WASH Institute with the support of USAID funded project “Skill Development in Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (SDFSSM)” conducted a Five-Day online Advance training on FSSM. This training was attended by a total of 130 participants from five states namely Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Out of the 130 participants, a total of 120 were Government officials. This online training was conducted from 21st June 2021 to 25th June 2021 through an e-learning platform (www.washacademy.org). Some of the topics covered were:
1. Safe management and disposal of fecal sludge right from its approach to its treatment and re-use including operation models with case studies.
2. Importance of behaviour change and IEC in community mobilization and gender roles in sanitation.
At the end of this 5-day training program the participants gained knowledge in adopting FSSM techniques to enable safe disposal of faecal waste. They also learned ways to plan for FSSM that is inclusive and considerate of gender issues.
Moving Beyond ODF- Preparing NGOs on Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM)
WASH Institute with the support of a USAID funded project “Skill Development in Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (SDFSSM)” conducted a Five-Day online training on FSSM for local level NGOs titled “Moving Beyond ODF- Preparing NGOs on Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM)”. This initiative is an effort to encourage NGOs, CBOs, social enterprises and SHGs working in the field of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) to take up activities related to FSSM and strengthen local governments to achieve ODF ++ goals. Through these series of trainings, they can learn the basics of FSSM – understand its need, the approach behind it and what makes it successful. The training was attended by a total of 89 participants from 36 NGOs not only from India but also from abroad. This was an online training conducted from 5th July 2021 to 9th July 2021 through an e-training platform (www.washacademy.org). The training equipped the NGOs in the following:
1.Explore opportunities in the sector of FSSM,
2.Plan and implement FSSM for local bodies
3.Potential roles of NGOs in the operations of FSSM value chain.
4.Role of NGOs in mainstreaming women and non-binary gender in sanitation
WASH Institute with the support of a USAID funded project “Skill Development in Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (SDFSSM)” conducted a three-day online orientation training on FSSM. This online orientation training on FSSM was conducted for the Government officials of Uttar Pradesh. Through the trainings, the participants get to know about the different type of treatment solution available for FSSM and how trenching can be adopted as an interim solution till you select a viable/feasible treatment solution for your city. The training was attended by a total of 32 participants representing 17 Urban Local Bodies from Uttar Pradesh. This was an online training organised on 12th,14th and 16th July 2021 through LMS- an online training platform (www.washacademy.org). Some of the topics covered under the training were as follows:
1. Challenges and solution on safely managing on-site sanitation systems including emptying and transportation.
2. Treatment approaches and technologies for fecal sludge with case study of Unnao and Jhansi.
3. Deep row entrenchment-an intermediate solution for ULBs to implement FSM.
4. Operation models in FSSM
5. Regulation and community engagement in Sanitation sector.
6. Mainstreaming Gender in FSSM