Building partnerships in order to grow the work that we do within communities is one of the values we believe in.
On January 22, 2020, we had a sharing and learning experience with other experts. Prince Muyiwa Ademulegun, Mr. Taiwo Aderemi, Mr. Obatori Babatunde, Chad Brooking, and our Founder, Tony Joy.
During the meeting, we spoke about how communities can contribute to the issues of WASH from within. People in rural communities first need the right information that will make them feel engaged in the process of advocating for the need to end open defecation for example.
Chad Brooking, a water and sanitation expert from Canada mentioned the methodology he used to engage the Adejubu community of Akure in 2016. He mentioned that the use of community data helped in facilitating the intervention with the community.
For Durian, this is the beginning of a renewed drive together with other partners. We believe that through this partnership, we will be able to create more community-based intervention that engages the people through the process. One of the resolves we have made as a result of the meeting is to engage in more community-based research to inform the project styles we carry out.