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Sep 14, 2021

Mr. Jack Sim — Founder, World Toilet Organization — Ending The Global Sanitation Crisis

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Ending the global sanitation crisis — jack sim, founder world toilet organization.


Around 2 billion people worldwide still lack access to the basic tools of improved sanitation (toilets and latrines). One billion people still have to defecate in the open, and at least 10% of the world’s population is thought to consume food irrigated by raw wastewater. An estimated 800,000 children, younger than 5 years of age, perish from diarrhea each year, including conditions related to cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio.

Mr. Jack Sim is the Founder of the World Toilet Organization (https://www.worldtoilet.org/), an organization established with the aim to break the taboo around toilets and this global sanitation crisis.

Mr. Sim is also the founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore, the World Toilet Day initiative, and Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) Hub.

In 2,001 for “creating good will and bringing the subject into the open” and “mobilizing national support in providing on-the-ground expertise”, Mr. Sim received the Schwab Foundation award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

In 2,004 he was awarded the Singapore Green Plan Award 2012 by Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) for his contribution to Environment. In 2,006 he was invited to launch The German Toilet Organization in Berlin. He is also a founding member of American Restroom Association.

In 2,007 Mr. Sim became one of the key members to convene the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) comprised of over 130 organizations active in the sanitation sector. He is also an Ashoka Global Fellow and in 2008 was named Hero of the Environment by Time Magazine.

Mr. Sim also sits in the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils (GAC) for Water Security and also the GAC for Social Entrepreneurship.

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