Prof. Shyama V. Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been working to make a small Indian village called Kameshwaram, devastated by the 2004 Tsunami, as clean as any in the world – and to document the process so that it can be replicated elsewhere.
She is still grappling with the core problems of sanitation, waste management and safe water. Yet her work has had an impact on various stakeholders in the sanitation sector far beyond the village, as confirmed by her being shortlisted in the #100women achievers (India) contest by a jury of experts.
Though we are delighted, there is yet another round of public voting. Hence, we seek your vote on the following link of the Indian Ministry of Women and Child Welfare (please scroll to the section Sanitation and Hygiene – where will find her photo). Please click on vote and then confirm: http://bit.ly/100womenvote
Please do spread the word and share on your Facebook wall. Also note that Sanitation and Hygiene – one of the most glaring problems of India – has the least number of nominees! All the more reason to vote for Prof Ramani. Deadline: Sunday, 20 December 2015.