Training Program on City Sanitation Plan – Part III, January 28-30, 2016 (Trivandrum, Kerala)
The third handholding training on the “Preparation of City Sanitation Plan (CSP)- Part III” took place at Maria Rani Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 28-30 January, 2016.
The training is part of a three stage handholding process for the preparation of CSPs for Kerala, followed by a review workshop. The first training on Preparation of City Sanitation Plan Part-I (click here) was held from 09-11 March, 2015 at KILA followed by Part-II (click here) at the same place from 29-31 July, 2015.
Participants from 15 cities (Attingal, Karunagapally, Pathanamthitta, Pala, Thissur, Mavelikara, Maduru, Thodupuzha,Chittur, Thathamangalam, Ponani, Kalpetta, Kunnur, Vadeka, Kasaragod) attended the training. The participants included health inspectors, municipal engineers, secretaries and chairpersons (For details of partticipants click here).
During the inaugural address, Dr. Vasuki K, IAS - Executive Director, Suchitwa Mission (Govt. of Kerala), highlighted the progress and engagement of the various participating cities in the preparation of city sanitation plan. She insisted that it is the responsibility of all city representatives to learn and understand this process and implement them in their respective cities.
Participants were also welcomed by Mr. Dirk Walter (Project Director - SNUSP II, GIZ) along with Ms. Shivali Jainer (Senior Research Associate , CSE), Ms.Chhavi Sharda (Senior Research Associate , CSE). CSE-GIZ engagement was talked about to support the process of CSP. He also highlighted how the CSP process is contributing towards the Swachh Bharat Mission and other programmes such as the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) programme launched by the Govt. of India.
The main aim of this training was to involve stakeholders and to devise a draft city sanitation plan for their respective cities. The participants discussed and worked on preparing an action plan indicating short medium and long term goals. A roadmap was also discussed for participants to strengthen the existing draft CSP after the training along with next steps. At the end of the training programme, Mr. K S Abdul Saleem, Dy. Commissioner and Programme Officer, Suchitwa Mission gave their vote of thanks.