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Sanitation Development in Timor Leste

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Sanitation Development in Timor Leste

Sanitation Development in Timor Leste


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  • 1. TIMOR-LESTE: NEW COUNTRY, NEW SANITATION DEVELOPMENTSEASAN 3, 10th September 2012
  • 2. AGENDAPresentation Structure• Introduction to Timor-Leste• National Plans and Objectives for Sanitation• National Achievements and Progress• Timor-Leste Government Sanitation Programmes• East Asia Regional Linkages• Conclusions
  • 3. INTRODUCTIONTimor-Leste• Timor-Leste became a sovereign state in 2002• Population is 1.1 million• Largely rural population that is difficult to access.• For rural areas improved sanitation coverage is 18%• For urban areas improved sanitation coverage is 61%
  • 4. NATIONAL PLANS National Basic Sanitation Policy• National Policy was approved in March 2012• National Policy Objective: To reduce death and disease and bring about social, economic, educational and environmental gains for all through the safe elimination of harmful waste from the environment and the practice of healthy behaviours.• National Policy objective required outcomes to achieve the over arching objective:
  • 5. NATIONAL PLANS National Sanitation Strategic Plan• National sanitation strategic plan development started in November 2011• Plan for the capital Dili has been drafted• Decentralized Waste Water Treatment Systems planned for Dili• Guidance developed ready for district level strategic planning Strategic plan for rural areas: 2020 Sanitation Status
  • 6. NATIONAL TARGETSNational Targets for Improved Sanitation Coverage 100% 100% 92% 90% 85% 100% 82%% Coverage with Improved 80%68% 90% 70% 67% 68% sanitation 60% 50% 49% 40% 44% Dili urban 30% District urban 20% 18% 10% Rural 0% 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030
  • 7. NATIONAL TARGETSPolicy Outcome Targets for 13 Districts
  • 8. ACHIEVEMENTSSanitation Achievements • National Basic Sanitation Policy Developed from 2007 – 2012 • National Plan for Sanitation Marketing Developed • National Sanitation Strategic Plan in Development • Sanitation and Environmental Health Monitoring Systems Developed
  • 9. PROGRESSSanitation Progress Additional People with Access to Rural Population ODF Basic Sanitation Progress80,000 ODF70,000 Triggered not ODF60,000 Not triggered not ODF50,00040,000 16%30,00020,000 58% 26%10,000 0 2008/09 2010 2011 2012 Partners 9,427 40,412 70,033 62,087
  • 10. SANITATION PROGRAMMESSanitation Demand CreationActivities to build widespreaddemand for improved sanitation:• Triggering of improved practices• Sanitation marketing product promotions• Behaviour change communications campaign CLTS triggering activity• Increased willingness to pay
  • 11. SANITATION PROGRAMMESSanitation Supply StrengtheningDeveloping sustainable, local supplyof sanitation goods & services:• Improved availability of products and information• Development of affordable toilets (Currently ~USD60 options)• Building capacity of local enterprises• Encourage progress up sanitation ladder CLTS triggering activity Affordable Pit Lining
  • 12. REGIONAL LINKAGESRegional Learning• Recent study tours for government and partners to Indonesia, Cambodia and Bangladesh• Sanitation marketing work has involved information exchange between Timor- Leste, Cambodia and Laos facilitated by IDE• Support from WSP for sector gap-filling and regional learning
  • 13. REGIONAL LINKAGESConclusions• Regional support for high-level advocacy to national governments for sanitation sector• Human Resources development for the sector will be key for Timor-Leste• Sanitation Marketing is a nascent approach in Timor-Leste and many other countries, greater information exchange for practitioners/businesses in the region CLTS triggering activity
  • 14. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION, OBRIGADU!