Strengthening capacities of city officials on Preparing City Sanitation Plan and Septage Management - CSE partnership with GIZ

CSE and Deutsche Gesell schaft  fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ GmbH are collaborating on ‘Capacity enhancement on preparation of City Sanitation Plan (CSP) and Septage Management for city officials. The two year partnership (2014-16) is part of the GIZ Sustainable Habitat Programme – Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy (SNUSP) II and CSE initiative aimed at improving the sanitation situation in small and medium towns in select states of India namely – Andhra Pradesh/ Telengana, Kerala and Maharastra.  

Ensuring citywide sanitation is challenging and needs involvement of various actors /agencies, ULB functionaries and experts in areas such as urban planning, sanitation, technical infrastructure and financing. One of the main issues in enabling city wide sanitation is lack of awareness, detailed guidelines on CSP preparation with details on capital investments, adjustments of by-laws, adequate administrative structures and local expertise.    

The partnership builds on the experience and strengths of both institutions and help in developing more targeted interventions. 

Under the proposed scope of cooperation CSE Water programme with GIZ will roll out orientation workshops and training programmes for stakeholders to understand the added value of a CSP and Septage Management for sustainable urban development and enable city officials/ managers prepare and integrate the CSP as an important tool in their day to day work. 

We have come from different states, but issues on a large scale were common, exchange of ideas strengthened us in having a vision.
P.Anuradha, Addl. Director, CDMA, Telangana
Motivating ! I can also see that there is indeed a possibility to really roll it out
P.Gopinadh, Municipal Commissioner, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh
Programme is excellent! For the first time we have been taught through different training methods
Ganesh Shete, Lonavala municipal council, Maharasthra
Planning and preparation of each module and team work is very good
K.Gopalakrishnan, Kerala Institute of Local Adminstration, Kerala
I would strongly recommend this training programme to all Municipal health officers and Engineers
S.Venkata Krishna, Municipal Commissioner, Ongole municipal corporation, Andhra Pradesh