Training of Trainers (ToT) on "Preparation of excreta flow diagram (Shit Flow Diagram-SFD)" on 07-08 September 2016

September 15, 2016

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
Research Associate
RCUES of AIILSG, Mumbai
alokgogate7@gmail.com

Atul Khare
Research Associate
RCUES of AIILSG, Mumbai
atulkhare70@gmail.com

Aprajita
Sr. Manager
Population Services International (PSI), Delhi
aprajitasingh@psi.org.in

Sanjay Singh
Population Services International (PSI), Delhi
sanjaysingh@psi.org.in

Vinitha. M
Environmental Engineer
(IIHS bangalore) keystone foundation, coimbatore
vinitha@keystone-foundation.org

Upasana Yadav
Research Associate
CEPT University, Ahmedabad
upasana.yadav@cept.ac.in

Mahroof Mohammad
Research Associate
CEPT University, Ahmedabad
mahroof@cept.ac.in

Shubhra Singh
Research Associate
CSTEP, Bangalore
shubhrasingh@cstep.in

Shramana Dey
CSTEP, Bangalore
shramana@cstep.in

Dr. Tejwant Singh Brar
Professor
Sushant School Of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
brartejwant@gmail.com

 

Suman Kanti Nath
Program Officer
WaterAid Bangladesh
sumankantinath@wateraid.org

Md Irfan Ahmed Khan
WaterAid Bangladesh
mdirfanahmedkhan@wateraid.org

Rahul Sachdeva
Co ordinator-Sanitation
CDD, Bangalore
rahul.s@cddindia.org

Amresh Sinha
CDD, Bangalore
rahul.s@cddindia.org

Sampath Gopalan
WASH, Delhi
sampath@washinstitute.org

Shaji Ramakrishnan
Manager
ISW Steel Ltd.
shajiramakrishnan70@gmail.com

Ambarish K.
Research Associate
Centre for Policy Research
ambarish@cprindia.org

Aditya Bhol
Research Associate
Centre for Policy Research
aditya.bhol@cprindia.org

Eric K. Wamiti
Kenya Water Institute
ewamiti@yahoo.com

Teresia Mucia Kariuki
Kenya Water Institute
teresiamucia@yahoo.com
Ankita Gupta
Research Associate
NIUA
agupta@niua.org

Jyoti Dash
Research Associate
NIUA
jdash@niua.org

 

 

Presentations
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
MethodologyforData Collection
By: Shantanu Kumar
Water Programme, CSE
SFDTools
By: Barbara
Primary and Secondary Data collection, Delhi
By: Anil Yadav
Water Programme
 
Feedback
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