The Pooptank Team
The Pooptank team is expansive and borderless, and comprises anyone who wishes to join in and support its mission. The Pooptank team is crafted around the 3 sanitation innovators, and includes a host, 3 panelists, and a roster of mentors whose role is to support the innovators over an 8-month period.
An interactive audience completes the team. We welcome households, businesses, toilet artisans, municipalities, ministers, investors, pit emptiers, researchers and anyone interested in Lake Victoria's water quality, to join in and be a part of the Pooptank audience. All of these stakeholders, and many more, have a role to play in Lake Victoria's lakewide inclusive sanitation system.
The Pooptank 'vehicle' itself, is an initiative of the Sanitation Innovation Fund (SIF), a US-based non-profit organisation launched in 2022.
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Meet The Innovators
The Pooptank’s objective is to get money and technical support into the hands of sanitation innovators who are living and working on the front lines of the global sanitation crisis. These innovators are the change-makers of the future, buzzing with ideas, passion, dynamism, optimism, and impatience.
The Pooptank exists because of them.
The Lake Victoria Pooptank’s 3 winning sanitation innovators for the 2022 cohort are shown below,
watch this space for a chance to apply for the 2023 edition...
Saul's innovation is to use ICT tools for smart enforcement of sanitation service providers in Mwanza. Tools include a toll free number and GPS tracking. Local stakeholders, public and private, will be involved with the innovation where appropriate.
Read Saul's story here...
Juliet's innovation is to harness the power of social media to affect behaviour change amongst school children who are the best agents of change. Watch this space for the art, music, and drama which will be circulated amongst the target audience.
Read Juliet's story here...
Carolyne's innovation is a behaviour change campaign called "Niko Na Role"(I have a role) for school children through SWESH (School Water, Environment, Sanitation & Hygiene) clubs. 'Niko Na Role' seeks to create a sense of ownership for Lake Victoria and its troubled waters.
The Mentors roster
The Mentor's roster allows the Pooptank innovators access to Lake Victoria's sanitation experts over the entire Pooptank cycle. Mentoring provides the innovators with important technical support in order to make the most of their grant funding. Like the innovators, mentors are passionate about the vision of lakewide inclusive sanitation and its importance to Lake Victoria's water quality. All Pooptank mentors are seasoned professionals.
For more information, and to join the mentors roster, click here.