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Has anyone encounter work with nomadic tribes? what is our approach to bring water and sanitation to these groups?

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Article de Presse WANi- JMT 19 Nov 2016.pdf WaterAid in Niger work with nomad communities to support access to Water and Sanitation. The actual experience is in nomad community mobilisation for latrines construction. This is done through action researh with local INGO and nomad communities representative. Experimentation of adapted technology is in progress (see attached).

You can have more détails on this work by liaising with: Moumouni Kimba Alfari, Programme and Advocacy Manager at WaterAid Niger.

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Thanks Tidiane!

ErikH gravatar imageErikH ( 2017-07-05 15:28:53 +0000 )edit

We don't have nomadic people in China in a stric sense. However, we are providing houses for minorities who live on mountains with little arable land and live in poverty. In the migration program, we build UDDT toilets and running water for them. Usually, the communities are large ones. We are faced with sustainable challenges in terms of sanitation and waste management.

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Have you considered exploring local peoples' cultural and spiritual values with the land/ their area? Check out CSVPA (cultural and spiritual values of protected areas, part of IUCN) for some ideas - of course not all tribal/ nomadic peoples' land is protected, if precisely this may affect discussions (fear of loss of further autonomy?) Also when considering supporting one people (as you found they were poorest perhaps), do also check how your intervention may affect the group's relationship with other tribes (e.g. jealousy/ rebalance of powers between groups etc). wishing you all the best with your project and do come back and report how things went.

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