Kameswaram Village – A living lab

-Sanitation & Waste Management         – Hygiene Behaviour

At our field office in Kameswaram village, we work with local artisans to develop frugal, low cost innovations to address local needs for sanitation, waste management and hygiene behaviour. Kameswaram serves for us as a living lab and a sandbox within which we experiment and co-create innovations to address local challenges. Moreover, it is clear to us that our innovations can serve similar challenges all over India. So we invite you to take a look at our grass-roots, frugal, base of the income pyramid (BoP) innovations, which are design and/or social innovations, to address problems in safe sanitation and waste management:

  • Frugal means – that they are not a complex product.
  • Grassroots means that they are co-created with the local, i.e. Kameswaram community.
  • BoP – means they can be applied in the context of deep poverty.
  • Social means that they are meant to trigger behavioural change or create social value or shared value (e.g.  better environment for all).