The Kushtia Manual

Editorial Design

The results from an extensive academic research on organic waste management were the basis to produce an operational manual, oriented to a small local community from the Kushtia Municipality located in Bangladesh.

Client: SNV (The Netherlands) & Kusthia Municipality (Bangladesh)
Commission: University of Science and Technology Beijing (China)
Funded by: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (USA)
Year: 2017

During 2009, a test site for waste management was established at the Kushtia Municipality in Bangladesh. During February and March of 2017, a group of international experts in sanitation and biogas conducted a series of experiments to the end of increase the efficiency and quality of compost production from organic waste and dark matter.

Based on images from the research and from additional photo sessions, detailed instructions are explained in black and white illustrations, describing the personal equipment and tools required for each task. The manual was delivered in two versions: one in English language and a second one written entirely in Bengali.

Shortly after completing the task, the client requested to convert the Bengali manual into poster format, to ensure a permanent availability for the information.