CSE-WHO Training on Sanitation Safety Planning

Date: October 09 - 12 , 2018
Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI)                      For registration click here
Nimli, Rajasthan (301405)                                                             Limited Partial/Full Scholarships available


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About the Training
The main objective of sanitation interventions is to protect and enhance public health. Currently, several measures are being undertaken to improve the sanitation status of developing countries; however most of these initiatives exclude public health. Rather, the focus is on the “hardware” aspect of sanitation which primarily includes the provision of services and infrastructure. The planning processes to improve sanitation in most countries fail to integrate “public health” across all spheres. Present interventions call for a convergence of regulatory and institutional aspects to approach sanitation from a holistic perspective which integrates service provision and infrastructure with public health. 

Understanding the need to build capacity of stakeholders for creating a sustainable and livable society, the School of Water and Waste, AAETI, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a 04 day training on Sanitation Safety Planning” in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) This training would highlight the importance of managing and investing in improvement on sanitation systems based on adequate understanding of the actual health risks. Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) is a risk based management tool for sanitation systems. This tool provides a structure to bring together actors and stakeholders from various sectors to identify health risks in the sanitation systems and agree on improvements and regular monitoring. The approach ensures that control measures target the greatest health risks and emphasize on incremental improvement over time. SSP highlights the integration of the health sector while reusing wastewater, excreta and greywater, and helps to bring a human health perspective to traditional non-health sectors like sanitation engineering and agriculture sector. 

To establish a pool of national and international sanitation players who have in-depth understanding of Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) key concepts and principles.


  • To develop understanding about the SSP process and its importance to all sanitation stakeholders in their respective context
  • To know where to look for further technical information to assist SSP preparation especially in relation to hazards, hazardous events, control measures and their effectiveness
  • To develop peer group relations and links to international SSP experts and peers from different regions 

Training Methodology

The training style is considerably based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’, which conveys teaching messages through interactive practical work done by trainees. The trainings will be focused on experiential learning – including individual/group interaction, practical group exercises, interactions with experts, discussions, field visit, and documentary films to highlight the best management practices successfully implemented.

Field Visit
The training programme will be accompanied with a field visit to have practical knowledge about the SSP tool.

Special Offers
Participants who are selected for the training programme would get either full or part scholarship. The selection would be based on participants’ eligibility, credentials, supporting documents and the probability of them becoming “change-agents” by transforming the learnings into on-ground implementation. 

Female participants, candidates from Economically Weaker Sections, Government institutions and sanitation alliance partners are especially encouraged to apply and avail the scholarship benefits. 

Full scholarship includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Accommodation is available on double sharing basis and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations. 

Part Fellowship does not include to & fro Delhi travel (from your respective location) costs. However, it covers all other costs mentioned above. 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed. 

It is mandatory to provide letter of motivation and nomination/reference for processing your application. 

The local travel details would be shared with the selected participants. 

Who can apply?

  • National and State Level Training Entities, PMUs supporting Smart City, AMRUT and HRIDAY Mission.
  • Public health personnel and Sanitary Inspectors from Urban Local Bodies Practitioners from consultancies, community-based organisations, social-welfare organizations, non-government organizations
  • Independent researchers, academia and key stakeholders working in the WASH sector

Urban Planners, Engineers and Consultants

How to apply?
For filling the application form for registration and scholarship, please click here  

Course Coordinator:

For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Dr. Saakshi Joshi
Senior Research Associate
Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 321)
Email: Saakshi.joshi@cseindia.org 

Rudresh Kumar Sugam
Senior Programme Manager 
Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 389) 
Email: rudresh.sugam@cseindia.org

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director & Academic Director(School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute – AAETI)



“The training went according to plan. Keep it up! My topmost objective was to understand the development of SSP. I recommend e-learning courses and exchanges between participants of the training as follow-up activities. I would suggest this training to lecturers in Water and Wastewater Engineering at KEWI”

By: William Wasonga Oduor
Lecturer Kenya Water Institute, Kenya
“Attending this training was a great experience. I hope these learning and sharing initiatives continue into the future with a similar spirit! Thank you! I wanted to get familiar with the different SSP steps and wish that a learning platform is created where this group of participants can share experiences and updates. I find that the training is relevant for the Water Aid staff as all our programme designs include sanitation interventions”

Anindita Hridita
Programme Officer WaterAid, Bangladesh
“The training was very well organised. I would recommend this course to my IIHS team members, and the ULBs from Trichy and Coimbatore, where we are currently working. Integrating the SSP training with risk groups is a follow-up activity I would suggest”

Dinesh Kumar Pandey
Senior Specialist - Enterprise Development Indian Institute for Human Settlements
“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our instructors and the CSE team for conducting a knowledgeable and interactive training. I look forward to such trainings in the future too. My primary objective was to learn the process behind the preparation of SSP. Follow-up activities should involve further specialist events on the modules and hands on practice sessions. I would recommend this course to my colleagues and friends who are working in this sector”

Ankita Gupta
Research Associate National Institute of Urban Affairs