This library entry contains background documents and results for a grant which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by Arne Panesar (further information is also available on the SuSanA discussion forum, see link below).

The purpose of this project is to develop an easy-to-understand advocacy and decision-support tool which has the potential to shift the focus of attention, money and activities towards better fecal sludge management, thereby improving the situation of all urban poor residents.

Short description of the project:

The “SFD Promotion Initiative” is developing and promoting standardized tools for excreta flow analysis to inform urban sanitation programming. These tools build on the service delivery assessment and faecal waste flow diagrams (or Shit Flow Diagrams, SFDs) developed by the World Bank – Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). SFD is a visualization tool that summarizes complex information into an easy-to-understand diagram, as it simply shows how excreta is or is not contained along the sanitation value chain. The diagrams are backed by a service delivery context description and information on data sources in the city concerned. The SFD Promotion Initiative consists of six partner institutions and its main objective is the development and rollout of SFDs. The approach is currently being tested in 50 cities worldwide and the results will be disseminated via the SFD web portal hosted by the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) platform (www.sfd.susana.org).

Goal(s):

Establish SFD as a widely recognized advocacy and decision support tool, which has the potential to shift the focus of attention, money and activities towards effective and inclusive urban sanitation and more efficient investments, thereby, improving the situation of all urban residents and environment.

Objectives:

The medium to long-term objective of the joint Promotion Initiative is a vibrant, interactive website that allows the independent development and upload of SFDs and wider elements of assessing the current status of sanitation services by interested city-stakeholders worldwide. Refined and tested manuals and software will make the open access tool applicable globally. The first phase lays the foundations for the international roll out. Priorities are the development and refinement of the necessary tools as well as implementation procedures, quality checks and contextual research. During the first phase, the project initiates the dialogue on SFDs and their potential with city stakeholders both on the ground as well as via the SuSanA platform.

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Documents available for download below:

1 - Presentation about the SFD Promotion Initiative by Panesar at the FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, January 2015

2 - Presentation "Rolling out the Shitflow Diagram" by Hawkins at the AfricaSan 4 in Dakar, Senegal, May 2015

3 - Presentation "The Moshi SFD" by Mgeta at the AfricaSan 4 in Dakar, Senegal, May 2015

4 - Presentation "The SFD Production" by Schoebitz at the AfricaSan 4 in Dakar, Senegal, May 2015

5 - Presentation "SFD – a tool to foster sustainable urban sanitation" by Panesar at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, August, 2015

6 - Presentation "Introducing the Fecal Waste Flow Diagram Approach" by Blackett and Evans at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, August, 2015

7 - Presentation "The production of SFDs" by Smith at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, August, 2015

8 - Presentation "SFD in action – Advocacy and decision support tool in India" by Rohilla at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, August, 2015

9 - SFD Poster "City level excreta flow analysis - the SFD Promotion Initiative" by Blackett et al. at the Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill, USA, October, 2015


Keywords
FSM, BMGF, SFD

Preview Image SFD

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Author(s)
Panesar et al.


Published in: 2015

Pages: 0


Publisher
GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Eschborn, Germany

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