ITN-BUET unveils strategies to improve urban solid waste management in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, recognized as one of the rapidly urbanizing economies in South Asia, has encountered a significant surge in solid waste generation. To address the issues concerning solid waste management (SWM), ITN-BUET, in collaboration with SNV, conducted a workshop titled ‘Policy and Institutional Review on Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Urban Settings of Bangladesh’ on 26 November 2023.

November 26, 2023

Government officials empowered for safer and inclusive urban sanitation

Bangladesh’s rapid urban population growth creates a significant challenge in effectively managing increased human waste due to higher population densities and expanding urban areas. This poses a considerable challenge that can impact national economies, affecting public health and overall quality of life.

November 25, 2023

Sector Stakeholders Congregated to Enhance Understanding of Governance in CWIS

A paradigm shift is happening in urban sanitation in Bangladesh, where effective governance and regulation are prioritized for implementing citywide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) with accountability and transparency. Governance, regulation, and integrity are not yet firmly linked in urban sanitation. ITN-BUET and WIN (Water Integrity Network), Berlin, Germany, have collaborated to integrate governance into CWIS in Bangladesh and conduct associated capacity building of the urban sanitation section actors.

November 07, 2023

ITN-BUET empowers healthcare professionals in Bangladesh with WASH training for improved health services

Fully functioning WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) services are a crucial aspect of Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in preventing infections and ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths to achieve SDGs.

November 01, 2023

ITN-BUET Sheds Light on Women's Empowerment in Sanitation at the UNC Water & Health Conference 2023

ITN-BUET sheds light on women’s empowerment in sanitation at the UNC Water & Health Conference 2023

At the UNC Water & Health Conference 2023, an abstract highlighted the critical link between citywide sanitation initiatives and women’s empowerment in Bangladesh. Presented by ITN-BUET, the abstract titled “Sanitation Interventions and Women’s Empowerment: …

October 28, 2023

IWA NSS Conference 2023 champions off-grid sanitation solutions and collaborative innovations in Johannesburg

The ‘IWA Specialist Group Conference on Non-Sewered Sanitation’ held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from October 15 to 18, 2023, focused on stimulating innovative solutions and uptake for people not connected to sewers. The event, attended by 400 delegates from around the world, positioned Johannesburg as the epicenter for discussions on non-sewered sanitation solutions.

October 18, 2023

Bangladesh FSM Network unites to ensure the rights and dignity of waste and sanitation workers

Sanitation workers play a crucial role in maintaining the cleanliness of the cities, yet they often lack the rights and opportunities they deserve. To improve the lives and livelihoods of the waste and sanitation workers, Bangladesh FSM Network conducted a workshop titled ‘Dialogue on Dignifying Sanitation Workers’ Lives for Achieving SDG-6.2’…

October 17, 2023

Bangladesh’s climate-resilient WASH initiatives spotlighted at ICWFM side event

Bangladesh has made commendable progress in the WASH sector, yet it faces significant challenges from the impacts of climate change in pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030. Highlighting the critical link between climate change and WASH, ITN-BUET hosted a side event during “The International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM)”, organized by the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM). This event was held at the CIRDAP Auditorium on October 16, 2023.

October 16, 2023

Empowering future leaders to ensure sanitation for urban low-income communities

The Department of Civil Engineering at CUET collaborated with the ITN-BUET to conduct a training session on 11 and 12 October 2023. The training aimed to improve civil engineering students’ understanding of sanitation services and Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) systems, with a particular emphasis on their utilization in urban areas with low-income communities.

October 12, 2023

DPHE and ITN-BUET Join Forces to Address Emergency Humanitarian Needs

The DPHE is enhancing emergency services for FDMN in Cox’s Bazar through the EMCRP. ITN-BUET recently conducted a four-day training event in partnership with DPHE on “Programmatic Recovery Framework Approach” and “Emergency Service Delivery in Camp Sanitation” to improve their response.

September 27, 2023