The government of Denmark through Danida has been providing assistance to the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) in the Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) sector since 1972. This technical and financial support was channeled through various agencies and projects. Since June 1999, Danida started to support the sector in a more comprehensive way.With an aim to develop the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector the government of Bangladesh has been working since 1972 with assistance from various development partners and countries to attain the goal of sanitation for all. In this context, under the WSS component of WSSPS-II, ‘Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Supply (HYSAWA)’ project has been working in two regions: North West and Coastal Belt with a comprehensive approach involving the local government institutions, NGOs and private sector stakeholders. This particular assignment titled Piloting Capacity Building of Private Latrine Producers’ also envisions reducing the environmental hazard of open defecation hence intends to realize a vibrating business sector on sanitary material producer that can produce different options for the people living around.
Duration: February 2011 to October 2011
Muladi, Babugonj, Gournadi, Mehendigonj, Agailzara and Hizla upazilas of Barisal district, Jhalokathi Sadar, Nalchiti and Rajapur upazilas of Jhalokathi district, Nazirpur and Kawkhali upazilas of Pirojpur district.
Source of Funding: LGSU, HYSAWA
Goal of the Project:
The ultimate goal of the project is to contribute to the government’s policy to reduce poverty through improved and sustainable public health and environment and to reach the MDGs for water and sanitation.
Objective of the Project:
The objective of the project is to create an enabling environment in the project area so that the business of the private latrine producers flourishes.
Immediate Objectives of the Project:
- To improve hygiene behaviour /practices;
- To promote community-led total sanitation;
- To increase coverage of safe water supply services;
- To strengthen the capacity of Government, Local Government Institutions (LGIs) and non-government stakeholders at all levels to play the roles required to achieve the above three immediate objectives;
- To promote greater devolution of administrative and financial authority to local government institutions in regard to hygiene, sanitation and water supply.
The direct beneficiary of the project is 22 Private Latrine Producers (PLPs) and 44 masons.
The overall responsibility of DDJ is to build capacity of selected Private Latrine Producers in the upazilas of the selected region. The scope of work and activities are the following:
- List all Private Latrine Producers in the region;
- Provide awareness orientation and basic training on marketing to all interested Private Latrine Producers in the region;
- Selection of 2 Private Latrine Producers per Upazila for intensive support in capacity building and marketing;
- Need assessment (technical, marketing, etc.);
- Development of IEC materials and training modules;
- Development of marketing manuals;
- Development of business plan;
- Provide training;
- Pilot marketing;
- Monitoring of outputs;
- Lesson learnt documentation and best practices manuals;
- Dissemination workshop etc.