“The exemplary role of ITN-BUET in training should have a long-lasting impact in the sector” -said Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of BUET Professor Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder. On August 23, 2020 Prof. Majumder virtually met ITN-BUET team to discuss the Centre’s activities, functioning mechanism and future course of actions. Professor Dr. Tanvir Ahmed, Director, ITN-BUET introduced ITN-BUET officials with the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and presented the journey of the Centre, its achievements and contribution to WASH sector. Apart from Director, Mr. Alauddin Ahmed, Project Manager of ITN-BUET highlighted the core attributes of the National level capacity building program on CWIS/FSM, currently [...]
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Of late, people scarcely meet physically to avoid Covid-19 spread, but their coherence level is now greater than ever. Utilizing the benefits of the online communication system the ITN-BUET team recently met 12 academicians from seven technical universities (KUET, CUET, RUET, SUST, DUET, BAU, and BUET) to strengthen the existing network and to encourage intellectual collaboration in the WASH sector and beyond. The meeting held on 18th August 2020 underscored the importance of academicians working together on WASH and any other urgent issues like the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact to develop critical understanding and cognitive actions. Reviving previous links [...]
BBC Media Action in India, an international charity of the BBC, presented an FSM communication campaign, designed to drive positive FSM behavior among general populations. The presentation was held on 8 July during 8:30 pm – 10 pm (BDT) using the Zoom online platform. The campaign title is, Malasur, the demon of defeca. It is a demon that lives underneath us. The theme was adopted coalescing two words, ‘Mal’ which means poop and ‘Asur’ means demon. So, the Malasur is the Demon of Defeca, an invisible danger lurking around our water. The campaign relates the dangers of open dumping or [...]
Despite of facing challenges in academic activities, faculties from different technical universities of Bangladesh are extending their support to fight against the ongoing pandemic for the betterment of the country. Continuing the endeavour ITN-BUET organized an online meeting on May 17, 2020, with academicians from different public universities for learning exchange from Covid-19 crisis experience and explore possible future collaboration for mutual benefits especially in the field of WASH with special focus on FSM and hygiene. The participants shared current practices and initiatives (during COVID-19 crisis) by their institutes, discussed on areas to work together in future, challenges [...]
Thanks to CAWST, amidst the challenging time of the ongoing pandemic, ITN-BUET was introduced to ENPHO from Nepal over Zoom. ENPHO, short for Environment and Public Health Organization, was established in 1990 and is acting as one of the lead organizations in WASH in Nepal ever since. CAWST had been working with ENPHO for more than a decade. Recognizing the similar interest in two organizations, Ms. Lona Robertson from CAWST approached ITN-BUET to make the introduction. ITN-BUET, recognizing a good opportunity for future collaboration, expressed their interest as well. Mr. Rajendra Shrestha, Program Director, Mr. Ash Kumar [...]