SITE4Society event on World Toilet Day!

Making the world open defecation free – possibility or dream?


On the 19th of November, the world is celebrating the #World_Toilet_Day, a yearly reminder for action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve #SDG6.

Since 2015, around 500 million low-cost toilets have been diffused, but still, about 2 billion people have to respond to the call of nature out in the open — every day — because they lack access to a functioning toilet. Furthermore, because of ill-constructed low-cost latrines, some scholars note an increase in water contamination and incidence of diarrhoeal diseases. How can we change this situation?

On that special day, we are partnering with Friend In Need India and United Nations University-MERIT, for two web-based events:

Session 1 – Research pitches – 10:30 CET
Four researchers who are working on sanitation around the world pitch us their ideas that can contribute to efficient sanitation coverage and usage to eliminate open defecation! Please find more information here and register in this link:


Session 2 – The sanitation challenge – 13:30 CET
A multi-stakeholder forum with our changemakers: a sanitopreneur, three NGO members and two engaged policy makers!
Please find more information here and register in this link:


Meet with us the champions of the Next Generation of Sanitation and Waste Management Technologies and let us discuss the feasibility of their ideas and pathways towards an open defecation free world!