CSE-WHO Training Programme on Sanitation Safety Planning

Date: June 27 - 30, 2017 (including one day Field Visit)

Venue:  Mahrauli Hall, IBIS Hotel (Aerocity)- New Delhi

Note: *Select target audience*


Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi is engaged in policy advocacy, capacity building and handholding support in India, Africa and South Asia. In particular, CSE has undertaken the initiative of capacity building of select urban local bodies in the Ganga basin for the preparation of city sanitation plans (CSP) with  focus on faecal sludge management. In this process of city level engagement, the centre intends to test tools and approaches developed by sector players (namely Sanipath, SFD, FSM toolbox etc.). This would enhance the capacities of key nodal officers of national and state water and sanitation programmes (AMRUT, SBM, Namami Gange, Smart Cities, Saath Nischay etc.) for better urban sanitation programmes. 

This training is part of the series of training programmes conducted till date for the preparation of city sanitation plans.  The main objective of sanitation interventions is to protect public health. Currently, a lot of measures are being implemented to improve the sanitation status of many developing countries; however most of these improvements in sanitation systems exclude public health and rather focus on the “hardware” aspect of sanitation- which mainly includes the provision of services and infrastructure. The planning processes for improvement in sanitation in most countries fail to integrate the “public health” aspect across all development spheres. Current interventions call for a convergence of regulatory and institutional aspects which integrate all spheres of sanitation including public health and sanitation service provision, which is currently lacking. 

This training highlights 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 emphasis incremental improvement over time. SSP highlights the role of the health sector in the use of 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 understand how this SSP can aid and enhance the process of citywide planning.

  • To be able to explain the SSP process and modules to other sanitation stakeholders in their own context

  • To know where to further locate 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 Modules

  1. Preparation of SSP

  2. Describing and understanding the sanitation system

  3. Identifying hazardous events, assess existing control measures and exposure risks

  4. Developing and implementing an incremental improvement plan

  5. Monitoring control measures and verifying performance

  6. Developing supporting programmes and review plans 

Target Audience

The training is targeted towards trainers involved in capacity building programmes (urban development) of cities/towns in developing countries / NFSSM Alliance members

Application form 

To apply, kindly send us your CV and fill out the following application form
Click here latest by June 5, 2017. 


Training Coordinators:

Ms. Ridhima Gupta 
Programme Officer

Mr. Sumit Kumar Gautam
Programme Manager

For more information kindly contact:

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla

Programme Director