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Name: Ostebo, Marit
Title: Assistant Professor
Organization: Anthropology
Education: Ph.D, University of Bergen, Norway, 2013
Office Address: PO BOX 117305 GAINESVILLE FL 326117305
Email: marit.ostebo@ufl.edu


I have long term experience as a development practitioner working in pastoral areas of Ethiopia where water scarcity is a major problem. I am particularly interested in studying models as a phenomenon in development and my research includes focus on a new public toilet project in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. The project is promoted as a model for improved access to water and sanitation in urban areas. I am also interested in understanding the social, cultural and religious meaning of water, and the implications this have for interventions aimed at generating social change and development.

Keywords: WASH; Ethiopia ; anthropology; Religion; social change ; development