EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Action on Public Sanitation

Year and location

2007. Litoral, Bata. Equatorial Guinea.

ATSF Commission

Raquel Larrea Martinez

Counterpart

Escuelas de Promotores Rurales de Bata

Objectives

Conducting theoretical and practical courses on dry toilets to prevent issues with unhealthy conditions due to seeping from traditional latrines into aquifers.

Beneficiaries

Qualified local staff from the urban communities in Bata.

Context

Equatorial Guinea has two distinct seasons: dry season and rainy season. Despite the abundance of water, major cities do not have drinking water due to seepage in aquifers. On the other hand, only the big cities such as Bata and Malabo have hydroelectric plants, and although it is a warm country with many hours of solar incidence, there are no facilities for the use of this energy.