June 17, 2014
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
About What Gets Measured Gets Done. But Are We Measuring the Right Thing in Sanitation?
Reaching 100% open defecation free (ODF) status has become the gold standard for organizations tackling sanitation challenges in the developing world. Is this the right goal for achieving sustained hygienic sanitation in rural and urban communities? What are the “god, bad and ugly” implications of this target for the development work that happens on the ground? Representatives for iDE’s Global WASH Initiative will discuss the pros and cons of using 100% ODF as a benchmark for success in sanitation. oDE will share its experience using Human Centered Design (HCD) to study sanitation solutions in Asia and Africa. Particpants will have an opportunity to engage with a piece of the HCD process as a means of brainstorming how this gold standard influences the approaches taken by many WASH organizations.
Open to the public.
Venue: Posner Center - Commons