Training of Trainers (ToT) on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD)

For Improved Urban Sanitation Programming at City-Wide Scale

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conducted a two days training of trainers on “Preparation of excreta flow diagram (Shit Flow Diagram -SFD) for sanitation and faecal sludge management sector players, practitioners and trainers. 

Date:  22-23 June 2017

Venue: Classroom -2, Centre for Science and Environment 

41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

SFDs are emerging as a popular tool to help cities plan sanitation service delivery. The focus of this ToT was to introduce the SFDs, the tools developed by the SFD Promotion Initiative and to understand how adults learn. 

CSE has committed to roll-out the use of SFD as a decision support and advocacy tool with the active participation of city stakeholders. Bound to its commitment, CSE is providing support to stakeholders in preparation of SFDs. 

SFD alumni or associated organization if required any support or consultation in preparation of SFD in their target cities can meet the CSE team personally or virtually on Fridays from 3.00 to 5.30 pm, with prior email at  


How Adult Learn: Training Methodology
By: Mahreen Matto
Prog. Manager, CSE
What is an SFD?
By: Shantanu Kumar
Water Programme, CSE
How to read an SFD Graphic
By: Bhitush Luthra
Water Programme, CSE
Methodology for Data Collection-How to Make an SFD
By: Shantanu Kumar
Water Programme, CSE
Methodology for Data Collection and Analysis CSE‘s approach
By: Anil Yadav
Water Programme
Terms and Variables:A Glossary
By: Bhitush Luthra
Water Programme, CSE
Do create a forum for communication and follow ups. The training session could have been extended by one more day.

Mr. Jacob. M. Kihila
Similar trainings could be conducted through e-forums. Loved the training in all.

Ms. Shrutaswinee Hazarika
Would have liked to have more DIY and practical sessions with more intensive data. Will recommend my colleagues to attend this training session.

Ms. Yashoda
Would have liked more case study handouts for practice. Training at a more regional/local level is preferable.

Ms. Anubha Aggarwal
Would have preferred the practical sessions to be longer since it was mentally engaging and interesting.

Ms. Sweta Xess
The first day had too many presentations which was overwhelming. Although, overall the experience and learning was excellent.

Ms. Ritu Kakaria