Training Programme on Sanitation Safety Planning

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Date: Sept. 3-6, 2019
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Rajasthan (301405) 

About the Training
The main objective of sanitation interventions is to protect and enhance public health. Currently, severalmeasures are being undertaken to improve the sanitation status of developing countries; however most of these initiatives exclude public health. Rather, the focus is on the “hardware” aspect of sanitationwhich primarily includes the provision of services and infrastructure.The planning processes to improvesanitation in most countries fail to integrate “public health” across all spheres.Present interventions call for a convergence of regulatory and institutional aspects to approach sanitation from a holistic perspective which integrates service provision and infrastructure with public health. 

Understanding the need to build capacity of stakeholders for creating a sustainable and livable society, the School of Water and Waste, AAETI, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) is organizing a 04 day training on Sanitation Safety Planning”.  This training would highlight the importance of managing and investing in improvement on sanitation systems based on adequate understanding of the actual health risks.Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) is a risk based management tool for sanitation systems. This tool provides a structure to bring together actors and stakeholders from various sectors to identify health risks in the sanitation systems and agree on improvements and regular monitoring. The approach ensures that control measures target the greatest health risks and emphasize on incremental improvement over time. SSP highlights theintegration of the health sector while reusing wastewater, excreta and greywater, and helps to bring a human health perspective to traditional non-health sectors like sanitation engineering and agriculture sector. 

To establish a pool of national and international sanitation players who have in-depth understanding of Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) key concepts and principles. 


  • Demonstrate critical knowledge of the sanitation value chain with its functions and challenges, along with stakeholders involved at every stage
  • Recognize the various public health risks with respect to waste streams, transmission groups and exposure routes and map control points
  • Develop an effective incremental improvement plan
  • Create a monitoring mechanism to verify system performance along with an audit framework and management procedures
  • To develop peer group relations and links to international SSP experts and peers from different regions for on ground SSP implementation

Training Methodology
The training style is considerably based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’, which conveys teaching messages through interactive practical work done by trainees. The trainings will be focused on experiential learning – including individual/group interaction, practical group exercises, interactions with experts, discussions, field visit, and documentary films to highlight the best management practices successfully implemented.

Field Visit
The training programmewill be accompanied with a field visit to have practical knowledge about the SSP tool. 

Who can apply?

  • National and State Level Training Entities, PMUs supporting Smart City, AMRUT and HRIDAY Mission.
  • Public health personnel and Sanitary Inspectors from Urban Local Bodies Practitioners from consultancies, community-based organisations, social-welfare organizations, non-government organizations
  • Independent researchers, academia and key stakeholders working in the WASH sector

How to apply?

For filling the application form for registration and scholarship, please click here 

It is mandatory to provide letter of motivation and nomination/reference for processing your application.  

Course Fees:

  1. For Indian Participant
    INR 23,000 (for double occupancy accommodation)
    INR 30,000 (for single occupancy accommodation)

  2. For International Participant
    USD 590 (for double occupancy accommodation)
    USD 760 (for single occupancy accommodation)

    (Includes Tuition fee, Training material, External expert lectures and sessions, Boarding and lodging, Transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back)

Limited full and part fellowships available

Full scholarship includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Accommodation on double sharing basis and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations.

Part Fellowship doesn't include to &fro Delhi travel (from your respective location) costs. However, it covers all other costs mentioned above.

(Female participants, candidates from Economically Weaker Sections, Government institutions and sanitation alliance partners are especially encouraged to apply and avail the special offers.)

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed. 

Special Offers

- 15% off for group participation (2 or more) from the same organization
- 30% off for college students
- 30% off for full-time working representatives from registered NGOs

Course Coordinators:

Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager,Water Programme, +91-11-40616000 (Ext: 257)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director & Academic Director(School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute – AAETI)


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CSE and WHO Trainers

Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, Centre for Science and Environment
Kate Medlicott
Sanitation Team Leader, WHO
Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager, Centre for Science and Environment
Sophie Boisson
Sanitation Technical Officer, WHO

External Trainers

Achintya Kumar Sen Gupta
Independent consultant with ADB and WHO
Avinash Krishnamurthy
Director and Project Manager, Biome
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Alumni Feedback
All objectives were on-point with examples. My main objective was to understand and be able to implement SSP. There should be follow up activities like reviews and assessment of participants' progress in the implementation of SSP. I would recommend this course to my colleagues from CSIR-IIR and others in the sanitation field in Ghana.
Elizabeth Von-Kiti,
Research Scientist, CSIR-IIR, Ghana
SSP could be implemented in east Delhi where we are planning a holistic faecal sludge management solution. We talk about public health. SSP gave a guideline by which public health could be quantified and assessed. The sessions had a very good balance of presentations, real life examples, group exercises, and observations from site visits.
Jacob Paulose, Project Officer, CURE India
Module 3 was the most important take away for me which I would like to take further in practice. I got to learn something new about sanitation planning relevant to the Indian context. I would like to recommend government officials for this training and be associated with CSE for future trainings.
Ruchi Singla, Environment Planner, IPE Global Ltd., India
I am giving my heartfelt thanks to the CSE team for their patience, great cooperation, and great hospitality. The training staff was very knowledgeable and well trained.
Ravindra Gajbhiye, Director, SAAD, India
My top most objective was to understand the steps of SSP. I got a new perspective on sanitation and health and can implement this on field now.
Anjaney Kumar, Senior Programme Officer, PRIA