Establishment of Fecal Sludge Management Twinning Program

2017 - 2018 • Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)


To meet the goal of improving FSM in Asia, the Multi-Country/City Twinning Program is connecting mentors from successful FSM programs in the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia to recipients chosen from India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal to develop t


The following activities are designed to train recipients from four countries to be able to be equipped with the knowledge, connections, and professional support to successfully implement FSM programs in their communities.

Group trips: The program has designed all together 10 trips to allow FSM sector professionals (recipients) from Bangladesh, Indonesia, India and Nepal to visit sites demonstrating successful FSM and attend presentations. Also, it provides networking with other FSM professionals and opportunity for the long term collaborative partnerships.

National Trainings: In the program each participant have been required to make a commitment to mentor 5 other FSM professionals from their country. In addition to informal personal interaction with those mentees, recipients will lead a formal training in their home country to spread the knowledge of what they have learned.

Professional Fecal Sludge Management Organization: the FSM branch will be formed with the recipients and mentors to share experience and ideas and to grow as a professional field.

Video Series: for widespread sharing of twinning program message through the video medium a You tube channel will be established.

Countries of activity

Location of main activity

Further information

Kickoff trip: 3rd – 4th Dec 2017, Thailand
First Trip: Feb 26th to March 3rd 2018, Philippine
Second trip: 22nd – 27th April 2018, Malaysia
Third trip: 4th – 7th June 2018, Malaysia

Other tentative Twinning program visits are Philippines, Malaysia-Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand-Malaysia, Thailand-Malaysia, Indonesia-Malaysia, Thailand-Malaysia

Contact information

Thammarat Koottatep
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Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Capacity development Cities Emptying and transport (non sewered) Faecal sludge treatment processes Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Political processes and institutional aspects Practitioners Specific to one or several countries Treatment of faecal sludge University, education or research institution Urban (entire city)

Attached files

FSM Twinning Brochure for Malaysia June 2018

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Size: 1.13 MB


Asian Institute of Technology
Pathum Thani

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is an international postgraduate institute of higher education based in Thailand. Established in 1959 as the first postgraduate school in the region, it boasts of over 21,000 alumni in 101 countries and territories. Ranked world's Number "1" in international orientation (by UMultirank), AIT works with nearly 200 partners all over the world.

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