On a request of Director, Local Bodies Directorate, CSE Programme Support Unit team supporting FSSM in U.P. has conducted a series of orientation sessions to municipal functionaries on 15 Sept, 15 Nov., 29 Nov., 19 Dec. and 20 Dec 2019.Around, 60 officials including Executive Officers, Revenue Officials and Sanitary Inspectors of ULBs which are mostly Nagar Panchayats i.e. smaller cities from Uttar Pradesh has been sensitised through these orientation programs. The session is of 1 hr on briefing the officials on the initiatives of CSE’s Programme Support to the state, needs for effective FSSM, key highlights of state FSSM policy, health & safety aspects and CSE’s pilot initiatives in Bijnor & Chunar. Sessions were taken by all the PSU team members including Rahul Mankotia (on CSE’s Programme Support in the state), Naveen Kumar (on CSE’s Programme activities in the state), Sarim Ansari (on establishing FSTPs in the state), Nida Ahmed (on need for IEC – Behaviour Change Communication for sustaining ODF). This was followed by interactive session & IEC exercise at CSE’s Knowledge Resource Centre. The CSE team has further elaborated about the next steps in FSSM interventions in UP. There was encouraging response from the ULBs and has requested for more such sessions. CSE team shared their contact details in-case the ULBs needed further information.