Insights/Spotlight

Skilling in Sanitation
Skilling in Sanitation

India Sanitation Coalition, IRC and TARU Leading Edge announce its third dialogue.

"Insights”, a knowledge series by FICCI led India Sanitation Coalition (ISC), IRC and Taru Leading Edge, has been co-designed to share new knowledge and facilitate partnerships in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. These dialogues is held once every two months and documented with key findings and recommendations.

The objective of this session is to understand the significance of skilling workers in the sanitation sector. With growing demand for sustainable systems and implementation of SGDs, demand for skilled sanitation workers is on the rise. The need is to create a holistic approach for meeting the rising demand of skilled workforce. The session will be to inform and deliberate amongst policy makers, researchers and social and market practitioners and work towards a collaborative framework.

Date: 27 February 2017, New Delhi


Enabling Rural Sanitation: Understanding the Business Perspective by Ennovent, TARU and IRC, 2016
Enabling Rural Sanitation: Understanding the Business Perspective by Ennovent, TARU and IRC, 2016

Sanitation Innovation Accelerator, a nation-wide program run by Ennovent, Tare Leading Edge and IRC aimed at accelerating inclusive and sustainable solutions in India’s rural sanitation ecosystem. In 2016, 50+ business innovations for sanitation were sourced through the Accelerator and 6 were provided investment readiness assistance by 25 mentors to prepare for a final jury round. Experiences of the accelerator have been documented in the report ‘Enabling Rural Sanitation: Understanding the Business Perspective’.


Roadmap for Planning Heatwave Management in India, 2016
Roadmap for Planning Heatwave Management in India, 2016

TARU prepared the roadmap supported by CDKN to guide the national action plan on heatwave management. Released during National Consultation held in 2016, the accumulation of cases and experiences in this report provides reassurance that others around the world are facing similar challenges and adopting various approaches towards climate compatible development for cities. The report also included the experiences of WHO Guidance on Heat Health Action Plans (HHAP, 2008) which provides a strategic framework for country level plans aimed at preventing, reacting to, and containing heat health risks. The process of mapping the pathway has been inclusive and participatory, and is intended to meet the needs of local leadership and support a national approach to mitigating and adapting to changing temperatures and extreme heat by embedding actions in day-to-day life.