Support India Sanitation Coalition

2015 - 2017 • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Purpose

To bring organizations and individuals together to find sustainable solutions for sanitation through dissemination of best practices, partnerships and collaboration, and advocacy

Activities

As a member of the India Sanitation Coalition we aim to contribute to the coalition task forces agenda and participate and influence in policy dialogues to find sustainable solutions for sanitation through dissemination of best practices, partnerships and collaboration and advocacy.

The Government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which aims to eliminate open defecation by 2019, has put the much needed spotlight on sanitation across India. There are strong players on the ground who have the expertise in implementation, who are working at the grassroots level on sanitation. They are the ones who carry the mantle of direct delivery.

What is needed is a platform where all these stakeholders coalesce. That is where the India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) sees its role – bringing different actors together to share their learning and expertise, to find collaborations, to leverage each other’s strengths in different geographies, and to synergise where possible. We recognize that those involved in sanitation are repositories of knowledge, expertise and practical insights. We want to build on this wealth of experience for everyone to gain, and support mechanisms that make it easier for various stakeholders to engage in the sanitation space.

ISC is therefore a platform to empower, to act as a catalyst, galvanize stakeholders (corporates, governments, communities), while also ensuring inclusiveness. Doing so will help build a sustainable sanitation ecosystem. The ISC defines sustainable sanitation to include the entire value chain of Build, Use, Maintain and Treat (BUMT) and we strongly advocate that both the conversation and efforts around sanitation need to be viewed through this lens.

The ISC was launched on June 25, 2015 at FICCI, New Delhi by Shri Birendra Singh, Honourable Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and Smt. Vijaylaxmi Joshi, Former Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India. FICCI houses the Secretariat. The work of the Coalition is centred around four key areas:

1) Advocacy – we believe advocacy on sustainable sanitation needs to be targeted towards all stakeholders to create the ethos, the demand, the marketplace, the policy interventions and effective delivery.

2) Identification and dissemination of best practices – we believe we need to empower stakeholders to make informed decisions. ISC’s focus is to help them learn from each other’s experiences.

3) Active engagement with central and state governments – we believe in all what we do, our engagement with the government is key.

4) Finally, creating partnerships and collaborations is at the core of our mission. So that is the fourth pillar of the Coalition’s work – to build on the strengths that organizations can provide each other to achieve scalable, sustainable outcomes. It will connect different stakeholders.

ISC currently has over 100 organizations that are engaging with it in various capacities. Our core purpose is to bring organizations and individuals together to find sustainable solutions for sanitation through a platform for corporates, civil society groups, government, financial institutions, media, donors/ bilaterals/ multilaterals, experts etc.

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to bring organizations and individuals together to find sustainable solutions for sanitation through dissemination of best practices, partnerships and collaboration, and advocacy. (Description: As a member of the India Sanitation Coalition we aim to contribute to the coalition task forces agenda and participate and influence in policy dialogues to find sustainable solutions for sanitation through dissemination of best practices, partnerships and collaboration and advocacy)

Vision: To enable and to support an ecosystem for sustainable sanitation

Mission: To be an aggregator of knowledge and networks with nationwide outreach, focusing on models for achieving sustainable sanitation in alignment with the Swachh Bharat Mission and its goals

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India Sanitation Coalition will facilitate partnerships between corporates, civil society groups, government, financial institutions, media, donors, bilateral and multilateral organizations, experts etc.

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Rita Roy Choudhury
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Amri Shahpuri
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Nitya Jacob
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