An overview of the FSM work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (D. Koné, BMGF)

Doulaye Koné from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations gives a presentation on “An overview of the FSM work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” at the Second International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM2) that took place in Durban, South Africa during 29 to 31 October 2012.

More information and all the presentation slides are available here:

FSM2 picked up where FSM 1 (held in Durban in March 2011) left off — with a commitment to capturing and sharing developments in the management and beneficiation of faecal sludges (including urine). For the FSM2 Conference, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) committed to showcase and present developments in up to 50 of their Sanitation Grand Challenge Projects. These presentations of the grantees are available as video clips on YouTube on the SuSanA YouTube channel.

320 Delegates from around the world shared ideas and discussed challenges and opportunities in on-site sanitation.

Topics included:
– On-site Sanitation as a Business
– Socio-political Aspects of On-site Sanitation
– Understanding On-site Sanitation
– Toilet Design for FSM Optimisation
– Pit Emptying – What are the Options?
– The How of Faecal Sludge Treatment
– Waste Not Want Not – Beneficial Use of Faecal Sludges
– Technology and Innovation·
– Health Aspects of Faecal Sludges


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