South Asia

Key resource: Convening and Facilitating Rapid Action Learning Workshops for the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G)

These guidance notes intend to inform and support all who seek to sponsor, convene, facilitate and report on Rapid Action Learning (RAL) workshops anywhere in India and to contribute to the quality, sustainability and timely implementation of the national Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) campaign (this translates to clean India mission).

Date: 13 July 2018
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Key resource: Campaigns for Collectors: Practical Actions for Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) Campaigns

This ‘Living Sourcebook’ is permanently a work in progress - it incorporates lessons, innovations and good practices contributing to the effective and sustainable implementation of the national Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) campaign (clean India mission). It draws on experiences from District Collectors and many others, Government and non-Government actors including Natural Leaders.  These contributions have been captured at Rapid Action Learning (RAL) workshops across India from 2013–18 so far.

Date: 13 July 2018
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Key resource: CLTS Sharing and Learning Workshop, SACOSAN VII – Islamabad Pakistan

On April 10th 2018 the Institute of Development Studies, UNICEF and WSSCC co-convened a half-day Sharing and Learning Workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan, ahead of the 7th South Asian Conference on Sanitation. Over 50 participants from across region including those working in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as international agencies participated. This report contains key points from the lively discussions, together with research, innovations and recommendations for the SACOSAN Declaration.

Date: 10 May 2018

Key resource: Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Immersive Research

Praxis, the CLTS Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies and WaterAid undertook an immersive research project to learn from the experiences of districts that had been declared open defecation free. The researchers spent three nights and up to four days in each of a total of eight villages in Madhya Pradesh (3), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Rajasthan (3), in districts which had been declared open defecation free (ODF).They stayed with families without a specific agenda learning open-endedly from lived experience, observation and conversations.

Date: 12 October 2017
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Key resource: Timely, Relevant and Actionable Reports for SBM

The momentum and scale of the Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM-G) is unprecedented. The speed of implementation means that the identification of gaps and finding answers to these in ways that provide practical ideas for policy and practice can have exceptionally widespread impact provided they can be timely, relevant and actionable. The trade-offs between timeliness and the time required for conventional academic rigour are vast. Fortunately, a range of innovations and approaches have recently been developed and applied in India for timely and practical learning on sanitation.

Date: 11 October 2017
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Transgender-inclusive sanitation: insights from South Asia

This paper provides insights from initiatives that include transgender people in sanitation programming in South Asia. Three case studies of recent actions to make sanitation inclusive for transgender people (in India and Nepal) are presented, accompanied by reflections and recommendations to guide future practice.

Practitioners are recommended to:

Date: 10 May 2018
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Transgender-inclusive sanitation: insights from South Asia - blog

In its April 2018 issue, the Waterlines Journal is publishing an article documenting efforts to include transgender people in sanitation programmes in South Asia. It focuses on equitable access to toilets. It provides an introduction to transgender identities in South Asia, case studies of trans inclusion in sanitation initiatives from India and Nepal, and advice for practitioners, including recommendations that are both specific to sanitation, and of general relevance to practitioners in other fields.

Side event: Mainstreaming MHM in South Asia: progress, gaps and realities from the ground

Side event: Mainstreaming Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in South Asia: progress, gaps and realities from the ground

Time: 0900 to 1400 hrs
Date: 04/10/2018
Location:Islamabad, Pakistan, Kehkashan – I, Serena Hotel
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At SACOSAN VII, this year, a side event to discuss the experiences around mainstreaming of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in South Asia will be hosted by the MHM working group in Pakistan in collaboration with WaterAid, UNICEF and WSSCC.

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