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This compendium in Hindi is useful for people struggling to secure safe drinking water in floods. It has been prepared for Maharashtra, India, but can be used in any flood-affected area.

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The Global Steering Committee (GSC) is delegated by members to govern SuSanA 2.0 on their behalf during the periods between triennial election (every three years). As such, it is the principal decision-making body and governance vehicle during this period. It is responsible and accountable to members, primarily through the Annual Assembly, for ensuring sound strategic and financial functioning of …

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“Compendium of Good Practices on the Safe Reopening of Schools: WASH and IPC related experiences during COVID-19” is a compilation of key initiatives and measures taken up in UNICEF supported states for WASH and IPC as part of the safe school reopening endeavour. It is hoped that this compilation will serve as a key reference for schools and communities for …

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This report provides details of activities and campaigns organized by UNICEF Maharashtra Department of Technical & Higher Education, GoM, NSS Maharashtra, for raising awareness amongst students and introducing innovative interventions to prevent environmental degradation and harm, across major Universities of Maharashtra, with the support of MVA, DoECC, GOM and Maharashtra Urban WASH-ES …

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Rudrapur (Kumaoni: Rudrpur) is a city in Udham Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, located (28°59'09.1"N 79°24'41.7"E) at a distance of about 250 km (160 miles) northeast of the national capital, New Delhi and 250 km (160 miles) south of State capital Dehradun. Rudrapur has a history of over 500 years, it was established in the 16th century by King Rudra Chand, and was the …

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The COVID-19 pandemic put front and centre for the needed attention on water supply, hand hygiene and sanitation.

Using the Enabling Environment matrix like a camera lens to view national-level actions, the collective country examples from 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific supply rich learnings and underline the positive momentum showed by Ministries of Education to lead WinS, and …

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The WatSSUP Cash for Work (CfW) tree planting activity takes place between April and November 2022. It aims at improving the water source protection of water supply system catchment areas as well as delivering positive impact on household incomes. The activity covers a total of 18 acres in the West Nile Region in Northern Uganda. 9 acres of trees are planted in Yumbe district (Bidibidi refugee …

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The focus of this Compendium is on the range of urban and periurban technologies that can be provided and managed as a utility service. Accordingly, we refrain from highlighting various pit latrine technologies as information about them are widely available in the English, French and Spanish Compendia, including the more interactive online version entitled “Sanitation Systems Perspective” …

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Closing address including key learnings (from rapporteur), feedback from attendees and next steps.

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Workshop to connect key learnings from other sectors (for example, solid waste management, waste picking) to advocacy and research on sanitation work (human waste management) across the world.

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1. Sonia Dias (WIEGO's Global Waste Expert)

2. Christy Braham (WIEGO, Belgium)

3. Lakshmi Narayan (KKPKP Waste Pickers Union, India)

4. Nalini Shekar (Hasiru Dala, India)

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Polite notice: This session includes detail (through the documentary film and presentations) about real-life cases of sanitation worker deaths and injuries, which some viewers/attendees may find upsetting*

Workshop to connect key learnings from the labour and human rights sectors (on occupational health and safety, formalisation, collectivisation, worker entitlements and responding to labour …

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A pre-recorded conversation between Dr Sally Cawood and independent consultant and researcher Dr Amita Bhakta.

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Sanitation workers provide essential services often at cost of their health and dignity. Little research has been done and there is an urgent need for evidence for policy and programs. Participants in this workshop will hear from moderators on challenges and contribute to setting a global published research agenda by proposing research questions.

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Keynote address by Mary James Gill from the Centre for Law and Justice (Pakistan), followed by Q&A.

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Includes reflections on the Garima Scheme in Odisha, India from G. Mathivathanan (Principal Secretary to Govt Housing & Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha, India), Manvita Baradi (Director, Urban Management Centre) and Meghna Malhotra (Deputy Director, Urban Management Centre).

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The Garima scheme for Safety and Dignity of Core Sanitation Workers was launched in …

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Thousands of lives of sanitation workers are endangered and lost in low and middle income countries (LMICs) while manually cleaning confined spaces like septic tanks and sewer lines. These deaths are avoidable if we take corrective measures. Join us to discuss leading practices that cities can observe to make work safer for sanitation workers!

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Prabal Bhardwaj, PMU- SBM, Ministry of …

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This session examines some of the ways in which to enhance Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) of sanitation work, via technical innovations, as well as targeted laws, policies and regulations. The speakers highlight a number of worker-centred avenues to strengthen OHS, as well as key gaps where further participatory research and advocacy is urgently needed.

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Keynote address by Ibra Sow from AAAS & PASA (Sénégal) and Alidou Bandé from ABASE (Burkina Faso), followed by a Q&A.

Chair: Dr Alix Lerebours

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This session examines the multiple ways in which Covid-19 has affected sanitation workers at their workplace and in their personal lives. The speakers highlight how the pandemic disproportionately impacted sanitation workers who were on the 'frontline', yet often had little to no personal safety equipment, work protections or faced intense work pressure. We discuss potential opportunities arising …

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*French with English translation* This session examines the intersectional dimensions of sanitation work relating to gender, caste, class, race and age (including inter-generational change). The speakers cover particular challenges for women sanitation workers in India, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar and Senegal, and explore ways in which to visibilise often hidden or unseen working practices and …

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A pre-recorded conversation between Dr Jen Barr and consultant, researcher and photographer Dr CS Sharada Prasad, who is behind many of the striking images used by international agencies to highlight the everyday lives of sanitation workers (especially those involved in manual pit latrine, septic tank, sewer, drain or dry latrine cleaning) across India.

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A pre-recorded conversation between Dr Sally Cawood and activist, writer, researcher and teacher Dr Hemangi Kadlak (Assistant Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu and Strivajin Foundation).

In this recording, Dr Kadlak discusses the motivations for her research on sanitation workers and manual scavenging in India, with important takeways for us all.

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This session explores the changing nature of sanitation work from a global and historical perspective. It sets out to challenge misconceptions that sanitation work (including hazardous forms) is confined to the so-called 'Global South', or that the 'Global North' has found the 'solutions' to safe sanitation for all. Drawing on experience in India, Pakistan, the USA and Nigeria, the session …

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This session explores the realities of sanitation work in urban settings across India and Kenya. Whilst distinct historically, socially, politically and geographically, hazardous forms of sanitation work (including manual pit or manhole emptying) persist in both countries. Speakers explore the changing realities of sanitation work in each country, including ways to improve working conditions for …

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