporting, Fee for Service/Subscription, Public-Private Partnership (Multiple Stakeholders), Water Focused, Sanitation Focused, Information Sharing, Payment, Technology, Service and Delivery, Training and Education Focused, Gender Focused, Data Gathering, Network Building