Sarphati Sanitation Award: Onward & upward to make hygienic sanitation accessible & affordable for all!

 From Left to Right : Yi Wei (IDE - Cambodia), Becky Auerbarch (Sanergy) and Jack Sim (World Toilet Organisation) during the award ceremony

From Left to Right : Yi Wei (IDE – Cambodia), Becky Auerbach (Sanergy) and Jack Sim (World Toilet Organisation) during the award ceremony

We are extremely honored and excited to have won the Sarphati Sanitation Award. The announcement was made on November 5th, 2013 during the International Water Week in Amsterdam.  The award was a culmination of a workshop dubbed “Sanitation for all, the drive to 2015” 

The biennial international award aims at honouring an outstanding contribution of an individual or organisation to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship.

Sanergy was selected from a pool of 24 outstanding candidates who have a sustainable business case model. According to the jury, the shortlisted finalists have shown that “it is very well possible to address sanitation and public health issues in developing countries while making profit.” We are also thrilled to have been shortlisted with two of our great advisors – Jack Sim and the IDE-Cambodia team.

We would like to thank Aqua for All, World Waternet and the Netherlands Water Partnership for their role in recognition of the hard work we have put in to ensure that we make hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible throughout Africa’s informal settlements. We also want to thank the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for nominating us for the award – their belief in our work is so gratifying.

  • Frank van Dien

    So well deserved! A better concept than ‘having local people make a decent living on solving the sanitary problems’ is hardly thinkable. You really are winners!

  • World Waternet

    Congratulations! It was great to see so many strong nominees for the first Sarphati Sanitation Award. The jury choose you unanimously. We wish you succes in scaling up your activities and in advocating for sustainable sanition for all.

  • Joel Veenstra

    I love it

  • Stefan Flos

    and watch it on youtube: