This booklet reports on the first year, focused on data collection, of a three-year project in the City of Blantyre in Malawi. The second year is for the development of precedents to exemplify new and effective sanitation solutions. These precedents have been identified because of their relevance to addressing needs in the city and their potential to scaling up sanitation provision. The third and final year is dedicated to planning to expand provision to those in the city without adequate sanitation. It is anticipated that this final year will develop a city-wide strategy for inclusive sanitation and include agreements with local government that can help provide the foundations for such a strategy. Blantyre City is one of four cities participating in a SHARE funded project into community-led improvement of urban water and sanitation facilities. The purpose of the research project is to secure a model for the development and realisation of pro-poor citywide sanitation through four scalable examples in cities of Blantyre (Malawi), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Kitwe (Zambia), and Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe).
Yap, C.; Mills, J.E. Water and sanitation action research in the City of Blantyre: Community mapping towards inclusive development. (2013) 8 pp.