Online Training on safe toilet design and treatment and reuse of faecal sludge in the rural areas of Nigeria, 18th December-6th January, 2021

The Rural Water-Waste Management Team conducted a specialized sponsored two-week online training on faecal sludge management in rural areas. The training was attended by 57 government officials from Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria. The objective of this training was to advocate the necessity of safe treatment, disposal and/or reuse of faecal sludge in the rural areas of Nigeria and build the capacity of the government officials of Nigeria, so that they can implement the knowledge in their country.

The online training involved self-study, online interactive discussions and live interaction with the experts. The live session enabled the participants to interact directly with experts like Dr. L.N.Rao, IISC Bangalore, who has developed a low cost grey water technology for rural areas, Mr. Chander Sampathraj from Gramalaya who work extensively on biogas based toilets and twin pit toilets and Sh.Dibyendu Sarkar, Secretary P&RD department, West Bengal on community sanitary complexes in rural areas and case studies on various research undertaken by CSE were presented. Apart from this various live doubt clearing sessions with the course coordinators, discussion forums helped participants interact and put forward their learnings enabling a better learning environment. This also motivated other participants to actively engage in the program. The participants appreciated the training programme. Participants also showed interest in attending the course physically when things become normal.




Subulade Oluwaseyi T, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

I appreciate the way all the lectures in live session was conducted. The lecturers did their best to make sure the students understand the training given room for questions and answers.

The techniques covered in this course will be useful in constructing more faecal sludge treatment plants in my state, and also to use the existing treatment plant for faecal sludge treatment. Even more useful in Biogas plant we want to establish in my place of work to generate cooking gas, electricity.

I would commend the Centre for Science and Environment school for organising this kind of training, honestly I would appreciate if I can get more opportunities to train in your institution on waste management. This training is the best that has happened to me in my line of work, thanks so much and God bless you all.
Okenyi Collins Chimezie, Ministry Of Environment, Nigeria

The training is very educative and has open more way of solving open defecation problem in our community. I want to thank CSE for organizing this training for us and I want to appeal for more training with new/latest inventions on the above training.
IMOLEHIN AYOKUNLE, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

IMOLEHIN AYOKUNLE, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria