Fostering learning and collaboration among foundation WSH partners in India

2015 - 2018 • Impact India Foundation, DASRA


Engaging BMGF’s WSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) partners to form a community of practice around urban sanitation in India


To form a community of practice around urban sanitation in India, focusing on priority areas such as non-sewered sanitation and fecal sludge management

Act as a hub to engage BMGF’s WSH partners in India through fostering ongoing collaboration across key thematic areas. To ensure that partners are actively connected and increase the level of shared understanding, coordination and access to resources, with the space for collective intelligence and action to emerge in order to scale impact.


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Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Capacity development Faecal sludge treatment processes Local NGO Politicians and local decision makers Practitioners Researchers and other Specific to one or several countries Urban (entire city)



Dasra recognizes an urgent need for inspired and uncompromising competence to touch and transform the lives of 800 million Indians. Through knowledge creation, capacity building, collaboration and fundraising, we nurture powerful partnerships with funders and social enterprises to bring social change. Since 1999, Dasra has engaged with over 3,000 corporates, foundations and philanthropists and improved the life chances of over 10 million people. One of Dasra's major areas of focus is sanitation and we're creating partnerships to build a sustainable sanitation ecosystem in India.

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25th SuSanA Meeting in Brasilia!

We are happy to announce that the 25th SuSanA meeting will take place prior to the World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil and is tentatively scheduled on 17th March 2017. Book your calenders!  SuSanA encourages and welcomes interested organisations and sanitation enthusiasts from Latin America and beyond to get in touch with the SuSanA Secretariat (!

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