Moving Beyond ODF : Online Training Programme On Safe Water, Sanitation and Health

WaterAid/ Ranita Roy
Lack of toilets, overcoming partial toilet use and retrofitting sustainably unsafe toilets are some of the massive tasks ahead
Water and sanitation are human rights, and countries have committed to a global goal of providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to everyone, everywhere by 2030. This requires countries to invest in WASH to progressively realise those rights, for everyone equally.  
Several challenges still need to be faced to achieve a swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0. The massive task is to include people who still lack toilets, overcome partial toilet use, and retrofit toilets which are not yet sustainably safe.  For this reason, a training program for NGOs/ CBOs/ CSOs personnel who wish to collaborate towards the SBM-2.0 (urban) vision is held. 


Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0 

The government of India has recently launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0 for both urban and rural areas of the country. Unlike Phase-1 of the mission, where the focus was on eradicating open defecation and scientific management of solid waste, SBM 2.0 (urban) focuses on three key aspects:
  • Sustaining the ODF status and increasing the penetration of Individual Household Latrines (IHHL).  
  • 100% management of solid waste throughout its value chain.  
  • Holistic management of fecal sludge and used water generated.
SBM-2.0 has also emphasised the role of NGOs/ CBOs/ CSOs in supporting local governments to plan and implement various components of this mission. It also states that these institutions shall form the necessary bridge between local governments and citizens, thereby taking forward the success of Jan-Andolan as an implementation strategy.
moving Beyond ODF : Preparing Not-for-Profits for Swachh Bharat Mission – 2.0 Poster 1
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Moving Beyond ODF : Preparing Not-For-Profit For Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0)  

This initiative is an effort to disseminate the SBM 2.0 guidelines in detail and encourage NGOs/ CBOs/ CSOs working in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene to take up activities related to solid waste, used water and fecal sludge management supporting local governments to achieve garbage-free city, ODF++ and Water+ goals, as envisaged under SBM 2.0.

Who is the Training Scheduled for ?  

Not-for-Profits, Civil society and community-based organisations working towards achieving SDG 6 and keen to engage with government opportunities. This training is aimed at middle and senior level staff at these institutions. They shall benefit from the training in the following ways:
  • Get a detailed understanding of the mission and its terminologies
  • Identify opportunities to engage with the government
  • Come across solutions for solid waste, used water & fecal sludge management challenges in small towns


WASH Institute was established in Kodaikanal during the year 2008, is a registered non-profit technical, training, research and development organization dedicated to providing practical solutions to a wide range of water, sanitation, hygiene and environmental issues in India. Over the years, WASH Institute has carved its niche through its quality training programs, Technical Assistance programs to the Government of India, grassroots programs, and research & advocacy. For more details. please log onto
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