PROGRAMME STRATEGY AND OUTCOMES
HOW DOES THE PLATFORM WORK:
The Platform supports National Urban Sanitation Missions, States and Towns, by developing and sourcing the best Capacity Building, Policy Guidance, Technological, Institutional, Financial and Behavior Change advise for Non-Sewered Sanitation and FSSM.
This is followed by on-demand support for capacity building and implementation of Non-Sewered Sanitation and FSSM solutions at state and city level.
To sustain capacity building efforts in the long run, SCBP aims to generate a pool of trainers on FSSM through Training of Trainers (ToTs), thereby enabling national training institutes to conduct trainings for cadre of government officials on FSSM.
WHY NON-SEWERED SANITATION?
Given that 49% of the urban population in India (Census 2011) relies on on-site sanitation, such as septic tanks and soak pits, Non-Sewered Sanitation options such as Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) are critical for achieving the goals for urban sanitation under various national missions.
FSSM is the collection and transportation of faecal sludge from the containment system, treatment of the sludge at a designated site, followed by safe disposal or reuse of the treated sludge.
All stakeholders ranging from National Missions, State and Town Officials (Public Health, Engineering and Administration), Elected Representatives, Private Sector Consultants, NGOs and Academia.
The Platform provides a sharing and cross learning opportunity for SCBP Partners. To pool in their knowledge resources on all aspects of urban sanitation capacity building. Facilitates joint development of training modules, learning and advocacy material including developing Key Messages and Content. And a platform for sharing and dissemination of FSSM Research, Advocacy and outreach to State governments and Urban Local Bodies. Over the last four years the Platform has produced Training Modules and Learning Content on Decentralised Sanitation solutions, that is now accessed by a larger audience nationally and globally.
State Level & National Capacity Building Support : Policy Advise, Training of ULB staff, Research and Advocacy
Institutional Capacity Building : Nodal AMRUT Agencies and State Training Institutes Capacity Building and Trainings Support
Academia and Private Sector Capacity Building Support and Engagement
CAPACITY BUILDING STRATEGY AT STATE LEVEL:
Supporting select State governments, their Para state Agencies, Towns and Urban Local Bodies: Capacity building activities are planned to cover all stakeholders involved in the FSSM value chain – government officials, elected representatives, masons, private sector and community.
State Level support-
2. Institutional Capacity Building for FSSM-
2.1 National Training Institutes/Nodal AMRUT training agencies– capacity building support for FSSM trainings:
2.2 Private Sector Capacity Building:
2.3 Academia Engagement:
3. Research and Advocacy for FSSM
Developing training modules appropriate for different state contexts (Rajasthan, Uttarakhand) and identified stakeholders
FSSM Workshops, Advocacy and Learning events on Issues and Challenges, Situational Analysis, Financing, Technology of FSSM projects and Behavior Change