Nairobi 9 March 2018 - UN-Habitat and Lixil Corporation have jointly conducted one week of training on the ‘Green Toilet System’ – a waterless and sustainable sanitation solution to be piloted at the Kalobeyei refugee settlement in Turkana County in Kenya.  A group of youths from both the host and refugee communities, and the public health officer for Turkana West Sub-county where the refugee camp is located, participated in the training.

The Lixil system is designed for use in areas with no access to water and sewage systems, and will improve access to safe toilets in the settlement. It will also enable refugees to become more economically independent by turning waste into fertilizer for use in urban agriculture.

Ultimately, the project will promote the development of community-based, sustainable livelihoods and climate-resilient infrastructure in the refugee settlement and within the host community.