Co-producing inclusive city-wide sanitation strategies: lessons from Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

Explores how communities have used community-led mapping to build partnerships with local government

Abstract

This paper explores how communities in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe have used community-led mapping and enumerations to build partnerships with local government to support the development and co-production of innovative pro-poor city-wide sanitation strategies as part of the SHARE City-Wide Sanitation Project. This action research project is being conducted in 4 cities across sub-Saharan Africa: Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe), Kitwe (Zambia), Blantyre (Malawi) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

This programme of work responds to the failure of conventional approaches to urban sanitation to meet the needs of low-income urban communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Over 3 years it has supported Shack/Slum Dwellers International affiliates to develop and test pro-poor sanitation strategies that can be adopted and driven by networks of community organizations and residents’ associations, and supported by public authorities and private providers.

Citation

Banana, E.; Chitekwe-Biti, B.; Walnycki, A. Co-producing inclusive city-wide sanitation strategies: lessons from Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. Environment and Urbanization (2015) : [DOI: 10.1177/0956247815569683]

Published 1 January 2015