Making human waste a resource at scale

A close view of a local community public toilet in Kibera.World Toilet Day is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis Worldwide. This is always set as a reminder of proper sanitation and the importance of having a toilet across our local neighborhoods to avoid the spreading and contracting of diseases amongst ourselves and also protect our waters and climate against pollution from the disposal of flying toilet bags. (Photo by Donwilson Odhiambo / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

In this tenth interview of the “17 Rooms” podcast, Letitia Obeng and Jennifer Sara discuss reframing sanitation from “out of sight and out of mind” to a resource for humankind. Obeng, chair at the Water Integrity Network and Sara, global director of the Water Global Practice at the World Bank, moderated Room 6 focused on Sustainable Development Goal number 6—on clean water and sanitation—during the 2021 17 Rooms flagship process.

“17 Rooms” is a podcast about actions, insights, and community for the Sustainable Development Goals and the people driving them. The podcast is co-hosted by John McArthur—senior fellow and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at The Brookings Institution, and Zia Khan—senior vice president for innovation at The Rockefeller Foundation.

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