A Launch event on SFD Phase - 3 in Bangladesh

Date: February 12, 2020

Venue: Royal Conference Hall, Royal Park Residence & Hotel, Dhaka

Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (followed by lunch)

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with WaterAid Bangladesh is organizing a half day workshop to launch SFD Phase – 3. 

An excreta flow diagram (also often described as shit flow diagram, SFD) is a tool to readily understand and communicate how excreta physically flows through a city or town. For more info on SFD and the SFD promotion initiative visit https://sfd.susana.org/

During the first two phases of the SFD promotion initiative, CSE was closely working with SFD PI partners to develop tools and methods for the production of SFDs and refinement based on feedback received from sector practitioners.

As part of the SFD Phase 1 & 2 grants, CSE prepared more than 100 SFDs (65 + in Ganga basin states & the rest for other cities in India). CSE has made a considerable contribution to support the production and review of good-quality SFDs as well as help train practitioners. A demonstrated impact is the uptake of the approach by local, regional and national organizations and governmental agencies – in particular in India, South Africa (WRC with CSE technical support launched a national campaign) and in state / cities in Africa and South Asia, where there is widespread use of SFDs for advocacy and as a tool to map progress across the sanitation value chain.

The aim of phase 3 is to bridge the existing gap in availability of data for monitoring safely managed sanitation (SDG 6.2) and for improved planning to achieve citywide sanitation. CSE’s on-the ground expertise will be complementary to the analytic focus of University of Leeds SFD v3 engagement.This phase will focus on advancing the following key outcomes over a two-year period.


  • To advocate use of SFDs in national/state developing regional database
  • To rapidly expand the SFD database by handholding approx. 150 cities to develop SFDs
  • To field test and pilot / implement the upgraded SFD tools in at least 10 cities

Target Audience:

Representatives from WaterAid, SNV, Practical Action, WSUP, Government (DPHE), Academic Institutes (BUET, BRAC University etc.), Authors of SFD reports etc.

(Participation by invitation only) 

Tentative Agenda 
10:30 – 11:00

Snacks and Registration

11:00 – 11:30

Welcome Address
Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Senior Director, CSE

Speech by Special Guest
Mr Md. Shafiqul Hassan, Co-Chair, FSM Suport Cell
Dr Khairul Islam, Regional Director, WaterAid

Speech by Chief Guest
Mr Tushar Mohan Shadhu Khan, Additional Chief Engineer, DPHE

11:30 – 11:45

Evolution of SFDs
Mr Radu Ban, Senior Program Officer, BMGF

11:45 – 12:00

South Africa’s Journey of SFDs
Mr Jay Bhagwan, Executive Manager, WRC, South Africa

12:00 – 12:15

Bangladesh’s Journey of SFDs
Dr Abdullah Al Muyeed, Head Advocacy and Policy, WAB 

12:15 – 12:30

India’s Journey of SFDs&SFD phase 3
Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla & Mr Bhitush Luthra, CSE

12:30 – 13:00

Experience Sharing andQ&A session

13:00 – 13:10

Closing Remarks
Ms Hasin Jahan, Country Director, WAB

13:10 – 13.30

Certificate Distribution of the FSSM training Participants



For more information:

Workshop Coordinators


Bhitush Luthra (CSE)                                      
Programme Manager
Water Programme, CSE, India
+91 9910340470 
Email: bhitush@cseindia.org

Mohammad Golam Muktadir
Technical Adviser-WASH
WaterAid Bangladesh
Email: GolamMuktadir@wateraid.org

Workshop Directors


Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI  
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org

Dr Abdullah Al Muyeed
Head of Policy & Advocacy,
WaterAid, Bangladesh
Email: abdullahalmuyeed@wateraid.org





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