The secretariat of the SFD Promotion Initiative is located at:
c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Dr Friedrich Kitschelt, State Secretary

Management Board
Tanja Gönner (Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Christoph Beier (Vice-Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Hans-Joachim Preuß
Cornelia Richter
Content of the website
Arne Panesar
Email: arne.panesar [at]

Website management
Email: sfd [at]

Picture credits landing pages
Toolbox & Resources:

Technical realisation
Email: andre.eisser [at]
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  • Material of the Question & Answer session available

    Any questions about SFDs? Watch our recent Q&A session about SFDs 

    1. Presentation: The SFD Manual - a guide to content and process

    2. Presentation: The SFD Review Procedure

    3. Presentation: The SFD Helpdesk

  • Presentations about SFDs in Africa and Indonesia

    Watch the presentation with voice on SFDs in Africa and Indonesia

    1. SFDs in Africa: From Visualization to Action

    2. How the Government of Indonesia is using the SFD

  • Global call for SFDs – Nov. – Dec. 2017

    Where are you standing in the SFD process? 

    We would like to offer you extra support, so you can either start preparing or complete your SFD and have it ready to be used for your purpose.

    Submit your SFD until December, 15th 2017!

  • SFD: The Indonesian Case (video)

    Watch the video (full version) on how the SFD was introduced in Indonesia and why the Indonesian government sees it as a useful tool to improve urban sanitation!

  • SFD Offline Graphic Generator

    You can now download SFD offline Graphic Generators for Windows and Mac.

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