Water Programme team conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT), under SFD Promotion Initiative. The training was held from 7th to 8th of September 2016. The purpose of this ToT was to endow the trainers with SFD tool working in the WASH sector. The aim of the training was to capacitate sector plays and have multipliers who could use SFDs as an advocacy and intervention tool in septage management to achieve SDGs. There were 22 participants from national and international organisations. Four international participants were from Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) and Water Aid Bangladesh. National participants were from National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA); Indian Institute for Human Settlements; CEPT University, Ahmedabad; CDD, Bangalore; Population Services International, Patna; CSTEP, Bangalore and a participant (Rank holder) from FSM online course conducted by Water Programme, etc.
The training began with Dr Suresh Rohilla’s insightful lecture on SFD, its importance and the role it plays as an advocacy tool. Dr Mahreen Matto took an ice-breaker session on “How adults learn” which deals on how to make the training interactive by using a mixed method approach of not only having lectures but a complete package of lectures followed by exercises, case examples for sessions/modules. Mr Bhitush Luthra introduced the participants to ‘What is an SFD’ and ‘How to read it’ using few case examples of SFD prepared by CSE. Mr Shantanu Kumar capacitated the participants with the methodology for data collection and report preparation along with an exercise on the type of data required and the source of data availability. Mr Anil Yadav shared the field experience from SFD done for Delhi, what are the challenges in collecting data and keeping a track of septage emptying business.
First of its kind in Water Programme of CSE, we had a skype session through which Barbara Evans, Professor of Public Health Engineering, Institute of Public Health and Environmental Engineering, University of Leeds, UK took a session on the SFD tools.
The impact of the training is that the international participants from Kenya and Bangladesh have showed interest and invited the team to their country to provide infield support to prepare SFD and/or to give a session on SFD.
List of participants
Alok Shirish Gogate
Dr. Tejwant Singh Brar
Suman Kanti Nath
Md Irfan Ahmed Khan
Eric K. Wamiti
Teresia Mucia Kariuki
|Faecal Waste Flow Diagram (SFD)
By: Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director, CSE
|How Adult Learn: Training Methodology
By: Mahreen Matto
Deputy Prog. Manager, CSE
|What is an SFD
By: Bhitush Luthra
Water Programme, CSE
By: Shantanu Kumar
Water Programme, CSE
|Primary and Secondary Data collection, Delhi
By: Anil Yadav
|Working on a Sanitation Programme, SFD would help understanding the gaps along the value chain. My strength with regard to data collection, interpretation, assumptions & analysis have been developed.
Vinitha M, Environmental Engineer, Keystone Foundation
|The best part of the training is the communication of organizers, training is very well organized and impressive. They know, how to teach participants in the training program.
Shubhra Singh, Research Consultant, CSTEP
|Reading SFD and data session were most important session and the practical session was the best that cleared a lot of confusions.
Sanjay Singh, Additional director, PSI
|SFD tool is a new tool for me, this training will help me to prepare an SFD for a city in my state. Learning from this training, I will prepare SFDs in few cities of Bangladesh within next few months.
Suman Kanti Nath, Programme Officer, Water Aid Bangladesh
|We are planning to start work in six cities of three states in sanitation sector. SFD can be used as a good tool to initiate conversation with the concerned officials and identify areas for interventions.
Jyoti Dash, Research Fellow, NIUA
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