Updated Apr 26, 2021CLOSED

2nd Annual SanTech Hackathon

Offered by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands and Amref Health

During rainy seasons, ground water tables rise. This may lead to flooding/waterlogging destructive to sanitation infrastructure. Sludge from pit latrines gets mixed with and contaminates ground and surface water (used for household consumption and agricultural activities) at great expense to public health. In addition, the following problems have been identified which make toilets expensive and unsustainable, especially for the rural poor:

  • High cost of emptying, high fill-up rate due to infiltration of the ground water to the pit causing premature need for pit emptying.

  • Substructure damage due to water level fluctuation.

  • Frequent requirement for some retrofitting/maintenance after each flood.

  • High need for toilets during flooding (when open defecation practice is not possible).

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CLOSEDMay 30, 2021Deadline
$1,196 - $3,590Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryEthiopia, Bangladesh, Kenya, India, Uganda and Tanzania
Focus AreasTechnology
Waste Management (Environment)
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Sanitation (Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH))
We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. You can apply as an individual or as part of the group (Research institution, academic institution, NGO, or entrepreneur). Participants with technical experience on toilet construction are encouraged to apply.

Application And Awards Process

Prepare your application with:

The application form (Annex 1)

Supporting materials including:

2 videos (landscape format) of: 60 seconds footage of your innovation in action and 60 seconds interview style explaining how the innovation works.

3 photos

Submit your application and supporting materials at this link.

Let us know you completed the application! Follow FINISH Mondial on social media and tag us in a post with #FINISHMondial and why we need to come together to address the #floodprooftoilet.

Live virtual event & winners’ announcement: 21 July 2021


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