Online training program on Faecal Sludge Management in Rural Areas for Africa-South Asia

Date: August 21-30, 2021

Rural Water and Waste team organised a ten-day specialised online training program on " Faecal Sludge Management in Rural Areas” for Africa-South Asia from August 21-30, 2021. This followed a global conclave on the same topic on August 20, where experts from different parts of Global South exchanged their views on the issue and brought in success stories. This was a tailor-made training program developed for the Consultants, corporates, researchers, trainers, academicians etc.

The program intended to advocate the importance of safe onsite sanitation technologies and decentralized treatment of faecal sludge in rural areas. Expert sessions were organised for the participants to have a better understanding on the subject.

A total of 100 participants from the various countries attended the training program. 42 participants from Africa, 1 from Australia, 11 from Bangladesh, 1 from Fiji Island, 43 from India and 1 from South America. The participants appreciated the training program.

Top 5 candidates of the program have been awarded one year CSE’s Down to Earth Subscription. The Details of the winners is as below:

  1. Atik Maulik, Project Manager, Onushandhani Creeds Limited, Bangladesh
  2. Suman Kumari, District Consultant, Department of drinking water and Sanitation, Jharkhand, India
  3. Momotou Diarra, Water Specialist, US Aid, Mali, Africa
  4. Aslam Hussain, District Consultant, Department of drinking water and Sanitation, Jharkhand, India
  5. Richard Osei, Lecturer, University for Development Studies School of Engineering, Ghana, Africa 



Africa-South Asia Online Conclave & Training
Aslam Husaain from department of drinking water; sanitation Jharkhand Govt says “this type of training is most helpful for me sanitation worker. I appreciate CSE to organise such type of trainings. I hope CSE would organise this type of trainings 2 or 3 times in every year with new agenda. I thanks to all the CSE members for organizing such type training and specially thanks to miss Swati mam. Thanks a lot.”
Mohit Kumar, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya Gayatrikunj Shantikunj Haridwar says “This training programme is wonderful and I am thanks for CSE and who for selected me. I am also very thanks for Shivangi Agarwal and Swati for time to time conduct expert session and clear all droughts. Thanks you very much everyone.”
Atik Mollick, Onushandhani Creeds Limited says “The effort from the course coordinator and instructors was fantastic. They continuously connected with us and shared essential updates with participants. I would say all of the resource persons are proactive & very helpful. I am delighted to say that the course materials of Africa-South Asia online Training on Faecal Sludge Management held between 21-30 August 2021 have enriched my understanding. This course taught me about the worlds critical water, sanitation, and faecal management and made us realize the gravity of the problems. All articles, videos, links are thought-provoking. So are the newly innovative developments to tackle or address the problems no way less in enriching my knowledge. I feel privileged to be a part of this course. I have enjoyed the process of sharing each other’s ideas & experiences then learn from each other. I want to express my gratitude to the entire team behind this thoughtful and very much-needed course.”
Zinnia Chakraborti from Quality Council of India says “Extremely helpful resources. Nicely structured content. Interactive and spontaneous doubt clearing. The content. I mostly covered my expectations. The quality and specifications of toilets were covered which I found interesting.”