The SFD Promotion Initiative

This SFD Promotion Initiative is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) under the umbrella of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA). Implementing partners of the Initiative are: the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE, India), the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology’s Department of Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development (Eawag/Sandec), the University of Leeds (UofL), Loughborough University's Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) and the former Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank (current Global Water Practice).


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the SFD Promotion Initiative consists of representatives from the five partner organizations – GIZ, Sandec/Eawag, UofL, WEDC, and CSE. Regular quarterly meetings of the Steering Committee allow for a close exchange on progress and results, ideas and experiences.

The roles and responsibilities of the Steering Committee include:

  • Providing overall strategic orientation for the initiative
  • Formally adopting materials produced by the initiative
  • Reviewing SFDs
  • Deciding on critical issues concerning implementation
  • Conceptualizing a scale-up plan for the global roll-out of SFDs
  • Arbitration in case of conflict

SFD Promotion Initiative Meetings

Minutes of the SFD Promotion Initiative meetings are sorted below by month and year:

April 2023

Partners of the SFD Promotion Initiative