Examining Sanitation for Urban Inclusion, Transformation and Equity (SUITE) project

The current world-wide problems in urban sanitation call for transdisciplinary, multisectoral and multi-solution approaches to achieve inclusive and sustainable urban sanitation; challenges to achieve this may occur when the different stakeholders have different interpretations for inclusion and sustainability.

To establish a baseline, this study aimed to examine current perceptions on inclusion and sustainability of sanitation stakeholders in cities from five countries representing low-(Malawi middle-income (Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, and Mexico)-countries in the Global South. The study was conducted in collaboration with partners from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; Gwanda State University, Zimbabwe; Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania; Utrecht University, Netherlands; Parakata R.S.R., Mexico; and University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

In Malawi the study was conducted in Blantyre city and ran from October 2019 to February 2021. Results of the study have been published and can be found here:


The project received funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering as part of the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Total funding £29,980.00

Featured image: Funders and some of the partners during the SUITE project