In response to GoB’s commitment of achieving SDG 6.2 target and to cope with the rapid urbanization and solve sanitation challenges as an integral part of urban development, ITN-BUET organized a three-day long specialized training on Inclusive Urban Sanitation during 27-29 October 2019. 21 Consultants from the relevant consulting firms, INGOs including individual practitionres participated in this specialized professional training. The training held at ITN-BUET Seminar Room (5th Floor of ARI-ITN Builing) at BUET. The training course was developed with the support of ConCaD-Eawag, Switzerland. The course included sessions on the city sanitation situation assessment, tools for assessments, sanitation [...]
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Considering the need of capacity building in achieving SDG 6, ITN-BUET in collaboration with DPHE and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) organized a five-day Training on “Fecal Sludge Management: An element of City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation”. The training aimed to enhance the level of knowledge of the participants by engaging them to solve real life problems guided by theories and past experiences. The training was held at SUST and ITN-BUET including a field visit at Lakshmipur fecal sludge treatment plant. Dr. Abul Mukid Mohammad Mukaddes, Dean, Applied Sciences & Technology, SUST was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural session. [...]
A six-member team from ITN-BUET visited four cities in India from 23-30 September, 2019 aiming to share knowledge on FSM practices and create opportunities for future collaboration to build capacity on sustainable fecal sludge management. In Delhi, a daylong meeting was held with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and its partner organization namely, KPMG, ECOSAN Services Foundation, Tide Technocrats Private Limited and WASH Institute. The aim was to understand the government support and management modalities at national and state level especially on capacity building, inter-organization collaboration mechanism, appropriate treatment technologies considering geo-spatial situations, social mobilization, financial models, etc. Another [...]
Government of Bangladesh is determined to achieve the Sanitation SDG target. To ensure access to adequate and affordable sanitation services through appropriate systems, City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) has evolved as a new agenda. Considering the need of CWIS & FSM, International Training Network (ITN) Centre of BUET in collaboration with DPHE organized a four-day Training on “Fecal Sludge Management: An element of City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation”. Representatives from six paurashavas under 23-Towns Project and 32-Towns Project of DPHE participated in the course. The paurashavas were: Sreepur, Raipura, Godagari, Benapole, Basurhat and Betagi Paurashava. There were total 24 participants consisted of [...]
"Under his dynamic leadership and strong support from present council, Honorable Mayor, Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa will be able to make Rangpur as a model city in the country with all modern amenities including Fecal Sludge Management" – told Mr. Mahmudur Rahman Titu, Panel Mayor of RpCC in a workshop at Rangpur on 13 September 2019. Panel Mayor Mr. Titu graced the event as Chief Guest on behalf of the Hon’ble Mayor, who couldn’t attend the event due to urgent reassignment. Mr. Titu emphasized on public awareness and proper planning for FSM in the city. He also mentioned that [...]
A Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop for sector specialists on 'City Wide Inclusive Sanitation through Faecal Sludge Management' and “Delivering Effective WASH Training” was held during 27 to 31 July, 2019 at ITN-BUET and Chuti Resort, Joydevpur. The objective of the workshop was to review the contents of this ToT module as well as understand effective delivery mechanism of the course. The key focus of this ToT was to create a pool of master trainers by building their capacity on effective delivery of FSM/CWIS knowledge. As an outcome of the ToT, the Master trainers will build capacity of the Paurashava [...]
Eawag, the Swiss water research institute and an internationally networked institution organized a four-days long workshop on “production and contextualization of digital materials” at ITN-BUET from 21-24 July 2019 to introduce the process of contextualization for ConCaD-training materials. During the workshop, participants materialized the idea of contextualization and digitization of training materials with special focus on FSM and inclusive sanitation, hands on experience of photography and videography, and building promotional materials for offering training for future capacity building programs on FSM. This workshop is a follow up event of a ToT organized in July this year with support [...]
As part of Global Capacity Building Program for consulting firms and individuals in six countries, Eawag and ITN-BUET organized a five-daylong training for Bangladeshi trainers on “Inclusive urban sanitation capacity development for consultants”. The ToT was held from 30 June to 04 July 2019 at ITN-BUET. The objective of the workshop was to create a pool of local Master Trainers to train consulting firms and individuals to design and develop inclusive urban sanitation programs in the future. Eawag/ConCAD, a training center based in Switzerland with expertise on sanitation provided the technical support for organizing the event. This [...]
"Time bound National Action Plan for Managing Fecal Sludge safely by the town authority will keep Bangladesh focused in achieving SDG 6.2" Speakers at a National Consultation Workshop emphasizes on successful implementation of Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Faecal Sludge Management (IRF-FSM) to achieve SDG 6.2: ensuring safely managed sanitation for all. Involvement of private sectors and other stakeholders with variety of technological solutions for FSM have also been emphasized in the event. Speakers at a National Consultation Workshop emphasizes on successful implementation of Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Faecal Sludge Management (IRF-FSM) to achieve SDG 6.2: [...]
"We need to explore every possible option to ensure safe and improved sanitation, not only to achieve SDG 6.2, but for the safety of the nation" Competing with global pace, urbanization is rapidly expanding in Bangladesh, which is creating significant challenges for providing basic services such as water supply, sanitation, solid waste management to these large number of urban population. Among these large groups, people living in low-income communities, slums, women, elderly people and disabled people are more vulnerable to access to improved sanitation. Md. Tazul Islam, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development [...]