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Promoting Sustainable Sanitation in Rural India

Posted on 20 Feb 2017, 10:30AM
Training on Swachh Bharat Mission to Swachhta Doots- Lorhiya Block, West Champaran District, Bihar

Project Period 2014
Implementing States Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand
Funded by Global Sanitation Fund

Project Brief

The GSF is currently supporting the implementation of a collaborative designed US$ 5 million programme aimed at promoting sustainable sanitation in rural India and contributing towards wider sector goals and learning.The Projectaims at influencing long-term, sustainable behaviour change in relation to sanitation and hygiene practices through demand-driven approaches that emphasize high quality awareness creation, demand generation and effective use of media aimed at changing behaviour. This is supplemented by capacity building efforts of various actors and institution, as well integrated elements of sanitation marketing to strengthen supply chain related to sanitation products and services. WASH Institute was engaged (Sub Grantee) to render support institutional strengthening and capacity building at the State, District and Sub-district levels in Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand to enable them to better respond to communication and capacity development needs, and scale-up successful approaches, State-wide.


The Program aimed at Capacity building of 2500 functionaries including State Level Officials (SWSM Directors, Superintendent Engineers), District level Officers (Executive Engineers, District sanitation Coordinator, Members of DWSM/DWSC ) ZillaParishad Chair Person , District Collectors/District Magistrates, All MPs/MLAs and MLCs, VWSC etc., AWW, ANM, ASHA workers etc., WASH Institute organized 4 Batches of trainings to Swacchta Doots on SBM and also 11 Batches of Three Day Mason trainings on Construction of Sanitary latrines so far.