June 13 - June 18, 2016
For the first time, the GTO and the THW organised the workshop "WASH Essentials: Latrine Construction in Emergencies" at the THW-Bundesschule Neuhausen from the 13th- 18th of June 2016. With the theoretical knowledge and the help of practical examples, the participants successfully built and planned toilets for three different emergency scenarios. The GTO as well as the participants of the workshop were thrilled about the great communication and are looking forward to further collaborations.
June 15, 2016
Key players from across the world come together for the 10th anniversary of the European Development Days.
As part of the WASH Netzwerk the GTO is looking forward to the session "Toilets for Nutrition" at the European Development Days. Pushing forward the SDG6 with our partners Action contre la Faim (France), WaterAid UK and the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.
May 30 - June 03, 2016
As part of the project "Toiletised World", the GTO participated at the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management (IFAT) from the 30.05. until the 03.06.2016.
In these five days, the GTO spoke with many visitors about the global sanitation crisis. To improve that situation with sustainable approaches, the GTO executes development engagement projects at schools in Berlin. Global learning as well as sustainable development were issues that we brought to the visitors.
May 01, 2016
The fifth issue of the WASH ePaper is devoted to the topic "WASH and Nutrition" and is a followup document to the Bonn WASH Nutrition Forum (the Forum), which took place in November 2015 in Bonn, Germany. Linking WASH and nutrition has globally gained momentum. Strong scientific evidence on the relationship of poor WASH conditions and nutritional implications have emerged over the past years. Numerous countries already acknowledge the importance of adequate WASH in their nutrition strategies and call for WASH interventions to be scaled up along with nutrition actions. Beyond that, the German WASH Network and a broad coalition of renowned partners campaign globally for better collaboration between WASH and nutrition actors. The current issue provides an overview of the current state of discussion and presents the results and recommendations from the Bonn WASH Nutrition Forum.
Click here for further information and download of this issue.
April 21, 2016
"Agenda 2030 - Berlin makes future. Innovation and digital transformation as an engine for sustainable development". This year's Zukunftstour took place in Berlin on April 21, 2016 at Radialsystem. The Minister for Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, launched the Zukunftscharta in 2014, to raise awareness for the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals which were defined in 2015.
The GTO presented its education programme "Toiletised World" as part of the Global Learning aspect of the event. Participants played an entertaining and exciting toilet memory game to learn about cultural diversity and the various types of toilets around the world. Additionally, the visitors engaged in the Sanitation-is Dignity campaign and were photographed with their "revolootionary" message at the photo booth. On the information board they could deepen their knowledge about the sanitation crisis.
March 08, 2016
English subtitles are available in the video setup
On the occasion of International Women's Day March 8, 2016 Berlin pupils and the German Toilet Organization (GTO) staged an unexpected scene at the Washington Square in front of Berlin Central Station. In the focus of the flashmob were two toilet stalls, one for women, and one for men. With a disproportionately long queue in front of the ladies - a well-known image - the pupils drew attention to the lack of gender equality in front of the loo.
Pupils of the Ruetli School in Berlin-Neukoelln and Fritz-Reuter-School from Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen participated in the project. The project is financially supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (LEZ) by the State of Berlin. ECOtoiletten kindly provided toilets. CWS-boco is a long term supporter of this and other GTO projects.
The Advanced Seminar: Sustainable Sanitation in Developing and Emerging Countries was held in Karlsruhe on 29th to 30th of January 2016
Participants were given a deeper insight into sanitary technologies, non-technical accompanying measures, current approaches to planning and project examples. In group work and discussions, the participants were able to apply acquired knowledge and learned from the experiences of the other participants.
Thanks to everyone for their participation and sharing their personal experiences.
Engenieers Without Borders were so kind to support the GTO logistically on site.
The seminar was sponsored by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of BMZ.
November 19, 2015
English subtitles are available in the video setup
On the occasion of the World Toilet Day on Nov 19, the GTO celebrated the day with a Flashmob at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The event is part of the project Toiletised World and students of Rütli-school Neukölln.
This year, World Toilet Day is focusing on the link between sanitation and nutrition drawing the world’s attention to the importance of toilets in supporting better nutrition and improved health.
With kind support of Engagement Global on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and of the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin. We also thank CWS-boco for their great support.
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