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Announcements:

19 April 2013World Bank Awards Three Mobile Developer Teams for Apps Addressing Sanitation Needs

22 March 2013World Bank Announces Sanitation Hackathon App Challenge Finalists

28 November 2012Ready, Set, Hack! A message from World Bank President Jim Kim

5 December 2012Over One Thousand “Hackers” Find 181 New Apps to Improve Access to Safe Sanitation for Poor People

In the news:

25 April 2013“Cell phones yes, toilets no, world body laments” – Independent European Daily Express

24 April 2013“Mobiles answer the call of nature” – BBC

22 April 2013“Mobile and web apps tackle sanitation challenges” – SciDev.Net

18 April 2013“Competition Designed to Spread Basic Technologies” – New York Times

10 April 2013“New app powers better sanitation in developing countries” – Phys.org

27 March 2013“Tapping innovation for the sanitation sector” – Cisco Blogs

22 March 2013How to…design a sanitation app” – The Guardian

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Grand Prize Winners

(from left to right) Anthony Lake (UNICEF Executive Director), Team mSchool, Jan Eliasson (Deputy Secretary General to the UN), Team SunClean, Team Taarifa, Jaehyang So (Manager, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program), Rachel Kyte (VP, World Bank Sustainable Development Network) and Jose Luis Irigoyen (Director, World Bank Transport, Water, Information & Communication Technology) 

from left to right) Jose Luis Irigoyen (Director, World Bank Transport, Water, Information & Communication Technology), Team mSchool and Jaehyang So (Manager, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program)

(from left to right) Jose Luis Irigoyen (Director, World Bank Transport, Water, Information & Communication Technology), Team SunClean and Jaehyang So (Manager, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program)

from left to right) Jose Luis Irigoyen (Director, World Bank Transport, Water, Information & Communication Technology), Team Taarifa and Jaehyang So (Manager, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program)

 

 

 

mSchool

(Photo Credit: Emmanuel Bocquet)

Members of the mSchool team, a grand prize winner of the Sanitation App Challenge, gather outside the Dakar, Senegal headquarters of the technology company, Manobi.

Children at a public primary school in Dakar reports on the condition of toilets at their school using an text message reporting tool that is part of the mSchool app, created by technology company, Manobi.

A schoolboy at a public primary school in Dakar reports on the condition of toilets at their school using an text message reporting tool that is part of the mSchool app.

SunClean

(Photo Credit: Dimas Ramadhani)

School friends Dimas Ramadhani, Irfan Afif, Riza Fathan, Luqman Sungkar, and Mohammad Nugroho, who make up the Sun-Clean app team, at their new start-up company SunSquare Studio

Children play with Sun-Clean, a game that is designed to teach children good hygiene practices, that is one of the grand prize winners of the Sanitation Hackathon and App Challenge

Children play with Sun-Clean, a game that is designed to teach young people good hygiene practices, that is one of the grand prize winners of the Sanitation Hackathon and App Challenge. 

Taarifa

(Photo Credit: Mark Iliffe)

Members of the Taarifa team, a grand prize winner of the Sanitation Hackathon and App Challenge, who come from different parts of Europe and Africa.

Mark Iliffe, a representative of the Taarifa app team, poses with colleagues in Uganda, where the app is being used by the Ministry of Local Government in 111 districts to assist collecting and aggregation about the distribution of government funds for community projects.

In Uganda, representatives of the Ministry of Local Government use the Taarifa app, an open source web application that enables public officials to tag and respond to citizen complaints about public service delivery. 

     

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