Toilet training: what can the cookstove sector learn from improved sanitation promotion?

Sesan, Temilade, Jewitt, Sarah, Clifford, Mike and Ray, Charlotte (2018) Toilet training: what can the cookstove sector learn from improved sanitation promotion? International Journal of Environmental Health Research . ISSN 1369-1619 (In Press)

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Within the domain of public health, commonalities exist between the sanitation and cookstove sectors. Despite these commonalities and the grounds established for cross-learning between both sectors, however, there has not been much evidence of knowledge exchange across them to date. Our paper frames this as a missed opportunity for the cookstove sector, given the capacity for user-centred innovation and multi-scale approaches demonstrated in the sanitation sector. The paper highlights points of convergence and divergence in the approaches used in both sectors, with particular focus on behaviour change approaches that go beyond the level of the individual. The analysis highlights the importance of the enabling environment, community-focused approaches and locally-specific contextual factors in promoting behavioural change in the sanitation sector. Our paper makes a case for the application of such approaches to cookstove interventions, especially in light of their ability to drive sustained change by matching demand-side motivations with supply-side opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: behaviour change communication; clean cooking; community-wide participatory approaches; improved sanitation; multi-level approaches
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 08:56
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:46

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