The ultimate ambition of the China Node for Sustainable Sanitation (CNSS) is to influence Chinese policy to promote and guide sustainable sanitation development throughout Asia, and to assist in social marketing. The overall aim is that China would act as a catalyst for sustainable sanitation development within the region.
There is a strong opportunity and demand in China to promote sustainable sanitation solutions. Nationally, overall betterment of the living standard and a rapidly growing middle class have all put strong demand on improving the access to, and quality of, sanitation.
Sustainable sanitation is an integral part of the development agenda in China. There is great potential for promoting and facilitating the mainstreaming of sustainable sanitation issues in both rural and urban areas.
The challenge for the CNSS is to promote sustainable sanitation solutions in emerging cities and towns.
Specific objectives guiding our work include:
The long-term ambition is to find national funding in China, creating a situation where the project can run independently of Sida-funding.
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