Supported By

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

NFSSM Alliance

A national working group was convened in January 2016 with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the mandate to build consensus around and drive the discourse on Faecal sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) forward, nationally. The alliance currently comprises of 24 organizations across the country working towards solutions for India States and Cities. The NFSSM Alliance works on all aspects from City Sanitation Plans to Regulatory and institutional frameworks across the sanitation value chain. The NFSSM Alliance will continue to work towards promoting the FSSM agenda and sustainable sanitation for all.

Anchor Organisation

National Institute of Urban Affairs 

NIUA is a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge of the urban sector in India and the lead implementing organisation of this initiative. It conducts research on urbanisation – urban policy and planning; municipal finance and governance; land economics; transit-oriented development; urban livelihoods; environment, climate change and smart cities.

SCBP Partners :

C-WAS, CEPT University

The Center for Water and Sanitation at CEPT University has been established to focus on improving water and sanitation services in India. The Center carries out various activities – action research, training, advocacy to enable state and local governments to improve delivery of services.

Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society (CDD)

CDD Society is a not for profit organisation formally registered in 2005 to promote decentralised sanitation solutions across the country. To make more of an impact, CDD work with a network of like-minded partners. They are the primary implementation partner of BORDA-South Asia, in India.

Centre for Policy Research

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. The Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India.

All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG)

Established in 1926, the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG), has been the steadfast friend, philosopher and guide to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the Country. For more than eight decades it has contributed to the principles and practice of urban governance, education, research and capacity building.  It has designed and developed a vast array of training literature and courses and trained more than 1.5 million stakeholders in diverse areas of urban governance and urban services delivery.

Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)

The Administrative Staff College of India is an institution of excellence and national importance. Established in 1956, it is the first and foremost institution of its kind in the country. Set up as an institution with a difference at the joint initiative of both the Government of India and the industry, it is an autonomous, self-supporting, public-purpose institution with the objectives of being a think-tank for policy inputs and to build the capacities of practicing professionals in the management of government and business enterprises.

Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Limited (iDeCK) 

Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Limited (iDeCK), is a joint venture between the Government of Karnataka (GoK), Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IDFC), and Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC). Since 2000, iDeCK has been working closely with government departments and agencies as well as private sector clients across the globe for development of infrastructure in transportation, tourism, urban development, industrial and renewable energy.

WASH Institute (WASHi)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Institute was established in 2008 as a non-profit development organization to provide skilled manpower to the sector through capacity and skill building trainings. WASH Institute is recognized as a National Key Resource Centre by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), Government of India. Currently, WASH Institute provides Technical Assistance to Government of India for Implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) with the support of USAID and The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. WASH institute is also engaged in research and advocacy and grassroots implemenation activities in differents states across the country.

Urban Management Centre (UMC) 

The  UMC group of organizations works towards professionalizing urban management in India and South Asia. Since 1997  They worked with urban local governments across India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Indonesia and several other countries, successfully delivering results across the spectrum of urban management contexts—from urban water and sanitation, heritage management, urban planning, municipal finance, climate change mitigation and adaptation to urban health system improvements.

It is an urban-biased organization with focus on management and  improvement of systems of urban local bodies. UMC provide technical assistance and support to city governments and facilitate change through peer-to-peer learning processes. With our understanding of adult learning pedagogies, capacity building and training, also works towards building individual and systemic capacities of cities.

ECOSAN Services Foudation

Ecosan Services Foundation (ESF) is a section 8 non-profit organisation established in 2006 with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and seecon international and in association with the Innovative Ecological Sanitation Network of India (IESNI). ESF envisions transforming itself into a sustainable key resource centre as a leading knowledge hub in sustainable sanitation and water management.

Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy  (CSTEP)

Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and technology for a sustainable, secure and inclusive society. CSTEP has grown to become a multi-disciplinary policy research organisation in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Materials, Climate Adaptation and Security Studies.