SuSanA India Chapter Meeting, Goa

February 2018 | Panaji, Goa

The full day meeting was organized by the Ecosan Services Foundation, the India Sanitation Coalition and the SuSanA secretariat. The sessions successfully connected different actors from the Indian sanitation space and encouraged discussions on Urban Sanitation, like preparing a City Sanitation Plan or clarification on the concept of septage management in Urban India. Gender aspects in urban sanitation and existing policies were presented with a call to mainstream gender in all policy documents.
It was further discussed that the challenges today require a holistic approach – like the Rural-Urban Nexus. The nexus can be seen as a circular flow of food that goes to cities, solid and liquid waste is created, however these waste streams can find their way back as organic manure, fertilizer or for irrigation purposes. The process of achieving the holistic approach does not go without obstacles and challenges, which were also presented. Participants also got insights from a private sector perspective on setting up sustainable sanitation solutions in cities.

The aspect of financing and monitoring sanitation was presented and discussed by sector experts presenting Indian financial innovations around Swachh Bharat Mission, benchmarking in WASH in Schools and school WASH progress in Maharashtra.

In the last session of the day, various questions on the way forward for the SuSanA India Chapter were discussed in small groups.

The minutes of the meeting, along with all presentations and a participant list can be found in the library


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