Locality twinning

Short description 

Remote areas have low access to sanitation training.

Crisis statement 


Many of the remote local governments & practitioners in Bangladesh have very poor access to good sanitation practices and knowledge resources. Many of the neighbouring local governments in Nepal, Meghalaya, Tripura, Assam, Sikkim have many good sanitation practices and share a similar language. The sharing of experiences amongst local governments & practitioners is limited by boundaries & connectivity.

Needs statement 

We need to develop simple Bangla applications that enables local practitioners to connect & share via web sites, drop boxes, Facebook, SMS, WhatsApp etc.

Impact statement 

Local governments in ChapaiNawabganj , Kurigram, Moulvibazar, Dinajpur, Comilla are willing to support piloting / testing.



Submitted by Lenovo on

I think this because it targets local government and practioners who are a little more likely to have access to connectivity!  I also really like the idea of creating things in a local language! I also like that the locations are so specific.

Are there any government officials who can share what connectivity they have?  Do they have internet in the office?  What types of cell phones do people use?  What is the cheapest way to use a cell phone?