Articles You’ll Love
Every so often, we come across articles that make the case for the work that we do. Here is a quick round up of 5 articles that we think will be worth your while and make for some quick reads.
1. Waste Not: How Cities Can Improve Sanitation – Brian Arbogast – Financial Times – April 28, 2017.
As populations in cities continues to surge, Brian puts into perspective how governments in developing countries with limited resources can look to private sector models such as ours to provide citywide sanitation to its citizens.
2. Why Informal Settlements Are Smart Cities – David Dodman – Devex – May 19, 2017
This opinion piece talks about why informal settlements are already smart cities. Dodman also outlines the importance of including the knowledge and experiences of residents living in urban settlements as a means of making cities more efficient.
3 . Emerging opportunities: Tackling Poverty With Acumen – Share Radio – Simon Rose – January 24, 2017
Listen to this podcast by Simon Rose, who is dedicated to global, emerging and frontier markets. Citing Sanergy as one of the examples, the talk covers how innovations can be used to tackle poverty in emerging economies. He is joined by Farrukh Khan, senior director of business development at Acumen – a pioneer of investing with social impact and Gavin Serkin – managing editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy.
4 . Finding Value In Waste To Secure Food Systems – Chicago Council On Global Affairs – David Auerbach – April 28, 2016
This piece written in 2016 by our Co-founder David Auerbach, still holds true to our commitment to strengthen the food systems in growing cities, starting with Nairobi, Kenya.
5. 50 Kenyan Firms Listed In Inspiring African Companies by London Stock Exchange – Capital FM – Ken Macharia – April 2, 2017
Early this year, Sanergy was named as one of fifty companies in London Stock Exchange’s inaugural ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ report. We are incredibly honoured by this recognition and we remain committed to tackling the sanitation challenge by providing sustainable sanitation solutions in growing cities.
As of June 2017, we have built 1,086 Fresh Life Toilets ran by 568 Fresh Life Operators. Our toilets are used 49,000 times every single day, and we have safely removed and collected 2,020 tons of waste from the community in 2017.