Improving desludging in Haiti by building the capacity of local Bayakou (informal manual desludgers)

This paper presents the work of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to build the capacity of private sector manual labour (locally known as Bayakou) for the desludging of latrines in Port-au-Prince’s Internally Displaced Population (IDP) camps. It looks at the successes and challenges of the me...

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Main Authors: Django Mazars, Paul Earwaker
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spelling rr-article-95878312013-01-01T00:00:00Z Improving desludging in Haiti by building the capacity of local Bayakou (informal manual desludgers) Django Mazars (7221077) Paul Earwaker (7218263) untagged This paper presents the work of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to build the capacity of private sector manual labour (locally known as Bayakou) for the desludging of latrines in Port-au-Prince’s Internally Displaced Population (IDP) camps. It looks at the successes and challenges of the methods used to improve safety among a limited number of Bayakou groups awarded contracts by IRCs as well as efforts to improve the quality of their work and their level of professionalism. It also discusses the significant challenges in gaining wider recognition for the Bayakou among the national and local authorities as well as the challenges of replicating the success of the programme among Bayakou working in other neighbourhoods of the Metropolitan Zone of Port au Prince. 2013-01-01T00:00:00Z Text Conference contribution 2134/30927 https://figshare.com/articles/conference_contribution/Improving_desludging_in_Haiti_by_building_the_capacity_of_local_Bayakou_informal_manual_desludgers_/9587831 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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Improving desludging in Haiti by building the capacity of local Bayakou (informal manual desludgers)
description This paper presents the work of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to build the capacity of private sector manual labour (locally known as Bayakou) for the desludging of latrines in Port-au-Prince’s Internally Displaced Population (IDP) camps. It looks at the successes and challenges of the methods used to improve safety among a limited number of Bayakou groups awarded contracts by IRCs as well as efforts to improve the quality of their work and their level of professionalism. It also discusses the significant challenges in gaining wider recognition for the Bayakou among the national and local authorities as well as the challenges of replicating the success of the programme among Bayakou working in other neighbourhoods of the Metropolitan Zone of Port au Prince.
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Paul Earwaker
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Paul Earwaker
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title Improving desludging in Haiti by building the capacity of local Bayakou (informal manual desludgers)
title_short Improving desludging in Haiti by building the capacity of local Bayakou (informal manual desludgers)
title_full Improving desludging in Haiti by building the capacity of local Bayakou (informal manual desludgers)
title_fullStr Improving desludging in Haiti by building the capacity of local Bayakou (informal manual desludgers)
title_full_unstemmed Improving desludging in Haiti by building the capacity of local Bayakou (informal manual desludgers)
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