Investing in Inclusive and People-Centred Urban Sanitation Innovations-Role of Capacity Building to Drive Innovations - Experiences from Asia and Africa

In this joint-networking event, we will bring several partner organizations from India and also international networks (CEPT university, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Susana, WSSCC, FSMA, IHE Delft and Swiss EAWAG)
to deliberate on approach and lessons for upscaling FSM capacity building. Through a panel discussion followed by group work, the partners will also engage in discussing the next generation challenges of capacity building for urban sanitation (with particular reference of FSM) achieving scale, standardization of content
and measuring impact.

Further Description / Program

In collaboration with the FINISH Mondaial team, NIUA will share the Normative Framework of Capacity Building for FSM. This framework has been developed from experience of delivering FSM capacity building at scale in India and includes a 7-step approach and two sets of 3 training modules each for the government and private sectors. A Training Modules Review Committee anchored by NIUA, as a platform of
several credible partner organizations, is pooling in knowledge resources to develop and regularly update standardized training modules and capacity building FSM content for urban India. The Normative Framework and the Training Modules have been found useful by several organization for promoting FSM in South Asia and Africa.

The objectives of the event are:
1. To focus on the importance of implementing urban sanitation innovations (with particular reference of faecal sludge management-FSM) with an inclusive and people-centered approach where all key stakeholders are involved with the Diamond model.
2. To identify the necessary capacity building of key stakeholders for a long-term solution of sustainable urban sanitation management based on the lessons derived from capacity building at scale for urban sanitation (with particular reference of faecal sludge management-FSM).


Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center- ADNEC, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates


Investing in Inclusive and People-Centred Urban Sanitation Innovations Role of Capacity Building to Drive Innovations - Experiences from Asia and Africa »

Share this page on    

Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners currently 383 partners

Sanitation events

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »

Latest tweets mentioning SuSanA

Tweets mentioning SuSanA »

31st SuSanA Meeting

The 31st SuSanA meeting - the second time online - will take place from August 16th to August 20th 2021. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters. 

Click here to get to the Meeting Page!

SuSanA meetings





Resources and publications

Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:


The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.

Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Regional chapters

Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.




Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »

Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSanA partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »

Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member


Forgot your password?