Localising SDGs, Accelerating Urban WASH: Lessons from a Large-Scale Implementation Programme in Tamil Nadu, India

Drawing from one of the largest global SDG 6 programmes that has impacted over 16 million people, this session highlights lessons from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to accelerate inclusive urban sanitation.

Date: Tuesday, 23 March 2023
Time: 8 AM to 9.30 AM EDT (New York) | 5.30 PM to 7.00 PM IST
Location: Virtual Event

About the session

Finding sustainable approaches to achieve universal and immediate access to WASH is the need of the hour. Drawing from one of the largest global SDG 6 programmes that has impacted over 16 million people across 200 towns, this session offers lessons from the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

Having started with a focus on FSM, TNUSSP has taken on a broader mandate of inclusive and sustainable sanitation services. Apart from SDG 6, the programme addresses SDG 3 (promoting health and well-being through improved sanitation services for all), SDG 5 (decreasing gender inequity in access to sanitation, and empowering women professionals), SDG 8 (empowering sanitation workers), SDG 10 (contributing towards reduced inequality by ensuring universal access to improved sanitation services), SDG 11 (improving sustainability of cities through reduced pollution) and SDG 15 (restoring ecosystems by reducing the disposal of untreated wastewater into the environment).

This session intends to draw on the experience of government representatives and practitioners from the programme who have led the design, development, and implementation of unique context-based solutions for total and inclusive sanitation. Aligning with the UN’s Water Agenda, the session will highlight how these solutions have acted as levers of change and can transfer to other contexts to accelerate safe and sustainable WASH.

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