Thematic Discussion Series (TDS)

SuSanA’s Thematic Discussion Series (TDS) is an initiative to engage actors from interconnected areas of expertise in discussions which are focused on a specific theme and limited to 2-4 weeks. The discussions take place on the SuSanA Forum and are guided and led by thematic leads, who will provide background information on the topic, respond to and lead the discussion with the support of a coordinator. Regular summaries and a synthesis report of the discussion will be generated that improve knowledge management and help practitioners move forward in their field.

SuSanA thematic discussions involve collaboration and coordination among thematic leads, the relevant SuSanA working groups, SuSanA members, hosting organisations and the SuSanA secretariat.

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Jacob, N. (2018)
From missing market incentives to misaligned incentives. What is choking India’s rural sanitation progress?

Under the umbrella of the SuSanA Indian Chapter, the India Sanitation Coalition in partnership with Population Services International (PSI) and SuSanA, held a four-week thematic discussion on India's national rural …

Jacob, N. (2017)
Case studies are Signposts for Recognition and Encouragement

Case studies are an important tool of qualitative research but need to be prepared and used with care. This thematic discussion examines what constitutes a case study, how they can be collected, validated and …

Jacob, N., von Falkenhausen, A., Bauer, M. (2017)
Corporate Engagement in Sanitation

Under the umbrella of the SuSanA Indian Chapter, the India Sanitation Coalition in partnership with SuSanA, held a four-week thematic discussion on exploring opportunities and challenges of corporate engagement in …

Jacob, N., Bauer, M., Falkenhausen, A. (2017)
Faecal Sludge Management - The pathway to ‘Clean India’?

Jacob, N. (2018)
ODF+, ODF++ and Sustainability of Sanitation

The responses provided a canvas of problems with sustaining ODF that covers technical, behavioural and physical issues. These issues, persistent since before SBM, must be overcome before India could move onto ODF+, …

Jacob, N. (2019)
Setting Standards and Financing Waste Water Management in India

This discussion will examine a few aspects of the waste water economy. In November 2018, the SuSanA India Chapter, IRC and TARU organised a face-to-face ‘Insights Discussion’ on sharing experiences on waste water …

Jacob, N., von Falkenhausen, A., Bauer, M. (2016)
On the way to "clean India": 2 years of Swacch Bharat Mission (Gramin) (Rural)

With the implementation of the SuSanA Indian Chapter, this TDS was the first with focus on sanitation in India. Since it was launched 2nd October, 2014, Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) has been one of the Indian …

Jacob, N. (2016)
On the way to "clean India": 2 years of Swacch Bharat Mission (Urban)

With the implementation of the SuSanA Indian Chapter, disucssions around Sanitation in India are held in a regular period on the SuSanA Forum. In India, Swachh Bharat Mission has been launched 2nd October 2014 to …

Jacob, N. (2017)
WASH in Schools - What's next after 100% coverage? - A Thematic Discussion Series Synthesis hosted by the SuSanA India Chapter and India Sanitation Coalition

From 4 – 23 September 2017, the India Santation Coalition under the umbrella of the SuSanA India Chapter organised a thematic online discussion about WASH in Schools in India. The discussion examined how to …

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Nitya Jacob
SuSanA India Chapter Coordinator


New Delhi • India

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I am research and policy advocacy professional specialising in water, sanitation and hygiene. I have led the national advocacy and research team at WaterAid India and worked as the water programme director with CSE. …

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