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Global Health Dialogue

Mapping and monitoring inclusive WaSH facilities at schools: survey, strategies and challenges

Presenter:
Ilhamdaniah Saleh and Radhakrishna Dasari
Presenter Affiliation:
UB Urban and Regional Planning and Computer Science and Engineering
Location:
220 Hayes Hall
Campus:
South Campus
Date:
4/27/17
Time:
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Sponsor:
Community for Global Health Equity
Contact:
Jessica Scates at 829-5371 (jmscates@buffalo.edu)
Web site:
http://tinyurl.com/zyn9lhu
The winning team of the 2016 Global Innovation Challenge, Team Veritas, aims to develop strategies that motivate key actors to prioritize inclusive WaSH in schools, in turn, promoting the education of all children, irrespective of gender, age, or ability (inclusive education). They aim to develop a school level map of inclusive WaSH facilities that includes a mechanism to monitor quality. Creating such a map requires extensive data collection strategies with periodic feedback. Team Veritas will study the possibility of incorporating crowdsourcing and technology in the data collection and monitoring pipeline using a participatory GIS mapping approach. They will validate their strategy by performing a pilot study at schools in a low- and middle-income country. This tool will offer manifold insights to students with special needs, the general public, policy makers and funding agencies.