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  • Internships at Athena Infonomics: In Their Own Words

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    An internship at Athena Infonomics allows you to develop, both professionally and by creating an impact in people’s everyday lives through the use of data.

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  • Gender, Infrastructure Planning and Participation

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    In addition to a gendered analysis of attitudes towards sanitation, we also compare responses obtained from public sector organisations and our list of NGOs. We find that there are some significant deviations in the way these domains think about, design and implement policies and programs in the sector. One key strand of divergence is the approach each domain adopts...

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  • Defining the sanitation needs of women

    Defining the sanitation needs of women

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    In a survey of public sector employees of sanitation-related institutions, we found that a majority of the respondents, regardless of their gender, agree that women have different and specific needs with regard to sanitation access. These differences were perceived to be mainly because of the biological make-up of the sexes, with women’s sanitation needs covering MHM. The need for...

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  • Recruitment and Representation in the Sanitation Sector in Kenya

    Recruitment and Representation in the Sanitation Sector in Kenya

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    The draw of a career in the sanitation sector can take many forms, ranging from altruism to self-interest. When choosing to search for a job, when deciding to submit an application, and when signing an offer letter to a new job, newly graduated young men and women may be heeding a call to address a public need or fight...

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  • Athena Infonomics-Gender equality & Urban Sanitation

    Gender equality and Urban Sanitation

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    All around the world, in high income countries as well as low and middle income countries, providers of gendered public latrines often mistake equality for equity, resulting in equal space and number of seats, but longer lines and wait times for women. Women have both biological needs and social restrictions that are different than men; for example, although never...

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  • Dispatch – December 2019

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    Happy Holidays! As the year comes to a close, we’ve been reflecting on what we’ve accomplished in 2019. To say the least, it was immensely gratifying for us as a team to contribute to several exciting development programs globally. Our projects ranged from developing new technology tools for waste water management to rethinking strategies for child friendly cities. We’ve...

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  • Athena Institutionalizes RURBAN Platform for Integrated Rural-Urban Water Management for Climate-Based Adaptations in Indian Cities (IAdapt)

    Athena Institutionalizes RURBAN Platform for Integrated Rural-Urban Water Management for Climate-Based Adaptations in Indian Cities (IAdapt)

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    Athena Infonomics has been engaged by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada under its ‘Cities and Climate Change’ initiative to develop climate-based adaptations in water management. This mandate involved designing and piloting a comprehensive integrated rural-urban water management for climate based adaptations (IAdapt) in Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh, India). As part of the IAdapt project, Athena Infonomics has institutionalized a...

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  • When the Sewers Get Blocked: Sanitation Labor in Urban India

    When the Sewers Get Blocked: Sanitation Labor in Urban India

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    A pictorial guest blog by C.S. Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray on the plight of sanitation workers in urban India.

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  • World Toilet Day: Enhancing Toilet Use in Ghana

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    Almost 23% of people in Ghana do not have access to any sanitation facility, and only 15% use improved unshared sanitation facilities1. Several challenges exist both on the demand (households’ ability and willingness to pay) and the supply side (capacity of the private sector to meet the demand). This article presents the findings from two studies conducted for Water...

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