The professionals working in WASH sector learned the recent impacts of Climate Change in WASH sector of Bangladesh particularly on Emergency context through a joint course of ITN-BUET and WASH Cluster Bangladesh. The training on “Climate Change and WASH in Emergency” held during 11-12, March 2020 at ITN-BUET Seminar room, BUET, Dhaka. A total of 16 professionals from government organization (DPHE), development partner (Unicef) and I/NGOs participated in the training. Renowned experts in WASH sector in the country facilitated different sessions in the training. The course covered the concept of Climate Change, Climate Change impacts on WASH, [...]
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Speakers urged for effective coordination among the different agencies working in City Corporations for successful implementation of Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Faecal Sludge Management (IRF-FSM) at the National Consultation Workshop on Development of a National Action Plan (NAP) for Implementation of IRF-FSM for City Corporations held on 9th March, 2020 at ITN-BUET. The need of affordable and acceptable technology was also highlighted in the workshop. Mr. Md. Zahirul Islam, Additional Secretary, Local Government Division (LGD), Ministry of LGRDC chaired the workshop. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Ali, Director, ITN-BUET and Member Secretary of the Working Committee presented the [...]
A team of eight members from ITN-BUET visited MAWTS on 7 March 2020 at their Mirpur premise aiming to share knowledge, ideas and find collaboration opportunities on fecal sludge desludging and transportation options. MAWTS, an outstanding technical training institute to provide capacity building for the poor and rural youths, is also one of the pioneer organizations to promote safe fecal sludge management in the country. It produced one of the foremost locally fabricated desludging equipment in 1998 for sludge emptying and transportation. Since then, MAWTS has continued its commitment towards safe sanitation and is working on different technological aspects for [...]
GCC mayor requests participation from all stakeholders to make Gazipur a model city for proper Fecal Sludge ManagementRakib Uddin Ahmed2020-03-07T00:21:22+06:00
“We have to overcome our challenges, by being responsible and taking initiatives to work together for the development of FSM “-Said Chief Guest Mr Md. Jahangir Alam, Mayor of Gazipur City Corporation in a sensitization workshop at Gazipur on 20 February 2020. Mr. Jahangir emphasized the importance of local representative’s role for the successful implementation and development of FSM. He was confident that GCC will be able to develop a sustainable waste management system. He assured to give his full support and assistance and urged every responsible stakeholder to come forward. ITN-BUET organized the workshop at Gazipur City Corporation [...]
With the motto of engaging private sector for promoting sustainable FSM system, Bangladesh FSM Network organized the Fourth FSM Convention and Fourth Emptiers Convention during February 5-6, 2020 at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) Auditorium, Dhaka. The FSM Convention focused on sectoral collaboration, technical advancement, institutional and regulatory mechanism, financial challenges and promotion of treated sludge. The Chief Guest of FSM Convention was Md. Zahirul Islam, Additional Secretary, LGD, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Co-operatives (MoLGRD&C). Mr. Islam emphasized on the importance of addressing Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) along with Solid Waste Management (SWM) to reach [...]
In Bangladesh, almost 60 million residents live in urban areas. This large number of population can play a major role in achieving SDG sanitation agenda. Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) Bangladesh has a strong working tie with different city corporations to accelerate the FSM services in the respective cities. As part of the process, WSUP is committed to support capacity building of the City Corporations through a package of trainings and followed by preparing citywide FSM plan. ITN-BUET is the national level capacity building agency in the WASH sector that bridges between theory and practice. Recently, WSUP [...]
Fecal sludge management has been identified as one of the most crucial challenges for ensuring safe sanitation in Bangladesh. The government is committed to reach the SDG 6.2 sanitation target by 2030. Without achieving safely managed sanitation this goal will not be achieved. In response to the government’s commitment, ITN-BUET in collaboration with DPHE is working to build the capacity of the DPHE and Paurashava officials to increase awareness and knowledge on City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation and Fecal Sludge Management. As a part of this initiative, a 4-day-long specialized training course on Fecal Sludge Management: An Element of City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation [...]
In line with the initiatives like the Swachh Bharat Mission, Odisha, a state of India has become one of the pioneers to successfully run the FSM service chain throughout the state. To learn about the technical and management aspects of fecal sludge management a team of 24 delegates from Bangladesh visited Odisha during 2-6 December 2019. The team included officials from DPHE, paurashavas under 23 Towns project of DPHE and ITN-BUET. The visit is facilitated by Orissa Water Supply and Sewerage Board (OWSSB) through its technical partner Earnest & Young (E&Y). The event was supported by the Bill and Melinda [...]
ITN-BUET in collaboration with DPHE and relevant sector partners is delivering capacity building training to Paurashava and relevant DPHE officials on citywide inclusive sanitation and sustainable fecal sludge management. More than 80 officials received a specialized Training course on ‘Fecal Sludge Management: An element of City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation’. In this connection, the fourth batch of Paurashava officials received training at Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Gazipur, another sector partner for capacity building training, during November 24-28, 2019. The training also comprised an exposure visit at Fecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Faridpur Municipality. The training was [...]
Ensuring safe and sustainable sanitation for all has been identified as one of the major second generation sanitation challenges in Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh is committed to reach the SDG 6 target by 2030. In response to the government’s commitment, ITN-BUET in collaboration with DPHE is working to build the capacity of the DPHE and Paurashava officials to increase awareness and knowledge on City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation and Fecal Sludge Management. As a part of this initiative, a 4-day specialized training program on Fecal Sludge Management: An Element of City Wide Inclusive Sanitation was organized by ITN-BUET and DPHE during [...]