ITN-BUET News

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

Protecting sanitation and waste workers’ lives and dignity in Nepal

ADB and ITN-BUET developed a comprehensive training course on ‘Health, Safety, Hygiene, and Infection Prevention & Control (HSH-IPC)’ and successfully implemented it in the Nepalganj and Bharatpur municipalities of Nepal. This initiative aimed to improve the working conditions and overall well-being of these workers.

September 24, 2023

Empowering DPHE officials: Building capacity on gender-responsive WASH approaches

The training provided a thorough coverage of fundamental gender concepts and gender mainstreaming, Diversity & Social Inclusion, Gender Equality & Inclusion in WASH Services, and Gender Transformative WASH. Dr. Tanvir Ahmed from ITN-BUET underlined the significance of incorporating gender and inclusion at every phase of a project cycle, starting from the initial design phase.

Ehteshamul Rasel Khan, Superintending Engineer at Design Circle DPHE, expressed gratitude to the organizers for arranging this highly beneficial and timely training on a crucial issue. He acknowledged that this training would enhance their understanding of gender and inclusivity concepts. The insights gained from this training would enable them to design gender transformative WASH projects, ensuring fair and accessible services for all, especially targeting women, children, and the most vulnerable groups…

September 24, 2023

DPHE Engineers are now equipped to target arsenic hot spots to ensure safe water

ITN-BUET conducted a comprehensive training program in 16 batches across seven divisions in Bangladesh, benefiting 339 DPHE officials and others, with the goal of scaling up the Arsenic Safe Union (ASU) approach for equitable allocation of safe water points in arsenic-affected regions.

September 21, 2023

Empowering municipalities for sustainable waste management: CWIS workshops in Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari Paurashavas

In an effort to bolster sanitation initiatives and promote sustainable waste management practices, a team from Department of Public Health Engineering, ITN-BUET and CWIS-FSM Support Cell facilitated workshops on CWIS at Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari Paurashavas…

September 18, 2023

Addressing hygiene challenges and menstrual health awareness among youth in Bangladesh

Inadequate hygiene interventions, including knowledge gaps and taboos, expose adolescents to health hazards, notably impacting areas like menstrual hygiene management (MHM). Acknowledging the urgency to confront these challenges, ITN-BUET and House of Volunteers (HOV) Foundation organized a session titled “Adolescent Awareness on Hygiene and Menstrual Hygiene Management” with the support of UNICEF. The session took place on 16th September 2023 at the ITN-BUET seminar room.

September 16, 2023

ITN-BUET launches sanitation knowledge repository to transform South Asia’s sanitation landscape

ITN-BUET soft launched the Sanitation Knowledge Repository during the South-by-South Cross Learning Hub Retreat in Chandragiri, Nepal, on 12-13 September 2023. The event brought together partners from various regions in South Asia to promote a collaborative and regional approach to cross-learning.

September 13, 2023