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Sustainable Sanitation: Evidence and Practice

January 23, 2018
23 January 2018
Sustainable Sanitation: Evidence and Practice


The Scaling City Institutions for India: Sanitation (SCI-FI) programme and the Accountability Initiative (AI) at the Centre for Policy Research organised a workshop and conference on Sustainable Sanitation: Evidence and Practice on 11-12 December, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, Delhi.

Held on 11 December as a closed door event, the workshop invited policymakers, practitioners, and government officials tasked with overseeing the daily implementation of government sanitation schemes (including both aspects of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) – rural and urban) for in-depth deliberation and debate on sanitation programmes in India.

The conference, held on 12 December as a discussion amongst a wider group, deliberated on the lessons from the previous day’s workshop, as well as a broader set of themes surrounding the conceptualisation, implementation, and future prospects of sanitation programmes in India. The conference included a special focus on sustainable waste management and Faecal Sludge Management (FSM).

The conference was divided into the following sessions:

  • Part 1 (full video above)
    • Opening Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Community Approaches to Sanitation
    • Session 2: Current Understandings of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) implementation
  • Part 2 (can be accessed at this link)
    • Session 3: Inclusive City-Wide Sanitation in Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and AMRUT
    • Session 4: Panel Discussion on lessons from research and implementation experience

The conference report can be accessed here.