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Documentary: Implementing FSM in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Emptying sludge at Wailes FSTP

Documentary: DEWATS for Dar

Lessons learnt from implementing decentralised faecal sludge management (FSM) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – A new 15-minute documentary released in July 2020 presents the key findings of the four-year “DEWATS for Dar” project, which was implemented by BORDA Tanzania and Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) between 2016-2020.

This goal of this project was to improve access to sanitation services in low-income, unplanned areas of Dar es Salaam without connection to the sewerage networks. Within this project, two decentralised faecal sludge treatment plants were constructed, and a team of professional service providers was established to empty pits and transport sludge to nearby treatment facilities. These trained operators now provide safe, affordable and improved methods of pit-emptying, using innovative equipment and small-scale vehicles, which can provide services even in the most inaccessible and highly congested urban areas.

This project was funded by UKAID through the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The film was produced by Kumi Media.

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Aerial view of Mburahati FSTP and its surrounding community

A documentary released in July 2020 brings us to unplanned settlements in Dar es Salaam, where BORDA and partners present lessons learnt from four years of implementing decentralised faecal sludge management

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