8 results for tag: conference


Showcasing Possibility at COP24

Earlier this month, SOIL was honored to receive the United Nations' Momentum for Change Award in Planetary Health at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Momentum for Change honors innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. Recognized as a Lighthouse Activity, SOIL’s work is honored for being a practical, scalable and replicable example of a groundbreaking intervention to tackle climate change. Check out this video showcasing the Planetary Health award winners (narrated by Sir David Attenborough!): Planetary Health: Narrated Sir David Attenborough from Momentum ...

Safety First! Increasing Resilience in SOIL’s Sanitation Service

Photo credit: Julie Jeliazovski First and foremost, SOIL’s priority is to protect the health of our communities, our workers, and the environment. As such, our composting process has been developed in a way that meets and exceeds the guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the safe treatment of waste. At every step of the the way SOIL has collaborated with research institutions from the around the world to develop a safe and durable model. But ensuring safety and health is a continuous process and we continue to proactively assess any and every possible risk through the entire sanitation service chain. Last month three SOIL ...

USAID’s Global Waters: Innovation for the World’s Most Intractable Problems

SOIL was honored to join bright minds from around the globe to discuss solutions to some of the world's most intractable problems during last month's Global Innovation Week in Washington D.C.  The Innovation Marketplace, hosted by USAID's Global Development Lab, welcomed SOIL and other global innovators to showcase new technologies and interventions in the WASH sector and beyond. Luckily for our blog readers that weren't able to join us in DC, USAID's GlobalWaters.org shared the story of SOIL's work to build sustainable solutions to meaningfully respond to Haiti's sanitation crisis. From the article: "Molly Case, deputy development direct...

Sludge Love at 4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference

A few weeks ago, SOIL Directors Sasha Kramer and Nick Preneta traveled to Chennai, India to represent SOIL at the 4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM4). Sasha gave a presentation about SOIL's EkoLakay program, and we also shared two posters about Konpòs Lakay and our ongoing cost analysis research. @SOILHaiti sasha kramer speaking wisdom at #FSM4 https://t.co/eFFGTNbJkN — eve mackinnon (@eve_mackinnon) February 20, 2017 [gview file="http://www.oursoil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SOIL-Composting_Poster-v4.pdf"]  [gview file="http://www.oursoil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FSM4_ProcessCostAnalysis_Poster_v4.pdf"] ...

SOIL Participates in CGI Haiti Panel Discussion

Yesterday SOIL's Executive Director Sasha Kramer was one of four panelists engaging in a discussion called "What We Know Now: Applying Lessons Learned to Advance Haiti’s Future" as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting. The discussion was robust (and enjoyable!), and included a moving closing speech from President Bill Clinton. The session was recorded, so feel free to check out some or all of the conversation in the video below!

SOIL Haiti at World Water Week 2016

Thanks to support from the Inter American Development Bank, SOIL's Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, presented findings from SOIL's EkoLakay social business at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden in August. World Water Week is an annual event that convenes practitioners, experts, and innovators to share ideas, network, and develop new solutions. SOIL's work was featured as part of a panel discussion on water and sanitation as a business. You can watch Sasha's full talk on the livestream of the panel below. World Water Week: Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean: Water and Sanitation as a Business: Constraints-Opportunities, Tuesday, August ...

SOIL Anonse Konferans Nasyonal Asenisman 2012

Tanpri vin patisipe nan premye Konferans Nasyonal Asenisman nan Pòtoprens nan Madi ak Mèkredi, 12-13 Jen 2012. (English version.) Nan dènye 2 ane, plizyè òganizasyon inisye proje isit an Ayiti, ak twalèt konpostaj e systèm biolojik, nan yon efò pou transfòme matyè fekal imen nan yon resous ki gen valè. Lè nou konsidere ogmantasyon entere nan teknoloji inovatè pou transfòme deche, gen yon gwo bezwen pou pataje enfòmasyon pami ONG e gouvènman ayisyen, e pou kreye e ranfòse norm/règ nasyonal pou asire ke santé piblik proteje. Yon pati de aktivite edikasyon, sansibilizasyon e relasyon kominotè SOIL, ke n ap reyalize ak sipò UNICEF, ...

SOIL Announces the National Sustainable Sanitation Conference 2012

Please join us at the first ever National Sustainable Sanitation Conference to be held in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12th and 13th, 2012. (Anonsman an Kreyòl) In the past two years numerous organizations have initiated projects in Haiti involving composting toilets and bio-systems in an effort to transform human wastes into a valuable resource. Given the rising interest in these innovative waste treatment technologies, there is a great need for information sharing among NGOs and the Haitian government and the creation and enforcement of national standards to ensure that public health is protected. As part of SOIL’s education ...