Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

“Working at Sanergy has challenged me to grow personally and professionally!” Maurice Arwa’s story

“Working at Sanergy has challenged me to grow personally and professionally!” Maurice Arwa’s story

Every day, we endeavor to build our teammates’ capacity to perform well at work, while also charting a course for progress in their careers. Maurice Arwa joined our team in 2012 through what he calls “preparation meeting opportunity”. He saw Sanergy setting up office in the same […]

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Introducing VUNA – recovering nutrients from urine to promote sustainable sanitation

Introducing VUNA  – recovering nutrients from urine to promote sustainable sanitation

To extract as much value as we can from waste, we recently launched a pilot to recover nutrients from urine to create nitrogen-rich liquid fertilizer. Urine constitutes about half of the waste we collect and remove from slums, and we are trying to maximize its potential as a […]

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Using mobile technology to deliver better services: Sanergy’s partnership with GSMA and SweetSense Inc.

Sanergy teammates Joseph Lumumba and Lauren Stover are spending the week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities working group. Joseph and Lauren are presenting the work GSMA has been supporting with Sanergy, using sensors to optimize our waste-collection process. GSMA has […]

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Using data to improve and scale our sanitation delivery

Here at Sanergy, we’re striving to build a model for urban sanitation delivery that is scalable and replicable. In order to do this, we work to make sure that we are maximizing the efficiency and efficacy of every part of our operations. Our Information Technology team is […]

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Reimagining waste management in emergency contexts: piloting a mobile waste transfer system

Reimagining waste management in emergency contexts: piloting a mobile waste transfer system

As discussed in a previous blog post, Sanergy recently piloted a prototype mobile waste transfer system (mWTS) in Nairobi’s urban slums to figure out an easily deployable waste-management solution for emergency response scenarios. The challenges of waste collection in urban slums are similar to those faced by responders […]

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