MOVING INDIA TOWARDS SANITATION FOR ALL
- Last mile gaps in WASH services, especially in slums and slum-like settlements
- Limited community participation
- Absence of robust service delivery performance measurement and monitoring mechanisms
- Lack of interdepartmental coordination
- Limited public awareness efforts towards sustainable WASH
To put Sanitation Mapping into practice, we are creating and enabling community groups called MISAAL Settlement Committees (MSC) – a residents’ welfare association (RWA) equivalent of slum settlements. The MSC are enabled to prepare their own Settlement Improvement Plans (SIP), where communities prepare a map of their settlements, diagnose civic issues, identify stakeholders, and draw an action plan to undertake the improvements. Behavior change communication (BCC) is pivotal to ODF sustenance. UMC has developed simple tools that enables community led “learning by doing” to drive behavior change communication. The MSC are trained and capacitated to use these tools which brings about participatory platforms for conducting BCC for ODF sustenance.