Using smartphones towards zero open defecation

20 March 2015

In Kenya, Practical Action has been working with SeeSaw, an organisation specialised in using smartphones to monitor development interventions, to fine-tune a mobile phone app for our Realising the Right to Total Sanitation (RRTS) project.

Community members were trained on how to capture information on sanitation and hand washing facilities in their villages using smart phones, as they work towards zero open defecation.

Our team in Nakuru will be training 117 Village Neighbourhood Committee members from Nakuru’s informal settlements this week on reporting sanitation hotspots in their villages, which include six in Kaptembwa and seven in Rhonda.

They will learn how to register as reporters, as well as details that will need to be collated about the sanitation hotspots, which include their nature, number, and general location. The sanitation hotspots will be put up on boards, and visible to the public, to encourage awareness and positive competition as villages work towards becoming open defecation free.

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