Strengthening Capacities of Government Counterparts to Demonstrate ODF + Strategies and Interventions in Uttar Pradesh

Duration: 2018 - 2019

Status: Completed
Focus Area
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), Water Safety and Security Processes (WSSP), Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)
Supported by
Chandauli, Jaunpur, Maharajganj and Varanasi
Tag Words

Kayakalp, Swachhagrahis, ODF sustainability

The UNICEF-supported project was primarily aimed at strengthening government bodies' efforts to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities in various institutions. The key activities under the project include the improvement of WASH facilities, solid and liquid waste management (SLWM), and water safety and security processes (WSSP).

The initiative also provided handholding support in other campaigns such as Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Plastic Mukt Bharat (Plastic Free India), Swachhta Hi Sewa, Swachh Bharat Diwas, Global Handwashing Day, World Toilet Day, etc., while taking part in relevant social media campaigns.

The project objective was to support and strengthen the government system in Open Defecation Free-Sustainability (ODF-S) and ODF+ endeavours. This includes:

  • Advocacy with the state- and district-level officials of the focus districts.
  • Planning, implementation, and monitoring processes are set up at the districts.
  • Training and capacity-building support to the district regarding Operation Kayakalp, Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), Water Safety and Security Processes, and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).
  • District support in the documentation and drafting of annual action plans, letters, and order.
  • WASH in Schools (Wins) More than 2800 major stakeholders have been provided training on Operation Vidyalaya Kayakalp in all four focus districts. A total of 52 Kayakalpit schools have been photo documented.
  • Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM): GEAG has provided support in the selection of Gram Panchayats. Community-led SLWM activities have been initiated in 86 Gram Panchayats in four focus districts.
  • Water Safety and Security Processes (WSSP): - WSSP roadmap has been prepared and shared with the district officials, 75 resource persons (74 Male, 1 female) have been trained on the Water Safety and Security Process.
  • Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC).

The programme has contributed largely to developing strategies for ODF sustainability and creating demand for support from districts on ODF plus plans in the intervention districts.

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